The Most Famous Zeus Myths

The Most Famous Zeus Myths

The Ancient Greek god of lightning, thunder and sky is Zeus. He is also regarded as the god of all gods and he is also the chief figure in Greek mythology. Over the years, there have been numerous myths that are associated with him, and sometimes it’s hard to know which are true and lies.What…

Ambrosia: Check Out This Ancient Greek Concept

Ambrosia: Check Out This Ancient Greek Concept

At a picnic, Ambrosia is usually a dessert that you make with shredded coconut and oranges, but in Ancient Greek Mythology, this was the food for the Gods. It bestowed immorality to all who ate it, and this concept lives on today.The Iliad and Odyssey used this word to mean three things – the food…

Greek Goddess Names – The List of Greek Goddesses/Deities in Mythology

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Are you a fan of Greek mythology ? Or perhaps you are merely interested in Greek goddess names ? In any case, you will surely find what you are looking for in this post. Without further ado, here is our extensive list of Greek goddesses/deities in mythology: Achelois Achelois was one of the minor Greek…

Agamemnon, the Greek Hero, His Life and Death, Facts and Myths

Agamemnon, the Greek Hero, His Life and Death, Facts and Myths

You don’t have to believe in the ancient Greek gods to appreciate the value and lessons in myths. Why do those stories fascinate us so? Do we want the power portrayed in them? Or is it that we recognize something of ourselves in those characters? Displaying both good and bad sides of human nature, Agamemnon…

Hecate, Greek Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft – Hecate Myths and Facts

Hecate, Greek Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft - Hecate Myths and Facts

Greek mythology is surely filled with many interesting gods, goddesses, mythical creatures and heroes each with their own unique stories to amaze us all. Perhaps, as one of the most unique characters of all Greek mythology, Hecate’s story might be more interesting than others you might have heard. Who was Hecate ? What was her…

Greek Gods and Goddesses – Greek Pantheon, The Complete List

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Most of us have at least a passing familiarity with the Greek pantheon and the rich web of stories that tell of the lives, loves, battles and adventures of Greek gods and goddesses. These tales have inspired millennia of writers and poets, and even prophets of later religions. They also served to entertain everyone else…

What is a Chimera?

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Chimera (Chimaera or Khimaira) is a mythical creature which is believed to be formed of three different animals; a lioness, a goat and a snake. Chimera's head was that of a lioness while she had a goat's head on her back and a snake's head at the tip of her tail. According to the belief,…

The Furies (Erinyes)

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The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding the birth and parentage of the Furies. The most common belief is that they were…

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 mentioned in Greek mythology, however, the myth regarding Griffins originated from Ancient India. It is…

Arachne, the First Spider

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Arachne is a figure in Greek mythology known for her challenge against the goddess Athena. According to the myth, she was the first spider of the world who was originally a young daughter of a shepherd known for his beautiful wools. Arachne was very talented in weaving and studied with Athena, the goddess that is…