Top 15 bestiary of mythical creatures from Greek mythology

February 08, 2022 4 min read 1 Comment

Top 15 du bestiaire des créatures mythique de la mythologie grecque

1 - The satyr in Greek mythology

The satyr is a Demigod with a human body with goat-like legs, elongated, pointed ears, curved horns, and a tail. sometimes accompanied by a lyre, it is also possible to have a spear and a shield.

Satyr

2 - The werewolf (lycanthrope) in Greek mythology

In myths, the werewolf is a man who transforms into a hybrid wolf at night and who wanders around finding mortals to slay. It is characterized as a wolf on two legs and generally measures 2 meters high.

werewolf

3 - The Sphinx in Greek mythology

The Sphinx is a female monster to which the body of a lion is attached, the figure of a woman and the wings of a bird. We could also say The Sphinx.

The sphinx is very cruel and fond of young women whom he tears apart without any scruple.

The legend of Oedipus is linked to it and evokes several stories against him.

Sphinx

4 - The Harpy in Greek mythology

They are monsters of devastation and divine vengeance. They are invincible and invulnerable , devour everything in their path, kidnap infants and children and provide death to the Underworld.

The Harpy has the head and trunk of a woman, the wings and claws of an eagle.

Harpy

5 - The Centaur of Greek mythology

Centaurs are half-man, half-horse creatures, living in the mountains of Thessaly and Arcadia.

Armed with a shield and a spear, the centaurs are very strong, protective and very altruistic.

Centaur

6 - The Cyclops in Greek mythology

The cyclops is generally a blacksmith or builder, they only have one big eye in the middle of their forehead. Very large, between 2 and 6 meters, the cyclops has incredible strength. Poseidon is the creator father of the Cyclops.

Cyclops

7 - The winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology.

Pegasus is a legendary, mythical beast from the bestiary of Greek mythology.

He was born from the head of the gorgon Medusa once cut off in some legends and in others, children ofZeus .

It has the body of a horse and a pair of wings proportional to the size of its very imposing body. He is larger than a normal horse and runs very fast, capable of propelling himself through the air at crazy speed.

He is capable of competing at almost the same speed as the god Hermes.

Black or white, the choice is yours!

Pegasus

Pegasus pendant

8 - The Griffin in Greek mythology

The griffin is a legendary creature present in several ancient cultures including Greek mythology. It is imagined and represented with the body of an eagle with a lion on the back, equipped with horse ears.

They live in mountains in Northern Europe near gold deposits. The griffin is large, usually 2 meters.

Widely used on coats of arms to signify the courage and strength of the lion to the cunning and vigilance of the eagle.

Griffin
Griffon Ring

9 - The minotaur in Greek mythology

The minotaur was born to Pasiphae, wife of King Minos who is said to have had an affair with a white bull sent by the god Poseidon.

A body half man half bull.

Guardian of the maze labyrinth in spite of himself when he should have been locked inside.

The minotaur is 3 meters tall, stronger than a man, faster and has very raw beast instincts.

Minotaur

10 - The Chimera in Greek mythology

The Chimera is composed of three parts, a body and a lion's head, with a goat/ram's head, a back made of snake scales as well as the tail which forms the third entity, a snake-headed tail.

Sometimes with wings or without a goat's head, it all depends on the myths and legends!

Chimera

Nemean lion ring

11 - Cerberus in Greek mythology

The Cerberus is a dog with three or fifty heads according to the myths. guardian of the entrance or exit to hell, right arm of Hades , faithful companion to the Cerberus tartar measures 30 meters. He is fierce and doesn't let anything get by!

Cerberus

12 - The Lernaean Hydra in Greek mythology

The Lernaean Hydra lives in the marshes of Lerna. A danger for the population because it ravaged the fields, herds, villages, Hercules killed it.

The Lernaean Hydra is made up of 9 heads, 8 mortal and 1 immortal.

Fangs of poison and a size of 20 meters generally told in myths and legends.

Lernaean Hydra

13 - The Phoenix in Greek mythology

The phoenix is ​​a mythical and legendary bird , endowed with great longevity and characterized by its power to be reborn after being consumed in flames.

Capable of creating a powerful attack while committing suicide, he was reborn shortly on the hot and burning blue ashes.

Small, 1.80 meters but very fast and very powerful, associated with the god of the sun.

Phoenix

14 - The Dragon in Greek mythology

The Dragon is one of the strongest creatures in the bestiary combined. The Dragon is present in all mythology, it dazzles and terrifies everyone.

It can be very small or extremely large, fire dragon, ice dragon, poison dragon, electric dragon, there are thousands of them!

Dragon

15 - The ultimate beast, Typhon of Greek mythology

Sworn enemy of Zeus, Typhon is the son of Gaia and Tartarus is a terrible monster who had a hundred dragon heads in his hands, his skull is so gigantic that it touched the stars.

typhoon

Zeus pendant


1 Response

Jessa
Jessa

December 18, 2023

Hello, Pégase est le fils de Médusa et de Poséidon pas de Zeus

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