LEGENDARY CREATURES FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Added on: 17th Dec 2014
Usually represented as a serpent, he presided over the Delphic oracle.
Unfortunately he became enemies with the Olympian deity Apollo
who ended up killing him and taking the oracle for himself.
A two headed dog tasked with guarding a huge herd of red cattle,
he was killed by Hercules who then kept all the cattle as proof of his
These were a pair of centaurine sea-gods with the upper body of a man,
the lower front of a horse, and the tail of a fish. They were set in the sky
as the astronomical constellation Pisces.
Scylla was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of
water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis. The two sides of the strait
were within an arrow’s range of each other—so close that sailors
attempting to avoid Charybdis would pass too close to Scylla
with disastrous results.
Known as the “Father of All Monsters”, Typhon was believed to be
the most deadly monster of Greek mythology. His human upper half
supposedly reached as high as the stars, and his hands reached east and
west. Instead of a human head, a hundred dragon heads
erupted from his neck and shoulders.
Ophiotaurus was a creature that was part bull and part serpent.
It’s entrails were said to grant the power to defeat the gods to
whoever burned them.
Lamia was apparently a beautiful queen of Libya who became a
child-eating daemon. In the myth, she is a mistress of the god Zeus,
causing Zeus’ jealous wife, Hera, to kill all of Lamia’s children (except for
Scylla, who is herself cursed) and transform her into a monster that
hunts and devours the children of others.
The Graeae were three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth among
them. Not surprisingly they weren’t known for their beauty.
Half woman half snake, Echidna known as the “Mother of All Monsters”
because most of the monsters in Greek mythology were her offspring.