Echidna

Echidna

I know. Sorta makes you want a latte with a shot of espresso right now, yes? Think again. Hesiod’s Echidna was half beautiful maiden and half fearsome snake. Hesiod described “the goddess fierce Echidna” as a flesh eating “monster,...
Typhon, Father of Monsters

Typhon, Father of Monsters

Hey, Pops. Need a new tie for Father’s Day? Typhon was the daddy of many of the Greek monsters. Read on: Typhon was a monstrous giant and the most deadly creature in Greek mythology. Typhon was the last son of Gaia, and was fathered by Tartarus. Typhon and his...
Lernaean Hydra

Lernaean Hydra

If you bite me once, then shame on me. If you bite me twice, then you must be the Lernaean Hydra! The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna (Greek: Λερναῖα Ὕδρα, Lernaîa Hýdra), more often known simply as the Hydra, was a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman...
Charybdis and Scylla

Charybdis and Scylla

Ever get stuck between a rock and a hard place? You’re not alone with Charybdis and Scylla… Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian...
Empusa

Empusa

Empusa was not the kind of girl that a dad wanted his son to bring home for Thanksgiving. Granted, she could have helped to cook the turkey maybe, but… Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She feasted on blood by seducing...
Cyclops

Cyclops

It can’t be easy trying to find glasses for the cyclops. A cyclops, in Greek mythology and later Roman mythology, was a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the center of his forehead. The word “cyclops” literally means...