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Can You Name The Birthplace Of These Mythical Creatures?

It's finally here, the Classics-meets-Geography quiz we've all been waiting for.

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  1. 1. Let's warm up with an easy one, where does the Loch Ness Monster originate from?

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    Scotland
    Ireland
    Wales
    England
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Scotland!

    Nessie famously stalks Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The Scottish Highlands remain a hugely popular destination, with travellers from around the world coming for a spot of Inverness sightseeing in search of the beast.

    Scotland!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  2. 2. How about Vampires?

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    Whitby, UK
    Washington State, US
    Warsaw, Poland
    Transilvania, Romania
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Transilvania

    Bella and Edward may live in Washington State but the OG vampires came from Transilvania of course.

    Transilvania
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  3. 3. Bigfoot?

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    Kyoto, Japan
    Portland, US
    Black Forest, Germany
    Columbo, Sri Lanka
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Portland!

    Bigfoot is the original hipster of the mythical world. Who knew. Bigfoot has been regularly sighted across North America for the last 200 years, although the oldest account of the creature dates all the way back to 986 AD.

    Portland!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  4. 4. Yeti?

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    Tallinn, Estonia
    Ontario, Canada
    Himalayas, Nepal
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Himalayas

    The Yeti comes from the snowy depths of the Himalayas. Stories of the yeti are so entrenched in Himalayan folklore that real scientific research has been commissioned time and time again to discover the truth behind the ‘man-bear’.

    Himalayas
    Via Flickr: tolomea
  5. 5. Unicorn?

    Alexandria Huntington
    Iceland
    Thailand
    Russia
    China
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    China

    Unicorns have played a central part in Chinese mythology since the first references were made to a creature called the 'qilin' in the 5th century BC.

    China
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  6. 6. Phoenix?

    A. Huntington for Expedia.co.uk
    Greece
    Italy
    Brazil
    Spain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Greece!

    In Greek Mythology, the golden-feathered phoenix was so bright it was said to shine with pure sunlight, and its blue-, green- and purple-feathered tail was so dazzling it would transfix its admirers. Same, tbh.

    Greece!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  7. 7. Impundulu?

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    Cape Town, South Africa
    Adelaide, Australia
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Bali, Indonesia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cape Town

    Southern Africa’s Impundulu, also known as the “lightning bird” as it’s thought to trigger storms, is a fascinating mythological creature which stems from the folklore of the Zulu people among others

    Cape Town
    Via google.co.uk
  8. 8. Bunyip?

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    Australia
    Brazil
    Zimbabwe
    Madagascar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Australia!

    The trail of the mythical Bunyip (water monster) goes back to Aboriginal origins in the south-eastern territory of Victoria.

    Australia!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  9. 9. Kappa?

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    Canada
    Japan
    Mongolia
    China
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Japan!

    The Kappa, translated as “river child” or “water sprite”, doesn’t always look exactly the same. However, if you encounter a reptilian creature about the size of a large monkey, which has humanoid arms, walks upright and is green or bluish in colour, you’ve probably run into a Kappa.

    Japan!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  10. 10. Skin-Walker?

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    Seoul, South Korea
    Moscow, Russia
    Budapest, Hungary
    Colorado, US
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colorado!

    The tales of the Skin-Walker are founded on the stories of the indigenous Navajo population which has lived along the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers for centuries

    Colorado!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  11. 11. Yacumama?

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    Niagara Falls
    River Nile
    Amazon River
    River Thames
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Amazon River

    Located at the convergence of the Solimões and Negro Rivers as they meet to form the mighty Amazon, the city of Manaus in north-western Brazil is the natural starting point for myth lovers on the trail of the Yacumama or “Mother of the Water”, a legendary giant snake.

    Amazon River
    Via tl.wikipedia.org
  12. 12. Ninki-Nanka?

    A. Huntington for Expedia.co.uk
    Bangladesh
    Gambia
    Taiwan
    Bulgaria
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gambia!

    Reportedly sporting the body of a crocodile, the head of a three-horned horse and the neck of a giraffe, the Ninki-Nanka dwells in the astonishing scenery of the wet, swampy and forested land of the Gambia river.

    Gambia!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  13. 13. Ningen?

    A. Huntington for Expedia.co.uk
    Iceland
    Poland
    Antarctic
    Greenland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Antarctic!

    The main metropolis of Chile’s southernmost tip, Punta Arenas (“Sandy Point”) is the perfect base from which to begin your search for the elusive Ningen – humanoid sea creatures – said to inhabit the waters of the Antarctic.

    Antarctic!
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  14. 14. Drop Bear?

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    New South Wales, Austrailia
    British Columbia, Canada
    West Virginia, US
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    New South Wales!

    Some people claim that the drop bear is a tall tale created to scare gullible tourists who visit Australia. But with some truly fearsome creatures already in existence in the bush, outback and deserts of Australia, is a man-eating, tree-dwelling bear really so unbelievable?

    New South Wales!
    Via https://pl.m.wikipedia.org

Can You Name The Birthplace Of These Mythical Creatures?

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Getting there...

You probably dozed off in those ancient history lessons a few times but woke up in time to get through this quiz without too much embarrassment. Well done.

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Good effort!

You've come at this quiz with an eagerness we can all but admire, but lacking that je ne sais quoi. Good effort though.

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