Circus of the Impossible
|First appearance:||Cronus' Flying Circus|
|Portrayed by:||Peter Kelamis|
Melampus is a kind circus master in charge of the "Circus of the Impossible". He has the ability to get animals to do what he wishes using a form of telepathy. His real name is Russell, but he chose his stage name based on a mythological figure with the same powers: Melampus, described as the original Dr. Dolittle, who was an oracle with the ability to understand animals after snakes licked his ears. Cronus seems to think that Melampus shares some sort of direct connection to his mythological namesake and enchants him, making him bad-tempered, unable to talk to his animals and unwilling to help the Chosen Ones when Neil is kidnapped by Stymphalian Birds.