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The Myth of the Muses – Inspiration in the Ancient World

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

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).

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...

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...

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...

Perseus, Atlas and Andromeda Myths

Perseus, Atlas and Andromeda Myths

Perseus is moving further and further away from the island of the Gorgons. He flies across the sky like a cloud driven by a strong wind. He finally reached the country where the titan’s son Iapetus, Prometheus’ brother, the giant Atlas, reigned. Thousands of flocks of fine-wooled sheep and whirling cows and bulls grazed the Atlas fields. Magnificent orchards stretched across his estates, and among the gardens was a tree with golden branches and leaves; and the apples that this tree yielded were also golden. Atlas guarded this tree like the apple of his eye; it was his greatest treasure. The goddess Themis foretold him that one day a son of Zeus would come to him and steal his golden apples. Atlas was afraid of that. He surrounded the orchard where the golden tree grew with a high wall, and placed a dragon in front of the entrance as a guard, spewing flames. Atlas did not allow foreigners into his possessions – he feared that a son of Zeus would penetrate between them. Here that Perseus flew to Atlas with his winged sandals and addressed him with such welcoming words:

Pandora’s Box and Merciless Consequences

Pandora’s Box and Merciless Consequences

When Prometheus stole the divine fire for mortals, taught them various arts and crafts and gave them knowledge, life on earth became happier. Zeus, angered by Prometheus’ actions, punished him severely and sent evil to the people. He commanded the glorious god, the blacksmith Hephaestus, to mix earth and water, and to make of this mixture a beautiful girl equal in power to men, to have a gentle voice and a gaze similar to that of the immortal goddesses. Zeus’ daughter Athena was to weave a beautiful garment for the girl; the goddess of love, the golden Aphrodite, was to give her a charm that no one could resist; Hermes to give her a cunning mind and dexterity.

The Great Flood in Greek Mythology – Myth

The Great Flood in Greek Mythology – Myth

Many crimes were committed by the people of the Copper Age. Arrogant and wicked, they did not obey the Olympian gods. The thunderbolt Zeus was angry with them; Zeus was especially angry with the king of Lycosura in Arcadia, Lycaon. Once Zeus came to Lycosura as an ordinary mortal. In order for the inhabitants of Lycosura to know that he was a god, Zeus gave them a sign and all the inhabitants fell prostrate before him and worshiped him as a god. Only Lycaon did not want to give Zeus divine honors and ridiculed all who worshiped Zeus. Lycaon decided to test whether Zeus was a god. He killed a hostage who was in his palace, boiled part of his body, burned another part and offered them to the great thunderbolt to eat. Zeus was terribly angry. With a flash of lightning, he destroyed Lycaon’s palace and turned it into a bloodthirsty wolf.

Five Ages of Man – Greek Mythology

Five Ages of Man – Greek Mythology

The immortal gods living on the bright Olympus created the first human race happy; this was the Golden Age. Then the god Cronus ruled in the sky. In those days, people lived like the blessed gods, knowing neither worries, nor labor, nor sorrow. They did not know the weak old age either; their legs and arms were always strong and sturdy. Their life, without disease and full of happiness, was like an eternal feast. Their death, which came after a long life, was like a peaceful, quiet sleep.

Apollo and Daphne Myth

Apollo and Daphne Myth

The bright, cheerful god Apollo also knows sorrow: misfortune befell him too. He knew the grief soon after his victory over Python. When Apollo, proud to have defeated Python, stood over the monster defeated by his arrows, he saw the young god of love, Eros, stretching his golden bow. Apollo told him with a laugh:

Apollo’s Punishment – Giants and Satyr

Apollo’s Punishment – Giants and Satyr

The long-range Apollo is frightening when he gets angry, and then there is no mercy of with his golden arrows. They killed many. From them perished the proud Otos and Ephialtes, sons of Aloadae, who did not want to obey anyone. From an early age, they were famous for their enormous height, strength and boundless courage. As young men, Otto and Ephialtes began to threaten the Olympian gods:

God Pan – God of the Forest – Greek Myth

God Pan – God of the Forest – Greek Myth

The god Pan could often be seen in the midst of Dionysus’ entourage. When the great Pan was born, his mother, the nymph Driopa, looked at her son, terrified, and fled. He was born with goat’s legs and horns and a long beard. But his father, Hermes, rejoiced that a son had been born to him, took him in his arms, and carried him to the bright Olympus and the gods. All the gods rejoiced loudly at the birth of Pan and laughed as they watched him.

