Myths & Legends Articles

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...

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....

Procne and Philomela – Revenge Upon Lustful Tereus

Procne (Πρόκνη, Próknē) is the eldest daughter of the Athenian king Pandion, wife of King Tereus of Thrace, and her sister is Philomela. Philomela is raped by Tereus, who cuts off her tongue and she, in turn, weaves a tapestry depicting everything to reveal the crime,...

Boreas – The Fearful God of Wind Lustfully Abducts Oritia

Boreas is the son of the titan Astrea and the goddess of the dawn Eos (myth of Eos here), and his name (Βορέας) means "northern" because he is the god of the north wind. He inhabited Thrace and was glorified as a rebellious deity, and when he met Oritia, he swore...

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