25 of the Most Terrifying Creatures from Greek Mythology

Part of the list25 history playlist on YouTube.

Greek mythology and legend is filled with beasts and monsters, many of them terrifying the heroes of epic quests. In this video, list25 run through some of the most famous creatures. The top 10 of this is universally recognisable, featuring in a mass of literature and films.

At number one is the famous Minotaur, a colossal man with the head of a bull, lurking at the center of a Cretan labyrinth. At the order of King Minos, Athenian hero Theseus eventually killed the Minotaur.

Full List:

  1. Minotaur
  2. Pegasus
  3. Centaur
  4. Gorgons
  5. Hydra
  6. Cyclops
  7. Cerberus
  8. Chimera
  9. Griffin
  10. Sirens
  11. Satyr
  12. Harpies
  13. Charybdis
  14. Erinyes
  15. Sphinx
  16. Nemean Lion
  17. Echidna
  18. Graeae
  19. Lamia
  20. Ophiotaurus
  21. Typhon
  22. Scylla
  23. Ichthyocentaurs
  24. Orthrus
  25. Python

James Carson graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and History and have a keen interested in both World Wars and popular science - particularly space.