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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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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How Dangerous Are Ploppers?

After realizing I made it way too easy for people to become lethal monster slayers, I felt the need to create the Plopper. So, what is a Plopper? Ploppers are essentially Chompers, but with a few key ...
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How Dangerous Are Whackagi?

The twin of How Dangerous Are Spikagi?, which concerned Spikagi. This question concerns their big blue twin: Whackagi. It sounds funny, but it's not. These big blue bruisers are 4 feet 10 inches tall, ...
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How Dangerous Are Spikagi?

If you've seen How Dangerous Are Ploppers?, you know that only 9 out of 10 Chompers that eat a Plop become a Plopper. This question concerns what happens to the 10th Chomper. You see, that 10th ...
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Realistic Unicorns

Contrary to popular belief, Unicorns are not related to horses but instead are descended from the Siberian Unicorn. Over time: their fur became whiter they became slightly smaller they have an above-...
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Creating a Predator For Snappers

Yep, it's another predator question. I know lots of animals eat fish, but the Snapper is a different breed of deadly animal, a ferocious, amphibious pirahna with dagger-hard teeth and the ability to ...
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What are some examples of fae-like creatures in Native American folklore

In my story I'm setting up a cold war between a faction of Fae and the Native American equivalent. The Fae are your typical Unseelie Court where one should watch their words or get bamboozled. The ...
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What circumstances would lead to griffins abandoning their mountainous habitats for castles?

Castles have high towers for them to roost in and scout, lots of surrounding land for food and water. Obviously the biggest problem would be getting the people living in them to either clear off, or ...
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World with Demons, Merfolk, Angels, and Humans living together

I am writing a prospective scenario for a satirical horror-comedy and science-fantasy Web-series for adolescents (or teenagers if you want) and adults where humans cohabit with demons, merfolk, and ...
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Making a Predator For Chompers

Yep, I'm back with another predator question! Before I even posting Creating a Predator For Plops, I knew I'd have to post similar questions for Chompers, Snappers, and Anklebiters (the last will come ...
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How Dangerous Are Evolved Ploppers?

This is the sequel to How Dangerous Are Ploppers? and covers one vital aspect of Ploppers: evolution. Sure, Ploppers aren't much of a threat, but they grow up, evolving into a stronger equivalent of a ...
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Why would this creature have a head?

The creature is a soft-bodied animal roughly the size of a human, that resembles a wing-less bird in its stance. It has no neck or eyes, and its mouth is at the end of a pharynx attached to the torso. ...
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Creating a Predator For Plops

After hearing the idea that Plop meant the end of all life on Earth multiple times in the comments on my Plop questions, I have come to decide a Plop predator should be created. (For a description of ...
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Anatomically Correct Charybdis

Is there a realistic way that a Charybdis-like creature could evolve? Starting with roughly earth-like biology, what is the closest plausible creature to the mythical Charybdis that could exist? ...
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What danger would a mummy pose if resurrected where they need to cover/protect its body?

Mummies are widely considered to be one of the most iconic undead monsters, but are often overshadowed by their vampire & zombie brethren. Furthermore, while the vampire has a bevy of supernatural ...
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Plopup Masquerade: Will It Be Effective?

This is a sequel to Just How Dangerous Would a Plopup Be? and concerns an idea I had for making Plopup more dangerous. Basically, the problem with Plopup is that they are too predictable. Hurt one, ...
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How to disguise a ghost with the Masquerade in full effect?

Okay, so I have a world just like ours, except all the myths are real. Maybe. The Masquerade is in full effect - there is no such thing as monsters and you'd be crazy to say otherwise. This is vastly ...
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How could my lava plant work?

Is it possible for a plant to live in the kind of environment that I created? The environment has dim light, is underground, full of lava, and has constant lava explosions. This environment also has ...
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Just How Dangerous Would a Plopup Be?

Okay, I've been making quite a few Plop questions, and this one is a real heavy hitter. (You can see one, two, and three for more on Plop.) You see, every so often Plops form hidden hordes (like rats ...
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How would a four (or more) winged dragon fly? what would the wingspan be?

it has an elongated body, and the wings are 2 pairs and 2 pairs behind those, at a sufficient distance so they do not get in each other's way, unless the dragon wants them to, also not too far apart, ...
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What kind of deadly ranged weapon can pixies use against humans?

Description of pixies As heavy as a standard golf ball. As big as official ping pong ball. Humanoid but have a pair of wings for flight. Prefer to live in forested areas. Eats fruits and insects. ...
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Why is clothing turned inside-out my weakness?

Various mythological creatures have this strange thing where wearing clothing inside out can ward them off, allow them to be outwitted, or be outright defeated? Why could this be a weakness for any ...
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Creating a Worm For Urban Survival

This creature combines traits from a centipede and a worm: it's covered in chitin, has many segmented legs with mandibles and book lungs, but otherwise, it's a regular armored worm. At maximum length, ...
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Merpeople with ink-spraying heads?

My merpeople have ink sacs in their heads, as they can spray ink from tentacles (like Medusa's snakes) on their head. The problem is, I don't know where said ink sac for each tentacle would go without ...
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How can a 15-year-old vampire get human blood?

