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A Scythian Dracanae.

Scythian Dracanae are female reptilian monsters with some humanistic features. They are prominently portrayed as foot soldiers for Kronos' Titan Army.


In Greek Mythology, the original Scythian Dracaena once stole Hercules’ horses and offered to return them to him if he slept with her. This resulted in three sons, one of which named Scythes became ruler of Scythia.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson first encounters the dracanae in his second adventure aboard the Princess Andromeda. These female reptilian monsters prove to be ominous new foes.

The Titan's Curse

The dracanae, among other monsters, attempt a fruitless attack on Percy and his friends soon after defeating Atlas on his mountain, Mount Tamalpais. Dr. Chase intervenes with Celestial Bronze bullets being shot from his Sopwith Camel biplane.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

In the graphic novel

Percy is forced to fight various villains in Antaeus' lair, the first of which is a dracanae. Percy almost immediately kills it, much to Antaeus' disapproval. They also show up in the actual Battle of the Labyrinth as one of the main types of soldiers.

The Last Olympian

The dracanae appear again as one of the main soldiers in Kronos' army attacking Manhattan. They also serve as Kronos' bodyguards in some instances and one is crushed by a flagpole carrying Brazil's colors outside the United Nations Building. Their leader, Queen Sess, appears but is shot with an arrow by Chiron.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

Jason Grace remembers armies of Scythian dracanae on Mount Othrys when he and the Legion scaled the mountain.

The Trials of Apollo

The Dark Prophecy

A good Scythian Dracaena named Sssssarah was imprisoned in the lair of Commodus. She shared a cell with Hunter Kowalski the night until the guards separated them. After she was freed by Apollo, she joins the Waystation.


The Scythian dracanae are described as humanoid females with twin serpent trunks instead of legs. They have been described as "Dragon women" or "Snake women." Their walk has been described as "a combination of walking and slithering like walking on living skis" by Percy. When they talk, they hiss the letter S when they pronounce it.

Notable Dracanae

Only two dracanae in all the series have been named so far: Queen Sess in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and Sssssarah in The Trials of Apollo series.

Species: Amphisbaena | Apollo's Cattle | Blemmyae | Basilisk | Carnivorous Sheep | Centaur | Cyclops | Cynocephali | Dragon | Drakon | Empousa | Eurynomos | Feather-Shooting Bird | Fire-Breathing Horse | Flesh-Eating Horse | Gegeines | Geminus | Giant Eagle | Giant Scorpion | Giant Snake | Ghoul | Gorgon | Gryphon | Harpy | Hellhound | Hippalektryon | Hippocampus | Hydra | Hyperborean Giant | Ichthyocentaur | Karpoi | Katobleps | Keres | Khromandae | Laistrygonian Giant | Leucrotae | Lycanthrope | Makhai | Merperson | Myrmekes | Nikai | Pandai | Pegasus | Pit Scorpion | Satyr | Scythian Dracaena | Sea Serpent | Siren | Strix | Stymphalian Birds | Tauri Sylvestres | Telekhine | Troglodyte | Unicorn | Vrykolakai | Yale
Friendly Monsters: Argus | Blackjack | Briares | Bombilo | Chiron | Cottus | Don | Ella | Festus | Gleeson Hedge | Gray | Grover Underwood | Guido | Gyges | Lysas | Mrs. O'Leary | Ophiotaurus | Peaches | Peleus | Porkpie | Rainbow | Scipio | Tyson | Tempest | Sssssarah
Enemy Monsters: Antaeus | Agrius and Oreius | Arachne | Cacus | Carthaginian Serpent | Charybdis and Scylla | Chimera | Chrysaor | Clazmonian Sow | Colchis Bulls | Echidna | Euryale | Geryon | Kampê | Karkinos | Kekrops | Lamia | Manticore | Medusa | Minotaur | Nemean Lion | Polyphemus | Python | Skolopendra | Sphinx | Stheno | Sun Dragons | Typhon | Trojan Sea Monster
Neutral Monsters: Cerberus | Erymanthian Boar | Gray Sisters | Furies | Ladon | Orthus | Sybaris