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For questions about animals or non-human beings described in folklore and legends, which may or may not be based on actual creatures.

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In Greek mythology, there's Tithonus, mortal lover of Eos, who became a cicada (or a cricket): In the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, the goddess Aphrodite retells the legend of how Eos, the goddess …
answered Jun 11 '18 by Rodia
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Wikipedia has a nice article about the Centaurides, or centauresses, the female centaurs. First encountered in Greek mythology as members of the tribe of the Centauroi, the Centaurides are only …
answered May 7 '18 by Rodia
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In ancient Greek tradition, what riddles did have the Sphinx in her "repertoire", besides the famous: Which creature goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the eve …
asked Feb 26 '17 by Rodia
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Cerberus was the son of Echidna, a half-woman half-snake, and Typhon, a huge serpentine horror. That's a hell of a pedigree for a dog. More seriously, I imagine Cerberus had to be at least loosely ba …
answered May 12 '18 by Rodia