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They were here and might return
Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain content inappropriate or scary for children. 2)In my ken, all beings thought of being gods are entities from other dimensions with supernatural powers way beyond regular human capacity. This made many people who experienced their presence misconcept them as gods, demi-gods, and.....Things are going to change when proportion of us evolves into 'luminous'
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Catoblepas, Katobleps

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The Katobleps is a four-legged bull-like creature from Ethiopia with a head that is large for its body, and blood-shot eyes that always look down.

(Catoblepas is Greek for "that which looks downward.)

 

It has a "high and thick" eyelids, and a long hanging mane.

 

Like the Basilisk, it can kill any creature merely by looking at it.

 

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Graeae, Graiae, Graiai

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The three 'old women' or 'gray ones' from Greek folklore.

 

They are the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters and guardians of the Gorgons.

 

They were gray-haired from birth and have only one eye and one tooth, which they share among them...

 

The sisters formed the chorus of a play entitled the Phorcydes by Aeschylus, part of the dramatist's trilogy on the life of Perseus...

 

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http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Graiai.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeae

 

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On the margin: Mandrakes

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Mandrake was, of course, far from being the only plant with an anthropomorphic root.

 

Mandrake's use as a surgical anaesthetic was first described by the Greek physician Dioscorides around AD 60, and its use as a tincture known as mandragora, or in combination with other herbs such as opium, hemlock and henbane is described in documents from pre-Roman times onwards4.

 

It was the presence of this alkaloid, as well as the shape of the root, that led to the mandrake's association with magic, witchcraft and the supernatural.

 

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Dragoniae I: Ladon

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Dragon of Ladon is a great creature from the folklore of Greece and Rome.

 

This mighty serpent-like dragon has an enormous body with many heads each with a pair of fiery eyes...

 

It  guards the golden apples of Greek legend...

 

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NIKE

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NIKE (or Nicé) was the winged goddess or spirit (daimon) of victory, both in battle and peaceful competition in Greece.

 

Nike was appointed his charioteer, and all four were appointed as sentinels standing beside the throne....

 

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See Pallas:

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Sileni

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Greek woodland gods or spirits, closely connected to the satyrs. They were occasionally referred to as being half-man half-horse, in stead of half-man half-goat.

 

MORE:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/dionysusmyth/g/092609Silenus.htm

 

Photo:

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Šarac (The Dappled) Horse

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Šarac is a piebald wonder-horse who could talk and do wonders.

 

Šarac understands Serbian, Turkish and Greek (even speaks the languages; he drinks wine with his master, advises him and comes to his aid in a battlefield.

 

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Chiron

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Chiron is the father of the medical art in Greek mythology, for without him there would be no medicine. It was Chiron, the wise old Centaur, who taught the art of healing to Asclepius and others.

 

Much more:

http://www.theoi.com/Georgikos/KentaurosKheiron.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiron

 

Note: Sagittarius in the picture is the most tantamount Kheiron I still remember from those ancient days...... Kheiron was the wiset Centaur; a fierce warrior and a guru...

 

See the Ichthyocentauri:

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Pegasus, Pegasos

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The famous immortal, winged horse which sprang forth from the neck of Medousa when she was beheaded by the hero Perseus...

 

Pegasus is amongst the very few of so-called epic creatures which are NON-evil....


 Pegasos was tamed by Bellerophon, a Korinthian hero, who rode him into battle against the fire-breathing Khimaira


The horse was also placed amongst the stars as a constellation, whose rising marked the arrival of the warmer weather of spring and seasonal rainstorms...



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Qilin:

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Pegacorn:

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Unicorn:

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Indian Cartozonon Cartazoon:

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See Khimaira

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Satyr

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Satir (Pl.Satyroi or Satirs)  is a rustic fertility daimon (spirit) of the wilderness and countryside.

 

The Satyr is half-man and half-goat in Greek folklore.

 

The Faunish satirs mate with the tribes of Nymphai in the mountain wilds.

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyr

 

 

See Dionysos:

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See the Ourea:

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See Ipotane:

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Kobalos

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The Kobalos (pl. Kobali) is a Greek mischievous goblinish creature fond of tricking and frightening people.

 

Kobali master shape-shifting...

 

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Dragoniae 6: Ouroboros, Uroborus

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The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail...

 

The name originates from within Greek language; οὐρά (oura) meaning "tail" and βόρος (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail"...

 

The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity, the concept of eternity and the eternal return, and represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading...

 

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Lamia

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Lamia is a Lybyan beast with the shad of a woman, scaly body, four legs and a tail.

 

A horrible unconceivable act turned her from a beautiful woman into a hideous monster and left her with an insatiable taste for...


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Persephone: Greek queen of the underworld and The Spring Icon

Persephone: Greek queen of the underworld and The Spring Icon | They were here and might return | Scoop.it

 

Persephone was titled Kore (the Maiden) as the icon of spring’s bounty.

 

Once upon a time when she was playing in a elaborate meadow with her Nymph companions, Kore was grabbed by Haides and carried off to the underworld as his bride.

 

Her mother Demeter despaired at her dissappearance and searched for her the throughout the world complemented by the goddess Hekate bearing torches.

 

When she discovered that Zeus had conspired in her daughter’s abduction she was furious, and declined to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned....

 


More:

http://www.paleothea.com/SortaSingles/Persephone.html

http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/PersephoneGoddess.html

 


See Hades:

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See Anapus:

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See Dionysos:

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See  Kabeiroi:

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See Alpanu:
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Arion

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Arion also Areion is the famous creature depicted as  a winged magnificent horse in Greek mythology, known as the ‘Swift Horse, Divine in Origin..

 

More:

http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HipposAreion.html

http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Arion

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Phoenix, Phenix

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The phoenix is a fabulous sacred firebird

(mentioned in the Phoenician legends and the Egyptian and later the Greek mythos)...

 

The phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor...

 

According to the Greeks the bird lives in Arabia, nearby a cool well.

 

Each morning at dawn, it would bathe in the water and sing such a beautiful song, that the sun-god stops his chariot to listen.

 

The Phenix would feed upon oils of balsalm and frankinsense...

 

There exists only one phoenix at the time...

 

 

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See the Simurgh:

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