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Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Atlas, the Titan Who Held the World upon His Shoulders

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Atlas was the son of Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Clymene (who was also referred to as “Asia”) in Greek mythology and he was the brother of Titans Epimetheus, Menoetius and Prometheus. Atlas was mostly known in the mythology as [...]

Dionysus, the God of Wine, Fertility and Theater

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Dionysus (Dionysos) was the god of wine, grape harvest and divine ecstasy in Greek mythology. He is also known as the god of fertility and theater. In most of the myths he was told to be the son of Zeus [...]

Hestia, The Goddess of the Home, Hearth and Architecture

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Hestia is the goddess of the home, hearth and architecture in Greek mythology. She was the first child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea and the sister of Poseidon, Zeus, Hera, Demeter and Hades.  The word "hestia" meant "hearth" or [...]

Adonis, The Mortal God of Beauty and Desire

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Adonis is the god of desire and beauty in Greek mythology that was sometimes called as the mortal god of beauty. His name is derived from the Semitic word “Adonai” meaning “lord”. Adonis’ Parents and Birth Adonis’ birth is told in [...]