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1. For centuries there have been stories about the loup-garou. What is a loup-garou?

2. Lycanthropy is the belief that one can turn into a wolf via witchcraft. It is also use to describe a characteristic of a certain psychoses. What is that characteristic?

3. The Cucurbita pepo is often portrayed as a living, mobile creature in fictional situations. What is a Cucurbita pepo?

4. The owl has become a fictional symbol of wisdom. Where did the image of the "wise old owl" first arise?

5. Quetzalcoatl, a god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, was comprised of two animals. What two animals were merged in this Mexican god?

6. What creatures were believed to be enemies of the ancient Egyptian sun god, Ra?

7. Several Native American tribes, including the Eskimos, believe these creatures to be a race of people. What is the animal?

8. The fictional hero, Zorro, is a famed masked man of Mexico. From what animal is the name Zorro derived?

9. This German word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person, most commonly an "evil twin." It also sometimes refers to bilocation.

Name the word.

10. Some mythological characters are half human and half creature. Can you name the character that was half human and half goat? Who was the character that had the head of a bull on a man's body?

 

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1. Loup-garou is another name for a werewolf.

2. It is a form of cannibalism. The morbid desire to eat human flesh.

3. The Cucurbita pepo is more commonly known as the pumpkin, which on Halloween becomes a jack-o'- lantern.

4. In ancient Greece, the wise old owl was said to be the companion of Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

5. Quetzalcoatl was a combination of the trogon, or quetzal — bird and the rattlesnake. Through his ability to move the clouds, Quetzalcoatl was able to produce much-needed rain to fertilize the soil.

6. Turtles were disliked by the Egyptians for endangering Ra.

7. Bears.

8. Zorro is the Spanish word for fox.

9. Doppelganger.

10. Pan was half human, half goat, and Minotaur had the head of a bull on a man's body.

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