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The ancients really knew how to tell great stories, complete with a variety of creatures. These quizzes will intrigue, delight, and horrify! Enjoy!
63 quizzes and 882 trivia questions.
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1.
The Sum of Their Parts
  The Sum of Their Parts    
Photo Match
 12 Qns
Greek Mythological Beasts
The ancient Greeks sure loved to smash together the disparate body parts of various creatures to make new ones. Each photo in this quiz contains the various body parts that equate to one of these creatures. (Click the images for a closer look!)
Easier, 12 Qns, trident, Feb 23 24
Easier
trident editor
Feb 23 24
222 plays
2.
  Take this Mythological creatures Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will describe a legendary creature - can you name it?
Average, 15 Qns, caribbean, Feb 15 21
Average
caribbean
Feb 15 21
15001 plays
3.
  Stinging Tales From Around the Globe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As part of "Mike and Rowena's Invertebrate Inquizitions", this quiz looks at one often overlooked, but ever-present character in myths from around the world - the bee. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jul 17 19
Average
doublemm gold member
Jul 17 19
6562 plays
4.
  Monsters and Beasts of Legend   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Monsters and fantastic creatures have been part of various cultures throughout world history. See if you can name these beasts. Let me know what you think! If you like this quiz, try my others by clicking on my name.
Easier, 15 Qns, dray37803, Jul 21 22
Easier
dray37803
Jul 21 22
13798 plays
5.
  Not Birds, Not Planes, Just Flies in Mythology!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As part of "Mike and Rowena's Invertebrate Inquizitions", this quiz looks at the role played by the fly and its close relatives in myths from around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 06 10
Average
doublemm gold member
5959 plays
6.
  Fluttering by a Folktale   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As part of "Mike and Rowena's Invertebrate Inquizitions", this quiz looks at the more colourful parts of world myth - butterflies!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Apr 28 14
Average
doublemm gold member
5987 plays
7.
  Invertebrates in Mythology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Perhaps surprisingly, there are lots of invertebrates which feature in the mythology of various cultures through the ages. Come and take a quick look at some of them with me...
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Feb 13 10
Tough
Rowena8482 gold member
6843 plays
8.
  Mythological Creatures Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll describe myself as a mythic creature, and you supply what it is. Don't put any articles in front of your answers, such as "a" or "the".
Easier, 10 Qns, billybob87, Jun 04 22
Easier
billybob87
Jun 04 22
8226 plays
9.
  In Need of a Good Home   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten creatures in need of a caring home. But think twice before you decide to keep one of these as a pet, as they are no ordinary animals, but are mythical beasts, and have many special requirements.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jul 01 10
Average
doublemm gold member
2455 plays
10.
  How to Defend Yourself Against a Mythical Beast   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Picture the scene: you're walking home late at night, when a terrible monster - one you believed didn't even exist - attacks you! Fear not! This handy guide will help you survive!
Easier, 10 Qns, deus_ex, Sep 04 08
Easier
deus_ex
4256 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What kind of herbivorous animals inhabited the island of Polyphemus?

From Quiz "A Blind Eye"




