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A to Z: Legendary Creatures

Name these legendary creatures starting with each letter A-Z.
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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Divine being of Heaven
A
Angel
Serpent that causes death with
a single glance
B
Basilisk
One eyed giant
C
Cyclops
Winged, fire-breathing creature
D
Dragon
Santa's helper
E
Elf
Half human, half goat
F
Faun
Disembodied spirit
G
Ghost
Multi-headed water monster
H
Hydra
Small, mischievous goblin
I
Imp
North American rabbit with antlers
J
Jackalope
Scottish, malevolent water horse
K
Kelpie
Mischievous, green-clad fairy
L
Leprechaun
Human-fish hybrid
M
Mermaid
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Young, female nature deity
N
Nymph
Hideous man-eating monster
O
Ogre
Winged horse
P
Pegasus
Aztec feathered serpent
Q
Quetzalcoatl
"Grim" angel of death
R
Reaper
Has the lion's body and a
human's head
S
Sphinx
Maori water spirit
T
Taniwha
White horse with a long horn
U
Unicorn
Blood-drinking creature
V
Vampire
Human to wolf shapeshifter
W
Werewolf
Asturian water spirit
X
Xana
Himalayan Bigfoot
Y
Yeti
Animated corpse
Z
Zombie
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level 39
Jul 29, 2014
missed three of mine cause of spelling...maybe add some more accepted words like Fawn, Nimph, quetzacoatl
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level 32
Nov 24, 2016
I had a minute twenty left after i googled how to spell four of the answers, and still ended with three answer unanswered.
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level 35
Mar 16, 2018
A quiz is a determination of knowledge; not just what the words are, but also how to spell them.
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level 73
Aug 4, 2014
I thought a half goat half man was a Satir. Also, the clue for Leprechaun is a little weird. I would venture that not many think of Leprechauns as fairies.
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level 61
Aug 4, 2014
There are indeed similarities between the (Roman) Satyr and the Faun, but the F clue tells you which one is required. Maybe people don't think of the leprechaun as a fairy, but it is in fact a correct description!
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level 61
Sep 28, 2014
Sorry to be picky back at you, but that's why I put Roman in parentheses, Llew11. The Greek satyr is part horse/man, but in Roman representations it is a man with a goat's ears, tail, legs and horn.
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level 9
Feb 5, 2016
kiwirage, I think you mixed up centaur and satyr. The Greek human-horse hybrid is the centaur. Satyrs in Greek mythology is the goat-human hybrid with the legs, ears, horns, and tail of a goat, and human torso, arms, and head. Satyrs are called fauns in Roman mythology.
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level 61
Feb 5, 2016
No, I didn't mix up centaur and satyr; a centaur in Greek mythology is half-man, half-horse. The satyr in traditional Greek mythology has horse-like features, which is why I said "part horse/man". Early depictions include a horse's tail and ears, among other things. The Romans had fauns, very similar creatures, but with goat-like features. There's a good article about satyrs on wikipedia which describes how confusion between the two became prevalent, to the point of satyrs being commonly referred to as having goat-like features. It's a hot mess, really.
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level 66
Aug 21, 2014
I thought Leprechaun right away from the L clue and "mischievous, green-clad" part. Never even got to the "fairy" word before answering. :D
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level 70
Aug 5, 2014
Nice quiz :)
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level 43
Aug 28, 2014
I was trying Kraken for so long until I thought of Kelpie.
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level 50
Aug 29, 2014
Sorry, but it's 'Kraken' in the original Scandinavian. But we're not original Scandinavians, are we?
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level 52
Nov 26, 2016
But the clue says "Scottish", not "Scandinavian"...unless it was changed at some point? And there's nothing horse-like about a kraken....
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level 25
Aug 28, 2014
11/26
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level 74
Aug 28, 2014
Fun quiz. Thanks!
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level 15
Aug 28, 2014
Ogre! All I could think of was Orc. Too much Tolkien I'm afraid...
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level 50
Aug 29, 2014
No such thing.
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level 49
Nov 9, 2015
Don't get too much or you'll be Tolkien in your sleep
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
That's a bad hobbit to get into.
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level 47
Aug 28, 2014
Taniwha and Xana seem really obscure (as proved by only 5% of people guessing them correctly). There's not much that can be done about "X", but wouldn't troll be a better option for "T"?
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level 61
Aug 28, 2014
I grew up in New Zealand with childhood stories of Taniwha so I put that in as a tough one. :) They can't all be easy!
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level 42
May 30, 2015
Heh, kept trying tangaroa at first, then it clicked. Good on you for getting Maori culture out there, helps others to learn.
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level 67
Aug 17, 2017
I only heard of Taniwha because there was a Magic: the Gathering card of it way back when. I didn't know it was based on a real world monster. Thanks!
