Hermes, The Messenger of Gods in Greek Mythology

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

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

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

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

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. [...]

Andromeda, the Queen of Mycenae

Andromeda was the daughter of Cassiopeia and Cepheus, rulers of Ethiopia as the queen and the king.  Andromeda was also the wife of one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology, Perseus. The word “andromeda” means “ruler of men” in [...]

Hephaestus, the Blacksmith of Gods

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

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 [...]

Hades, the King of the Underworld

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

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 [...]