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Have you ever wondered what Minecraft would be like with Cyclopes, Satyrs, and Centaurs? Or Gigantes, Geryons, and Gorgons? How about Sirens and Unicorns? Wonder no more - this mod has them all!

 

Video Showcase (16.3.0) - video by yorkmouse

Creature showcase:

Most of the content of this mod revolves around interesting, unique creatures found around your world. Here's a complete list:

Bosses:

Bronze Bull 

 Fierce, fire-breathing, clockwork bull
To summon the Bronze Bull, you must build a 2x2 of copper blocks with 2 bronze blocks on the sides
Drops: avernal gears, copper, ichor

 

Cerberus 

 The three-headed hound of the underworld
To summon this fiend, you must build a 4x4 hollow frame of blackstone blocks, with a 2x2 of lava in the middle. Then sacrifice the head of an Orthus by tossing it into the lava. The lava will turn to magma and the Cerberus will appear.
Drops: avernal hide, Cerberus head

 

Charybdis

Dangerous whirlpool monster. Summoned by feeding a Heart of the Sea to a Whirl (by dropping the item nearby).
Drops: treasure chest loot (gold, maps, emeralds, etc.) and a Conch

 

Geryon

 Three-headed gigante whose only passion is a herd of Mad Cows.
Summon by placing three Gigante heads and killing a cow in close proximity.
Drops: diamonds, netherite scrap, horn of plenty, ambrosia, Club of Smashing

 

Scylla

Sea monster counterpart to Charybdis. She used to be an ocean nymph until she was cursed by Circe.
Drops: Scylla Bone (used for Dragon Tooth Rod)

 

Talos

Sentient brass machine that will devastate any player foolish enough to build it.
To summon the Talos, place 3x2 copper blocks and place a bronze block on top. Watch out! That dispenser on his arm isn't just for looks...
Drops: Talos Heart, ichor, copper, arrows

 

 

Mini-Bosses:

Arachne

 The OG spider queen who was cursed for mocking Athena long ago.
Spawns in underground lairs.
Drops: String, Golden String, Web Ball, Spider Banner Pattern, Silkstep enchantment

 

Circe

 Sorcerer who spawns wherever witches spawn. Her wand can turn people to pigs!
Drops: Witch drops and sometimes the Wand of Circe

 

Cretan Minotaur

 Wild bull-man that eats anyone unfortunate enough to become lost in the minotaur maze.
Drops: Throwing Axe

 

Giant Boar 

 Hoglin on steroids.
Giant Boars are created when feeding a Hoglin a poisonous potato outside of the Nether.
Drops: Boar Ear, Boar Tusk, Porkchops

 

Hydra 

 Vicious many-headed snake, weak only to fire. Each head will grow another if it is not burned off!
Spawns in Hydra Lairs in swamps, or when a Cerastes is hurt by a Curse from a Fury.
Drops: Poison Spear, Poison Arrows


 

Medusa

Queen of the Gorgons. Bigger, tougher, meaner!
Rarely spawns wherever Gorgons spawn, or when a Gorgon is struck by lightning.
Drops: Snakeskin, tough snakeskin, deadly fang, gorgon blood

 

Nemean Lion

Giant lion with arrow-proof hide. Do you dare to wrestle this unforgiving beast?
Spawns in deserts in Lion Dens, or when an Ocelot with the Strength potion effect is hit by lightning.
Drops: Nemean Lion Hide

 

Python

Huge, venomous snake found in abandoned pits in jungles.
Drops: Snakeskin, tough snakeskin, deadly fang

Python Pit

 

 

Monsters:

Baby Spider

Offspring of Arachne, found in her lair or in Web Balls.
Drops: string, spider eye

 

Cerastes

Horned vipers found in the desert. If you're quick, you may be able to tame them with rabbit meat!
Drops: horns
mlem

 

Cyclopes

Hostile one-eyed monsters that spawn in mountains or in caves on the plains.
Drops: Bronze nuggets, clubs

 

Cyprian

Half-men, half-horse, and half ... bull? These cursed centaurs will attack on sight
Drops: leather, arrows, horns

 

Drakaina 

 Snake monsters with three deadly variants (red, green, and brown)
Drops: snakeskin and deadly fangs

 

Empusa

Vampiric demons who thirst for the lifeblood of unwary players. Dies during the day, even when not exposed to the sun.
Drops: avernal wing, avernal hair

 

