The Mythical Beast Cerberus

The Mythical Beast Cerberus The Mythical Beast Cerberus – also known as The Hound O Hades. It is the famous monster dog with numerous heads from Greek mythology. It has one very important duty, to guard the gates of the underworld or hell. And by guarding, he prevents souls to enter or leave the underworld […]

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Kelpie Myth

What You Should Know About The Scottish Kelpie Myth Kelpie Myth – This myth comes from a region with numerous other legends, Scotland. The Scottish Kelpie is a shape-shifting water creature. Mostly observed in lakes and pools. Numerous curious people tried to uncover the Kelpie Myth, with more or less success. For example, historian Douglas […]

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The Mouthless Astomi People

The Mouthless Astomi People The Astomi is a race of people from the Greek and Roman mythology and folklore. Specifically, accounts of them appear in a book by Pliny the Elder: Natural History. He wrote about many types of creatures which supposedly existed. The Astomi were descendants of regular humans who traveled in the mountainous […]

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Who Were the Mysterious Arimaspi?

Who Were the Mysterious Arimaspi? The Arimaspi were a race of one-eyed Scythian people. The first mention of the Arimapsi comes from Herodotus. However, there is one another mention in the poem of  Aristeas of Proconessus. The poem holds the name of Arimaspea. It is due to this poem, rather than Herodotus’ writings, that the […]

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The Asterius Minotaur and His Birth

The Asterius Minotaur and His Birth The Minotaur is one of those creatures that started out singularly but he became an entire race of species. It’s quite similar to the Pegasus and the Gorgon. They too, started out as one but became the face of an entire race. Anyway, what you might not know is […]

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The Kelpie and Other Fascinating Water Horses

The Kelpie and Other Fascinating Water Horses There are many interesting legends from around the world, and some of them refer to mythical beings. Don’t you just love those? This is why today we dedicate this article to the Scottish Kelpie. They are some intriguing creatures that you should really know more about. In Scotland, […]

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Who Won: The Lernaean Hydra or Heracles?

Who Won: The Lernaean Hydra or Heracles? The Lernaean Hydra was a monster from the Greek mythology. It had multiple heads and every time someone would cut one off, two more grew out of the stumps. This was one of the children of Typhon and Echidna, as well as the sibling of the Cerberus. It […]

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How Heracles Got the Hide of the Nemean Lion

How Heracles Got the Hide of the Nemean Lion The first of Heracles’ twelve labors was to get the hide of the Nemean lion after slaying it. According to one version of the story, the lion took women as hostages and then used them to lure warriors. After the warrior entered the cave to get […]

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What Heracles Did to the Cretan Bull

What Heracles Did to the Cretan Bull Capturing the Cretan Bull was the 7th of Heracles’ 12 labors. The story goes down like this. Minos was the King of Crete, and he had control over many of the islands in the seas around Greece. He was so powerful that the Athenians sent him a tribute […]

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