Dec 6 2010 5:09pm

A Mythical Menagerie!

The Mythical WTFFFFFFWe’re in a frivolous mood and decided to ask our Twitter and Facebook followers this question:

Which mythical creatures do you wish roamed our world? And which creatures would be a nightmare?


Andrej: 1. An honest politician that kept their campaign promises. 2. Voidbringers.

Samuel: Good? Minotaur. Two words: flank steak. Runner up: Pegasus. Forget jet packs for personal transportation, pegasi are where it’s at!

Bad? Unicorns. Encourages too much virtue. Runner up? Dragons. That doesn’t tend to end too well for humanity.

Neal: It would be great to have the sphinx around so it could challenge all the pundits to debates, and promptly devour them when they fail the intelligence test. Any of the petrifying beasties (cockatrice, medusa etc) would be bad, although they might spruce up the neighbourhood with some very realistic statues!


Wish for dragons, because they’d be awesome. Unicorns would be the bane of high-school virgins everywhere! @liamkruger

I’d love for the pegasus to be real! And I’m glad the phoenix isn’t. I mean, can you imagine all the accidental (forest) fires? @Pallekenl

Do we need ’em? We have love without Amor’s arrows and there are many bad things without Pandora’s Gifts. We make heaven and hell on our own @fandomobserver

I wish a Western Dragon existed with malachite scales and Reavers weren’t on the rampage! @crazy_legz

Both wish were real and glad they aren’t - the gods. @jlabeatnik

I wish Kirin were real. They are part deer and dragon, bring good luck and appear when a wise man is born; such as Confucius. @MichaelA_Parker

We’ve been thrilled with the creativity of these answers—what are your thoughts?

Sim Tambem
2. Daedos
Good: Magic Jars

Bad: Padan Fain
3. mike#numbers
Good: Jackalope

Bad: Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

@lambson im changing my second answer to Padan Fain
4. Ayo1
Good: Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Orcs, and other such humanoids of myth. Give humanity a bit of perspective, I think... oh, and Loial, son of Arant, son of... (I forget) and all his ogier ilk.
I'd love to see dragons too though, even if it were the last thing I'd see... :)

Bad: well, since Padan Fain is taken... all the nasties of Robert Jordan's world sound pretty bad to me, really... otherwise... Harpies don't sound like much fun at all.
5. tirpen
Good: Santa Claus. That would take a lot of load of us each winter solstice. :)

Bad: Genies. Just imagine the complete chaos that would result from wishes being granted all over the place. *shudders*
Wesley Parish
6. Aladdin_Sane
Good: Selkies - be fun to talk to a person-in-a-sealskin. Mermen and mermaids - as long as they avoid the nasties that humanity have gifted the depths of the sea ... Patupaiarehe - find out just where various things I thought I'd forgotten in the forest actually got to, and when they can return them, pronto ... :) Shoemaker's elves - I hate to say it, but I could use a little help with my shoes ... :)

Bad: various malicious water-spirits such as the bunyip, out to get its fair share of lunch at our expense, with a taste for women ... Masalai, hiding out in the forest, full of malice towards the human intruders into their domain, and out to play malicious tricks on them ... or Maero, as they're known in Te Reo.

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