25 Most Legendary Creatures From Greek Mythology

Posted by , Updated on August 9, 2018

Are you a fan of Greek mythology? Well then, do we have a list for you! 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. Are you ready to take a look at these 25 Most Legendary Creatures From Greek Mythology?

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Python

apollo kills pythonhttps://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Python/python.html

Usually represented as a serpent, he presided over the Delphic oracle. Unfortunately, the Olympian deity Apollos ended up killing him out of revenge and taking the oracle for himself.

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Orthrus

orthushttps://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Monsters/Orthrus/orthrus.html

A two headed dog tasked with guarding a huge herd of red cattle, he was killed by Heracles, who then kept all the cattle as proof of his victory. Some accounts also hold that Orthrus was also the father of a number of other monsters, including the Sphinx and the Chimera.

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Ichthyocentaurs

ictheocentaurhttp://mythology.wikia.com/wiki/Ichthyocentaurs

These were a pair of centaurine sea-gods with the upper body of a man, the lower front of a horse, and the tail of a fish. They are often associated with Aphrodite at her birth. They were set in the sky as the astronomical constellation Pisces.

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Scylla

skyllahttp://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Skylla.html

Scylla was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis (#13). The two sides of the strait were within an arrow’s range of each other—so close that sailors attempting to avoid Charybdis would pass too close to Scylla with disastrous results.

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Typhon

typhonhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Typhon; http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/typhon-in-greek-mythology.html

Considered the personification of volcanic forces, Typhon was also believed to be the most deadly monster of Greek mythology. His human upper half supposedly reached as high as the stars, and his hands reached east and west. Instead of a human head, a hundred dragon heads erupted from his neck and shoulders.



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