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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Sirens

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Dangerous and beautiful creatures, they were often portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

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Griffin

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The Griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

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Chimera

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The Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor who was composed of the parts of three animals; a lion, a snake and a goat. The term chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe concepts perceived as wildly imaginative or implausible.

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Cerberus

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A multi-headed dog, or “hellhound”, Cerberus guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent those who have crossed the river Styx from ever escaping.

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Cyclops

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A member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of the forehead, the name is widely thought to mean “circle-eyed”.

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