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Greek mythological creatures. Famous Paintings

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There are a lot of various mythical creatures that are mentioned in the myths of Ancient Greece.
Each and every creature has its own purpose in the myths and stories. They are featuring with their supernatural attributes, abilities and powers.

Most of these mythical creatures are closely related to gods and are often sent by the gods to perform a certain task, such as protecting someone or something or just the opposite, to terrorise something or someone.

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Greek mythological creatures. Famous Paintings

  1. 1. Greek mythological creatures Famous Paintings
  2. 2. Créatures fantastiques de la mythologie grecque tableaux célèbres
  3. 3. Sirenes Corps d'oiseau et la tête de femme. Charmaient les hommes de leurs chants pour les entrainer vers une vaste prairie, couverte des ossements et de chairs desséchées des infortunés marins qui les avaient précédés... Sirens Birds with women's heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
  4. 4. WATERHOUSE, John William Ulysses and the Sirens Ulysse et les Sirènes 1891 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  5. 5. Harpies Corps d'oiseau et tête de femmes. Plus rapides que le vent, invulnérables, caquetantes, elles dévorent tout sur leur passage, ne laissant que leurs excréments. Harpies Heads of women and bodies of birds. Have a nasty habit of swooping down from the sky, snatching whatever food, and pooping on the remains.
  6. 6. PERRIER, François Enée et ses compagnons combattant les Harpies Aeneas and his Companions Fighting the Harpies 1646-1647 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  7. 7. QUELLINUS, Erasmus II The Persecution of the Harpies La persécution des harpies 1630 Museo del Prado, Madrid
  8. 8. Minotaure Corps d'un homme et tête d'un taureau. Né d'une très troublée relation, passe sa vie pris au piège dans le Labyrinthe, mangeant sacrifice humain, jusqu'à qu'il soit tué par Thésée. Minotaur Body of a man and head of a bull. Born out of a very troubled relationship, spent his life trapped in the Labyrinth, dining human sacrifices, until was finally slain by the Theseus.
  9. 9. BURNE-JONES, Edward Theseus and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth Thésée et le Minotaure dans le Labyrinthe 1861 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  10. 10. MAÎTRE des Cassoni Campana Thésée et le Minotaure Theseus and the Minotaur 1510 Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon
  11. 11. Méduse Laideur repoussante, chevelure faite de serpents entrelacés et tous ceux qui la regarde dans les yeux se transforme instantanément en pierre. Devenu célèbre quand Persée lui a tranché la tête (avec un peu d'aide de la déesse Athéna). Medusa Medusa and her Gorgon sisters, are totally revolting. They have snakes for hair and anyone who looks them in the eyes instantly turns into stone. Medusa became famous when the Perseus chopped off her head (with a little help from the goddess Athena).
  12. 12. RUBENS, Peter Paul The Head of Medusa Tête de Méduse 1617 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  13. 13. Centaure Torse et la tête humaine, membres et le corps d'un cheval. Brutaux et sauvages, leur amour immodéré du vin et des femmes les rendaient redoutables à tous ceux qui croisaient leur chemin. Chiron n'est pas un de ces centaures rustres et grossiers. Sage, bon, instruit et un excellent précepteur pour de nombreux héros: Jason, Actéon, Achille ou Enée. Centaur Head and torso of a human and the body of a horse. The most famous tribe lives on Mt, where they spend most of their time galloping around, swilling wine, swiping women, and hitting things with rocks. Note: Chiron, the gentle centaur and teacher of the stars, was totally different from his wild cousins.
  14. 14. BOTTICELLI, Sandro Pallas and the Centaur Pallas et le Centaure 1482 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  15. 15. MOREAU, Gustave La Chimère The Chimera 1867 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
  16. 16. LAGRENÉE, Louis- Jean-François L'enlèvement de Déjanire par le centaure Nessus The Abduction of Deianeira by the Centaur Nessus 1755 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  17. 17. CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista Chiron Instructing Achilles in the Bow Chiron instruisant Achille dans l’Arc 1776 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  18. 18. Cerbère Grand limier avec trois têtes de chiot, des griffes de lion et une crinière de serpents. Il fut adopté par Hadès, le Seigneur des morts, et il est maintenant un employé rémunéré en tant que gardien des enfers ... Cerberus Big, crazy hellhound with three doggy heads, lion claws, and a mane of snakes. Luckily for Cerberus, he was adopted by Hades, Lord of the Dead, and is now gainfully employed as the watchdog of the Underworld ....
