When ancient Greeks told stories, they didn’t hold back on the imagination. Monsters were aplenty in Greek mythology, and each one was more terrifying than the last. Here are just a taste of the ancient Greek monsters that have been passed down through time: The Minotaur, a half man and half bull, who lived in a labyrinth deep under the island of Crete. The Minotaur was said to be so ferocious that it could only be placated by having regular human sacrifices sent into the labyrinth to be devoured. Then there’s the Hydra, a nine-headed serpent who terrorized the ancient city of Lerna. For each head that was cut off, two more would grow back in its place. The only way to kill the Hydra was by burning off its heads with fire. These are just a few of the many ancient Greek monsters that have captured our imaginations for centuries. So next time you’re looking for a good scare, look no further than these ancient tales!
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