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Beasts of Myth & Legend

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People & Places of Legend

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Mythic Humanoid Races

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Gods, Goddesses & Demigods

Centaurs

Centaurs

Centaurs, as most often stated in Greek mythological texts, were the offspring of Ixion (son of Ares, God of War), and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). These amazing creatures had the body of a man from the waist and above, but the body of a horse from the withers to the hindquarters. […]

Cerberus

Cerberus

Cerberus was a three-headed hellhound (the poet Hesiod claimed he had 50) with snake-like extremities, a snake for a tail and the claws of a lion. In Greek and Roman mythology, Cerberus was said to have been the offspring of two monsters, Typhon (a fire-breathing serpent) and Echidna (commonly portrayed as an odd juxtaposition of beautiful woman […]

Evidence of Pre-Zeus Religion Found i...

Evidence of Pre-Zeus Religion Found in Greece

Mt. Lykaion, Arcadia is known from ancient literature as one of the mythological birthplaces of Zeus, the other being on Crete. Pottery evidence from excavations of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project indicates that the ash altar — a cone of earth located atop the southern peak of Mt Lykaion where dedications were made […]