  19. 19. BOSCH, Hieronymus Cerberus (detail), Triptych of Garden of Earthly Delights (right wing) Cerbère (détail), Le Jardin des délices, (panneau droit) 1500 Museo del Prado, Madrid
  20. 20. Cyclope Les cyclopes pasteurs incarnent une génération loin d'être aussi brillante que les ouraniens. Le Cyclope Polyphème est surtout connu pour sa lutte contre Ulysse et pour tomber amoureux de la charmante Galatée qui le trouva trop rustre à son gout. Cyclope One of the main branches of the Cyclops are Cyclops shepherds with a taste for man-flesh. This tribe became famous when Odysseus stuck a rather sharp stick in the eye of a Cyclops named Polyphemus.
  21. 21. MOREAU, Gustave Galatée The giant Polyphemus spying on the sleeping nymph Galatea 1880 Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  22. 22. MOREAU, Gustave Polyphème et Galatée Polyphemus and Galatea 1896 Museo Nacional Thyssen- Bornemisza, Madrid
  23. 23. BÖCKLIN, Arnold Odysseus and Polyphemus Ulysse et Polyphème 1896 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston
  24. 24. ERRIER, François Acis et Galatée se dérobant au regard de Polyphème Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus 1645-50 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  25. 25. CARRACCI, Annibale Polyphemus and Acis Polyphème et Acis 1595-1605 Fresco Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome
  26. 26. REDON, Odilon Le cyclope The Cyclops 1898 - 1900 Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
  27. 27. Érinyes (Furies) Déesses de la Vengeance du crime, ne reconnaissaient pas l’autorité des dieux et n’avaient d’autre lois que les leurs. Aucune prière, aucun sacrifice, aucun objet sacré ne pouvait les détournait de leur poursuite. Erinyes (Furies) Furious, snaky-haired, bloody-eyed ladies. Their favorite methods of punishment include driving people insane, blighting big stretches of countryside, and blasting whole cities with plague.
  28. 28. BOUGUEREAU, William- Adolphe Les remords d' Oreste ou Oreste poursuivi par les Furies The Remorse of Orestes or Orestes Pursued by the Furies 1862 Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk
  29. 29. Satyre Compagnons de Pan et Dionysos. Ce qu'ils aiment le plus est boire, danser, et de le faire avec n'importe quelle nymphe volontaire (ou pas tellement volontaire). Certains ont acquis une notoriété individuelle comme Silenus. Satyr What satyrs loved best was to drink, dance, play music, and get it on with every willing (or not-so-willing) nymph who happened to be around. Some have gained notoriety individual as Silenus.
  30. 30. BOUGUEREAU, William-Adolphe Nymphes et satyre Nymphs and Satyr 1873 Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
  31. 31. RUBENS, Peter Paul The Drunken Silenus Silène ivre 1616-1617 Alte Pinakothek, Munich
  32. 32. DYCK, Sir Anthony van, Attributed Drunken Silenus supported by Satyrs Silène ivre soutenu par des satyres 1620 National Gallery, London
  33. 33. Sphinx Visage et la poitrine d'une femme, pattes et la queue d'un lion, et les ailes d'un oiseau. Installé sur un rocher, posait une énigme aux voyageurs. Ceux qui n'arrivaient pas à résoudre son énigme étaient immédiatement tués et dévorés. Sphinx Face and chest of a woman, paws and tail of a lion and the wings of a bird. Sitting on a rock, the monster asked a riddle. Those who could not solve the riddle were immediately killed and devoured.
  34. 34. INGRES, Jean-Auguste- Dominique Oedipe explique l'énigme du sphinx Oedipus Explaining the Enigma of the Sphinx 1808 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  35. 35. MOREAU, Gustave Oedipe et le Sphinx Oedipus and the Sphinx 1864 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  36. 36. oes Greek mythological creatures. Famous Paintings Créatures fantastiques de la mythologie grecque. Tableaux célèbres images and text credit www. Music Vangelis Alpha created olga.e. thanks for watching
  37. 37. Pour les amateurs de créatures hideuses, monstrueuses et sanguinolentes les monstres les plus inimaginables qui existent dans la mythologie grecque. Fascination, pouvoir surnaturel, caractéristiques physiques insolites, paradoxalement ces créatures séduisent.
  38. 38. There are a lot of various mythical creatures that are mentioned in the myths of Ancient Greece. Each and every creature has its own purpose in the myths and stories. They are featuring with their supernatural attributes, abilities and powers. Most of these mythical creatures are closely related to gods and are often sent by the gods to perform a certain task, such as protecting someone or something or just the opposite, to terrorise something or someone. Some of them were violent towards everyone, attacking and terrorizing nearby lands, some only engaged in a battle when their task was compromised, while others were peaceful creatures, often interacting with humans by serving or helping them.

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