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10 Awesome Greek Mythology Creatures

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Anissa Rawlings

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cy·clops cer·ber·us: min·o·taur cen·taurs: Centaurs are well known mythology creatures who had the head, arms and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse. Most are wild and savage, known for lust fulness and drunkenness. Cerberus is the famous three
headed hell dog that guarded the
entrance of the underworld. chi·me·ra Chimera is the mix of a lion, a goat and a snake. Chimera is often depicted as a female creature, that is capable of breathing fire. Cyclops is a Greek mythology monster that is well known for their one eye. In most Greek stories, cyclops were often depicted as giants. Minotaur is the well known creature that is half bull and half man. However, this half man, half beast devoured man for food. hy·dra This is the famous nine headed serpent, It's purpose was to kill Hercules as part of his 12 labors. In the second labor, Hercules was tasked to kill Hydra. However, the beast had the ability to regrow any of the heads that Hercules had cut off. si·rens Sirens are beautiful creatures that used their voices to lure sailors to their hideout at the cliffs where they would crash to their deaths. Sirens is a woman with a fish body, like a mermaid. It is said that if anybody heard the sirens’ voice and survived, they would kill themselves. sp·hinx 10 Awesome
Greek Mythology Creatures Sphinx has the head of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of a bird. One Sphinx guarded the road to the city of Thebe, all travelers who used this road, were asked “Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?” Anyone who can’t answer this riddle correctly was devoured. The riddle was eventually solved, the correct answer: “man”. It was said that the Sphinx either jumped off a cliff or devoured herself when the riddle was solved. peg·a·sus Pegasus is the famous winged horse of the Greek mythology. Bellerophon captured Pegasus who agreed to help the hero in his battle against the Chimera. Bellerophon, however, eventually died as he fell off the back of Pegasus when they were trying to reach Mount Olympus. Anissa Rawlings grif·fin Griffin is the Greek mythology creature that is a mix of two, the body of a lion, and the wings and head of an eagle. Given that both the lion and the eagle are kings of animals and birds respectively, it is said that the Griffin was the king of all creatures.
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