Monsters in Greek Mythology

ebook Library of Greek Mythology

By Don Nardo

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The ancient Greeks were seemingly obsessed by stories involving hideous, dangerous monsters. Modern experts think that tales of blood-thirsty dragons, one-eyed giants, and other scary creatures may have served a social purpose. Namely people needed to recognize and accept the existence of ugliness and evil in order to properly appreciate concepts like beauty and goodness.

Monsters in Greek Mythology