A "Replica" of the Trojan Horse in Troy, Turkey. Giantomachian dragon, a dragon that was thrown at Athena during the Giant war. Birds Acanthis ; Alectryon . Corinthian Lamia, a vampiric demon who seduced the handsome youth Menippos in the guise of a beautiful woman to consume his flesh and blood. The Kourai Khryseai, golden maidens sculpted by Hephaestus to attend him in his household. Birds of Ares or Ornithes Areioi, were a flock of birds that guarded the Amazons' shrine of the god on a coastal island in the Black Sea. If ever a mortal head was cut, from the stump would immediately spring forth two new heads. The Trojan Cetus was a sea monster that plagued Troy before being slain by Heracles. 21, https://mythology.wikia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_creatures?oldid=100272, Rhoetus, a centaur who fought and killed at the, Cyprian Centaurs, bull-horned centaurs native to the island of, Lamian Centaurs or Lamian Pheres, twelve rustic spirits of the. Each and every creature has its own purpose in the myths and stories. Automatons, or Colossi, were men/women, animals and monsters crafted out of metal and made animate in order to perform various tasks. Birds of Ares or Ornithes Areioi, were a flock of birds that guarded the Amazons' shrine of the god on a coastal island in the Black Sea. Pan was depicted as a vigorous and lustful man with the horns, pointed ears, and furred legs of a goat and Faunus was represented in a similar fashion. The Dracaenae were monsters that had the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of any sort of dragon. Born from the bleeding body of his mother Medusa when Perseus chopped off her head, Pegasus sprang forth with a warrior named Chrysaor on his back. There are a lot of various mythical creatures that are mentioned in the myths of Ancient Greece. Three-Bodied or Triple-Bodied Daemon, a winged monster with three human bodies ending in serpent-tails. The minotaur was half man and half bull. For example, Alabandus at Alabanda, Tenes at Tenedos, Leucothea and her son Palaemon were worshiped throughout Greece. These creatures borrowed their appearance from the satyrs, who in turn borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They are usually depicted without wings. Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite. She threw it into the sky where it became the constellation Draco. Greek Mythical Creatures. Ares turned Alectryon into a rooster, which never forgets to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning. At the center of Greek mythology is the pantheon of deities who were said to live on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in … The hero lured the boar into deep snow, immobilizing it. Spartae, a malevolent spirit born from violence. The Trojan Cetus was a sea monster that plagued Troy before being slain by Heracles. In Greek mythology, Centaurs (or Kentauroi) are half-man, half horse creatures that inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessaly. Apollo sees through the raven's lies and angrily casts all three – the cup (Crater. Androsphinx or simply Sphinx, a creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. Child of Phorcys and Keto. Homer describes the dragons with wings and legs. Echidna, the mother of monsters, and Ceto, the mother of sea-monsters, are two famous dracaenae. Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite. The pouring of water on the head forced the animal to "nod" in agreement to the sacrifice. It was used by Bellerophon and in some versions of the myth by Perseus in his quest to rescue Andromeda. Ares turned Alectryon into a rooster, which never forgets to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning. Chiron, not to be mistaken for Charon the ferryman, was half man and half horse because he was a centaur. They were usually featured in myths of a hero rescuing a sacrificial princess. 21, Aelian, On The Characteristics Of Animals 6. Arion - an immortal horse with the ability to speak human language. There it would be placed on (or beside, in the case of larger animals) the altar and some water and barley seeds would be poured on it. The hydra lived in the swamps and ravaged the countryside devouring cattle. Greek mythological creatures were divided into five main family groups, which are based on same or similar features and characteristics, Creatures made out of metal for re-animating specific tasks, Gigantic race of men who are closely related to gods, Animals with special attributes and abilities, Creatures which resemble hybrids between species, greek-gods.org (c) Copyright 2013 - 2018, all rights reserved. Merpeople, humans with fish tail after torso (. Balius and Xanthus - the immortal horses of Achilles who took them to draw his chariot in the Trojan war. Elaphoi Khrysokeroi, four immortal golden-horned deer sacred to the goddess Artemis. When her mother discovered the girl she collapsed back into death and was burned by the terrified townsfolk beyond the town boundaries. In addition to the famous deities, the ancient Greeks also worshiped a number of deified human beings. This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 05:22. 21, Aelian, On The Characteristics Of Animals 6. She has been featured by NPR and National Geographic for her ancient history expertise. It is said to be fierce enough that the gods fear it. They are featuring with their supernatural attributes, abilities and powers. Amphisbaena - an ant-eating serpent with two heads, one at each end of the body. 21, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Greek_mythological_creatures&oldid=988276577, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rhoetus, a centaur who fought and killed at the, Cyprian Centaurs, bull-horned centaurs native to the island of, Lamian Centaurs or Lamian Pheres, twelve rustic spirits of the.