Monday, March 10, 2014

10 Legendary Mythical Creatures

From Antique mythology to Old Norse legends human literature is littered with mythical heroes and villains. The most famous characters in these myths are the gods, heroes, griffins, satyrs, titans, hydras and other mythological creatures.
Below is a list of 10 Legendary Mythological Creatures.

10 Pegasus


Pegasus is one of the best known Greek mythological creatures. Pegasus is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color.

9 Kurents


In Slovene mythology and Slavic paganism Kurents chase away winter even today, you can have a look at those creatures in parts of Slovenia during festival time.

8 Hippogriff


The hippogriff is a legendary mythical creature which resembles a winged horse with the head and upper body of an eagle.

8 Hydra


A multi headed serpentine creature it can have up to hundred heads. If you cut one head off it will instantly grow back.

7 Phenix


From Greek mythology, a Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Phoenix is a symbol of new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

6 Minotaur

Minotaur Surprised while Eating 1986-87 by Maggi Hambling born 1945

Minotaur is a half man, half bull Greek mythical creature. He lived in the Labyrinth in Crete until he was slain by the Athenian hero Perseus.

5 Cyclops


From Greek and Roman mythology. Cyclops was a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of his forehead.

4 Banshee


Banshee is a creature from the folklore of the British Isles, it is seen whenever someone is about to die.

3 Kraken


Kraken are legendary sea monsters from the coasts of Norway and Greenland.

2 Siren


Beautiful but extreme dangerous creatures from Greek mythology. They lured nearby sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

1 Titans


Titans were first Greek gods, but in battle they were overthrown by Zeus and his sons and daughters.