Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld and the Harbinger of Spring

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Persephone was the wife of Hades and the goddess of the underworld, the realm of the dead. The word “Persephone” was considered by some linguists to have the meaning “she who kills the light”.  Her counterpart in Roman mythology was Proserpine. Persephone was abducted by Hades to the underworld making her mother, Demeter, the goddess…

Prometheus, The Benefactor and Protector of The Mankind

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Prometheus is the Titan who stole the fire from Gods and gave it to the mankind. He is also known as the Titan who created man from clay. He was the brother of Atlas and Epimetheus and one of the three sons of Iapetus. The word “prometheus” means “forethinker”  but some of the modern linguists…

Hades, the King of the Underworld

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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 believed to travel after death.  He was also known as the god of the secret…

The Twelve Labors of Hercules

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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 subject of Hera’s hatred.  Hera tried to kill Hercules many times throughout his adventures or…

Heracles (Hercules), the Strongest Man That Has Ever Lived

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Known as Hercules in modern culture (as the name used for him in Roman mythology) Heracles is a hero in Greek mythology who was the last mortal son of Zeus from a human named Alcmene. Heracles was a courageous hero of supernatural strength and he was known as the most powerful human being that has…

What is a Werewolf (Lycanthrope)?

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Werewolves are mythological creatures with features of both humans and wolves. According to the myths, they have human looks but they can transform into werewolves whenever they want or sometimes when they are forced as a result of the curse of lycanthropy. Many aspects of the story of werewolves have been changed during its adaptation…

Hera, The Goddess of Women and Marriage

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Hera is the name given by Greeks to the Queen of Mount Olympus and the goddess of marriage and women who was born as the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. She was also one of the sisters and the wife of Zeus. She was also defined in the myths as the goddess of…

Zeus, The Father of Gods and Men

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Zeus is known in Greek Mythology as “the father of Gods” and “the chieftain of Gods”. He is the youngest son of Titan King Cronus and his wife, Rhea. According to the myths, as soon as Zeus is born Cronus wished to swallow him just like he did for Zeus’s brothers and sisters, namely  Hera,…