Since they can't really work a job that would allow easy access to blood, I thought of having them volunteer at a blood bank then maybe steal a bag. Alternatively, is it plausible that they would come ...
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Could my Kangaroo-Monkeys exist?

Kangaroo-Monkeys are a mammalian species from the Euarchontoglires super-order. Some basic characteristics of my kangaroo-monkeys include: Are excellent bipedal jumpers (they jump from the ground); ...
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Balancing Companion Gain

In my low-fantasy world, monster drops are created when a magical creature is slain; its lifeforce is released and interacts with ambient magic to either recreate body parts or alter objects in or ...
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Anatomically Correct Unicorn

The Unicorn is a iconic symbol of fantasy, appearing in both mythology and modern novels. It is simply a horse with a single, spiral horn erecting from atop its head. How could a creature like this ...
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Why Would An Adventurer Use A Literal Sword Frog? [closed]

After seeing this question Why would an adventurer use a sword frog? I must admit I was a bit disappointed, though I understand it was a legitimate question. Understandably enough, I thought the ...
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Plausibility of Engulfer

Alright, so this is another creature-design question. It's been a while since I've posted one of these, so this is overdue in my opinion. Engulfers are large (think car or van-sized) caterpillar-like ...
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How does a flying hydra work?

A hydra is a multi-headed beast usually depicted as a serpent in many mythologies. I suppose each head should have an independent brain and thus would each have a different wake/sleep cycle not unlike ...
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Dragons and aviation bureaucracy, part 3: Plopping a Dragon into Today's World (or Papers, please, big fella)

Given the context of my previous dragon questions -- slow, but fairly high-flying dragons (say FL250 or so for a service ceiling), capable of flying under Earth's conditions and growing up to RJ or ...
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Anatomically correct Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl is the main of the cultures from the center of Mexico, like mexicas, toltecas, teotihuacans and the maya equivalent Kukulkan, known by the popular culture as the feathered flying snake or ...
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Could my Cipactlis exist?

In a world I'm designing, a group of unknown animals evolved into the fearsome Cipactlis. Some traits of these Cipactlis include: having limbs in the stance of toads and wrinkly skin, the tail fin of ...
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How would knights train in a world with rideable dragons?

In a world with rideable dragons, what skills would you look for in a knight, and how would they train for it? For this question, let's assume: castles modified based on the accepted answer from How ...
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How would tiny dragons strike TERROR?

Average Medieval times for humans... And everybody fears these fire-breathing, jewel-stealing sentient creatures. There is just one problem. Dragons on this world are sparrow-sized, and aren't very ...
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Movement for a spherical desert creature

Context I'm building/designing a set of creatures in a world I'm making. Currently the creatures I am designing will live in an extremely hot, dry desert. About the same amount of rainfall as the ...
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Can my mermaids work?

Looking to how I can make Nagas and Mermaids able to exist and evolve in my story, I came across this post which explains how Nagas could evolve from humans: Anatomically Correct Naga In the top ...
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Anatomically Correct Cerberus

Cerberus was a three headed dog, commonly depicted with a collar and tail of snakes. Such an organism is quite difficult to justify, but how can such a creature appear that way? Is there a realistic ...
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Why is risky sport about absorbing magical creatures not banned?

Set during the medieval period say between 500 to 600AD, there are magical creatures inhabiting the same world as us. These magical creatures actually exist in a parallel world but an impact from an ...
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How can a city protect itself from an invasion of knights riding flying creatures?

I've done a question about Aerial battle of knights riding flying creatures... How would they fight?, that was put [on hold] for being too broad. So I'm splitting the question into a series. The ...
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Evolution of a sexual dimorphic, pack-hunting ninetails

Need ideas for the evolution of the kumiho, the Korean nine tailed fox that is native in the Korean peninsula. First of all, this species is sexual dimorphic so both sexes would look different from ...
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How is Charybdis powered?

How is Charybdis from The Odyssey powered? As odd as it seems, I'm looking for a science-based answer. She needs energy. To suck down warships, she is at least 75 ft in diameter and must suck them at ...
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Carnivorous Flower-worm: Implantation Possible?

If you want to know exactly what creature I'm referring to, look at Feasibility of Carnivorous Flower-worm. Let's say I want people to be able to ritualistically implant these creatures to gain the ...
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Anatomically Correct Ahuizotl

The Ahuizotl is a creature from Aztec mythology. It is aquatic, and appears similar to a small dog with grasping forepaws like a raccoon or monkey's, and a very long tail ending with an extra hand. ...
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Anatomically Correct Humbaba

In ancient Mesopotamian mythology, Humbaba was an evil giant slain by the hero Gilgamesh in the famous Epic of Gilgamesh. In the epic, there was only one Humbaba, but for the purposes of this question ...
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How would harpies get supplies up and down their mountain homes? [closed]

Clearly, harpies can fly up and down between their mountain homes and the ground. They may be able to do this while carrying a considerable weight. But that's still the hardest, most manual way of ...
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How do you kill a kraken with medieval technology?

How could you kill a kraken with medieval technology? This kraken has a regular squid body/tentacles, but it has some lobster parts too. It has two lobster claws and lots of legs. Also, my kraken has ...

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