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The Furies (Erinyes)

2017-01-14T20:59:42+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding [...]

Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

2017-08-22T22:01:20+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical features differs between the myths, i.e. they are sometimes depicted without wings. Griffins are most commonly [...]

Gaia, Mother Earth, the Mother of All

2017-01-14T21:09:01+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gaia (Gaea) is the primordial goddess of Earth who was known as “the Mother of All”. She was born from the gaping void named Chaos (which is mostly interpreted as “nothingness”) during the creation of the whole universe all.   The [...]

Rhea, the Mother of the Olympian Gods

2017-01-14T21:10:49+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Rhea is the Titan Goddess born as the daughter of Uranus (the god of sky) and Gaia (the goddess of earth, Mother Earth). She was the sister of Titans Cronus, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe and Themis. Her consort was her brother [...]