Saturday, April 9, 2011

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H –HYDRA, HOBBITS, HARPY

The Hydra is a serpent bearing many heads found in Greek mythology. It had poisonous breath, and each time one head was cut off, two more grew back in its place.

According to the myth, Gaia, the earth goddess, had two offspring, Typhon and Echidna, who bore the Hydra. Traditionally, the Hydra was slain by Heracles. 



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J.R.R. Tolkien created the race of Hobbits. They are between 2 to 4 feet tall, dress in bright colors, and are very shy. Their large feet are covered with hair and they can live to be up to 130 years old. They, like elves, have pointed ears.

More information can be found at Wikipedia.

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The Harpy was also from Greek mythology. They are widely known as the creatures who would abduct people and torture them on the way to Tartarus. They were vicious beings.

They had the body of a bird, and the head of a woman.



 The above images and information are from Wikipedia

3 comments:

  1. Good choices for the letter 'H'!

    I really love your theme for the A-Z challenge. :-)

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  2. Great theme for the challenge. These are things my daughter loves. I have been wandering all over with my challenge posts.

    Sheila Staley : Reviewer & Writer
    Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thank you CR and Sheila for the replies.

    I am glad you all are enjoying my theme. I just love the subject and honestly, it has given me a few ideas for stories.

    If I hadn't chosen something like this, I would be wandering, too, Sheila. :)

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