4. a mythological creature with the head, arms, and torso of a
human and the body and legs of a horse Centaur or Hippocentaur
5. PHOENIX LONG-LIVED BIRD .
6. a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn.
Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from
the ashes of its predecessor. PHOENIX OR PHENIX
8. SATYR HALF MAN, HALF GOAT .
9. In Greek mythology, the satyrs are deities of the woods and
mountains. They are half human and half beast; they usually have a
goat's tail, flanks and hooves. While the upper part of the body is
that of a human, they also have the horns of a goat. They are the
companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, and they spent their time
drinking, dancing, and chasing nymphs. The Italian version of the
satyr is the faun, while the Slavic version is the Ljeschi.
10. NYMPH FEMALE NATURE DEITY .
11. The sea nymph was depicted in ancient art as beautiful
young maidens, sometimes running with small dolphins or fish in
their hands, or else riding on the back of dolphins, hippokampoi
(fish-tailed horses) and other sea creatures. NYMPH
12. UNICORN LEGENDARY HORSE WITH POINTED HORN .
13. a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity
as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from
its forehead. UNICORN
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15. Cyclope or Cyclops A tribe of one- eyed cannibalistic
giants who shepherded flocks of sheep on the island of Sicily.
16. LADON Ladon was the serpent-like dragon that twined and
twisted around the tree in the Garden of the Hesperides and guarded
the golden apples. He was overcome by Heracles.
17. LERNAEAN HYDRA An ancient serpent-like water monster with
reptilian traits. It possessed many heads the poets mention more
heads than the vase- painters could paint and for each head cut off
it grew two more 'Cut off one head, Two more shall take its place'.
It had poisonous breath and blood so virulent that even its tracks
18. Ismenian Dragon A gigantic serpent which guarded the sacred
spring of Ismenos near Thebes. When the hero Kadmos (Cadmus) came
to fetch water for the founding of the city of Thebes, he slew the
deadly serpent with a cast of a stone. The goddess Athena
afterwards instructed him to sow the dragon's teeth in the earth,
producing a crop of fully-grown, armed warriors, called Spartoi,
five of whom became the ancestral lords of Thebes. Ares, the father
of the dragon, later avenged its death when he transformed Kadmos
and his wife into serpents.
19. Colchian Dragon An ever-wakeful, giant serpent which
guarded the golden fleece in the sacred grove of Ares at Kolkhis.
When Jason and the Argonauts came to fetch the fleece, the beast
was either slain by the hero or put to sleep by the witch Medea. In
one version of the story, preserved only in vase painting, Jason
was first devoured and disgorged by the dragon. The teeth of the
dragon were harvested by King Aeetes for their magical property.
One of the labors he assigned, Jason, was the sowing of these teeth
in a field using a plough drawn by fire- breathing bulls. When they
were planted, a tribe of warlike men (Spartoi) sprang fully grown
from the earth. The teeth of the closely related IsmenianDrakon of
Thebes, sown by Kadmos, produced a similar crop of men.
20. Leon One of the Thracian Gigantes who made war on the gods.
He was slain by Heracles who stripped him of his leonine skin.
21. Orion A gigantic hunter with the ability to walk on water.
He was slain by Gaea or Artemis for some offence and placed amongst
the stars as a constellation.
22. Python The earth-dragon of Delphi, always represented in
Greek sculpture and vase-paintings as a serpent. He presided at the
Delphic oracle, which existed in the cult center for his mother,
Gaia, "Earth," Pytho being the place name that was substituted for
the earlier Krisa. Hellenes considered the site to be the center of
the earth, represented by a stone, the omphalos or navel, which