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18 Top Mythological Creatures: The Most Dangerous Monsters







   





Each culture around the world has its own set of legends and mythological creatures. Each one turns out to be more amazing the more you read about it. I have compiled a list of the most interesting mythological creatures and their folklore.

Centaurs:
The Centaur or Hippocentaur is a legendary creature from Greek mythology. It is said to have the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse. They were the offspring of the cloud-nymph Nephele and the Lapith king Ixion. It is said that Ixon was in love with Hera, the wife of Zeus and apparently tried to rape her. Hera informed Zeus about his actions who decided to test her story. He made a cloud which resembled Hera and laid it near Ixon who went about boasting how he had enjoyed Hera. On finding this out, Zeus bound Ixon to a wheel which was whirled by winds through the air. The result of the union between Ixon and Nephele was the Centaurs. Chiron was considered to be the wisest and justest of the centaurs. Chiron was also a teacher who taught many Greek heroes including Achilles.