Mythical Creatures Quiz #1

Name the mythical creatures described below.
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Last updated: June 13, 2019
First submittedAugust 28, 2010
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Description
Creature
Horse with a horn on its forehead
Unicorn
Half woman - half fish
Mermaid
Irish spirit with a piercing wail
Banshee
Pacific Northwest bigfoot
Sasquatch
3-headed dog that guards Hades
Cerberus
Latin American animal that drinks
the blood of livestock
Chupacabra
One-eyed giant
Cyclops
Half man - half horse
Centaur
What Medusa was
Gorgon
Arabic spirit that might appear
from a magic lamp
Genie
Huge, stupid creature that might
live under a bridge
Troll
Description
Creature
Bird that rises from its own ashes
Phoenix
Many-headed water serpent
Hydra
Gigantic octopus-like sea monster
Kraken
Tiny, mischievous, gold-hording Irish spirit
Leprechaun
Head of a bull - body of a man
Minotaur
Human who becomes a
wolf-like beast under the full moon
Werewolf
Abominable snowman
Yeti
Body of a lion - head and wings of an eagle
Griffin
Ugly, bird-winged woman
Harpy
Half man, half goat with a perpetual erection
Satyr
Rooster / serpent hybrid that can kill
with a glance
Basilisk
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2013
I kept putting Cerebus instead of Cerebrus. Man!!
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Level 56
Dec 15, 2014
my first impulse was to write fluffy!
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Level 46
Mar 1, 2015
Exactly!
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Level 11
Jun 10, 2018
I literally did the same thing!
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Level 17
Aug 24, 2018
Both of those are wrong mate.
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Level 41
Nov 18, 2020
Cerbeus id not a breed, the breed is a Hellhound.
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Level 23
Apr 21, 2021
While Cerberus is technically a hellhound, I'd say the three heads sets it apart enough to be classified as a different creature for the purposes of the quiz. Most hellhounds look more akin to standard hounds, and I think(?) Cerberus is the only example of one with three heads
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Level 20
Mar 1, 2019
Is is cerberus.
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Level 32
Jun 28, 2019
Hellhound?
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2020
Nope. Not three-headed.
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Level 71
Aug 11, 2013
I tried typing in "Alex Rodriguez" for "Half man - half horse" but the quiz wouldn't accept it. Puzzling.
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Level 33
Nov 12, 2013
I typed in Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Level 39
Nov 19, 2013
LOL
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Level 82
Sep 3, 2013
Easy for a childhood mythology buff/adolescent AD&D player
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2013
"Gigantic octopus-like sea monster". First I tried Cthulhu. Kraken is a squid.
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2014
A squid is like an octopus.
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Actually, Erikthev, it is much like an octopus, see?

Their blood, class, phylum, kingdom, subclass, and geographical distribution are all exactly the same. A spider and an ant are very different.

However, the mythical Kraken is indeed an octopus, as seen in these pictures:

Octopus:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/globalassets/images/slideshows/Marine%2520Wildlife/octopus1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/storyboards/marinewildlife/iframe.php?StoryID%3D7&h=194&w=259&tbnid=89fDcIpPgvk5EM:&zoom=1&q=octopus&tbnh=160&tbnw=213&usg=__D00DGwzP0iM2WHfZAUQGRp9YJbI=&docid=frFn_WlRqajYtM&itg=1&sa=X&ei=xJ6fU72qBo3uoAS_pIKgBw&ved=0CH4Q_B0wDA

Squid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid#mediaviewer/File:Giant_squid_melb_aquarium03.jpg

Kraken painting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken#mediaviewer/File:Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_Montfort.jpg

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Level 24
May 21, 2015
Wow... Someone managed to count the tentacles of Kraken!?!
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2016
Why don't we just settle on cephalopod?
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Level 7
Nov 24, 2015
Hey!

You should get: "The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were". The Kraken was an octopus!

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Level 24
May 5, 2021
they said octopus like
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Level 26
Sep 3, 2013
Thank you God of War.
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Level 16
Sep 11, 2013
Couldn't spell Minotaur right...

Kept saying menitar

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Level 39
Nov 19, 2013
i kept thinking of lines from 'Role Models' after seeing that one...unleash the beast!!
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Level 14
Sep 18, 2013
20/22.

