CERCOPESAlso known as KERKOPES
Monkey trickster children of [THEA].These were rascal gnomes full of malicious mischief. They even had the temerity to try and mug HERACLES, who tied them upside down to the ends of a stout stick which he then carried across his shoulders.
This did not stop them from cackling with glee and making rude jokes about his bottom as he strode along.
Eventually they made even HERACLES laugh, so much so that he released them. They went on their pesky way and continued their antics elsewhere until ZEUS received so many complaints he turned them into monkeys.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Both male and female
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KERKOPES
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