Greek Mythological Animals

These animals possess some fantastic attribute.

  • Arion, the immortal horse oAdrastus who could run at fantastic speeds
  • Balius and Xanthus, the immortal horses of Achilles
  • Calydonian Boar, a gigantic boar sent by Artemis to ravage Calydon and slain in the Calydonian Boar Hunt
  • Ceryneian Hind, an enormous deer which was sacred to Artemis; Heracles was sent to retrieve it as one of his labours
  • Griffin or gryphon, a creature that combines the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle
  • Golden Fleece, from a golden-haired ram, which was held in Colchis.
  • Erymanthian Boar, a gigantic boar which Heracles was sent to retrieve as one of his labours
  • Karkinos, a giant crab which fought Heracles alongside the Hydra
  • Laelaps, a dog destined always to catch its prey
  • Mares of Diomedes, four man-eating horses belonging to the giant Diomedes
  • Nemean Lion, a gigantic lion whose skin was impervious to weapons; it was strangled by Heracles
  • Pegasus, a divine winged horse that is pure white, was foaled by Medusa
  • Phoenix, a golden-red bird of which only one could live at a time, but would burst into flames to form a new phoenix
  • Sphinx has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman
  • Stymphalian Birds, man-eating birds with beaks of bronze and sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims
  • Teumessian fox, a gigantic fox destined never to be caught
  • Unicorn, a beautiful horse-like creature with a magical horn on its forehead

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