Percy Jackson and Harry Potter helped me with a majority of these.

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Level 24
Apr 13, 2016
same i tried fluffy for the 3 headed dog
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Level 42
Jun 6, 2016
Except Fluffy doesn't guard Hades, or even the underworld.
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Level 35
May 14, 2016
Same here.
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Level 41
Apr 9, 2021
Same
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
I am pretty knowledgeable on Greek myths, so i got a lot.
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Level 18
Sep 18, 2013
What about the Sirens
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
Not mermaids, i don’t think. I am not sure if they have fish tails
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Level 14
Mar 17, 2014
Good quiz but........ PLEASE EXCEPT TYPOS IT IS SSSOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!
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Level 71
Apr 29, 2014
You know that the word you probably mean is spelled "accept," not "except," don't you? Kind of undermines your request.
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Level 20
Sep 17, 2014
Lmao
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2019
It actually doesnt undermine it. It only emphasizes the fact that he would greatly benefit from more leniency regarding spelling.
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Level 43
May 16, 2014
I'm surprised it took Polyphemus in place of Cyclops... I tried it just for the hell of it.
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
Well, most famous cyclops.

“NOBODY HURT ME”

“Good for you, brother.”

“NOBODY HURT ME”

“Okay, okay, we know”

Odysseus calls to them halfway off the island. “See you later, suckers! You got smoked by Nobody!”

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Level 32
Jun 9, 2014
got them all with 2:24 left, studdered a little on basilisk
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2014
Perpetual Erection? Satyr?

Right in the Childhood of every Percy Jackson reader ever

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Level 20
Sep 17, 2014
They always do lol...look at Disney's version of Hercules, phil with the nymphs, even they didnt screw that up.
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Level 79
Nov 21, 2015
The fact that they're also known as fauns kinda puts a whole new perspective on Mr Tumnus's kidnapping of Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia.
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Level 12
Nov 30, 2016
OMFG
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Level 65
Jun 20, 2020
Mr Tumnus was a Faun. No need to come for my childhood like that XD
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Level 41
Oct 9, 2017
Well last time I checked Greece isn't New York. So I wouldn't rely on Percy Jackson too much. Still though. It is an amazing series and I will definitely read it to my kids.
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Level 22
Apr 14, 2021
Greece is not New York but, there is a town called Greece in New York
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Level 87
Jul 2, 2014
I wonder if the use of so many Harry Potter elements was intentional?
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Level 20
Sep 17, 2014
doubt it, there's way too many big titles that use mythology for them not to overlap with Harry Potter....that just happens to be the newest.
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Level 29
Aug 7, 2014
have to give credit to MTG 100%
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Level 20
Sep 17, 2014
Piers Anthony :)
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Level 48
Dec 28, 2014
Honestly I've never heard of the word satyr. It's always been faun!
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Level 49
Dec 6, 2016
same I know Faun from Narnia
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
It's one of those Greek/Roman things. You know, like how the goddess of love was Aphrodite in the Greek stories but turned into Venus in the Roman versions? Same thing here: satyrs were Greek and fauns were Roman.
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Level 53
Apr 14, 2015
Historically, unicorns were actually more like goats than horses. Not that it matters since in modern times, everyone will know what you're talking about. *puts on nerd cap*
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Level 9
Apr 21, 2015
Ugh I couldn't spell phoenix right! And I totally blanked on the serpent question! I know what it was I just couldn't think of the name.... I got most of the creatures from PJO/HoO right....
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Level 34
Apr 26, 2015
When I read the "Half man, half goat with a perpetual erection" hint I immediately thought of the traditional depiction of Baphomet.
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Level 78
May 2, 2016
Charlie Sheen was my first thought.
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Level 28
May 6, 2015
I couldn't for the life of me remember banshee! I put harpy for banshee and got it lol
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Level 39
Jun 4, 2015
What? No Hippogriff?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Level 19
Jul 16, 2015
Darn it.. Looking at the answers after failing the quiz, I noticed I could have gotten a lot more if I just would have looked at the hints more closely. I just psyched myself out and figured if I couldn't get the very few I read, I may as well give up. XD
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
I do that a lot
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Level 73
Aug 5, 2015
You could add Yowie and Drop Bear for an Australian influence...
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Level 39
Oct 13, 2016
nice. our beauty of a drop bear deserves a place.
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Level 71
Aug 20, 2015
I tried Hugh Hefner as the 'Half man half goat with a permanent erection'
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Level 59
May 1, 2016
Or Daryl Hannah for half woman, half fish?
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Level 39
Aug 29, 2015
Did anyone else type in Fluffy for the 3-headed dog question?
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Level 40
Nov 13, 2017
yes poor fluffy
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
No.
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Level 24
Sep 21, 2015
2:58 left :)

