Stories about mythical headless men have been told for centuries. By most legends, these humanoid creatures are incredibly buff, and go by many names, such as Akephaloi, Sternophthalmoi, and Blemmyes. Tales of these headless beings first appeared in Ancient Greece, but were later repeated by the Romans, French, and English empires over a period of centuries. The exact physiognomy of the headless men varies based on accounts (some say they have faces on their chests, whereas others claim their eyes are located in their shoulders), but all the descriptions are remarkably similar, despite coming from vastly disparate locations. Legends of the headless men paint a picture of a strange species of cryptid that dwells in undeveloped corners of the world. Here's what history tells us about the mythic headless men.
The Oldest Record Of The Headless Men Is From 440 BCE
The Greek Geographer Strabo Linked Them To The Blemmyes
Allegedly, Blemmyes Were Fierce Warriors
French Author John Mandeville Described Them As "Cursed" And "Foul"