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Achlys
   was/were   
Green Hag Demons
Also had bleeding cheeks and overgrown fingernails
Aetios Kaukasios
   was/were   
Gigantic Eagles
Fed on the liver of the chained Titan Prometheus
Agrios & Oreios
   was/were   
Half Men, Half Bear Giants
They were later turned into birds by the gods as punishment
Alopex Teumesios
   was/were   
Giant Foxes
Fed on the unfortunate children of the country
Amphisbaenae
   was/were   
Snakes With Two Heads
A head at each end of the body
Argus Panoptes
   was/were   
An Eye-covered Giant
He was slain by Hermes
Arimaspians
   was/were   
One-eyed Men
Battled the eagle-headed Griffins for their gold
Astomi
   was/were   
Hair-covered Men With No Mouths
Sustained themselves on the scent of aromatic plants.
Automotones
   was/were   
Creatures Crafted out of Metal
They were endowed with life by the smith God Hephaestus
Basiliskoi
   was/were   
Serpents
Their touch alone could kill everything basically
Blemmyae
   was/were   
Headless Men
Their faces were set in their chests
Cacus
   was/were   
A Fire-breathing Giant
An Italian giant slain by Hercules
Calingi
   was/were   
Short - Lived Men
Reached maturity at the age of five and died of old age at eight
Campe
   was/were   
Half Woman, Half Serpent
Her head was wreathed in snakes and had a thousand snake's tails for feet
Celedones
   was/were   
Golden Singing Maidens
Hephaistos crafted for the first temple of Apollo at Delphi
Centaurs
   was/were   
Half Men, Half Horses
Also known as Kentauroi
Cerberus
   was/were   
A Three-headed Giant Hound
Guards the gates of Hades. Hercules' final labour was to capture Cerberus, which he did by wrestling it into submission.
Cercopes
   was/were   
Monkey-like Dwarves
Very mischievous
Chimera
   was/were   
Monsters With 3 Different Heads
Foreparts of a lion and the hind part of a goat
Choromandae
   was/were   
Hair-covered Men With Dog's Teeth
They had a horrible scream in place of speech
Drakones Aithiopikoi
   was/were   
Gigantic Dragon Serpents
Hunted the African elephants
Eale
   was/were   
Hippos With Boar's Tusks
Their tusks were moveable
Echidnades
   was/were   
A Serpent-legged Giant
Slain by Ares
Elaphos Kerynitis
   was/were   
Golden-horned Deer
Hercules was sent to fetch as one of his twelve labours
Elder Cyclopes
   was/were   
Three-eyed Giants
They forged the weapons of the gods
Empusa
   was/were   
Vampire Demons
Had a leg of bronze and hoofed foot of a ass.
Ephesian Plague Phantoms
   was/were   
Plague-bringing Demons
Brought the plagues that haunted the town of Ephesus
Eurynome
   was/were   
Mermaids
Had a fish take in place of legs
Eurynomus
   was/were   
Blue-black Demons
Preferred feeding on the flesh of corpses
Gegenees
   was/were   
Six-armed Giants
Slain by the Argonauts
Geryon
   was/were   
Winged Three-bodied Giants
Slain by Hercules
Gorgones
   was/were   
Snake-headed Winged Monstresses
Three monstrous Libyan sisters with broad faces, staring eyes, flaring nostrils, wiry beards, tusks and protruding tongues. Their heads were wreathed in snakes, they had golden wings, and in place of hands they had brazen claws
Grypes
   was/were   
Griffins
Fore parts of an eagle and the body of a lion
Harpies
   was/were   
Women With Bird Heads
They also had wings
Hecatoncheires
   was/were   
Three Hundred-handed Giants
Also had fifty heads
Hesperian Dragon
   was/were   
A Hundred-headed Dragon
Guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides
Hippoi Kabeirikoi
   was/were   
Fire-breathing Horses
Owned by the twin Cabiri gods
Hus Kalydonios
   was/were   
Gigantic Boars
Slain by a band of heroes in the famed Calydonian Boar Hung
Hus Klazomenaios
   was/were   
Gigantic Winged Sows
Ravaged the island of Clazomanae
Hydra
   was/were   
Nine-headed Serpents
Sprung two heads for each one that was decapitated. It was slain by Hercules
Ichthyocentaurs
   was/were   
Half Men, Half Hippocamps
A Hippocamps is a fish tailed horse
Indos
   was/were   
Gigantic Worms
They inhabit the Indos River
Karkinos
   was/were   
Giant Crabs
Fought alongside the Hydra against Hercules
Kentaurides
   was/were   
Half Women, Half Horses
The female counterpart to a Centaur
Keres
   was/were   
Winged-death Demons
Haunted the battlefields and fed on the blood of dying men
Ketea Indikoi
   was/were   
Amphibious Sea Monsters
Foreparts of lions or rams and the body of a serpentine fish
Kuones Khryseos Argyreos
   was/were   
Gold and Silver Dogs
Hapheaestus crafted for King Alcinous of the Phaeacians
Kuon Orthros
   was/were   
Two-headed Serpent-tailed Dog
Guarded the cattle of Geryon. Was slain by Hercules
Lamiae
   was/were   
Vampire Demons
Came to men as beautiful women and drank them dry
Lamia Libyan
   was/were   
Vampires
Preyed on children
Leon Nemeios
   was/were   
An Enormous Lion
The Nemean lion. Skin was impervious to weapons. Strangled by Hercules as the first of the twelve labours.