Love my mythology

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Level 38
Oct 4, 2015
Well Percy Jackson definitely never mentioned the whole eternal erection thing for satyrs. My whole childhood has been a lie!
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
Well, the main characters were all teenagers, so it's safe to say that that particular affliction was not limited to the satyrs.
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Level 25
Nov 12, 2015
Could you plz accept Cereberus for the 3 heade dog? Thanx!!
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Level 25
Jan 5, 2016
Could you please accept 'Cereberus' for 'Cerberus' please? I kept on trying variants of Cereberus and wasted a lot of time on that :(. It was the only one I didn't get.
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Level 24
Mar 7, 2016
Permission to add 'Scylla' in place of the kraken or at least make it another option.
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
Syclla is a serpent, and is not even close to a kraken
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Level 7
May 1, 2016
I was thinking that doesn't a dragon count as a mythical creature?If so why wasn't it on the quiz?^~^
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
Same reason they didn't include vampires, thunderbirds, manticores, chimeras, dryads, sphinxes, jackalopes, and rocs: they've only got so much room, and there are a LOT of mythological creatures.
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Level 22
May 26, 2016
Great Quiz, 100% with 2:40 remaining :)
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Level 42
Jun 19, 2016
Very creative! I loved this quiz! 👍
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Level 10
Jun 23, 2016
It accepts gryphon for griffin lol... I missed hydra, typed in leviathan...
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Level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Try Hippogriff. >;D
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Level 32
Jun 28, 2019
A Hippogriff has the body of a horse. A Griffin has the body of a lion.
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Level 53
Jul 4, 2016
Couldn't the the description of the Satyr also fit Baphomet?
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Level 27
Aug 18, 2016
For Griffin I thought it meant Manticore! :D
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2016
Harry Potter was a real help with this:

Banshee, centaur, phoenix, werewolf, basilisk

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Level 63
Nov 4, 2016
I wish I'd watched 'Jason and the Argonauts' again before doing this quiz. On the topic of movies, there's an awesome Norwegian film called 'Troll Hunter' you should all see.
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Level 53
Nov 20, 2016
A surprising amount of people don't know what a Basilisk is.
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Level 40
Nov 23, 2016
Isn't the Sphinx the same as a griffin, based on the griffin's description?
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Level 32
Jun 28, 2019
A sphinx has nothing to do with an eagle. It has the body of a lion and the head of a human.
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
Sphinxes do sometimes have wings, but they always have the head of a human, not of a bird.
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Level 22
Dec 19, 2016
I really miss:

-Half man, half amazing - Vince Carter

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Level 49
Feb 28, 2017
I don't want to be obnoxious, but could you accept traditional spellings? I grew up on Irish folklore, and so for me leipreachán and bean sí come to mind before the anglicized spellings. I don't have this problem with many other mythologies, but I'm sure other quiz-takers do, and it would really us help if you could accommodate that.
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2021
Totally agree - it would not accept beann sidhe!
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Level 22
Mar 2, 2017
Half the things I couldn't spell.
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Level 37
Mar 17, 2017
I knew all the Greek Mythos ones from Destiny. And who said you don't learn from games
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2017
Lernaean Hydra should be accepted also, as it is the correct name.
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Level 71
May 23, 2017
You should accept "Human" for the last one. That's what I tried at first.
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Level 60
Jul 18, 2017
please accept "yetti," seems petty not to.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2017
Doesn't seem pety to me at all.
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2017
cyclops - isn't it a plural version of cyclop? If so, why cyclop is not acceptable
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2017
There is no such thing as "cyclop" - it has always been cyclops, and that IS the singular.
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2017
You forgot:

