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15 Amazing Mythical Creature Illustrations Of Ancient Greece

This monster from Greek mythology is called a hydra and is significant because it is the antagonist in many Greek myths including the Second Labor of Hercules. The hydra is a serpent like monster that grows multiple heads in the absence of the first.

Echidna (Half-snake, half-woman) is the mother of the most famous and fearsome of Greek monsters. Married to the god/monster Typhon, the two beasts bore a brood of children that only a half-serpent mother could love. When she and her mate attacked the Olympians, Zeus beat them back and punished Typhon by sealing him under Mount Etna. However, Zeus allowed Echidna and her children to live as a challenge to future heroes.:

A bit different to my first encounter with the shape-changers. I had first witnessed the boys transformation into serpents when I was lining up at the bank!

Mormo- Greek myth: a spirit that accompanied Hecate. The grief of losing her own children turned her into a monster and led her to bite and steal misbehaving children.

Mormo ((Greek)) Spirit that accompanied Hecate. The grief of losing her own children turned her into a monster and led her to bite and steal misbehaving children.

Khalkotauroi- Greek myth: huge, fire breathing bulls that had bronze hoofs and mouths. They were made by Hephaestus, the blacksmith god.

Khalkotauroi- Greek myth: huge, fire breathing bulls that had bronze hoofs and mouths. They were made by Hephaestus, the blacksmith god. They protected the Golden Fleece.

The Wendigo: malevolent and cannibalistic creatures. Human beings will transform into Wendigos if they perform cannibalism. Once transformed, the individual will become violent and obsessed with eating human flesh. These monsters are the embodiments of gluttony, greed, and excess. They have been classified as giants and upon transformation the human will grow considerably in size. They populate rural and highly forested, mountainous regions.

I've seen dozens of depictions of the mythical Wendigo, but this is the visual inspiration I used when writing the Last Wendigo in 'Alice Will.

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