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The Furies (Erinyes)

2017-01-14T20:59:42+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding [...]

Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

2017-08-22T22:01:20+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical features differs between the myths, i.e. they are sometimes depicted without wings. Griffins are most commonly [...]