Fury

 Harbringers of death found in the Nether
Drops: avernal wing

 

Gorgon

 Cursed snake-women so terrifying that anyone who looks upon their face will freeze in place, unable to move or even use items.
Drops: Snakeskin, gorgon blood

 

Harpy

 Half-bird, half-women who want to eat your entrails.
Found in nests that appear in most biomes, and rarely in the desert.
(What are entrails, anyway?)
Drops: feathers or avernal feathers

 

Mad Cow

They're cows, but mad!
Drops: beef, leather

 

Makhai

 Spirit of war, sent by Ares, that can either help or hurt the player.
Drops: nothing

 

Minotaur

 Half-men, half bull, these creatures will charge on sight.
Drops: leather, horns

 

Orthus

Two-headed dog from the underworld. Can be tamed with avernal wings (dropped by Empusa and Fury)
Drops: Orthus head

 

Shade

Spirit of the deceased, steals your XP points when you die. You must destroy it to get your XP back.
Drops: Experience

 

Siren

Half-women, half-fish;
Don't be fooled by their enchanting songs... keep your distance!
Drops: pufferfish

 

Stymphalian

 Vicious birds with razor-sharp feathers, found in swamps.
Drops: bronze feather

 

 

Neutral Creatures:

Ara 

 Women cursed to have their hearts turn to flint.
Drops: flint, flint knife

 

Automaton 

 Miniature, loyal version of the Talos.
Summoned by placing one bronze block on top of one Ichor Infused Gearbox

 

Centaur

 Half-men, half-horse, great at archery.
Trades paper for quests.
Drops: leather, arrows

 

Dryad

Spirits of the trees and protectors of nature. Offer them plants and seeds to trade.
Drops: wood, sticks, saplings, leaves
Dryad/Naiad textures by Beau The Moose :D

 

Gigante

 Gentle giants found in the mountains. Be careful not to anger them - those clubs aren't just for show.
Drops: Gigante head

 

Lampad

Spirits of the nether forests and protectors of nature. Offer them plants and seeds to trade.
Drops: stems, sticks, saplings, leaves

 

Naiad

Gentle protectors of the rivers and oceans. Sometimes wield tridents.
Drops: cod, prismarine

 

Satyr

 Fun-loving, pipe-playing, fire-dancing goatmen;
Satyr shamans will summon wolves when they are attacked.
Drops: wild rose, sweet berries, panflute

 

Sparti

Skeleton warriors who will defend you to their last metaphorical breath.
Summoned by sowing dragon's teeth (found rarely when breaking Bone blocks).
Drops: nothing

 

Triton and Tritoness

Friendly denizen of the ocean villages. Enjoys feeding dolphins. When in danger, may summon a friendly guardian to help.
Offer them amethyst shards and they may give you something in return!

 

 

Passive Creatures:

Arion 

 A golden horse rumored to be as fast as the sun. Give an enchanted golden apple to a tamed horse to transform it.
Drops: leather, gold

 

Elpis

"Hope" - trades ichor for diamonds but only found (sometimes) inside this mysterious box.
Drops: nothing

 

Golden Ram 

 Special sheep that can be gifted by Hera, or created by feeding dragon's breath to a yellow sheep.
When sheared: drops Golden Fleece

 

Pegasus

 Playful winged horses who spawn in mountains.
Yes, you can ride it... if you can catch it!
You must be holding a golden bridle in order to ride and tame a pegasus.
Drops: feathers, leather

 

Unicorn

Magical horned horse, immune to poison.
Catch it if you can!
You must be holding a golden bridle in order to ride and tame the unicorn.
Drops: Unicorn horn

 

Whirl

Benign water spirit found in oceans. Drop a Heart of the Sea nearby to summon the Charybdis
Drops: Nothing

 Visit the wiki for more detailed information

 

Item showcase:

You now have access to special items and relics from Greek history.

Blocks:

Altar - use to improve your favor with a god (only when RPG Gods is installed)

  • How to get: Craft a marble statue with an item (gold for Zeus, nether wart for Hades, kelp for Poseidon, etc.). Place the statue and offer it items

Mysterious Box - probably shouldn't open this, unless you really need to find an Elpis

  • How to get: surround an ender pearl with slabs on top and bottom and two gunpowder on the sides
  • How to use: place the box on the ground and right-click to open. If you survive, there's a 60% chance that Elpis will appear.

