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Questions tagged [mythical-creatures]

For questions about animals or non-sentient beings that are not found on Earth. These can be anything from dragons to Pegasus to your own made-up creature. They just need to not exist on this Earth.

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How do Demigryphons hunt?

Demigryphon usually depicted as a quadrupedal hybrid creature with a body of a Big Cat and a head of a Bird of Prey. Most Big Cats from which it derives its' body plan stalk and ambush their prey - ...
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Explaining Giant Caterpillars that Chase Prey

The giant caterpillars in question are carnivorous, about the size of a barrel in width and length (ie. big enough to swallow an adult male whole), and have elongated limbs and mandibles to aid in ...
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How Do You Get Wood in a World Where Monsters Defend The Forests?

PROJEKT ' IRON SONG ' In the Empire of Tyvertsia, there are many strange and often hostile beasts—bears, mountain lions, sirin, bauk and the like—living among the wildlife of the thick Western forests,...
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Will my cyber-kraken fry itself with these electromagnetic powers?

I'm currently building a kraken for one of my worlds and wanted it to be a threat to my more tech-savvy protagonists. So, I want to give it some cybernetics. In particular, I want it to be able to ...
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Science of attack mechanics [closed]

My alien creature has ability to manipulate oceans enmasse without any magic ,no technology but only a biological method like powerful magnetic field how could it work? what materials is it ...
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Are Ulcerai Feasible?

Ulcerai are odd, parasitic fish. They let large animals like dragons eat them, then they resume life inside their stomach, protected from the acid by mucus-coated bodies (scales, gills, eyes, ...
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What Uses Will Chompers Have In Medieval Society?

This overdue question concerns Chompers, which are adequately explained in this link. As a general rule, humanity either eliminates species or finds a use for them, and so I have to wonder what humans ...
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How Can a Creature With Knockback Come to Exist?

Background: Alendyias is a world that was formed inside the Fracture of Reality, one that is still forming as the Fracture in Reality grows and absorbs other worlds in its path. Absorbed worlds and ...
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Ecologically Correct Ompax

Ompax spatuloides, a hoax, was thought to be a unique type of fish found near the Burnett River in Queensland, Australia. Presuming (for the purpose of this question) its reality, it has generic ...
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Anatomically correct Camazotz

Camazotz is a deity present in the Zapoteca, Mixteca and Maya cultures, a creature commonly represented as a giant humanioid bat and maybe inspired by the existance of the giant vampire bat, Desmodus ...
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Anatomically Correct Poorly Drawn Dragon Wings

While European Dragons are often described as bat-winged, there are many depictions showing otherwise. Some give them fins or sails, and others depict a structure never seen on a living animal This ...
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What would a fish look like if it was adapted to live in honey?

The fish is around 50cm long, and moves through the honey by swimming. The honey is fresh from the bees that made it, and stays that way effectively forever. The fish is a carnivore, and eats ...
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Uses for Griffins and Other Flying Creatures in a Modern Air Force?

My book series is set in a rapidly industrializing galaxy, and one of my planets (which has a sort of late medieval-early Renaissance tech level) has griffins, pegasi, hippogriffs, and other large ...
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How to make a member of the Fae sick?

I have a small character in the book I'm writing who is a member of the Fae. We're talking old school folklore, Horned King, Oberon, changeling level Fae and not Peter Pan teeny tiny wings type. One ...
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Why do the toe-ticklers tickle toes? [closed]

Toe-Ticklers are unique beings. They are around human-sized, and overall resemble tetrapods, with 2 key differences: They have 2 pairs of forelegs in sequence, each of which have a mass of dexterous ...
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Effects of Remnants on Monsters

When monsters die, Drops aren't the only thing that form. In fact, it's a bit more complicated than that. After a monster dies, its magic tries to return to its natural state as part of a living soul (...
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Anatomically correct Cipactli

Cipactli is a monstrous deity from the Mexica/Aztec culture characterized to be insatiable, primitive, and represent chaos and disorder. Representations combine features from different animals, ...
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How effective would a unicorn's horn be in combat?

Suppose a unicorn agreed to let a person ride/tame it for combat in battles, and assuming as a baseline, without any magic assistance, that the horn is made of a similar material to ivory, in the ...
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Where would the reproductive organs be on an insect-millipede?

I had an idea for a creature that is a hybrid of an insect and a millipede. More specifically, it has the body of a millipede with the head and thorax of an insect, replacing the millipede head and ...
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Anatomically Correct Ypotryll [closed]

The Ypotryll is an ungulate with the following appearance: Its head and jaw look like that of a wild boar, and the body is humped like a camel. The legs and feet are bovine, and its tail is long, ...
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Anatomically Correct Questing Beast [closed]

The questing beast is a large wild animal It mostly looks like a big cat, more specifically a mixture of a leopard and a lion. Unlike a big cat, they have deer-like hooves, and a head and neck ...
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Anatomically Correct Makara [closed]

The makara is a river-dwelling mount with an odd appearance. Overall, it resembles a crocodile, with a few distinct traits: Its face has an elephant-like trunk, and round ears like a mouse. It also ...
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The Ultimate Pest [closed]

An evil god has set out to create the worst pest imaginable. By mixing the features of existing creatures, they have wrought a monster designed to inflict the most damage to human society as is ...
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Anatomically Correct Tritons [closed]

Tritons are aquatic draught animals used to drive boats Externally, they appear quite chimeric. Their head is short, with many resemblances: Their jaws and teeth are like a carnivorous mammal, their ...
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How Can Medieval People Defend Themselves Against Plopup?