11.
  The Animal in Me   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Inspired by the iconic Sphinx of Ancient Egypt, this quiz is dedicated to beings from various mythologies that, as the title implies, are part human, part animal.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 07 20
Average
LadyNym gold member
Nov 07 20
254 plays
12.
  Trick or Treat on World Street editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's your first Halloween on World Street - a street full of families of different nationalities - and you are faced with a group of trick-or-treaters dressing up as scary monsters from their homelands. Can you recognise these spooky costumes?
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, May 20 10
Average
doublemm gold member
2992 plays
13.
  Eye of Toad and Tail of Newt   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As well as to brew odd witches' concoctions, parts of different animals have been thrown together in the minds of storytellers throughout the years to create hybrid mythological creatures. This quiz looks at just 10 of them.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 29 16
Average
doublemm gold member
2741 plays
14.
  Werewolves and Other Werecreatures editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on some of the most famous mythical beasts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 23 10
Difficult
crisw gold member
7354 plays
15.
  I Am Unlike a Lifeform You've Ever Met   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
'I am unlike a lifeform you've ever met, getting very hungry, but I won't eat you yet...'. From the dawn of time, humankind has told stories about all kinds of weird and wonderful mythical creatures. Here are ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 13 18
Average
Kankurette gold member
May 13 18
271 plays
16.
  Body Hair Extraordinaire   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Legends of cryptids abound throughout the world. Can you match these hirsute creatures with the global region in which they (might) live?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 26 16
Average
reedy gold member
654 plays
17.
  Oh No! There's a Gorgon in My Soup   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's the Restaurant at the End of all Universes, the place where fantasy and mythology become alive. Unfortunately, the cook has been a bit tipsy today and so a few mishaps happened. Can you unravel the carnage?
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Sep 26 11
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
2135 plays
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  Imaginary Creatures   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since the beginning of time, man has been dreaming up imaginary creatures - from the Yeti of the Himalayas to the Bunyip of Australia. This quiz is about some of those creatures. Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, wenray, Mar 27 19
Easier
wenray
Mar 27 19
1365 plays
19.
  Rolling in the Deep   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The water hides many a secret, and there are many mythical creatures associated with it. Dive in and test your knowledge of aquatic creatures from a mixture of mythologies.
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Apr 06 12
Average
malik24
1204 plays
20.
  Ralph's Dabble In Mythical Ornithology   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Having been an explorer, war historian, genealogist, myth-buster, and natural historian, Ralph the Llama now enters the rather odd field of mythical ornithology. Come with Ralph as he takes a look at some incredible birds found in myths around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jun 13 10
Average
doublemm gold member
1645 plays
21.
  Test yourself! Mythical Creatures Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match each mythical creature with its description.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Aug 19 12
Average
nmerr gold member
2598 plays
22.
  What Pliny Saw   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pliny the Elder was one of the great writers of his time, yet he was rather gullible and fanciful in his dealings with creatures of the earth. Nevertheless, his colourful depictions have provided us with many mythical beasts. Here are just ten of them!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jul 13 10
Average
doublemm gold member
2116 plays
23.
  The Chimaera   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Chimaera (or Chimera) is one of mythology's frightening creatures. This quiz will test your knowledge of this fearsome beast.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 13 17
Average
rossian editor
Sep 13 17
880 plays
24.
  Mythological Mish-Mash    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mythology is full of weird and wonderful creatures. In this quiz, I'll describe a mythical creature and you identify it.
Easier, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Jun 06 14
Easier
ElusiveDream
629 plays
25.
  The All-Aussie Bunyip   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The bunyip is a recurring image in Australian stories, one which has evolved in surprising ways over the years since the arrival of European settlers.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 18 18
Average
looney_tunes editor
Apr 18 18
473 plays
26.
  The Zombie In Folklore   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Zombies: fact or fiction? This quiz examines the zombie folklore. All questions and answers are based on folklore from around the world but mainly Haiti and The Caribbean area.
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Aug 07 09
Average
StarStruck60
1779 plays
27.
  What's that Monster?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know your goblins from your gremlins? This is my first quiz, be honest while rating.
Average, 10 Qns, gio2130, Sep 11 15
Average
gio2130
3404 plays
28.
  Werewolves With Depression   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Werewolves can sometimes get down about things - silver bullets, ruined clothes, angry Harry Potter fans - but they can always look at the following ten mythical beasts and say, "I guess I've not got things so bad."
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 10 10
Average
doublemm gold member
1629 plays
29.
  Unleash the Kraken!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tales of the Kraken, perhaps the most feared of all sea creatures, haunted sailors for centuries. How much do you know about it? Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Jul 23 14
Average
tiffanyram gold member
321 plays
30.
  Magical Beasts and How to Assemble Them   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Melding animals is a common act in legendary bestiaries. With the right parts, let's see what we can conjure.
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, May 17 14
Average
nautilator
384 plays
31.
  Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In every culture, fantastic beasts have existed deep within the human psyche, but none have ever been found. How many of these creatures, some familiar, some not, can you identify?
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Feb 25 19
Easier
lowtechmaster
Feb 25 19
842 plays
32.
  Mermaids and Mermen   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mermaids and mermen are fascinating sea creatures. How much do you know about these delightfully deceiving and passionately pleasing beasts?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 09 21
Average
Joepetz gold member
Sep 09 21
379 plays
33.
  Legends In The Mythical World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Legends and myths can be found in every culture around the world, influencing many societies. See how many of these legendary creatures you are familiar with.
Easier, 10 Qns, szabs, Sep 15 21
Easier
szabs gold member
Sep 15 21
892 plays
34.
  Centaur's In Charge   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The centaur; it appears so frequently in Greek myth. How much do you know about the centaur?
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jul 04 12
Average
salami_swami gold member
316 plays
35.
  Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find, Part II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since prehistory, fantastic beasts have existed deep within the human psyche, but none have ever been found. How many of these, some familiar, some not, can you recognize?
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Oct 23 15
Easier
lowtechmaster
722 plays
36.
  Yeti Fight!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the mythical beast most commonly known as Yeti. Let's see what you know about this unusual man-beast thought to inhabit high altitude locations.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 16 12
Average
dcpddc478
451 plays
37.
  Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find, Part III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Deep within the human psyche inhabit fantastic beasts you cannot see but know exist. Which of these, some familiar and some not, can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 20 16
Average
lowtechmaster
586 plays
38.
  Questions on Mythical Creatures    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on the strange and wonderful creatures of mythology.
Average, 10 Qns, Evangeline30, May 03 19
Average
Evangeline30
May 03 19
1343 plays
39.
  Mythological Horses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, we will be exploring horses known from both myths and fiction. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, twilighthorse, Feb 23 19
Average
twilighthorse
Feb 23 19
1365 plays
40.
  Mythological Monsters   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Lots of creatures which would be difficult to keep as pets.
Average, 15 Qns, drowsteel, Aug 24 18
Average
drowsteel
Aug 24 18
803 plays
41.
  The Phoenix    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Phoenix, a bird that erupts in a burst of flames and is reborn from its own ashes when it dies. My favourite mythical creature and a fascinating historical symbol.
Average, 10 Qns, ardhoniel, Jan 28 14
Average
ardhoniel
2005 plays
42.
  My Favorite Monsters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of my favorite monsters are included in myths across the world. I will now let them out of my closet...sharing them with you!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Nov 19 18
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Nov 19 18
5393 plays
43.
  A Blind Eye    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Polyphemus, one of the most famous characters of Homer's "Odyssey", had his single eye blinded by Odysseus. However, that didn't stop him from being one of the most fearsome monsters ever. See how much you know about him!
Average, 10 Qns, remote9, Nov 06 18
Average
remote9
Nov 06 18
471 plays
44.
  This Little Piggy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The pig plays an important role in world myth. Are you familiar with these spectacular swine?
Average, 10 Qns, SBH, Jul 04 12
Average
SBH
313 plays
45.
  Birds in Mythology   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz covers birds in mythology and legend from various cultures.
Average, 15 Qns, alex_holt, May 22 22
Average
alex_holt
May 22 22
2756 plays
46.
  Surviving a Mythical Creature Encounter   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are in the kitchen, leisurely sipping a cup of coffee, when suddenly a werewolf bursts through the door! Sound familiar? Chances are no, but you better take this quiz "just in case". This is my first quiz. Hope you like it!
Average, 10 Qns, Peanut2572, Mar 04 16
Average
Peanut2572
476 plays
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  Beasts Of Myth And Legend    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Recent beasts and mythical monsters. Good luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, afterblue, Nov 18 18
Tough
afterblue
Nov 18 18
3816 plays
48.
  The Cockatrice Compendium    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The cockatrice may be one of the lesser-known beasts from mythology, but these 10 questions should teach you all you need to know about this fascinating mythological beast.
Average, 10 Qns, lingophilia, Jul 06 12
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lingophilia
223 plays
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  Fabulous Beasts That Don't Exist (Maybe)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz, so it may be a bit shaky. I hope you have as much fun playing it as I did creating it!
Tough, 10 Qns, blacksylph, Apr 22 14
Tough
blacksylph
1584 plays
50.
  Noble Steeds VI: Fabulous    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of these equines, demi-equines, semi-equines or quasi-equines, selected from mythology and literature, has something chimeric or magical about it. This is surely the easiest of the 'Noble Steeds' series.
Tough, 10 Qns, xaosdog, Aug 18 18
Tough
xaosdog
Aug 18 18
1284 plays
51.
  Myths- Gods and Animals    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
A quiz about Gods in relation to various members of the animal kingdom.
Average, 5 Qns, Zargo, Aug 14 12
Average
Zargo
3895 plays
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  Mythical Creatures, Demons, and Fairies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the country where the creature originates- with a short description...can you spy out the beast?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 26 08
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
2918 plays
53.
  World Myth and Animals    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Favorite animals of my favorite Gods, see if you can identify these relationships.
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 20 10
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1357 plays

