Originally posted by supersaiyan:
**another thing from greek mythology is the river styx. it was the river of death that perseus crossed on the ferry with the skeleton to get to medusa's place. and the scylla was actually a female that lurked in cave ceilings, waiting for anything edible to pass beneath. and i think the hydra is actually charibdis (i think i spelled that right), which lived in the sea and sucked in the water and anything in its vicinty. the one other thing i remember from the greek unit in my english class is that harpies are giant birds with the head of a woman. they sang a seductive song to force men to follow them to them so they could kill them (or something like that).
River Styx is in the underworld (Hades) and is what all mortals who died would have to cross. The skeleton ferriman, Charan, puts his hand out for an obol. The Scylla is a sea monster and if you read The Odyssey you'd know about it. Also Charybdis is a maelstrom (whirlpool) that sucked anything that went in it. Sirens are the part bird part woman beings who sang a song that lured sailors into their trap. I'm not sure if they are called harpies too though.
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(This message has been edited by Udekozatul (edited 03-29-2001).)