Mythological Monsters: Did they ever exist?

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Moira Kelliey:
Quote from: unknown on February 26, 2007, 04:31:17 pm

Moria

Great work
I love how you found all these wonderful pictures to go with the above par text.

You know some monsters that were thought to be mythical have turned out to be real, the mountain gorilla is a prime example.


Thanks for the compliment, Unknown. This Caravaggio is my all-time favorite mythological artwork:



Sure, the Mountain Gorilla was a myth until something like the year 1900, wasn't it?

They've also discovered a whole bunch of new species in the arctic since the ice began to melt (due to global warming). 

unknown:
Hi Moira

Your Welcome,
 that is a cool picture of Medusa, the snakes really give the impression of hair.

Mark of Australia:
Quote from: Pagan on February 28, 2007, 01:16:09 am

Except she didn't mention the satyr!  That is the most over-sexed mythological monster of the group.  Can't we get a shout out for the satyr?


The most famous myth about King Midas is when he received the golden touch from Dionysus, god of the life force. Dionysus was associated with intoxication and was followed by a group of satyrs -- half human, half goat individuals with a lust for wine and sexual pleasures. The leader of the satyrs, entrusted with Dionysus' education, was Silenus. One day, completely in character for a satyr, Silenus became intoxicated and passed out in Midas' rose garden. The peasants found him and brought him before their king. Luckily, Midas recognized Silenus and treated him well for five days and nights. During this time, Silenus entertained Midas and his court with fantastic tales.

one of those tales was of a lost continent called Meropis ... just so u know .

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