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The mysterious and colorful world of Greek mythology not only has stories of the feats of heroes and gods, but also has countless scary and mysterious things about monsters.
Typhon is a monster in Greek mythology. Typhon is said to be a large creature with the strangest shape ever known: a human body with hundreds of different snake tails and the fire radiating from the eyes that make any creature must scared to see.
Typhon plots to overthrow Zeus to become King of the gods and men. After wars of cosmic scale, Zeus used thunder to crush Typhon under the volcano Etna, from which it w as imprisoned forever but continued to spit fire with the desire for revenge. Dubbed the “Father of Monsters”, Typhon is said to be the cause of earthquakes and volcanoes in retaliation to Zeus.
Child of Typhon, Hydra is described as taking the form of a giant snake with many heads. Its blood contains poison and its breath smells so bad that it can kill people.
Greek literature and poetry have repeatedly referred to the monster Hydra with different versions. But the most famous story is that of the monster Hydra that was destroyed by the hero Hercules. This Hydra monster is known as the “Hydra of Lerna” because it lives in a swamp in the Lernaean region of Greece.
Charybdis is a monster that sucks seawater into its mouth and spits out whirlpools, harming civilians. Charybdis is the daughter of the sea god Poseidon and the earth goddess Gaia.
Charybdis is described as having a large face, always having to drink large amounts of sea water every day. When this monster “burps” it will create terrible whirlpools.
The story of Charybdis is closely related to King Odysseus of Ithaca’s difficult crossing of the Strait of Messina. Between a giant whirlpool Charybdis and a multi-headed snake monster Scylla on the other, Odysseus used his wits to balance the ship’s course, successfully crossing the strait.
In Greek mythology, Chimera was said to be an evil and fearsome monster. The brother of Hydra and Cerberus, this monster breathes fire, has the head and body of a lion, and a snake’s tail. On its back grew a goat’s head and a dragon’s head. Later, Chimera was destroyed by the hero Bellerophon and the horse god Pegasus.
In Greek mythology, Cerberus was Hades’ three-headed hound with a snake’s tail, the guardian animal at the gates of hell. Despite having to watch over the underworld, Cerberus still longed for a human head. That proves Cerberus has more humanity than completely animal.
Minotaur is a half-human, half-cow monster. Legend has it that the Minotaur was the son of Pasiphae (the wife of King Minos) and the Cretan Bull. Later, the Minotaur was killed by the hero Theseus. It was Theseus who personally found the Minotaur and fought to protect the people of Athens.
Upon arriving on Crete, the daughter of King Minos fell in love with Theseus and volunteered to lead the hero down the maze to fight the Minotaur. After successfully slaying the monster, Theseus chose another daughter of King Minos, Phaedra, as his wife.
Cyclops is a famous mythical monster with a face with only one eye. Taking the form of a giant, hairy chimpanzee, the Cyclops are considered to be the ones who specialize in making weapons for Zeus, helping him to overthrow the rule of Cronus – one of the 12 Titan giants.
In fact, Cyclops also produced many weapons for other gods such as the trident of the sea god Poseidon, the bow of the goddess Artemis and the hat of the night Hades.
Legend has it that Siren mermaids are creatures with a body half human, half bird, and have a wonderful voice. Once, the goddess Hera held a singing contest between the mermaids Siren and the 9 Muses – goddesses of music who were the children of Zeus and the god of wisdom Mnemosyne. Unfortunately, the Siren mermaids lost and their feathers were stripped by the Muses to make clothes as a trophy.
With no feathers left, the Sirens could no longer fly and the lower part gradually turned into a fish’s tail. Legend has it that if the sailor refused Siren’s love, they would have very dangerous bad luck. When Siren is injured, the whole crew will also encounter a series of bad luck. However, mermaids are still considered peaceful creatures in myth and nature.
The Griffin is a mythical Greek creature described as a hybrid between a lion and an eagle, with its body a lion and its wings and head an eagle.
Legend says, Griffin is the king of all animals. Because their bodies are a mixture of the king of the jungle and the king of birds. Griffin often appears in literary works, drawings of ancient Greece.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was an extremely ferocious demon. According to legend, Medusa was once a beautiful woman with bouncy hair that was extremely attractive. So Medusa was complacent that she was more beautiful than Athena. Medusa’s beauty attracted Poseidon. When Poseidon pursued her, Medusa ran to the temple of Athena, thinking that here she would be protected by the goddess.
But even if she begged Athena, Medusa could not escape Poseidon’s hand. Then, Athena turned her Medusa into a demon girl capable of petrifying anyone who looked into those deadly eyes, turning her beautiful hair into a snake body, Medusa’s hands made of copper, nails sharper than knives. Since then, Medusa has become a terrible female demon, no one dares to come near.