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 [...]

Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility in Greek Mythology

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Demeter is the goddess of agriculture, fertility and grain in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea, and she is the mother of Persephone, the queen of the underworld.  Her name in Roman mythology is [...]

Artemis, the Goddess of the Wilderness and Hunting

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Artemis was the goddess of virginity, the moon, the wilderness, hunting and wild animals in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and she was also Apollo’s twin sister. Artemis was a virgin goddess and she was [...]

Ra, the God of Sun in Egyptian Mythology

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Ra is the god of sun in Egyptian mythology. Meaning of his name could not be determined exactly, however, it is considered to have the meaning “creative power”. He was one of the most important gods in Egyptian religion of [...]

Hermes, The Messenger of Gods in Greek Mythology

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Hermes is the god of merchants, shepherds, athletics, literature and thieves in Greek mythology. He is Zeus’ son from the mountain nymph named Maia. His counterpart in Roman mythology is Mercury or Mercurius. Hermes was able to move very swiftly [...]

Apollo, the God of Sun, Music, Prophecy and Healing

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Apollo is the god of music, poetry, healing, diseases and plague, oracles, prophecy and archery in Greek mythology. His name in Roman mythology is the same but he has been called with some other names as Apollon, Phoebus and Phoebus [...]

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty, Love and Pleasure

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Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and procreation in Greek mythology. According to the famous poet Hesiod, Aphrodite was born from the sea foam (“aphro” in Greek) when Cronus castrated his father Uranus (the god known as the [...]

Poseidon, the God of Sea and Earthquakes

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Poseidon is the god of the sea, rivers, earthquakes, flood, drought and horses in Greek mythology. He was one of the six children of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. His counterpart in Roman mythology is Neptune. When Zeus released Poseidon [...]

Athena Goddess of Wisdom and War

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Athena was the goddess of wisdom, justice, war, skills, art and industry in Greek mythology and  the daughter of Zeus and Methis. According to the myth, Athena was born from inside her father’s head after Zeus swallowed her mother, Methis. [...]

Perseus, the Great Greek Hero and the King of Mycenae

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Perseus was one of the most famous heroes in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Danae, the daughter of Akrisios, the King of Argos. According to the myth, Akrisios was very upset about the fact that he [...]

Hephaestus, the Blacksmith of Gods

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Hephaestus was the god of volcanoes, fire, craftsmen, technology, metals and sculpture in Greek mythology. His counterpart in Roman mythology was Vulcan. He was one of the sons of Zeus and Hera, however, Hera was told to be the only [...]

Ares, the God of War

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Ares was the god of war in Greek mythology. He was one of the sons of Hera and Zeus and his counterpart in Roman mythology was Mars. Ares was a courageous, strong and fearless God who was actually one of [...]

Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld and the Harbinger of Spring

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Persephone was the wife of Hades and the goddess of the underworld, the realm of the dead. The word “Persephone” was considered by some linguists to have the meaning “she who kills the light”.  Her counterpart in Roman mythology was [...]