Also known as Acephalos, Acephalites, Akephalos, Akephale

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  • Greek Greek (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Neutral Neutral (behaviour)

Acephali were headless humans with faces on their chests that live in Libya from Greek mythology. In some variations their are a race of decapitated people who hold their heads in their arms. At one time they were an ordinary race of humans that had a terrible encounter with the gods. This violent dispute led to the Acephali having their heads severed forever. These creatures were described by the writers Herodotus and Josephus. They are similar to Blemyhas.

Their name Acphali derives from the Greek words ‘without’ and ‘head’.

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