Beasts of Myth Trivia Questions

1. One of the best known creatures in classical mythology is this white stallion with wings that ultimately became a constellation. What is its name?

From Quiz
Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find, Part III

Answer: Pegasus

Sired by Poseidon and foaled by Medusa, Pegasus brought thunderbolts to Zeus. Captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon with the help of Athena, he permitted Bellerophon to ride him to defeat the Chimera. Ultimately, Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus.

2. What famous creature from classical mythology has the lower body of a horse and the upper body of a human?

From Quiz Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find, Part II

Answer: Centaur

In classical myth, centaurs are often considered as powerful, untamed creatures. In one myth, for instance, Caeneus, a Lapith hero invulnerable to traditional weapons, was beaten into the ground by centaurs using tree branches and rocks.

3. In classical mythology, a dog, usually with three heads and often called the hell hound, guarded the entrance to the underworld. What was its name?

From Quiz Fantastic Beasts That You Can't Find

Answer: Cerberus

Cerberus ate only live meat. That allowed him to admit dead spirits to enter (but not leave) the underworld, and to prevent live beings from entering. As his twelfth labor, Hercules was assigned to capture Cerberus. He did so, and brought the dog to the surface. However, Cerberus soon escaped and returned to his guard duty.

4. Mermaids are often misidentified or incorrectly considered to be the same creature as sirens. What is the main difference between these two creatures?

From Quiz Mermaids and Mermen

Answer: Mermaids are closer to fish while Sirens are closer to birds

Sirens are often incorrectly depicted with scales and fish tails, especially in modern interpretations. However, Sirens, which are of Greek origin, are described as having wings in Homer's "Odyssey". Homer also says that Sirens, although they lived near the sea and lured sailors, are not sea creatures. Mermaids, however, are significantly more fishlike with their scaled tails and aquatic habitat.

5. Take one whole lion, fierce and strong Goat in the middle will belong Snake tail provides a nasty bite This threesome will cause quite a fright While breathing fire hot and red What monster did the old Greeks dread?

From Quiz Magical Beasts and How to Assemble Them

Answer: chimera

The chimera is a basic creation, so much so that 'chimera' can be used to refer to anything with grossly disparate parts. The original Greek conjuration of a chimera was nothing fancy, merely a goat's head combined with a lion that had a snake for a tail. Oh, and it breathes fire. Though the goat's head sprang from the middle of the original chimera, modern conjurations of this monster prefer bringing both main heads to its front. They're not always picky about what types of heads they use either!

6. Found in Scottish mythology, which ocean dweller can change into a human while on land?

From Quiz Mythological Mish-Mash

Answer: selkie

Known as "Seal Women", selkies could shed their seal-skins and emerge on land as humans. They took a big risk doing this, as they would have to leave their skins on the beach. If a human found the skins and hid them, the selkies would be forced to remain in their human forms until they found their lost skins. Found in Greek mythology, Empousai were female vampires. Mantine and Golurk are Pokémon characters.

7. What is the meaning of the name "Polyphemus"?

From Quiz A Blind Eye

Answer: Much spoken of

The name "Polyphemus" also stands for famous. Very appropriate name - he has appeared in Homer's "Odyssey", Virgil's "Aeneid", and Ovid's "Metamorphoses", as well as Renaissance paintings. The title of "Storm giant" goes to the terrible monster, Typhon.

8. According to the medieval bestiary, the cockatrice is a two-legged dragon with the head of what animal?

From Quiz The Cockatrice Compendium

Answer: Rooster

Pliny the Elder describes them as very small, perhaps 12 inches long.

