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Mythical Creatures Trivia

Quiz: mythological and legendary creatures

  1. Which immortal bird in Greek mythology is born again by rising from the ashes of its predecessor?
  2. The subject of sailors' superstitions, which legendary, enormous sea monster is said to appear off the coast of Norway?
  3. What mythical beast is half-eagle, half-lion?
  4. Name the giant one-eyed creatures of both Greek and Roman mythology?

  5. Which creature from Greek mythology has the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse?
  6. The bunyipin is a legendary monster in which people's folklore?
  7. What in Egyptian mythology, was a protector, built to guard royalty and in greek mythology a treacherous being with the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird?
  8. Which folkloric creature is also known as a lycanthrope?
  9. What is 'aon-adharcach' the Gaelic word for?
  10. What's the collective name for the three monstrous sea-nymphs who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song?
  11. Name the mythical reptile with a lethal gaze, said to be generated from an egg laid by a cock and hatched by a serpent?
  12. Which monster in Ancient Greek mythology, was the offspring of the Cretan Queen Pasiphae and a majestic bull?
  13. Which female had living venomous snakes in place of hair?
  14. Which mythological beast described in the Hebrew Bible as an example of the power of God, is now a word meaning something of monstrous size or power?
  15. Can you name the serpent-like water monster in Greek mythology with nine heads?


  1. Phoenix
  2. Kraken
  3. The griffin
  4. Cyclops
  5. Centaur
  6. Aboriginal Australians
  7. Sphinx
  8. Werewolf
  9. Unicorn (the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland)
  10. The seirenes, or sirens
  11. Basilisk
  12. Minotaur
  13. Medusa
  14. Behemoth
  15. Hydra