Rougaroo

Wendigo

Arachne

Kitsune

Kran Worm

Lamia

Okami

Pishtaco

Qareen

Skinwalker

Vetala

Rakshasa

Golem

Witches (both types - those that get power from demons and those who don't)

Familiars

Leviathan

and last but not least - Jefferson Starships - named by Dean himself

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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
Yes, Quizmaster, please make sure to include every possible mythological creature from every culture.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
Read the comments looking for the Supernatural fandom... and was not disappointed. (You forgot ghoulpires, though. haha!)
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Level 10
Oct 25, 2017
some of these were easy
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2017
i thought "yeti" was spelled with two t's. any chance you could accept? seems nitpickish not to.
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Level 40
Nov 13, 2017
The amount of these that were on the tip of my tongue is insane
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Level 17
Dec 18, 2017
100% with 1:55 left
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Level 20
Jun 28, 2018
Got 22/22 time remaining 1:13
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Level 28
Sep 1, 2018
Easy, but I don't like scary things cuz I'm not even 11 right now!
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Level 67
Dec 6, 2018
Ugh was just too late for basilisk. Couldnt remember gorgon, typed gargantua..

And tried so many for the banshee one (while I know the term) based on different parts of the question. Tried: siren, fairy (couldnt bother with alternate spellings like fae and faery) ghoul, wisp, will o the wisps, and another one I believe.

For the satyr I first tried pan, which it didnt accept, then faun which it did accept.

Quite easy but very fun quiz. Could think of quite a few more mystical beasts, is there a part two?

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Level 67
Dec 8, 2019
Again went for gargantua haha (no issue with banshee this time but missed basilisk this time as well. Only thought of chimera
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Level 40
Jan 12, 2019
I kept trying to spell cockatrice for that basilisk one
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Level ∞
Jun 13, 2019
Cockatrice will work now
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Level 23
Mar 14, 2019
Didn't get mermaid but got basilisk

I feel dumb.

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Level 35
Mar 31, 2019
you should include bann sidhe as a correct answer for banshee as that's the spelling in irish gaelic. it literally translate as "woman of the sidhe(fair folk)."
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2019
Vampire?
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2019
Fauns, Pans and Satyrs. Oh My!
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2019
Rabbit with antlers: ______________
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Level 84
Jul 26, 2019
Jackalope :)
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2019
Between Supernatural, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and classical myths I was SET. 22/22 with 2:41 left.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2019
*hoarding
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2019
For some reason I had a real hard time coming up with "chupacabra." All I could think was "capybara," and I knew THAT wasn't right.
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Level 54
Dec 4, 2019
20. I was thinking of basilisk from Chamber of Secrets but I forgot what it was called. Never really thought of hydra as a water serpent. I was thinking loch ness :/
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Level 44
Dec 10, 2019
Castlevania helped out a lot for this
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Level 51
May 28, 2020
Shoutout to Percy Jackson and Harry Potter
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Level 54
Jun 4, 2020
indeed
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Level 54
Jun 4, 2020
2:42 remaining
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2020
One question says "What Medusa Is." Medusa is cursed, so it should be an acceptable answer.
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2020
It's also quite weird that I got griffin from watching My Little Pony as a kid...
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Level 57
Oct 27, 2020
Haha I had no idea that banshees were Irish, I missed that and Chupacabra, which I didn't even know was a thing.
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Level 44
Nov 10, 2020
22 out of 22 first try. I liked this quiz. I'm surprised that I got every one of them
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Level 20
Jan 31, 2021
Same it was actually really enjoyable
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2020
Please accept Fawn for Satyr
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Level 32
Dec 11, 2020
Who else got them because of Percy Jackson?
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Level 20
Jan 31, 2021
I didn't even know a basilisk was half rooster half serpent xD
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Level 24
Feb 16, 2021
0:00

Scoring

You scored 21/22 = 95%

This beats or equals 89.7% of test takers

The average score is 14

Your high score is 22

Your fastest time is 1:42

Forgot the last one :(

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Level 24
Feb 19, 2021
2:35

Scoring

You scored 22/22 = 100%

10.3% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 14

Your high score is 22

Your fastest time is 1:25

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Level 45
May 19, 2021
It annoyed me, that it wouldn't take capybara - until I remembered the beast was called chupacabra.

Oh those frightening, blood-drinking capybaras :D