Basan

Basan

Now imagine this: A large fire-breathing chicken monster. I don’t know if we can get much better than that for a monster, but Japan has this monster, Basan, in it’s lineage of totally cool monsters! Read on: The Basan (波山), alternatively referred to as...
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...