Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Legends Creatures In Mythology

Griffin

Griffin is usually characterized as a lion with the head and wings of an eagle.  
Believed to be the creature that is very strong because of the lion as king of the beasts and the eagle is the king of birds.  
In ancient times, is regarded as a protector of God. These creatures are seen at the time of the Minoan civilization (2700-1450 BC)








 Phoenix 


Phoenix is a bird of fire mythology of ancient Egypt which is described as a bird that died by fire and reborn from the fire.

Usually depicted has gold and red feathers. At the end of life, Phoenix is told to build a nest of cinnamon twigs which then caught fire.

Bird destroyed by fire but then the new young Phoenix emerges from the same fire. It is believed the lifetime of the Phoenix is about the year 500 -1461 BC. Phoenix Tears is believed to heal wounds



Minotaur


In Greek mythology, the Minotaur has a bull's upper body and lower body human.

Minotaur was said to live in the middle of the labyrinth with a big street like a complicated construction of King Minos of Crete.

Designed by Daedalus and known to be at the site of Knossos. Minotaur looks briefly at the scene Satyricon by Petronius. And killed by Theseus








Unicorn


Unicorn is usually described as a horse with a long horn head, but the original has a beard like a goat, tail of a lion, and a split nail.

Unicorn is the only creature that legend does not frighten people, and usually described as being smooth. Told it is impossible to capture a unicorn. Horn is said to neutralize poison.

Unicorn was first known as the Indus valley civilization (3300-1700 BC)


Cyclops

Cyclops is a member of the human race of ancient giants, who have one eye in the middle of her forehead.

Cyclops described as Homer and Hesiod. According to Hesiod, Cyclops named Brontes, Steropes, and Arges were children of Uranus (sky) and Gaia (earth), while based on Homer's Cyclops said to the boys Poseidon and Thoosa a Cyclops named Polyphemus who was




Satyr


Satyr originally seen as a friend goats gods in ancient Greek society. The first picture of male satyrs are normal, although often seen with an erect penis.

Then combined with the mythology of Rome which began to be described as half-human (top) and half-goat (bottom). Satyr depicted as being naughty, destructive and dangerous, shy and cowardly.

In the past they often have horns depicted pat on the head, and the young appear to have many problems



Gorgon



Gorgon was a vicious female canines and snakes with life as a substitute for hair.

Legend says if people see the face of the Gorgon it will turn into stone.

Possible the most famous Gorgon was Medusa who was the only woman among 3 most big brothers (the others are Stheno and Euryale).

Due to huge Medusa, Perseus can only kill him by cutting his head as he saw his own reflection in the shield of Perseus. Greek Gorgon description used to describe crimes


Mermaid


Mermaid (or Merman for men) has been discussed since 5000 BC.

Even Christopher Columbus said he has seen in his journey. In English fairy tales they are seen as a curse or a disaster warning




Giant


Giant or giant described as a monster who has tremendous strength and size larger than human.

They appear in the Bible (the story of King David and Goliath). In mythology they are often described as having a conflict with the gods and is usually linked with chaos and the wild.

They appear at the beginning with ancient Greek culture in which they are known by the name of the Gigantes, creatures born from Gaia are fertilized with the blood of Uranus when he was castrated








                                                        

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