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,...
Meleager – Son of Ares and the Boar

Meleager – Son of Ares and the Boar

Meleager is the son of the Chaldean king Oeneus, but according to some legends, his real father was Ares, the god of war. At the age of seven, the mighty moirs predicted Meleager's death. She became famous for racing Atalanta in a race, and when, in gratitude to all...

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Fall of Icarus and Flight of Daedalus

Fall of Icarus and Flight of Daedalus

Daedalus (Δαίδαλος, Daedalos) is an Athenian architect, sculptor and artist, whose name literally means "skillful master". Son of Euphalamus and Meropa (daughter of Erechtheus - Myth of Erechtheus here), and his descendant was the ancient philosopher Socrates....

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Amphion and Zethus – Heroes of Thebes

Amphion and Zethus – Heroes of Thebes

The king of ancient Thebes, as well as the son of Zeus and Antiope, is Amphion (Amfίων), and Zethus is his twin brother. The rise of the city dates back to Cadmus (the myth of Cadmus here), and the twins helped build the city walls, with Zethus helping with his great...

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Cadmus – The Dragon Killer

Cadmus – The Dragon Killer

Cadmus (Κάδμος) is the son of the Phoenician king Agenor and the brother of Europe (the myth of Europe here). Cadmus is the founder of the city of Thebes, the acropolis is named after him - Cadmea. The historian Herodotus mentions Cadmus as a person who introduced the...

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