Ericthonius Erichthonius was the monster child of the Greek god Hephæstus and the Greek goddess Gæa. He was half-human and half-serpent. He was abandoned by Gæa and was taken up by another goddess, Athena. She placed Erichthonius in a chest ...Some say that Erichthonius had the ability to restore life because Athena gave him drops of blood from the gorgon, Medusa. Despite his monstrous form, Erichthonius became the king of Athens. The temple Erichthius on the Athenian Acropolis is named for this King. http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/Html/Erichtho.htm