Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CERCOPES

Greek fabulous creature

Also 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.

Cercopes Facts and Figures

Name: Cercopes
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kerkopes

Gender: Male and female
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1412

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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