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Famous Greek Monsters. By John Graham. Minotaur. A half man half bull monster. Minos owned the minotaur. So he sealed it in a maze he had built under the castle. Madusa. A snake haired gorgon. If you look at her eyes and get turned to stone.

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famous greek monsters

Famous Greek Monsters

By John Graham

minotaur
Minotaur
  • A half man half bull monster.
  • Minos owned the minotaur.
  • So he sealed it in a maze he had built under the castle.
madusa
Madusa
  • A snake haired gorgon.
  • If you look at her eyes and get turned to stone.
  • She used to be a mortal woman until Athena changed her.
hydra
Hydra
  • It’s a nine headed dragon with poisonous breath.
  • Cut off a head and two new ones grow back instantly it guards the entrance to the under world.
  • One head is immortal.
  • Man believes it can’t be destroyed.
cyclops
Cyclops
  • One eyed beast.
  • it can smash a human in a single flick.
  • The first Cyclops were black smiths.
  • The last ones are shepherds.
sphinx
Sphinx
  • It haves a body of a loin, wings of a bird, and head of a woman.
  • It pounces on its victims (only young men).
  • It strangles them to death then she eats them.
typhon
Typhon
  • He have a such big head that it brush the stars.
  • It scared the gods.
  • They barley beat him once
  • It is now trapped under a mountain.
cerberus
Cerberus
  • It’s a three headed dog beast.
  • That guards the entrance to the underworld.
  • If the dead attempts to escape he will eat them.
  • One hit from its tail is fatal.
harpies
Harpies
  • It has a face of a woman and a body of a vulture
  • They shriek, peck, and nag.
  • They spoil any thing that touches them.
  • they harass sailors.
  • They are sent to bring an one that is not willing to die to the underworld.
chimaeras
Chimaeras
  • It has three heads.
  • A lion head and a lion front paws.
  • Goat head and goat hind legs.
  • A dragon headed tail.
  • Name comes from its master Charia.
  • It vomits flames.
siren
Siren
  • They have a head of a woman and a body of a bird.
  • They live at three rocky islands off the coast of Italy.
  • Their song messes with the sailors minds.
  • Orpheus does not here their song by droning it out with his lyre.
hecatoncheires
Hecatoncheires
  • It has fifty heads and one hundred arms.
  • Created by Cronus and Gaia.
  • They are brothers of the Titan and the Cyclopes.
  • They were imprisoned beneath the earth.
  • Zeus released them the Hecatoncheires from the poison Cronus put them in.