Mythology

Cyclops

Cyclops

According to Greek and Roman mythology Cyclops (referred to as Cyclopes in plural) was a member of an ancient race of giants with a single eye on the forehead. This monster was depicted as a stubborn, strong and of abrupt emotions by Greek poets. Greek mythology claimed that there were two generations of these creatures. The first generation consisted of […]

Minotaur

Minotaur

The Minotaur is a mystical creature in the Greek Mythology. The story is set in a period around 13 century B.C. The word Minotaur literally means ‘the bull of Minos’. According to the Greek mythology, it was a monster that had the lower body of a human being and the head of a bull. It was believed to have been […]

Centaur

Centaur

The mythological creature Centaur has the head, hands, and chest of a human being and the remaining parts of its body (hindquarters, four legs and a tail) resembled that of a horse. There are also dog-centaurs, deer-centaurs and the man-headed horse or the Gaelic androcephalous. Both Etruscans and Greeks sometimes painted pictures of an animal like the Centaur with the […]

Phoenix

Phoenix

Hidden in a faraway land is a bird that lays no eggs and has no young, this is the phoenix the bird of fire. It is a long-lived bird in Greek mythologythat is regenerated and reborn in a mysterious cycle. The bird is associated with the sun and obtains a fresh life by rising from its ashes. It was adopted […]

Sphinx

Sphinx

The mythical creature Sphinx had a human head, a lion’s body and sometimes wings depending on the culture that portrayed it. The creature, originally an Egyptianinvention, had the head of a male either human or animal. However, the ancient Greek Culture depicted the creature as having a woman’s head. Sphinx is present in the sculpture and art of many civilizations […]

Cerberus

Cerberus

Cerberus is the dog monster that guards the entrance to Hades, which is the mythical Greek underworld. The creature’s function is to keep the souls of those who have crossed the river Styx from ever leaving the Underworld, and also to prevent living mortals from entering into Hades. However, portrayal of Cerberus was not limited to myth or religion, but […]

Griffin

Griffin

The griffin or gryphon is a legendary creature that is portrayed with the body of a lion, the head of an eagle with erect standing ears along with a breast and forelegs similar to that of an eagle, including the presence of talons. This mix of features indicates strength and intelligence. Because the lion is regarded as the king of […]

Chimera

Chimera

Chimera is a mythical creature that is both intimidating and fascinating. Its Greek name means “she-goat“. Although there are speculations that the mythical being is a male, the mere meaning of the name alone and the description of the creature can clearly say that the beast is a female. Family, Appearance, and Characteristics Chimera’s father was Typhon and her mother […]

Medusa

Medusa

The Greek Myth has so much to offer and among so many fascinating personalities there was a beautiful woman that was an example of purity and devoted her life to serve Athena as her holy servant. Medusa one of the Gorgon sister was a beauty that had no such interest in human interactions and spent most of her life as […]

Pegasus

Pegasus

Pegasus is the beautiful flying horse of mythology. Pegasus was a white horse with wings, sometimes depicted as a unicorn, a single, spiraling horn that protruded from the forehead of Pegasus; on the other hand, most depictions of Pegasus did not show the horse as a unicorn. The Origins of Pegasus As mentioned, Pegasus wan a creature of mythology, meaning […]