CREATURES FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Added on: 23rd Mar 2015
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 victory.
These were a pair of 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.