9. Many Greek mythological beasts are half human and half... something else. What is the other half of a centaur?

From Quiz Centaur's In Charge

Answer: Horse

The centaur is a creature that has the upper body and torso of a human and the body of a horse. The Minotaur is the half-human half-bull. A half-human half-goat creature is known as a satyr. Finally, the half-human half-donkey is known as an onocentaur.

10. This little piggy... is called Kamapua'a. Can you guess what island locale this half-human, half-pig deity comes from?

From Quiz This Little Piggy

Answer: Hawaii

Kamapua'a is one of many "Trickster" gods in world mythology. He is associated with fertility.

11. According to the myth, where did the Kraken live?

From Quiz Unleash the Kraken!

Answer: Northern waters between Norway and Greenland

The Kraken was a creature of Norse mythology and legend. It was believed to live off the coasts of Iceland, Norway and Greenland, and it would generally stay on the sea floor, surrounded by schools of fish.

12. This legendary blood sucking creature, first reported in Puerto Rico, translates literally into "goat sucker". Can you name it?

From Quiz Legends In The Mythical World

Answer: Chupacabra

Chupacabras prey mainly on goats, sheep, and other small livestock. The creature allegedly was first sighted in Puerto Rico in the early 90s, but in the last few years, sightings have been claimed nearly all over the world. Recently there have been a few sightings in Texas, but when the farmers have killed them and had the bodies analyzed, their DNA turned out to be of coyotes with severe cases of mange.

13. One of the most famous characters in Chinese mythology was created from chaos and the sky. This creature was exceptionally strong and had the ability to travel great distances on clouds. Who is he?

From Quiz Mythical Creatures

Answer: Monkey King

According to Chinese legend, the Monkey King had the ability to transform himself into many forms. He had learned his skills as the student of a Taoist priest. After he lost a bet with Buddha, the Monkey King was imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years. The novel "The Journey to the West" describes the Monkey King's adventures.

14. In Greek myth, what was the creature which had the body of a lion with the head of an eagle?

From Quiz Mythological Monsters

Answer: Gryphon

A Gryphon is a combination of the king of the jungle (lion) and king of the sky (eagle). You can see why the Greeks looked up to these guys, and made statues of them to ornament so many of their buildings.

15. When observing their long-armed, bloated, Aboriginal cousin, which has the face of a dog and the body of a human, Werewolves are usually reassured about their own physical appearance. Which mythical creature is being discussed here?

From Quiz Werewolves With Depression

Answer: Cheeroonear

The arms of this beast were said to be longer than its entire body, and so would drag along behind it as it went from town to town, draining water pools and eating local children. Cheeroonear also had command of a pack of vicious dogs, which were eventually killed, as was their master, by hunters whom they had previously threatened.

16. Which character of Roman myth, whose story is an allegory for the life of a butterfly, has a name which means "butterfly"?

From Quiz Fluttering by a Folktale

Answer: Psyche

Psyche was a beautiful maiden whom Cupid fell in love with after striking himself with his own arrow. The two married, but Cupid hid himself from sight so that his mother, Venus, would not find out about the marriage, as she hated Psyche. The links between the life of a butterfly and Psyche are the emptiness in Psyche's life before marriage (caterpillar stage), Psyche's grief after losing her husband (chrysalis stage), and finally regaining her husband and becoming immortal (emergence from chrysalis into her new life). For more information on the story of Psyche, please take my quiz "Psyche - the Second Curious Woman".

17. Which creature of Greek myth was bitten by a gadfly after flying too close to the heavens?

From Quiz Not Birds, Not Planes, Just Flies in Mythology!

Answer: Pegasus

Although Pegasus was bitten, this was only intended as punishment for Bellerophon, who had become too proud of his achievements. Once bitten, Pegasus threw Bellerophon and his fall caused him to become blind and lame. Although a great warrior himself, many of Bellerophon's conquests were successful due the winged horse, Pegasus. Pegasus was born from the blood of Medusa. The golden bridle given to Bellerophon by Athena allowed him to ride Pegasus. Together, they defeated the Chimera - a challenge set by King Iobates.

