Creature Profiles: The Basilisk

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The Basilisk is one of the more obscure mythological creatures. This particular beast originates from European bestiaries and ancient legend. It’s contribution comes in the from of being noted as the king among serpents causing death with just a single piercing glance. While it is a relatively small creature the size of “twelve finger lengths”, its venom is noted as being able to leave behind traces of poison as it crawls forward. Oddly enough it … Continue reading

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List of Greek Mythological Creatures

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Amphisbaena Argus Panoptes Athos Calydonian Boar Centaur Cerberus Ceryneian Hind Charon Charybdis (Kharybdis) Chimera Chiron (a centaur) Chrysaor Clytias (Klytias) Cretan Bull Cyclopes (Kyklopês) Echidna Empusa Enceladus (Enkelados) Erymanthian Boar Fates- see the Moirae Furies Geryon Euryale Delphi Demigod Immortals Medusa Stheno Graeae Griffins Gigantes Harpies Hippocampus Hydra Ladon Laelaps (see also Teumessian fox) Lamia Manticore Mares of Diomedes Minotaur Moirae (the Fates) Nemean Lion Nymph Oceanid Orthrus Pegasus (Pegasos) Phoenix (Phoinix) Polyphemus (Poluphemos) Python … Continue reading

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