Legendary Imaginary Creatures of Ancient Greek Origin

Centaur (Kentauroi)

The centaur is up there with my all-time favourite greek mythological creatures - maybe because of anthropomorphic/human qualities, or perhaps because of my appreciation of horses. Either way, they right up there with the best on the imaginary creatures list. The...

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Basilisk

The Basilisk is a popular imaginary creature of mine and one that I vividly remember from my childhood. In one book of creatures that I had, the basilisk was portrayed as having the head of a chicken or cockerel and the body of a snake - though this is not always the...

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Acephali

Acephali simply means "headless" or "without head" in Ancient Greek (from Ancient Greek: ἀκέφαλοι "headless", singular ἀκέφαλος akephalos from ἀ- a-, "without", and κεφαλή kephalé, "head"). And as such, if you look up the creature Acephali, you may find it hard to get...

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