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Mysterious Creatures of Ancient Mythology

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The thought of a wide-winged, woman-faced, lion-bodied lady might startle you... if you've never studied ancient mythical creatures. If you have studied the genre, you know the sphinx is just as strange and mystifying as described. Believed to have originated in 9,500 B.C., she is said to devour those who could not solve her riddles. Mythology buffs believe there could be essentially hundreds of horned, winged, and scaled ravenous creatures lurking in the artwork and literature of ancient civilizations.

What lessons can be learned from these mythological characters? What does their creation teach us about the hopes, fears and insecurities of mankind? Get ready to battle these questions head-on and more as this playlist takes you on a creature-filled journey into legendary mythology.

Tweet this video! - From Greek and Roman mythology to old Norse legends human literature is littered with heroes and villains. From griffins and satyrs to titans and hydras, these are the 25 craziest mythical creatures ever conceived. Check out the text version too! - Here's a preview: Centaur Mermaid Harpy Cerberus Griffin Pheonix Satyr Minotaur Cyclops Gorgon Banshee Doppelganger Gremlin Hellhound Dire Wolf Krampus Pegasus Basilisk Troll Icthyocentaur Hippogriff Chimera Hydra Kraken Titans
Discover the inspiration for the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur. Travel to the island of Knossos where ancient Greeks participated in an elaborate form of bullfighting. From: MUSEUM SECRETS REVEALED: Athens
Haley Who demonstrates a mechanical version of the Swamp Kirin, a mythical creature from Japan. The Mechanical Swamp Kirin walks on stilts through Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.
Tweet this video! - Known for some extremely out of this world mythology, the Greek legends have been the subject of popular culture for thousands of years. The most famous characters in these myths are the gods and goddesses who would employ the use of heroes to do their bidding. In order for these heroes to earn their status they would have to face creatures like these 25 most legendary creatures from Greek mythology. Check out the text version too! - Here's a preview: Python Orthrus Ichthyocentaurs Scylla Typhon Ophiotaurus Lamia Graeae Echidna Nemean Lion Sphinx Erinyes Charybdis Harpies Satyr Sirens Griffin Chimera Cerberus Cyclops Hydra Gorgons Centaur Pegasus Minotaur
SUMMARY A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion. Among the final films of master cartoonist Winsor McCay are these pieces animated in collaboration with his son John and longtime assistant, John Fitzsimmons. They may have been released as part of the 1921 series Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend. Only these fragments seem to have survived. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [Rialto Productions?, 1921]. NOTES Additional animators, John McCay, John Fitzsimmons. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Centaurs--Drama. Courtship--Drama. Infants--Drama. Families--Drama. Love--Drama. Fantasy--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4083
Pair of Centaurs Fighting Cats of Prey from Hadrian's Villa, mosaic, c. 130 B.C.E. (Altes Museum, Berlin) More free lessons at: Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker See this on Smarthistory: View this mosaic up close in the Google Art Project
Some records of mermaids exist in fishermen's logs throughout history. Watch more MERMAIDS video:
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