Okay, so if you don't know what Plopup are, they are aptly explained in this link here. Plopup are a particular problem, as their speed, durability, regenerative capacity, and shapeshifting abilities ...
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Anatomically Correct Dire Bear

Characteristics of the Dire Bear Larger than a normal bear - about ten feet from paws to head whilst on all fours Fur covered in bony protrusions, that act as armour And that's it. Is there a way ...
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How could a society of giants remain hidden?

How could a society of about 10 giants remain hidden from the world in this day and age? These giants are ~50 feet high, uneducated, and eat humans. They run very fast and are very strong. How could ...
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How could a nautilus work together with a man o' war?

There are two animals in symbiosis One of these animals is a type of nautilus. It is small, at around 10cm long, and has a smaller phragmacone. They have long, strong cirri, which they use to hold on ...
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Could these organic golems exist?

The organic golem is an artificial bionic humanoid. It is made up mostly of organic materials, like flesh and bone Its limbs have tendons, ligaments, and bones like that of a human, but without ...
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Could this rock-badger exist?

Rock-badgers are large mustelids with a strange ability: They can burrow through stone. They achieve this with large, slightly mole-like forelimbs, with mineralized claws that can cut through stone. ...
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The Laundry’s Basilisk’s Effects

In The Laundry, basilisks and associated weapons and creatures turn their targets to stone by transmuting 10% of carbon to silicon. Ignoring the question of how, what effects would this actually have? ...
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How could a quadrupedal human evolve?

The creature is an ape-like quadruped very similar to humans. Their intelligence and feelings are the same as in regular humans. The head and torso are indistinguishable from a regular human. The arms ...
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How could this cave-dwelling draught animal evolve?

This animal is a domesticated animal that was originally found in caves, and is still used there as a draught animal. It is a horse-sized troglomorphic tetrapod that is capable of pulling its own ...
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Anatomically Correct Basilisk

The basilisk is an odd serpent It has never been seen alive, as anyone who does see it will almost immediately die. However, dried corpses are fine to look at These corpses are around 4-5ft from nose ...
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Why would these creatures have an orthograde posture?

The creature is an alien resembling a reptile. It is around 1m tall. It has scales and a tetrapod-like skeleton, but lacks a tail. It breathes through paired siphons in its neck. It has no nostrils or ...
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Sorts of members, shapes and its creatures

I've been searching for a, at least for now, undefinable material that is other sort of creatures that has shapes and members on a different quantity/format from the habitual to us humans to see. ...
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Could an animal have a set of scales supporting its body instead of a spine?

Could an animal, similar in size and lifestyle to a hippopotamus, be supported by a set of hard, exposed scales instead of a spine and a ribcage? The scales would not be fused, but connected by joints....
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How do the snakes on the heads of Gorgons connect with the skull?

I’m having Gorgons as a race in my story setting. They are not exclusively female, have the lower body of a serpent, and the classic snakes-for-hair element Gorgons had in Greek mythology. However, I’...
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Is my Bioluminescent, Four-legged, Bat Creature Possible?

Note, all animals are actually only Damarian equivalents of the animals named, except for my question creature. My world, Damarian (Found in my newer posts), has a species of obligate carnivores, ...
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Werewolves have the same fur color as their human form's hair color. What gave humans the idea that they're all gray?

In my setting, every mythical humanoid creature humanity ever came up with (and most of the non-humanoid ones too, though it's more complicated there) either exists, or at one point used to exist ...
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How Can a Creature With Focus Come to Exist?

Background: Alendyias is a world that was formed inside the Fracture of Reality, one that is still forming as the Fracture in Reality grows and absorbs other worlds in its path. Absorbed worlds and ...
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How far can pixie see unaided?

Flash news: A mysterious creature very much resembles a pixie was killed in a freak accident involving a sparrow, authority suspects no foul play since interviews with the local mythology creatures ...
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Will Plops Go Aquatic? [closed]

Plops, as described in the link, are pretty dangerous critters. Their water predators range from Snappers to octopi, and due to Rubberizing, the Enchantment they grant to whatever kills them, not many ...
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Mothril Armor: How Big Are Silver Moths? [closed]

This question is simple, sort of. Mithril is a fantasy staple, and my version is ridiculously hard and strong. On the Metal-Crystal Toughness Scale, I've ranked Iron as 1 and Steel as 2, but Mithril ...
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Creating a Torchblow Predator [closed]

Torchblow. What are they and why do they need a predator? This link should give you a good idea. Basically, it's a four-legged monster, the size of a typical pig with a 1/2-inch thick shell (a shell ...
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Making a Predator For Wild Anklebiters

Wild Anklebiters (hereafter referred to as just Anklebiters) are odd creatures. They drain blood like lampreys or leeches, they tunnel through the ground like earthworms, and their physiology is a mix ...
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Creating a Dropper Predator

After posting Protecting Medieval Villagers From Droppers, I realized that Droppers must be kept in check-hard in check. Now, thanks to Classes, a Dropper's speed and agility can pretty easily be ...
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Determining a Whackagi's Strength

If you don't know what a Whackagi is, please click here. My problem is simple; I know how dangerous Whackagi are, but not how dangerous they are to what they hit, how much damage they can do with a ...
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If the Roman Empire in the Year 90 AD Found a Living Tyrannosaurus Rex, What Creature in Their Mythology Would They Most Likely Mistake It For?

I'm writing a story where a group of mischievous aliens teleport iconic creatures to inappropriate time periods. (Dimetrodons in colonial Germany, Pterodactyls in the medieval Ottoman Empire, ...
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Making a Predator For Bitbugs

If you don't know what the heck a Bitbug is, this handy link should give you a good idea. Basically, these Kirbyesque bugs are living chaos, manifested in a cute, lovable, implacable, and infectious ...

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