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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How Jason Defeated the Khalkotauroi

How Jason Defeated the Khalkotauroi Khalkotauroi is the Greek name of the Colchis bulls from the Argonautica tale. This story depicts how the hero Jason, along with others, go in the search of the Golden Fleece. This fleece had a very special power that Aeetes wanted to guard. Namely: it could heal any wound or […]

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How to Effectively Kill a Strix

How to Effectively Kill a Strix The Strix was an Ancient Roman word for owl. In the Roman folklore, this was a bird of ill omen, feeding on human flesh and blood. Probably the earliest records of this creature are in the Ornithologia, a book written by the Greek author Boios. This is quite an […]

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Amphisbaena Mythology, Traits and History

Amphisbaena Mythology, Traits and History Tales of amphisbaena mythology come to us originally from Greece. There, people believed that this monster appeared from the blood that dripped out of the severed head of Medusa. When Perseus flew over the Libyan desert with it, it gave birth to this monster. Some chronicles state that Cato’s army […]

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