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Gods of the woods- 2-legged creature that is part man and part goat

Satyrs

1

A 3-headed dog who protected the underworlds
(Devoured anything or anyone who tried to enter uninvited.)

Cerberus

2

A race of one-eyed giants (helpers to Hephaestus)

Cyclops

3

A 4-legged creature; 1/2 horse, 1/2 man

Centaurs

4

Evil singing mermaids (Beautiful women with enchanting voices)

Sirens

5

Pure white horse, lion's tail, and single horn

Unicorn

6

A very large bird that lives up to be 500 years old (symbolizes immortality)

Phoenix

7

Goddesses who inhabit a part of nature (tree, River)- raised Zeus as a child.

Nymphs

8

A fire-breathing dragon that is part lion, part goat, and part dragon.

Chimera

9

Three-winged, ugly creatures who visit retribution on people for their crimes.

Furies

10

Three sisters who had writhing snakes for hair and were so terrifying to behold that anyone who looked at them was turned to stone (Medusa was the most famous of the three sisters)

Gorgons

11

Disgusting monsters that were part woman and part bird - carried the souls of the dead to the underworld.

Harpies

12

Head of a bull and body of a man. This creature lived in a labyrinth on the island of Crete

Minotaur

13

Giant serpent that Apollo, while still an infant, killed.

Python

14

An intelligent creature that had the head and torso of a woman, body of a dog, wings of a bird, and paws of a lion and ask impossible riddles of its victims!!!

Sphinx

15

A 9-headed monster that was difficult to kill for two heads would grow back when one head was chopped off.

Hydra

16

Giants who ruled the earth before the gods and goddesses.

Titans