Palladium - wooden statue that protects against harm by preventing monsters from spawning in a given chunk

  • How to get: craft with logs, a slab, a soul torch, and a Talos Heart

Bronze Block - craft with 9 bronze ingots; used to build Automaton, Talos, and Bronze Bull

Ichor-Infused Gearbox - Place this block and a bronze block on top to summon your very own Automaton!

Terracotta Vase - stores a single stack of items

  • How to get: craft 3 terracotta blocks in a shape similar to crafting a bucket. Place 1 dye in the middle to add some color!

Mob Heads - dropped by Orthus, Gigante, and Cerberus; required to summon some bosses.

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Weapons:

Thunderbolt - channels the raw power of lightning

  • How to get: craft ichor and bronze around an iron block
  • How to use: right-click while holding the item and looking at the target block. Config setting may require that it be raining. Range: 64 blocks.

Wand of Circe - magical wand that turns players into pigs

  • How to get: combine Boar ear, diamond, porkchop and sticks. Rarely dropped by Circe.

Bident - weapon of the underworld similar to a trident

  • How to get: Craft with blaze rods, avernal hairs, and gold ingots

Avernal Bow - shoots fire arrows

  • How to get: Craft a bow with Avernal Hair instead of string

Bow of Apollo - shoots double fire arrows

  • How to get: Give an Avernal Bow to an Altar to Apollo at favor level 10

Bow of Artemis - shoots triple arrows at high speeds

  • How to get: Give an Avernal Bow to an Altar to Artemis at favor level 10

Clubs - wood, stone, and iron clubs pack a powerful punch

  • How to get: similar to the sword crafting recipe, but with logs instead of planks and planks instead of sticks. Can be upgraded with a stone or iron block later.

Spears - various spears can be thrown for ranged damage

  • How to get: Craft 2 sticks, 2 string, and a material

Greek Fire - DIY incendiary grenade that can even light fires on water.

  • How to get: craft terracotta vase, olive oil, gunpowder, and fiery hair.

Flint Knife - chosen tool of the treacherous Ara. Faster than a sword but deals less damage.

  • How to get: craft one flint on top of one stick.

Bronze Feather - razor-sharp metallic feather that pierces armor when thrown.

  • How to get: dropped by Stymphalian.

Discus - not a great weapon. Careful timing is key to throwing the discus hard enough to do any damage

  • How to get: craft a music disc with bronze ingots.

 

Legendary Items:

Ambrosia - magical nectar with the same power as an enchanted golden apple

  • How to get: combine blaze powder, ichor, glowstone dust, honey bottle, and a horn. Also dropped by the Geryon.

Horn of Plenty - "cornucopia" overflowing with food

  • How to get: combine a horn and several foods. Also dropped by the Geryon.
  • How to use: right-click while holding the item to be given 2-6 food items

Dragon Tooth - ancient relic used to summon skeleton warriors

  • How to get: 8% chance they will drop when breaking a bone block
  • How to use: throw them on the ground to "sow" an army of Sparti

Dragon Tooth Rod - damages mobs after hooking them (further distance = more damage)

  • How to get: Craft by combining scylla bones, golden string, and a dragon tooth

Staff of Healing - powerful relic that casts healing spells

  • How to get: craft by combining snakeskin, ghast tears, sticks, and a golden apple
  • How to use: right-click to cast a healing spell. Remember, healing spells actually hurt undead creatures

Thyrsus - a staff flowing with milk and water. Can be used as a weapon in a pinch

  • How to get: Craft with sticks, leaves, golden string, and a pinecone
  • How to use: Hold an empty bucket or empty bottle in your offhand and use the staff to refill it

Helm of Darkness - legendary helmet that turns the wearer and their items invisible

  • How to get: craft by combining Avernal Shards and Avernal Hide

Conch - use to place water, sneak+use to pick up water

  • How to get: dropped by Charybdis

Bag of Wind - use to get a brief speed boost

  • How to get: Craft leather, a conch, and avernal feather

Winged Sandals - incredible speed and jumping power

  • How to get: combine bag of wind, feathers, ichor, and leather boots.

 

Useful Items:

Mirror - may be useful to avoid the gaze of the gorgons...

  • How to get: Craft 1 bronze ingot and 1 glass pane

Golden Bridle - required to catch and tame a Unicorn

  • How to get: craft by surrounding a lead with golden string
  • How to use: sneak up to a Unicorn or Pegasus while holding the Golden Bridle in your main hand. Only then can you attempt to ride it.

