Monsters of the Greek Myths Poster (Scholastic Books, 1980)

Greek Myths 1980

From WesternOutlaw, who writes:

When I was a kid, I loved ordering books from the Scholastic book club. In addition to some exciting books, purchases over a specific amount would result in a free poster. This poster from 1980 is one of my personal favorites that I hung in my bedroom for some time. I was surprised to find it in an old stack of papers in the garage. On the backside is a description of the 10 mythical creatures pictured. What a great poster for a kid interested in Greek Mythology!

In doing a little research on the artist, I discovered the artwork is by Carlos Victor Ochagavia who created the original covers of the Illuminatus paperback books.

Can anyone name the 10 mythical creatures pictured?

All three novels in The Illuminatus! Trilogy came out in 1975. See Ochagavia’s striking covers here.

6 Responses to “Monsters of the Greek Myths Poster (Scholastic Books, 1980)”


  1. 1 mwschmeer October 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, this is too easy:

    Griffon, Medusa, Harpy, Hydra, Sphinx, Scylla (note the six heads & the ship), Cyclops, Cerberus, Minotaur, Chimera.

  2. 4 narvo October 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Yarrgghh I should’ve made my guesses before looking at the comments. Oh well lol. I would’ve only gotten like 3-4 of ’em anyways.

    Super awesome Gorgon. I like how she’s totally smiling too. I want that on a shirt.

    Totally reminds me of all those Sinbad movies. So cool that he still has this classic poster!

  3. 5 mikemonaco October 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Wow, had that as a kid, right around the time I discovered Dungeons & Dragons.


  1. 1 Creature from the Black Lagoon Poster from Weird Worlds #5 (Scholastic, 1980) | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on October 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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