Better known as the Kraken from Clash of the Titans, it was going to eat Andromeda (chained to a rock as a sacrifice) until Perseus saved her.
Guarded the Oracle of Delphi’s shrine, killed by Apollo.
The guard dragon of the Golden Apples. After Heracles slew it, the gods placed it in the heavens to become the constellation Draco.
Drakones of Medea
Two flying dragons that pulled the witch Medea’s chariot.
A lion’s body with a dragon’s tail and a goat head on its back, slain by Bellerophon.
This winged serpent was a woman from the waist up. Her feet were 1,000 vipers, and the heads of 50 animals protruded from her waist. Guarded the prison pit of Tartaros.
This unsleeping dragon guarded the Golden Fleece until it was slain by the hero Jason.
To save his city, Menestratos wore a breastplate covered in hooks and let Thespiakos eat him; the hooks slew the beast from within.
Terrorized the island of Salamis until Kykhreus drove it away. Then it fled to the goddess Demeter and became her companion.
When Heracles tried to remove her nine heads, two more popped up for every one he chopped off. So he cauterized the neck stumps so they couldn’t regenerate and kept hack, hack, hacking away until Hydra was dead.
This article was first published in Uncle John’s Lists that Make You Go Hmmm . . .