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…

Andromeda, the Queen of Mycenae

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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 Greek language. The most famous myth related to Andromeda in Greek mythology is about her…

Perseus, the Great Greek Hero and the King of Mycenae

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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 could not have a son and he was told by an oracle that he would…

Hephaestus/Hephaistos, Greek God Of Fire And The Forge

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Hephaestus, also known as Hephaistos, is the Greek god of fire, the forge, volcanoes, craftsmen, blacksmiths, technology, metals and sculpture in mythology. Hephaestus' Parentage And Wife Hephaestus/Hephaistos is one of the sons of Zeus and Hera, however, Hera was told to be the only parent of him in some myths. He is also the husband…

Ares, the God of War

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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 the most important characters in Greek mythology. Ares was known to differ from his Roman…