List of Greek mythological creatures

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The following is a list of creatures from Greek mythology. The list does not include gods and other divine and semi-divine figures (see List of Greek mythological figures).

Mythological monsters[edit]

Greek myth includes many monstrous beings:

Mythical animals[edit]

These animals possess some fantastic attribute.

Giants[edit]

The Gigantes, or giants, were a class of unnaturally large and often monstrous men who were closely related to the gods. They were born of Ouranos' blood. Each was born to oppose a certain god.

Dragons[edit]

The dragons of Greek mythology were serpentine monsters. They include the serpent-like Drakons, the marine-dwelling Cetea and the she-monster Dracaenae.

Drakons[edit]

Drakons ("δράκους" in Greek, "dracones" in Latin) were giant serpents, sometimes possessing multiple heads or deadly venom.

Cetea[edit]

Cetea were sea monsters. They were usually featured in myths of a hero rescuing a sacrificial princess.

Automatons[edit]

Automatons or Colossi, were men, animals and monsters crafted out of metal and made animate in order to perform various tasks. They were created by the divine smith, Hephaestus. The Athenian inventor Daedalus also manufactured automatons.

Legendary tribes[edit]

See also[edit]