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What is your favourite mythical beast / monster? (From Greek or Roman mythology).

 

Mine is the Minotaur. The intelligence of a man, the savage aspect of a beast.

 

A close second would be the Talos.

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:) I have a three headed dog gargoyle that I have affectionately named Cerberus. I also have a winged dog I call "Duke" :P

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Chimera -lion,snake and goat combined with incendiary capability. One of the most ancient of mythological creatures.

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I like the Minotaur,have you seen them in the 'Chronicles of Narnia' movie,they look pretty good.

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I think my official answer is probably Typhon because he & Echidna gave birth to many of the great monsters & gave the Olympian Gods such a tough time... I mean, he 'killed' Zeus in round 1 for heaven's sake!!! :D

 

But I also love the Griffin as it is in my Coat of Arms

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he 'killed' Zeus in round 1 for heaven's sake!!!

Sorry, I don't recall this myth. Would you mind explain how he "killed" Zeus in round one.

 

Typhon was the storm monster born to Gaia who apparently wanted to spite Zeus for what he did to the Titans. He showed up, started attacking Olympos & everybody (except Zeus & Athena) changed into animals, turned tail and hid in Egypt. Apollo became a hawk (Horus), Artemis a cat (Bastet), Hermes an Ibis (Thoth), etc...

 

There are many varying accounts of his myth and not all mention his slaying of Zeus, but in the most complete one he does. He stole Zeus' lightning bolts while he wasn't looking and in a sense blew him to bits then hid his ashes and sinues. After that he ravished the earth quite extensively for a while. Then depending on the source, Pan, Cadmus, Hermes etc.. put Zeus back together and in round 2, Zeus of course defeats Typhon and sends him to Tartarus. His 'wife' Echidna escaped the wrath of Zeus and he allowed their offspring to remain alive as challenges to future Heros.

 

Typhon has a lot in common with Seth.

 

It is an extremely facinating Myth. It is my belief that it chronicals the severe drought that ravaged Anatolia during the late 4th Millennia BC - early 3rd Millennia BC and caused the diaspora that gave rise many Bronze age civilizations...

Edited by Pantagathus

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