Greek Mythology Articles

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 6 – The Death of Hercules

Myths in this article: Heracles and the Giants - Titan Gaia gave birth to the giants from the blood of the defeated titan Cronus. The giants were so powerful that they flaunted their power, and Gaia gave them invulnerability to the weapons of the gods, but failed to...

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 5 – Siege of Troy

Twelve Labors of Hercules in this article: Eurytus - the myth in which Heracles is insulted and accused of theft, incited to murder and sold as a slave to Omphala, queen of Lydia.The Giant Geryon - the task of kidnapping the cows of the giant Gerion, who has three...

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 4 – Cattle, Fearsome Cerberus and the Golden Apples

Twelve Labors of Hercules: The Giant Geryon - the task of kidnapping the cows of the giant Gerion, who has three heads and six arms.The Apples from the Garden of the Hesperides - Heracles first helps Prometheus from his terrible punishment, and Prometheus directs him...

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 3 – The Stables, The Bull, The horses and The Belt

Part of the Twelve Labors (in this article): Augean Stables - an interesting feat that involves washing the stables from toxic cattle excrement given to Helios' son by his father.The Cretan bull - the raging bull ravaging everything because of Poseidon's rage,...
King Priam – Aesacus and Hesperia

King Priam – Aesacus and Hesperia

Aesacus was the son of the Trojan king Priam and the brother of the great hero Hector. He was born on the slopes of Mount Ida by the lovely nymph Alexiroya, the daughter of the river god Granik. Growing up in the mountains, Aesacus disliked the city and avoided living...

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Orpheus and Eurydice – Greek Myth

Orpheus and Eurydice – Greek Myth

The great singer Orpheus - son of the river god Eager and the muse Kaliopa - lived in distant Thrace. Orpheus' wife was the beautiful nymph Eurydice. The singer loved her dearly. But Orpheus did not enjoy a happy life with his wife for long. Once, shortly after the...

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