Greek Mythology Articles

The Myth of the Muses – Inspiration in the Ancient World

The famous inspiration goddesses, the Muses (Μοῦσαι, Moûsai, Μόσες, Múses), are patrons of poetry, the arts, and science. Their leader is Apollo. According to the Boeotian (Thracian) tradition, they were originally worshiped by the giants Oth and Ephialtes, worshiping three muses: Meleta (μελετη – “learning, experience”), Mnema (μνιμη – memory) and Aoida (ωδή – “song”).

God of Medicine Asclepius

Asclepius/Aesculapius is the god of medicine, son of Apollo and the nymph Coronida (according to the writer Apollodorus is Arsinoea, great-granddaughter of Perseus, and according to others only of Apollo), his daughters are the “Asclepiades” – Hygeia (“Health”), Jaso (” treatment, recovery from illness”), Aceso (“treatment, healing process”), Aegle (goddess of good health) and Panacea (goddess of universal medicine).

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...
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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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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