Freaks from mythology


The Panotti (also Panotii, Panoties, Panotioi, Enotocetes, Long ears, Phanesians, Fanesies from the Greek words  πᾶν and οὖς for "all ears") were a mythical tribe, described in medieval bestiaries as possessing large ears that covered their entire bodies.

The Lybian Aegipians were tribes of Satyr- and Pan-like men or beasts believed to inhabit the Atlas Mountains of North-West Africa.

The Enotocetes (aka: Long ears, Phanesians, Panoties, Fanesies, Panotii) were a tribe giant-eared men who dwelt in the cold regions of the far north and who slept snuggled up inside the flaps of their gigantic ears. According to some, they also used these oversized appendages to fly.

The Astomes or Astons were long-eared freaks

The Arrhines or Monophatalmes were long-tongued freak

The Arimaspians were a tribe of one-eyed men who lived at the foot of the Rhipaion Mountains (probably the Carpathians) in northern Skythia, most of time struggling against the griffins.
The Macroseles are spider-legged freaks

The Opisthodactyle
s or Nuli were a tribe of Indian men with backward-facing, eight-toed feet.

The Goose-headed Man
is a freak with very long neck.

The Gegenees were a tribe of six-armed giants who fought the Argonauts on Bear Mountain in Mysia.

The Gorgades were a tribe inhabiting certain islands off the Atlantic coast of Africa whose womanfolk were entirely covered in hair.

The Hippopodes
were a tribe of horse-footed men who lived in the mythical islands of the far north.

The Centaurs were a tribe of half man, half horse savages which inhabited the mountains and forests of Magnesia.
The Machlyes were Libyan tribe of hermaphrodites whose bodies were male on one side and female on the other.

The Pygmies were a diminutive African tribe who lived on the southern shores of the great earth-encircling river Okeanos where they were engaged in an eternal war with flocks migrating cranes.