The Arimaspians were a race of men with only one eye who lived in either Scythia or the Ural Mountains. Their one eye was in the middle of their forehead, and they were of normal human size. They were the mortal enemies of Griffins, from whom the Arimapsians were always attempting to steal gold.

Also called Arimaspi.

Pantheon: Greek, Roman


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  • Sedgwick, Paulita. Mythological Creatures: A Pictoral Dictionary. Holt, Rinehart and Winston: New York, 1974.

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