1. Chelone

Chelone, i.e. ‘tortoise’ in Greek, was a nymph transformed into a tortoise by the gods. ‘Khelônê’, was a symbol of fertility, sureness, harmlessness, innocence, and silence.

2. The Cerynitian Hind

The Cerynitian Hind, Elaphos Kerynitis of Arcadia, was the sacred property of Artemis. Brazen-hoofed and having golden antlers like a stag, this enormous deer was so swift that it could outrun an arrow in flight. It’s capture was one of the labours of Heracles.

3. The Teumessian fox

The Teumessian fox, or Cadmean vixen, sent by the gods to prey upon the children of Thebes, was a gigantic fox destined never to be caught.

4. Arktos

The Greek myth about Ursa Major says that Hera, Zeus's wife, was jealous of Zeus's affections toward a maiden named Callisto, and so Hera turned Callisto into a bear, and Zeus then placed Callisto and her son, Arcas (who became the Little Dipper, Ursa Minor) into the sky.

5. The Athenean Owl

The Little Owl, ever-present in friezes, pottery and coins, was a messenger of goddess Athena from whom it gets the generic name. A symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity, erudition and good fortune throughout the Western world, the owl was protected and became the symbol of the city of Athens.

6. Seiren

Mythical Seirens were believed to have the power of enchanting and charming, by their melodious sweet songs, any one who heard them. From Greek, Seirēn.

7. Gorgon

Woman & fish. The Gorgons were the goddesses of the liquid element, of the seas, rivers, and lakes. Beautiful and artful, they were the object of desire for all mariners. From Greek, Gorgōs. Because of their legendary gaze, images of the Gorgons were used for protection.

8. Pegasus

The son of Poseidon and Medusa, the winged divine stallion of Greek mythology, Pegasus was the personification of water, the liquid element, the spring, pēgē in Greek, since he was born near the springs of Oceanus, the mythical river that surrounds the world. The unique position of Pegasus in Greek culture justifies why Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky. Allegorically, Pegasus symbolizes the cloud and carries lightning during storms.

9. Talos

Talos, the bronze giant father of Hephaistos and son of Κres, the personification of Crete, guarded the island's shores by running round the island three times every day. When intruders appeared, Talos pelted any approaching ship with rocks to protect his island and impose the law.

10. Hypnos

Hypnos, gentle and benevolent, was the god of sleep and dreams, the god dearest to the Muses. He is often depicted as a young man with wings on his shoulders, carrying a horn, from which he pours sleep-inducing dreams.