Unicorn Horn - purifies the user by removing all negative effects

  • How to get: kill a unicorn. You monster!
  • How to use: hold-right-click to channel the purifying power of the unicorn.

Panflute - musical instrument used by the Satyrs

  • How to get: crafted with reeds, or rarely dropped by Satyrs

Lyre - musical instrument

  • How to get: wooden lyre is crafted with sticks and string; gold lyre is crafted with gold ingots and gold string

Web Ball - small bundle of web that may contain items... or spider eggs

  • How to get: 10% chance they will drop when breaking a cobweb

Olive Oil

  • How to get: craft 3 olives with a glass bottle
  • How to use: place on land or water and set alight. You can also use it to craft Olive Salve for interesting effects.

Golden Sapling - its leaves may contain golden apples!

  • How to get: craft any sapling with a dragon tooth.

Quest - a slip of paper with advice for defeating bosses and summoning creatures.

  • How to get: give a paper to a Centaur, or found in chests.

 

Armor:

Hellenic Armor - provides arrow protection from the front but causes the player to be extra-vulnerable to arrow shots from behind

  • How to get: craft with bronze and copper ingots and Ichor Infused Gears (dropped by Bronze Bull)

Snakeskin Armor - enchanted with Poisoning, which poisons creatures that attack the wearer

  • How to get: craft with Tough Snakeskin and Snake Fangs

Nemean Lion Hide - provides arrow protection from behind.

  • How to get: dropped by Nemean Lion

 

Crafting Components:

Ichor - a small drop of the blood of the gods

  • How to get: open a mysterious box and give a diamond to the Elpis that (sometimes) comes out. Also dropped by the Talos and Bronze Bull.

Bronze - created by melting bronze scrap that is found in chests around the world; used to make armors and summon bosses. Sometimes dropped by cyclopes.

Horn - dropped by horned creatures (Minotaur, Cerastes, Cyprian); used to create Ambrosia

Avernal Feather - dropped by Harpies (or found in their nests); used to create the Winged Sandals

Snakeskin - dropped by Gorgons; used to make the Staff of Healing or brewed to make a Potion of Mirroring.

Tough Snakeskin - dropped by Pythons and Medusa; required to craft Snakeskin Armor

Deadly Fang - dropped by Pythons; required to craft Snakeskin Armor

Avernal Shards - dropped by Fury; required for the Helm of Darkness.

Talos Heart - dropped by Talos; required for the Palladium

Avernal Claw - dropped by Orthus; can be crafted with a book to get a Sharpness enchantment.

Wild Rose - dropped by Satyrs; when placed, gives Absorption effect; can be crafted with a book to get a Hunting enchantment. Items with Hunting have a chance to instantly kill most animals.

Avernal Hide - dropped by Cerberus; required for the Helm of Darkness; can be crafted with a book to get a Fire Protection enchantment.

Avernal Wing - dropped by Empusa and Fury; used to tame Orthus.

Ichor Infused Gear - dropped by Bronze Bull; used to craft Achilles Armor.

Avernal Hair - dropped by Empusa; used to craft Gold String and Cursed Bow

Olives - dropped from Olive leaves; used to craft Olive Oil and Olive Salve

Scylla Bone - dropped by Scylla; required to craft Dragon Tooth Rod

 

Structure showcase:

You may encounter small structures in your travels, some more interesting than others. Here is a complete list:

  • Satyr Camp - home to the satyrs of the woods
  • Ara Camp - home to the Ara outcasts
  • Centaur Camp - home to the centaurs of the plains
  • Small Shrines (Limestone, Marble, and Nether variants) - maybe they have loot?
  • Harpy Nest - good place to look for magic feathers ... and harpies, of course
  • Python Pit - found in jungles and houses a deadly Python... and maybe some treasure?
  • Lion Den - a small hole found in deserts and home to the Nemean Lion
  • Arachne Pit - underground marble lair of Arachne and her spawn
  • Hydra Lair - swampy hill that houses a dangerous Hydra
  • Cyclopes Cave - found in plains and often home to a grumpy cyclopes and his sheep
  • Minotaur Maze - indicated by 4 small buildings with stairways to the winding corridors below
  • Ocean Village - home to the triton and tritoness, found in most oceans (rarely with a conduit)
  • Gigante Camp - a "small" house for a Gigante, found in mountains and meadows
  • Harpy Grove - clump of dead trees and harpy nests in the deserts and badlands
  • Olive Tree - found in birch and forest biomes
  • Pomegranate Tree - dangerous underworld tree... is the fruit worth the risk?
  • Limestone and Marble - used to make ornate pillars and statues

  

Statue, Gods, and Favor

**NEW** The Gods and Favor system (and statues) have been moved to RPG Gods. You can use Greek Fantasy without RPG Gods, but if you enjoyed the Gods and Favor system previously, you should give it a try!

