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 "beside the hearth" in Ancient Greek language. She is called “The First and the Last”…

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 different ways in different accounts throughout the history; some accounts suggested that he was born…

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 Ceres and the word “cereal” is actually derived from her name. As the goddess of…

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 considered as the protector of young girls until they get married. It was also believed…

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 ancient times. Ptah’s followers suggested that Ptah created Ra but in most of the myths…

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 between the divine world of god and the world of immortals and he acted as…

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 Apollo. He is one of Zeus’ sons and his mother is Leto, who also gave…

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 father of gods) and threw his genitals into the sea. However, Homer told that Aphrodite…

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 and four other siblings from the imprisonment of their father, the three brothers, Zeus, 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. Zeus was told that Methis would give birth to children who would be more powerful…