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February 19, 2008

5 qeniet mitologjike qe trembnin greket

Filed under: Kuriozitete, Facts — halfevil @ 6:28 am

Cyclopes Picture

The Cyclopes were almost like human beings but of a gigantic size and with only one eye in the middle of their heads. Essentially there were three of them: Brontes (thunderer), Steropes (Lightener), and Arges (Bright).


Harpies Picture

The Harpies, Furies, Erinyes, Keres, Fates and Graes are hords of female monsters often associated with death, fate and the execution of divine ordeals on the human race.


Medusa Picture

The gorgon Medusa, unlike her sisters, was a mortal. Born beautiful, Medusa was seduced by Poseidon, disguised as a horse, in one of Athena’s temples. Athena became incensed and turned Medusa into a fearsome winged creature. Originally, Medusa was depicted as a horse with wings, then a woman with equine hindquarters and wings on her hair. At a later date, portraits of her reveals that her teeth were transformed into the tusks of a wild boar, her black tongue protuded and became too large for her mouth, her hands became brazen claws and her wings were changed into serpents. Her gaze alone turned men to stone.


Minotaur Picture

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a monstrous double, sometimes with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, conversely, with the body of a bull and the head of a man.


Chimera Picture

The Chimera is a fire-breathing monster. She is usually represented as having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. She is represented in many pictures as having a goat’s head in the middle of her back.


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