 

Other Additions:

Potion Effects:

  • Stunned - prevents the player from moving, jumping, or using items for a short time. Check the config to change this.
  • Petrified - similar to stunned but way scarier
  • Mirroring - grants immunity to Gorgon gaze attacks.
  • Curse of Circe - turns players into pigs.
  • Prisoner of Hades - traps players in the Nether after eating pomegranate seeds
  • Slow Swim - inflicted by sirens to reduce player swim speed.

Enchantments:

  • Overstep - apply to boots; removes the need for jumping up single blocks.
  • Hunting - apply to axes and swords; has a chance to instantly kill breed-able animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, wolves, etc.
  • Smashing - only found on clubs dropped by a Geryon. Smashes and stuns enemies.
  • Mirroring - apply to shields; grants immunity to Gorgon gaze attacks.
  • Bane of Serpents - deals extra damage against serpent-like monsters.
  • Fireflash - apply to thunderbolts by giving them to an Altar to Zeus at level 10; causes explosions when summoning lightning.
  • Lord of the Sea - apply to tridents by giving them to an Altar to Poseidon at level 10; summon a powerful Whirl by left-clicking while looking at a body of water.
  • Raising - apply to bidents by giving them to an Altar to Hades at level 10; summon a short-lived but loyal Sparti warrior.
  • Flying - apply to Winged Sandals by giving them to an Altar to Hermes at level 10; allows creative-style flight.
  • Daybreak - apply to clocks by giving them to an Altar to Apollo at level 10; using an enchanted clock turns night to day.
  • Silkstep - apply to boots; enchanted book is dropped by Arachne; allows walking through cobwebs without hinderance.

 

Customization:

Here is a link to the wiki which has a more information and examples on datapack support. An example datapack can be downloaded from the wiki or the "Additional Files" section of Forge downloads.

Config:

The config file for this mod gives modpack creators plenty of control over the mod. Customizable options include special item abilities, potion effects and enchantments, mob spawn chances/biomes, mob special attacks, and structure generation chances/biomes.

Mysterious Box:

The mysterious box uses .mcfunction files to decide what happens when they're opened. This means a datapack can add .mcfunction files and they will be used as well. The files must be located at "data/[namespace]/functions/mysterious_box/[function_name].mcfunction". See the wiki for details.

Music:

The songs that can be played on a panflute or lyre are loaded through datapacks. Users can add their own songs in a JSON format and save it as "data/[namespace]/songs/[song_name].json". The JSON file must specify a name and credits (or translation keys), the interval between each beat, the total number of beats, and one or two arrays of notes to play (from 0-24 where 0 means "no note"). See the wiki for details.

Quests:

The quests that are found in chests or given by Centaurs can use a custom data pack. Users can add their own quests in a JSON format and save it as "data/[namespace]/quests/[quest_name].json". The JSON file must specify the description and components (or translation keys). See the wiki for details.

 

Thank you!

  • Beau The Moose for dryad/naiad and other textures
  • Crydigo for bronze block, ingot, and relic textures
  • Coda for the Scylla texture
  • dandmaster1 for a plethora of great ideas, Russian translation, and some textures
  • Looodon for great suggestions and play-testing
  • Everyone who has given feedback or bug reports to help me improve the mod :)

 

The radial menu in this mod uses source code originally created by gigaherz. That portion of the mod is licensed under the BSD license. This notice may not be removed from any distribution of Greek Fantasy.

 

FAQ:

Q: Forge or Fabric?
A: Forge only.

Q: Can I use the mod in a modpack?
A: If at all possible, please link to the CurseForge page instead of redistributing the mod. Modpacks are perfectly fine if they follow this rule.

Q: Can I request a feature?
A: Please do! I have lots of ideas but not always a good way to make them work.

Q: Do you have a Discord?
A: You can find me on the MMD server in the #skyjay-mods channel (under "Community Mods")