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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15

Sphinx

sphinxhttps://www.greeklegendsandmyths.com/sphinx.html

With the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the head of a woman, the Greek version of this creature is mythicized as treacherous and merciless. Those who couldn’t answer her riddle suffered a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they were killed and eaten by this ravenous monster.

14

Erinyes

furieshttps://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/The_Erinnyes/the_erinnyes.html; https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Erinyes

Literally translated to the ”the avengers” from Greek, these were known as the female deities of vengeance. They were known to punish anyone who’d sworn a false oath, had committed an act of evil, or said anything against one of the gods.

13

Charybdis

charybdis greek mythologyhttps://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Monsters/Charybdis/charybdis.html

The daughter of Poseidon and Gaia, Charybdis was a huge bladder of a creature whose face was all mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers. She swallowed huge amounts of water three times a day before belching it back out again, creating large whirlpools capable of sinking large ships. She’s often depicted on the opposite side of the narrow channel from Scylla (#22).

12

Harpies

harpiehttps://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/myths/harpies/

Creatures with the body of a bird and face of a woman, they would steal food from the victims and take wrongdoers to the Erinnyes (#14). Their name literally means, “that which snatches.” Zeus often used them as a means of punishment or torture.

11

Satyr

satyrhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Satyr

Satyrs are often depicted as having goat-like features such as hindquarters and horns and are often depicted playing flutes, holding cups of wine, and serving the god Dionysus. They epitomize the essence of having a carefree life as they make music and drink all they want.

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