Mythical Beast Venn Diagram

All this Venn diagram is missing is the human/owl overlap that gives us the Mothman, referenced in Sam’s AI today and also the subject of this Monday’s Boston Skeptics in the Pub event!

Mythical Creatures Venn Diagram

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  1. As a primate, I would like to lodge a formal protest. Big Foot/Sasquatch/Yeti/Abonimable Snowman was left out. As a proponent of primates, I deplore this abomination in the form of Bird Bias in the Monkey v Bird battle.

    Everyone knows that Big Foot would rip off a harpies wings, then beak-flip it, leaving it to count it’s numbered feather…


  2. @nightfall: There’s that, of course. But what I mean is that all of the mythical creatures are combinations of known, Earthly, mundane creatures. One would think that true “supernatural” creatures, if they existed, would be totally unlike anything we know – i.e. aliens to our natural world.

    However, I love the Venn diagram. As some have pointed out, it can stand some “expansion modules.” :-)

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