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
I wish more quizzes contained "hard" or "obscure" answers. Making sure that quizzes are all answered completely by everyone is, IMO, misguided. Getting 100% correct should be the exception, not the rule. Make us earn that 5 points.

I may not remember Taniwha this time, but it'll now be rattling around in the back of my head in the future. Eventually I'll remember it, just like I eventually picked up abattoir for slaughterhouse.
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level 45
Aug 28, 2014
Can you also accept Sphynx
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level 61
Aug 28, 2014
Why? "Sphynx" is a decidedly un-legendary breed of cat.
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level 48
Aug 29, 2014
Because alternate spellings often exist for very old words like "sphinx". I thought of "sphynx" first, as well, because I've seen it spelled that way many times, and not in reference to the domestic cat breed.
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level 50
Aug 29, 2014
I don't know, it's creepy enough.
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level 28
Sep 24, 2015
Sphinx is how it was originally spelled, so sphynx is incorrect.
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level 48
Aug 28, 2014
Loved this quiz!
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level 50
Aug 29, 2014
I'm annoyed that I did not get Taniwha since it is mentioned in the Split Enz song "Dirty Creature".
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level 32
Sep 1, 2014
Can you accept "Kelp" and "Sphynx" ?
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level 75
Dec 1, 2015
Kelp, far from being a legendary creature, is in fact a type of seaweed.
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level 40
Dec 11, 2014
Great quiz
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level 66
Dec 22, 2014
I saw a jackalope in the parking lot of a Hampton Inn in Gillette, Wyoming two years ago. No kidding. I was going to lure it with a carrot but it scurried behind a dumpster. Never seen one since.
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level 74
Nov 24, 2016
I've seen rabbits with growths on their heads which resemble antlers, but they are actually tumors caused by the papillomavirus. That could be the basis of the jackalope legends. (Our deer season just closed, and someone in our town killed a six-point doe. That could be a new legend in the making.)
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level 44
Jan 19, 2015
Great how you added things from lots of different cultures around the world. A few I didn't know but was good to learn about. As a kiwi love how you put in Taniwha!
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level 19
Feb 20, 2015
isn't a "satyre" the same thing as a faun
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level 51
Jun 7, 2015
Quetzalcoatl is a deity, not really a "creature". It's not a category of being like the others. If you needed a Q "qilin" would have been a better choice- the dragon/ox/deer hybrid of Chinese mythology.
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level 67
Aug 17, 2017
Isn't that more commonly spelled Kirin in English? I've even seen it as Kylin somewhere (maybe in a novel? I'm not sure).
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level 72
May 9, 2018
It's "kirin" in Japanese, "qilin" in Chinese. Probably shows up as "kirin" more frequently in English for a number of reasons, like the fact that it's easier to pronounce and also that Kirin is a brand of beer.
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level 38
Sep 16, 2015
Ok, well the first thing I thought of when I read the 'd' clue was a Chimera. I didn't even read past 'serpent' for the 'b' clue to know the answer. Don't you think that a Hippogriff would be a better choice for the 'h' clue/answer? Maybe I have too much Harry Potter on the brain today!
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level 14
Oct 27, 2015
technically it's a satyr, not a faun.
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level 60
Jan 29, 2016
HAIL HYDRA!!
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level 58
Nov 24, 2016
Not funny, Hydra in the MCU is quite literally a group of Nazis. I get that it's fictional and it's a meme and I'm just being "sensitive" but like.... not cool.
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level 38
Oct 3, 2016
You should accept Nyad/Naiad for N as well...
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level 48
Nov 24, 2016
Thank you for the comments.... I now know more about the term "kraken" ...thanks for the info :)
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level 46
Nov 24, 2016
I really like how this quiz spanned so many cultures! :)
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level 60
Nov 24, 2016
I started to type in Xanadu for some reason, and got the X clue. Pretty happy with myself.
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level 35
Nov 24, 2016
There's a Taniwha living in the river that runs through my city :p
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level 50
Nov 25, 2016
Please accept "one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater" for your O clue. In my opinion, it fits the clue, and I legitimately could not think of "ogre".
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level 55
Mar 20, 2017
Great to see taniwha in there. Ka pai!
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level 67
Aug 17, 2017
I know Quetzalcoatl trips people up on the spelling, but I only got as far as "Quetz" before it filled the answer in. You don't think that's maybe a bit TOO generous?
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Thought sure that "drop bear" would be your D answer. MAN those things are dangerous!
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level 49
Mar 16, 2018
LMAO
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level 23
Jun 6, 2018
I'm pretty sure you meant to say koala, which are fluffy, extremely cute and absolutely harmless.
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level 17
Mar 17, 2018
finished with 3:59 to spare. and I'm only -4 moths old
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