Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Henrielle's Greece Unproject

4:14 PM Posted by Henrielle 9-05 , No comments

(Don't mind the creepy background music)

In order:

Python-Usually represented as a serpent, he presided over the Delphic oracle. Unfortunately he became enemies with the Olympian deity Apollos who ended up killing him and taking the oracle for himself.

Orthrus-A two-headed dog task with guarding a huge herd of red cattle, he was killed by Hercules who the kept all the cattle as proof of his victory

Ichthyocentaurs-These were a pair of centaurin sea-gods with upper body of a man, lower front of a horse, and the tail of a fish. They were set in the sky as the astronomical constellation Pisces.

Scylla-A monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis. The two sides of the strait were within an arrow’s range of each other  --- so close that sailors attempting to avoid Charybdis would pass too close to Scylla with disastrous results.

Typhon- Known as the “Father of All Monsters’, Typhon was believed to be the most deadly monster of Greek mythology. His human upper half supposedly reached as high as the stars, and his hands reached east and west. Instead of a human head, a hundred dragon heads erupted from his neck and shoulders.

Ophiotaurus-A creature that was part bull and part serpent. It’s entrails were said to grant the power to defeat the gods to whoever burned them.

Lamia-A beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. In the myth, she is a mistress of the god Zeus, causing Zeus’ jealous wife, Hera, to kill all of Lamia’s children(except for Scylla who is herself is cursed) and transform her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others.

Graeae-Three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth among them. Not surprisingly they weren’t known for their beauty

Echidna-Half woman half snake, Echidna known as the “Mother of All Monsters” because most of the monsters in Greek mythology were her offspring.

Sphinx-With the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman, she is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster.

Erinyes-Literally translated to the “the avengers” from Greeks, these were known as the female deities of vengeance.

Charybdis-The daughter of Poseidon and Gaia; Charybdis is a huge bladder of a creature whose face is all mouth and whose arms and legs are flippers.

Sirens-Dangerous and beautiful creatures, they were often portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

Pegasus- Offspring of Poseidon and Medusa, a winged stallion with a pure white color.



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