18. Using a bee as her messenger, a dryad of Greek myth told Rhoecus of her love. What was the reason for this love?

From Quiz Stinging Tales From Around the Globe

Answer: Rhoecus demanded it

It was said that dryads (wood nymphs) perished with the trees, and so this particular dryad's life was saved by Rhoecus, who ordered his men to prop up a dying oak. The dryad told Rhoecus that she would grant him one request. He boldly requested her love. She told him that she would send a bee as her messenger to tell him when she was ready to embrace him. However, Rhoecus forgot about the bee's significance and brushed it away when it did appear. This ignorance was then punished by the dryad, who blinded Rhoecus.

19. What is a zombie alleged to be?

From Quiz The Zombie In Folklore

Answer: A re-animated corpse

According to folklore a zombie is a corpse re-animated by a sorcerer, either by use of a spell or a potion. Whilst giving the appearance of life it is still dead, and has no reason or intellect. Villagers lived in dread of zombies, and of being turned into zombies. It has been proposed that, in reality, the zombie was more likely to be someone who had been drugged with a potion that gave the appearance of death, was then buried alive and dug up very shortly thereafter to give the appearance of an animated corpse. Continued administration of the drug ensured that the zombie stayed "senseless". Eventually it wastes away and dies again, although this can take some years.

20. Which horse-like creature is featured in a series of seven medieval tapestries?

From Quiz Mythological Horses

Answer: Unicorn

The Unicorn Tapestries, also known as The Hunt of the Unicorn, are, as stated, seven tapestries in a sequence that depict the hunt, capture and killing of a unicorn. Interestingly, the final tapestry depicts the unicorn alive and in captivity.

21. The phoenix is closely associated with which Ancient Egyptian god?

From Quiz The Phoenix

Answer: Amun-Ra

Amun-Ra, otherwise known as Ra, was god of the sun and the Egyptians' most important god. They associated the phoenix with Ra because the phoenix is a symbol of the rising sun, and Ra is the god of the sun. Anubis, Horus and Baset are all other Egyptian gods. (Baset is more commonly known as Bast.)

22. In Egyptian mythology, what was the name of the falcon-headed son of Isis and Osiris?

From Quiz Birds in Mythology

Answer: Horus

Horus was one of the major gods of Egyptian mythology. He was also the god who defeated Seth the God of Evil. It is Horus's eye portrayed in the famous Egyptian eye symbol.

23. This legendary creature roamed the forest of Europe and never was tamed. It had a single magical horn growing from its head.

From Quiz Mythological creatures

Answer: Unicorn

The unicorn was probably most sought after because of the horn. It is said that the horn was good luck.

24. What is the semi-equine that draws the chariot of Poseidon?

From Quiz Noble Steeds VI: Fabulous

Answer: Hippocampos

Hippocampos (which remains the modern Greek word for 'sea-horse') was a horse with the tail of a fish instead of its hindquarters and back legs.

25. There is only one of this special horse, usually depicted as being white, with the wings of a bird.

From Quiz Monsters and Beasts of Legend

Answer: Pegasus

There is only one Pegasus of course.

26. Japan: A creature was spotted with a tortoise-shell. On the top of its dented head, was a clear-fluid which gave it magical powers...Beware of this creature- for it is said they will suck out your volition and entrails. What is it?

From Quiz Mythical Creatures, Demons, and Fairies

Answer: kappa

The only way to escape a Kappa is to bow, so that the liquid spills out out from the top of its head.

27. Roman: Romulus and Remus were looked after as babies by what sort of animal?

From Quiz Myths- Gods and Animals

Answer: wolf & she-wolf & she wolf & shewolf

Their father was Mars, the God of War.

28. What was the name of the Egyptian bird associated with the worship of Heliopolis?

From Quiz My Favorite Monsters

Answer: Bennu

The Bennu bird is an Egyptian equivalent of the phoenix.

29. What is the psychological term for a person who thinks that he is a wolf?

From Quiz Werewolves and Other Werecreatures

Answer: Lycanthrope

From 'lycos'- wolf and 'anthropos'-man.

30. Who had a horse named Katanka or Kamthaka?

From Quiz World Myth and Animals

Answer: Buddha

Buddha was the founder of the Buddhist religion, an offshoot of Hinduism. His famous white horse, whose name is spelled in a variety of ways in Western sources, is depicted with him in Buddhist art.

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