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How the Griffin Got His Groove


Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA, 30322
United States


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Griffins, half lion and half eagle, fiercely guarded their hordes of gold. A winged horse named Pegasus battled the Chimaera, a monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.

Sirens with their dangerous song, were said to have the head of a woman and the body of a bird.

The Greek and Roman collections of the Carlos Museum abound with images of these and other mythical creatures.

Artist Ana Vizurraga will lead children on an exploration of these fantastic beasts, searching for how these Greek myths came to be and how they live on in the modern worlds of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.

Children will invent their own fanciful creature and create a model of it to display in the Camp Carlos Mythical Animals Exhibition at the end of the week.