Greek Creatures and Chimerae
The division of Greek mythical creatures into two main categories is purely for organization purposes. These categories - "hybrids" and "monsters" - serve to distinguish between different types of mythical beings.
a hybrid is a composite creature - examples are the centaur (combination of human and horse), and the harpy (human and vulture); these mythical beings populated the imaginations, literature, and art of the ancient Greeks
the monsters section mainly features beings that are singular entities - in other words, there is but one Minotaur, Medusa, or Pegasus in Greek mythology; monsters were generally either friends or foes to various Greek heroes
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Who's Who in Classical Mythology
This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.
The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.
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