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 [...]

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 [...]