25 Most Legendary Creatures From Greek Mythology

Posted by , Updated on March 30, 2017

Known for their bizarre characteristics, Greek mythical creatures have been the subject of popular culture for thousands of years. These mythical monsters are some of the strangest, most bizarre and terrifying creations ever, ranging from glorified animals to humanoid mythical creatures. On today’s list, we are going to take a look at these mythical creatures and learn about some of their epic stories. These are 25 most legendary creatures from Greek mythology.

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Ophiotaurus

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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.

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Lamia

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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 transforms her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others.

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Graeae

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The Graeae were three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth among them. Not surprisingly they weren’t known for their beauty.

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Echidna

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Half woman half snake, Echidna known as the “Mother of All Monsters” because most of the monsters in Greek mythology were her offspring.

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Nemean Lion

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The Nemean lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Heracles. It could not be killed with mortal weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortal swords and could cut through any armor.

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