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Mythical Monsters

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  1. A three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades.

    Cerberus

  2. A winged horse of the muses, it was born of the blood of the decapitated Medusa.

    Pegasus

  3. Female spirit, whose sorrowful wail portends death.

    Banshee

  4. Hind legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. They drew the chariot of the sun.

    Griffin

  5. A humanoid body, but had hoofed feet and horns on its head.

    Minotaur

  6. A lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. Was killed by Bellerophon with the aid of Pegasus.

    Chimera

  7. Writhing serpents for hair, claws of bronze and had the power to turn anyone who looked at them to stone. Medusa was one of them.

    Gorgons

  8. A serpent with the head and wings of a cock and the tail of a dragon. Its glance killed whatever it encountered.

    Basilisk

  9. In Norwegian legend, it is a giant sea creature that attacks ships and sailors. Made famous by The Pirates of the Carribean.

    Kraken

  10. A race of giants who had only one eye, in the middle of the forehead. Polyphemus, one of them was slain by Odysseus.

    Cyclops

  11. A dragon with two legs and a barbed tail. Often seen on heraldry.

    Wyvern

  12. Half man and half horse - with a man's head, trunk, and arms, and a horse's body and legs. Chiron is best known type.

    Centaur

  13. A fairy that resembles a tiny old man. If caught he can reveal a buried crock of gold.

    Leprechaun

  14. Creature who normally takes the form of a man, but changes into an animal when the moon is full. Although the most commonly known is the werewolf, this term applies to any were-beast.

    Lycanthrope

  15. Hindquarters of a horse and the head and wings of a griffin.

    Hippogriff

  16. Sea monster with the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail of a dolphin or fish.

    Hippocampus