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Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty, Love and Pleasure

2017-01-14T21:24:31+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:25:42+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:26:38+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:27:53+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:29:44+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:31:06+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:28:54+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Prometheus, The Benefactor and Protector of The Mankind

2017-01-14T21:29:01+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Prometheus is the Titan who stole the fire from Gods and gave it to the mankind. He is also known as the Titan who created man from clay. He was the brother of Atlas and Epimetheus and one of the [...]

Hades, the King of the Underworld

2017-01-14T21:34:38+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hades was one of the original six Olympian gods and the eldest son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was known as the god of death and the King of the Underworld, where the souls of the dead were [...]

The Twelve Labors of Hercules

2017-01-14T21:30:28+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Twelve Labors of Hercules is a myth about the labors that Hercules (Heracles) had to perform as a part of his sentence after killing his own children. Being one of the offsprings of Zeus’ affairs, Hercules has always been [...]

Heracles (Hercules), the Strongest Man That Has Ever Lived

2017-01-14T21:33:04+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Known as Hercules in modern culture (as the name used for him in Roman mythology) Heracles is a hero in Greek mythology who was the last mortal son of Zeus from a human named Alcmene. Heracles was a courageous hero [...]