Leucrocotae
   was/were   
Hyenas
Had the ability to imitate the voices of men to lure them as prey
Limos
   was/were   
Parchment-skinned Demons
A demon of hunger and swollen joints
Manticore
   was/were   
Lions With the Face of a Man
Had the head of a man, the body of a lion and a spiked missile throwing tail
Manticore
   was/were   
Winged Persian Monsters
Had the head of a man, the body of a lion and a spiked missile throwing tail
Martikhorai
   was/were   
Lions With the Face of a Man
The spiky tail fired deadly missiles
Melai Khryseoi
   was/were   
Sheep
Aggressive, poisonous golden-fleeced fluffy sheep
Melinoe
   was/were   
A Half Black, Half White-skinned Demon
A spectral demon who terrified men
Myrmekes Indikoi
   was/were   
Giant Ants
Inhabited the deserts of India guarding areas rich in gold
Onokentaurai
   was/were   
Donkey-centaurs
Has a violent temper because it does not like to walk
Ornithes Areioi
   was/were   
Arrow-shooting Birds
Guarded the Amazonian shrine of the god Ares
Ornithes Stymphalides
   was/were   
Man-eating Birds
Hercules was sent to drive them away as one of his Labours
Pegasoi Aithiopikoi
   was/were   
Winged Horses With a Single Horn
The horn extended from their foreheads
Phoenix
   was/were   
Golden-red Birds
Also known as phoinix. Migrated from India to Egypt to die and reborn in flames
Poine Dracaena
   was/were   
Half Woman, Half Dragon
She was sent by Apollo to punish the men of Argos
Satyrs
   was/were   
Nature Spirits
The body of a man, tail of a horse and ears of asses.
Sciapods
   was/were   
One-legged Men
They used their gigantic feet as shade against the midday sun
Sirens
   was/were   
Seductive Singing Bird-women
Their irresistible song lured sailors to their deaths
Sparti
   was/were   
Earth-born Warriors
The sprang from the earth fully grown, armed and ready for battle
Sphinxes Aithiopikoi
   was/were   
Part Women, Part Lions
Beasts native to Aithiopia
Talus
   was/were   
Bronze Giants
Hephaestus crafted for Queen Europa of Crete to patrol the borders of her island
Tauroi Aithiopikoi
   was/were   
Red Bulls
Their hide as impervious to weapons. Surprisingly did not have wings. ;)
Tauroi Khalkeoi
   was/were   
Fire-breathing Bronze Bulls
Hephaestus crafted for King Aeetes of Colchis
Tauros Kretaios
   was/were   
A Bull With a Fish Tail
Carried the Phoenician princess Europa across the sea to Crete
Tauros Ophis
   was/were   
Half Bull, Half Serpents
Slain by the Sea Titan Aegaeon during the Titan War
Telchines
   was/were   
Dog-headed Sea Demons
Don't forget his flippers
Typhon
   was/were   
One Human, 99 Animal-headed Giants
Also had serpent tails for legs, giant wings and a fire-breathing maw
Zelus
   was/were   
A Green Venom-covered Demon
A demon of jealousy with a shrunken body and black teeth


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