When you think about it, mythical creatures are like caricatures of normal people, exaggerating their traits to extremes.
Think of fire-breathing dragons and there’s bound to be a few hot-headed people in your life who also come to mind. And there’s something magical in people when they resemble fairies; benevolent souls who enjoy granting the wishes of others.
Oftentimes, mythical beings are a novel way of looking at ourselves, and you can find out a lot about your personality by which fantastical entity you most resemble. Are you an alluring mermaid? An insidious imp or elf? Take this quiz and find out!
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What power would you like to have?
What's your favorite activity?
What color do you like to wear?
Are you someone who likes to talk on the phone?
Do you often fall in love easily?
What's your favorite food?
What are you most interested in?
Can you keep a secret?
Would you describe yourself as someone who has difficulty making decisions?
When you like someone, what do you do?
Would you say you are a rather shy person or a very extroverted person?
What Mythical Creature Am I?
You are a Unicorn!
Your beauty overshadows your goodness. You are kind, strong and feel at home in a natural environment. You may be a little naive, but people like you anyway.
You are a Troll!
You are brutal, and you don't always get along with others. You stay true to yourself, and that's what matters.
You are a Dragon!
Gifted with courage, tenacity and intelligence, dragons are also enthusiastic and optimistic. Determined to meet the challenges that lie ahead, you are not afraid to take risks.
You are Bigfoot!
You like the outdoors and because you are shy, you stay alone. You are a really kind and caring person, but it seems that most people only see glimpses of you that are not reality.
You are an Elf!
You are funny, intelligent and hard-working. You may seem a little hyperactive to others, but that's only because the world around you moves very slowly!
You are a Hippogriff!
You are a mixture of royal elegance when you fly and a clumsy and greedy creature when you are back on earth.
In most folklore, the world is filled with mysterious creatures that exist alongside humankind, often encountered by travellers who reach far-off lands. Hundreds of years ago, people had little knowledge of the world and the lands surrounding them, and it was common for journeys on land and voyages at sea to generate tales of strange men, man-like beasts, and monsters.
These fantastical beings can take the form of great beasts such as the dragon, griffin, and the Pegasus, which are so common that cultures across the world have their own variations, from Europe to Mexico, India and China.
Other times, mythical creatures are marvellous combinations of different animals. Generally depicted as fearsome monsters, examples of these include the quintessential Chimera, Manticore, and Hippogriff, who are said to guard extraordinary treasures from greedy human explorers.
The most prevalent mythical creatures, however, look eerily similar to normal people. Fairies and fair folk, and the elves related to them, for example, are magical entities that are so physically alike to us that they can trick wanderers into believing they’re human and following them into their secret village deep in the woods or underground. Stories of unlucky wanderers being killed, eaten, or enslaved used to be told quite often in the olden days, so as to dissuade adventurous children from playing outside at night.
It seems that the most human-like mythical beings were also the most capricious, like in the tales of seamen who were slaughtered by mermaids after falling to their seductive songs, and all manner of vengeful spirits and ghouls that waylay those who travel at the dead of night. Some, like demons, imps, and spectres, are commonly depicted as the most malignant of mythical creatures, so it’s no surprise that you’d use their names to call someone whom you dislike.
Other humanoid beings are less hostile, including the riddling Sphinx, the whimsical gnomes and dwarves, and the mischievous leprechauns.
Whatever mythical being you are, be sure to look at their best qualities and snuff out the worst.
FAQ Mythical Creatures
What are the different kinds of dragons?
Dragons are among the most diverse kinds of mythical creatures, with different variants belonging to cultures all over the world. The most familiar form you might see, with great wings, four legs, and possibly the ability to breathe fire, is a Western dragon that follows a description on the Biblical stories. The larger of these dragons is called a drake, while smaller forms are called wyverns. Dragons from the East, such as those in Chinese mythology, look more like wyrms, which are usually limbless.
Which are the most famous mythical beings at sea?
Popular tales at sea include sightings of mermaids, leviathans, and krakens. Mermaids are beautiful creatures with a human upper half and fish-like lower half. Leviathans are any manner of colossal beast, most popularly like a giant whale or dragon. There’s also the Kraken, which resembles a giant squid, and is said to be the terror of Scandinavian seafarers for generations.
How did the Hydra die?
The Lernaean hydra was considered an invincible beast in Ancient Greek folklore, capable of regenerating all nine of its lost heads from injury. It was slain by Heracles as the goal of his Second labor. With the help of his nephew, Iolaus, Heracles prevented the Hydra from regenerating cut heads by cauterizing them with a firebrand. When only the single, immortal head remained, Heracles decapitated it with Athena’s golden sword.
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