HyperDic: mythical_being

English > 1 sense of the expression mythical being:
NOUNperson mythical beingan imaginary being of myth or fable
English > mythical being: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn imaginary being of myth or fable.
InstancesAchillesA mythical Greek hero of the Iliad
Aegisthus(Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
AeneasA mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War
Agamemnon(Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
AjaxA mythical Greek hero
Alcyone, Halcyon(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Andromeda(Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia
Antigone(Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death
Arjuna(Hindu mythology) the warrior prince in the Bhagavad-Gita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being and of God and how humans can come to know God
Atreus(Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus
Augeas(Greek mythology) the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle
Bellerophon(Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
Cassiopeia(Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
Cepheus(Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
Clytemnestra(Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War
Creon(Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
Daedalus, Daedal(Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos
Dardanus(Greek mythology) founder of Troy
Electra(Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
Enkidulegendary friend of Gilgamish
Eurydice(Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus
Fenrir(Norse mythology) an enormous wolf that was fathered by Loki and that killed Odin
Galatea(Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
Ganymede(Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
Gilgamishlegendary Sumerian king and hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics
Hector(Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
Helen, Helen of Troy(Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris
Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength
Hero(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
Hyperborean(Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind
Icarus(Greek mythology) son of Daedalus
Iphigenia(Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon
Jason(Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece
Jocasta(Greek mythology) queen / queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
Laertes(Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus
Laius(Greek mythology) king of Thebes who was unwittingly killed by his son Oedipus
Laocoon(Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse
Leander(Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
Leda(Greek mythology) a queen / queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan
Medea(Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father
Menelaus(Greek mythology) the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War
Midas(Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Myrmidon(Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy
Narcissus(Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
Nibelung(German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
Niobe(Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all
Odysseus(Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero
Oedipus, King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta
Orestes(Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
Orion(Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis
Orpheus(Greek mythology) a great musician
Pandora(Greek mythology) the first woman
Paris(Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
Patroclus(Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War
Pegasus(Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa
PeleusA king of the Myrmidons and father of Achilles
Penelope(Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity
Perseus(Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
Priam(Greek mythology) the last king of Troy
Procrustes(Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer
Psyche(Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him
Pygmalion(Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it
Remus(Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus
Romulus(Roman mythology) founder of Rome
Sarpedon(Greek mythology) a son of Zeus who became king of Lycia
Scylla(Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait
Siegfried(German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards / guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed
Sigurd(Norse mythology) mythical Norse / Norse warrior hero who gains an accursed hoard of gold and was killed by Brynhild
Sisyphus(Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill
Sitawife of the Hindu god Rama
StentorThe mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes
Tantalus(Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus
Theseus(Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds
Tiresias(Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother
Ulysses(Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus
Valkyrie(Norse mythology) one of the maidens of Odin who chose heroes to be slain in battle and conducted them to Valhalla
Volund(Norse mythology) a wonderful smith
Wayland, Wayland the Smith, Wieland(European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves
Yggdrasil, Ygdrasil(Norse mythology) a huge ash tree whose roots and branches hold the earth and Heaven and Hell together
Ymir(Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world
NarrowerAmazon(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
Gog and Magogbiblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world
golem(Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
halcyonA mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
hero(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits
houri(Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise
mythical monster, mythical creatureA monster renowned in folklore and myth
phoenixA legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix
Broaderimaginary being, imaginary creatureA creature / creature of the imagination
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