TOP 10 MYTHICAL ANIMALS FROM HISTORY

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Top 10 Mythical Animals From History

The animals in this list do not really exist. These are animals that were created by the creators of myths, fabulous animals. Myths are ancient, they are fantasy stories with a message about the past. Mythical animals sometimes have a human body part, but they possess superhuman properties. For example, they can fly or fire fire.

10. Phoenix

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The Phoenix is ​​a mythical bird, usually resembling an eagle or other bird of prey, but also boasts beautiful bright colors. The animal is common in Greek , Egyptian and Indian myths. In addition, the Phoenix or the Phoenician is a firefighter. The animal is a symbol of eternal life, for immortality.According to legend, the Phoenix flies as soon as he knows his life ends, to the sun or to sun-raid Ra .There the Phoenix burns and a new Phoenix emerges from the axis. There is only one Phoenix on earth in most myths.

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9. Centaur

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The Centaur is half man (head with upper body) and half horse (the body). The human part gives the animal civilized ways, but the part of the horse makes the centaur a wild beast. Centaurs are usually very strong and violent in myths. They like to have a lot of war, drink a lot and are also busy with other great needs. This conflicts the animal with the more civilized male side. The centurion Chiron is an exception. This Centaur is benign and wise. He was a teacher of Greek heroes.

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8. Mermaid

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A very famous mythical animal is the mermaid. This is mainly due to the story of Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid”, in which Mermaid Ariel plays the leading role. A mermaid is half man (head and upper body) and half fish (body). The female animals live according to myths in the sea.They are very beautiful, so they can easily seduce seamen to change their course. Mermaids are also seen as women with medicinal properties. Another name for a mermaid is a seagull. In Greek and Cypriot myths, Aphrodite is a famous seagodine. She should be born of sea foam. Her birthplace is near Pphos.

7. Leviathan

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The biblical monster leviathan is a giant sea creature with glowing eyes. It has an enormously shattered body. The animal is compared to a huge fish, a snake, a crocodile and / or marine mammal. The Leviathan has the terrible habit of breaking ships and consuming seafaring people. The sample is mentioned several times in the Bible’s Old Testament. However, it is unclear whether the leviathan was created by God or Satan. Some religious texts claim the following: God originally created the animal in a male and female version. Later he destroyed the female version to prevent a crowd of evil monsters from coming into the seas.

6. Dragon

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A dragon is a big mythological animal with a reptile body. Some dragons have multiple heads. Dragons can usually fly and fire (or a deadly poison) spit out of their nostrils. A dragon is usually malignant. In some myths the animal is the opposite: it brings happiness and is very wise. China is famous for its dragons. There the animal symbolizes heroism and courage. Today, especially young boys are inspired by this brave animal. The animal is often used in children’s books and children’s television programs, such as ‘Mike de Ridder’, in which the main figure has two dragons as best friends. Also in one of the most popular TV series of the moment, Game of Thrones, dragons play an important role.

5. Pegasus

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In Greek mythology, the Pegasus is popular. This is a horse with wings, usually white in color with golden or white wings. The animal is seen as the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, and the monster of Medusa. According to Greek mythology, Pegasus is the bearer of lightning blasts from Zeus (on the Olympus mountain). A zodiac sign is named after the animal. This is especially good in autumn. Then it’s called a square, also called autumn square. Among poets and artists, Pegasus is popular: many poems, statues and paintings are made of Pegasus. The animal is also visible in the Disneyfilm ‘Hercules’. Hercules drives Pegasus.

4. Siren (nymph)

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A siren is a semi-goddess, derived from Greek mythology. It has the head of a woman and the body of a bird. The mythical animals are good seduces. They do this through their singing. The sirens are the daughters of Phorcys seagods and river Archelous. The Romans thought that the animals lived on small rocky islands between Capri and Sorrento. Ovidius described the animals as novels. They would change through Dementer in birds with a women’s head. Nymphs live in nature, have divine powers. In myths they are heard in the noise of a brook or they are involved in the emergence of a new plant species

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3. Hydra

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A hydra is a multicolored snake beast with poisonous blood and breath, with which the animal can kill people. There are many different descriptions of the hydra in Greek literature and poetry. The most famous of that is that of the hydra killed by Hercules hero. This hydra is called Hydra or Lerna.According to legend, it is impossible to beat a hydra. If one of his heads is cut off, two new heads would be replaced. Yet, Hercules managed to create a strategy to defeat the hydra. After shutting off one of the heads he burned the wound quickly so that no new heads could be made in this place. This he did repeatedly, until the animal eventually died.

2. Sphinx

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The sphinx originates from Egyptian mythology. It’s half man (man’s head) and half lion (the body).There are many images of this mythical animal in Egypt. These sphinxes are located at (former) city entrances and at pyramids. They have traditionally been the goal of protection. The largest and oldest Egyptian sphinx is that of Giza. Greek mythology also has a sphinx. This, in contrast to the Egyptians sphinx, has a female head. Also, the Greek sphinx has wings. The Sphinx is seen as one of the most intelligent mythical animals, known for its predilection for riddles. According to legend, anyone who passes a sphinx is unable to solve the sphinx of the sphinx, devoured by the Sphinx.

1. Unicorn

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The mythical unicorn has been in myths worldwide for centuries. Each culture has its own version of the unicorn, but mostly the white colored horses with a long spiral horn on the head. If the sun shines on the horn, let it dance over the animal’s body. The sweet animal stands for untouched freedom, goodness and purity. Also, unicorns are associated with rainbows. According to legends, unicorns can only be found by girls who enter the forest alone. When young girls hear this, they definitely enter the forest looking for the animal that is very much loved by them.

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