- Greek (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
Theses were a race of war-like men who sprouted from the earth when a set of Dragons teeth were sown in the fields. They were born clad with armour and weapons and were ready for battle. There were two accounts of the Sparti being created. The first were born when Cadmus the hero of Thebes sowed the seed of a large reptile he had killed. He threw a stone to them while they were emerging. This caused them to fight each other and only five survived. This five joined Cadmus and became the Lords of Thebes. The other Spartoi were created when Jason sowed the seeds from the tooth of the Colchian Dragon by the orders of the King of Aeetes. Jason threw a stone to them and the warrior broke out into a fight.
Spartoi has been viewed 3809 times.
© Please mention mythicalcreatureslist.com when referencing this source.
© Copyright 2011 - 2014 MythBeasts Spartoi
Background Illustrations (Left top-bottom, right top-bottom): Medusa by Gonzalo Ordonez, Loch Ness Monster by dyb,
Basilisk by JustMick, Shuck by Serphire, Ts Um A Kas - Illustration of a rock painting (from Dover publications).