Spartae, a malevolent spirit born from violence. Some Dracaenae were even known to have had in place of two legs, one (or two) serpent tail. Fauna is an old Roman Goddess of Prophecy and Fruitfulness, with ties to the forest and fields and the animals found there. Spartae, a malevolent spirit born from violence. Teumessian fox - a gigantic fox destined never to be caught. Pegasus was a winged horse. Apollo sees through the raven's lies and angrily casts all three – the cup (Crater. The Keledones, singing maidens sculpted out of gold by Hephaestus. Each and every creature has its own purpose in the myths and stories. The Laconian Drakon was one of the most fearsome of all the drakons. Three-Bodied or Triple-Bodied Daemon, a winged monster with three human bodies ending in serpent-tails. Child of Phorcys and Keto. 21, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Greek_mythological_creatures&oldid=988276577, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles needing rewrite from July 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rhoetus, a centaur who fought and killed at the, Cyprian Centaurs, bull-horned centaurs native to the island of, Lamian Centaurs or Lamian Pheres, twelve rustic spirits of the. Elaphoi Khrysokeroi, four immortal golden-horned deer sacred to the goddess Artemis. Unlike the centaur, his bull half is usually shown as his head. The hero crashed it with his foot. Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany. Gigantic snakes of Libya, according to Diodorus. Allegedly, it was sent by the gods to prey upon the children of Thebes. A very humane chimera, Chiron taught most of the Greek heroes. One look at Medusa turned a man to stone. Leon or Lion, killed by Herakles in the war against the gods. They were usually featured in myths of a hero rescuing a sacrificial princess. They were usually featured in myths of a hero rescuing a sacrificial princess. In Asia, the fox represented sexual seductiveness. Amphisbaena - an ant-eating serpent with two heads, one at each end of the body. Many species of trees, bushes, flowers, and herbs grow all over the country, making it an interesting place for botanists. From her severed head sprang the winged horse Pegasus, whose father was Poseidon. Most of these mythical creatures are closely related to gods and are often sent by the gods to perform a certain task, such as protecting someone or something or just the opposite, to terrorise something or someone. Skolopendra, giant sea monster said to be the size of a Greek trireme. These animals possessed some fantastic super-natural attributes and abilities which made them extraordinary and myth worthy.. Amphisbaena - an ant-eating serpent with two heads, one at each end of the body. Automatons, or Colossi, were men/women, animals and monsters crafted out of metal and made animate in order to perform various tasks. Apollo sees through the raven's lies and angrily casts all three – the cup (Crater. For example, Alabandus at Alabanda, Tenes at Tenedos, Leucothea and her son Palaemon were worshiped throughout Greece. The dragons of Greek mythology were serpentine monsters. Erymanthian Boar - a gigantic boar which Heracles was sent to retrieve in one of his labours. Androsphinx or simply Sphinx, a creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. There it would be placed on (or beside, in the case of larger animals) the altar and some water and barley seeds would be poured on it. The, Clazomenae Boar, gigantic winged sow which terrorized the Greek town of. The Kourai Khryseai, golden maidens sculpted by Hephaestus to attend him in his household. Golden Dog, a dog that guarded the infant god Zeus. Scythian Dracanae, upper body of a woman, lower body composed of two snake tails. Leon or Lion, killed by Herakles in the war against the gods. Merpeople, humans with fish tail after torso (. It was also called the Mother of ants. 21, Aelian, On The Characteristics Of Animals 6. Cetea were sea monsters. He fell asleep, and Helios, the sun god, walked in on the couple. Water-snake, god Apollo was about to make a sacrifice on the altar and he needs some water to perform the ritual. Giantomachian dragon, a dragon that was thrown at Athena during the Giant war. They were created by the divine smith, Hephaestus. Elaphoi Khrysokeroi, four immortal golden-horned deer sacred to the goddess Artemis. They are usually depicted without wings. The god sends the raven to fetch some water in his cup, but the bird gets distracted by a fig tree and spends a few days lazily resting and waiting for the figs to ripen. Child of Phorcys and Keto. In addition to the famous deities, the ancient Greeks also worshiped a number of deified human beings. Heracles was sent by Eurystheus to retrieve it in one of his labours. The god sends the raven to fetch some water in his cup, but the bird gets distracted by a fig tree and spends a few days lazily resting and waiting for the figs to ripen. A character in the Harry Potter series resembles him. Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite. Each and every creature has its own purpose in the myths and stories. He fell asleep, and Helios, the sun god, walked in on the couple. Corinthian Lamia, a vampiric demon who seduced the handsome youth Menippos in the guise of a beautiful woman to consume his flesh and blood. This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 05:22. The Athenian inventor Daedalus also manufactured automatons. Birds of Ares or Ornithes Areioi, were a flock of birds that guarded the Amazons' shrine of the god on a coastal island in the Black Sea. When her mother discovered the girl she collapsed back into death and was burned by the terrified townsfolk beyond the town boundaries. Phoenix - a golden bird that could regenerate itself by bursting into flames and rising from the ashes. 21, Aelian, On The Characteristics Of Animals 6.