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Greek Monsters and Terms

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Cyclops
a giant creature with one eye in the middle of their for head
Titans
the earliest gods, of enormous size and strength
Hydra
six-headed creature killed by Heracles
Satyrs
half man half goat who lived in the wild parts of the earth
Gorgons
Dragon like creatures with wings and had looks that could turn men to stone
Medusa
the most popular gorgon
Sirens
lived on an island in the sea, their enchanting voices lured sailors to destruction and death, sea nymphs
Centaurs
half human,half horse. they were mostly savage creatures except for Chiron who was know for his knowledge and kindness
Cerberus
A three headed, dragon tailed dog who guarded the entrance to the underworld Hades
Minotaur
the monster who lived in the labyrinth built for King Minos of Crete. He was half bull and half human, he devoured 14 children who were sacrificed to it each year
Echidna
mother of all monsters;
Oracles
special shrines where priests and prestesses would interpuet messages from a god or goddess.
Sphinx of Thebes
a giant lion- like creature who ask mortals riddles - then strangles them.
Charon
ferried souls across the river styx for the cost of one obol.
Styx
River of hate