This way Odysseus could hear their song and not be captured. Ἀνάγκη Anánkē The goddess of inevitability, compulsion, and necessity. Theoi Halioi The gods of the sea. Typhon Typhon was perhaps the scariest and most powerful of all the monsters in Greek Mythology. Orthrus Orthrus, also known as Orthus, was the two-headed hound that guarded the cattle of Geryon in Greek mythology. Θέμις Thémis Titaness of divine law and order. Oupis A Hyperborean nymph in the retinue of the goddess Artemis.
Minotaur Carrying on with the monsters and beings in Greek mythology, this list of mythical creatures would certainly not be complete without the Minotaur. They were also known to be the workers of the divine blacksmith Hephaestus. The same is true of earthquakes, which are seen as movements of the earth that are triggered by Typhon trying to escape. One of the three Erinyes, goddesses of vengeance. One of the Arcadian nymph nurses of the god Zeus. He is the twice-born son of and , in that Zeus snatched him from his mother's womb and stitched Dionysus into his own thigh and carried him until he was ready to be born. Most notable of these were the two sets of brothers born to Ouranos and Gaia, the Hecatonchires and first generation Cyclopes.
Heracles then devises a plan to turn the tide against the monster. Well then, do we have a list for you! It was said that upon seeing Cerberus, Eurystheus was so terrified that he hid in a large vase and begged Heracles to return the hell hound back to Hades. A breed of man-eating birds which haunted Lake Stymphalus in Arcadia. Both Apollo and Artemis use a bow and arrow. There were different opinions as to how an upir could be killed.
His attributes are the or , key, sceptre, and the three-headed dog. What made Sphinx, who had a head of a woman, body of a lion, wings of an eagle, and tail of a serpent, lethal was the fact that she killed and ate anybody who couldn't answer her riddle. Xanthos One of the immortal horses owned by the hero Peleus and his son Achilles. When he was a volcano-demon, Typhon hurled red rocks straight at heaven and fire boiled from his mouth. On the other hand, some accounts Hymn to Delos by Callimachus have Briareus as an enemy of Zeus who was buried under Mount Etna after he was defeated and killed.
Echidna would be allowed to return to her cave in Arima, but eventually she would be killed by the one hundred eyed giant,. In most of the myths the Minotaur had the head of a bull and the body of a human while some other myths suggested vice versa. Gorgons - three cursed sisters with hair full of venomous serpents. And there she has a cave deep down under a hollow rock far from the deathless gods and mortal men. She is the daughter of and , and twin sister of.
Pegasus was the horse of Zeus and the offspring of the ugly monster Medusa. Do not spend your time commenting about things that do not belong here. Telphousia A Boeotian Erinys who was the mother of the Ismenian dragon by the god Ares. Salmakis The Naiad-nymph of a spring near the town of Halicarnassus who fell in love with the youth Hermaphroditus. In this version of the tale, Medusa is born with a hideous face and a serpents tail where her legs should be. Ἠώς Ēṓs Titaness of the dawn.
Some accounts, however, suggest that centaurs were born from the unity of Magnesian mares and Centaurus a single centaur considered to be the father of all centaurs. However, in later versions told by the Romans and the Greeks, Medusa was joined by her two sisters, Stheno and Euryale. An Amazon was a female warrior in Greek Mythology. From Sirens that lure sailors to their death by their sweet voice, ravenous Sphinx guarding the entrance to a city, and evil Lamia who has an insatiable appetite for the flesh of small children. Odysseus also came into contact with a Cyclops while on his adventures in the Odyssey. They remained neutral in the Titan-War and retained their role as minor earth-goddesses.
Zeus murdered Typhon with hundred lightning bolts, but excused Echidna and her children. He attached a large chunk of lead to the end of his spear. The cyclops were primordial giants, that were said to have been born from Gaia, the Earth. There are also some un-dead monsters, such as ghosts and demons. Ἑστία, Hestía Virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and chastity. A river of Troy and its god.
It took Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon to kill him and send the remains to Tartarus. He was said to have wings that, when spread, could blot out the sun. Once a sailor heard the song, he could not resist. Wearing red clothes, bracelets or necklaces is said to provide protection against Acheri. They also had red eyes because they wept all the time. Jason and the Argonauts were going to kill the harpies when the goddess Iris intervened and promised that the harpies would not bother Phineus any longer.
According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus's forehead, fully formed and armored. Franz von Stuck, The Kiss of the Sphinx, 1895, Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum Lamia According to Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful woman and a mistress of god Zeus. This well-known monster was a three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades. Sirens - dangerous winged bird-women whose irresistible enchanted songs lured sailors to their deaths. She was a daughter of the god Dionysus. Our mission is to present art history stories in the most compelling and fun way. Fearing the wrath of Hera she prayed to be swallowed up by the earth.