Dionysus – The Greek God of Wine

Dionysus – The Greek God of Wine

Zeus the Thunderer loved the beautiful Semela, the daughter of the Theban king Cadmus. He once promised to grant her every request, whatever it was, and swore to her with the inviolable oath of the gods in the sacred waters of the underground Styx. But the great goddess Hera hated Semela and wished to destroy her. She told Semela:

Night, Moon, Dawn and Sun – Greek Myth

Night, Moon, Dawn and Sun – Greek Myth

Slowly travels across the sky in her chariot, drawn by black horses, the goddess Night – Nukta. With her dark veil she has swept the earth. Darkness has enveloped everything. Near the chariot of the goddess Night the stars are crowded and an uncertain flickering light pours on the earth – these are the young sons of the goddess Dawn – Eos, and of Astrey.

Goddess Demeter and Daughter – Persephone

Goddess Demeter and Daughter – Persephone

The great goddess Demeter had a young, beautiful daughter, Persephone. Persephone’s father was the great son of Cronus himself, the Thunderer Zeus. Once upon a time, the beautiful Persephone, along with her oceanid friends, played carefree in the blossoming Nise Valley. Like a light-winged butterfly, the young daughter of Demetrius came running from flower to flower. She plucked gorgeous roses, fragrant violets, snow-white lilies and red hyacinths (hyacinths). Persephone was carelessly mad, not knowing what fate her father Zeus had ordained for her. De could think that she would not see the clear sunlight again soon, that she would not soon enjoy the flowers and inhale their sweet scent. Zeus gave her in marriage to his gloomy brother Hades, the ruler of the realm of the shadows of the dead, and with him she was to live in the darkness of the underworld, deprived of the light of the scorching southern sun.

God Hephaestus – God of the Forge

God Hephaestus – God of the Forge

Hephaestus (Ἥφαιστος, Hḗphaistos) was one of the gods of Olympus, son of Zeus and Hera, god of blacksmithing, metallurgy, carpentry, stonework, fire and volcanoes. Famous for forging the weapons of the gods, banished by his mother Hera for his infirmity, and according to another version banished by Zeus for his intentions towards Hera. His wife is the unfaithful goddess of love Aphrodite. Finding out from the sun god Helios that she is cheating on him with the god of war Ares, he binds them with a special chain and drags them to Mount Olympus for edification and shame in front of all the gods.

Goddess Aphrodite – Goddess of Love

Goddess Aphrodite – Goddess of Love

Aphrodite (Ἀφροδίτη, Aphrodítē) is a goddess of love, passion, beauty, pleasure and fertility who can often be seen depicted with the god Eros of passion and desire. Wife of the god of blacksmithing Hephaestus, on whom she cheated constantly (even with Ares), in Laconia she is also worshiped as a warrior goddess. According to one version (“Iliad”, Homer), Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione, according to another (“Theogony”, Hesiod) Aphrodite was born off the coast of Kythera from the foam (ἀφρός, aphrós) produced by the genitals of Uranus, and according to a third (“Symposium”, Plato) – the two origins are of two separate hypostases: Aphrodite Urania (“Heavenly” Aphrodite) and Aphrodite Pandemos (Aphrodite “for all men”).

God Ares – God of War and Valor

God Ares – God of War and Valor

Ares is the god of war and courage, one of the Twelve Olympian Gods, son of Zeus and Hera. The ancients saw in Ares the ferocity and bloodlust of war, but also valor. On account of his cruelty he is thought to have much in common with the Thracian deities, and in Asia Minor the Scythians held a yearly festival in which a sacrifice was offered in his honor.

God Hermes

God Hermes

Hermes is one of the 12 Olympian gods and the messenger of the will of the gods. Son of Zeus and Maia (of the Pleiades). In Roman mythology known as Mercury (derived from the Latin merx meaning “merchandise”), considered the bridge between gods and men, as the messenger of the gods. Less is known about Hermes’ original function as “leader of souls between the Upper and Lower worlds ” and from there he became the patron of travelers, roads, borders, sailors and trade. He is also the patron of shepherds, flocks and flocks (birds).

Athena Goddess

Athena Goddess

The goddess Athena was born of Zeus himself. He, the Thunderbolt, knew that the goddess of reason, Metis, would have two children: a daughter, Athena, and a son with extraordinary intelligence and extraordinary strength. The Moiras, the goddesses of fate, revealed to Zeus the secret that the son of the goddess Metis would dethrone him and take away his power over the world. The great Zeus was frightened. In order to avoid the terrible fate foretold to him by the moirs, he, after putting the goddess Metis to sleep with kind words, devoured her before she gave birth to her daughter, the goddess Athena.

Goddes Artemis

Goddes Artemis

Artemis (Ἄρτεμις), twin sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus and Leto, was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, forests, hills, childbirth (midwifery), child care, and chastity. Homer calls her πότνια θηρῶν, “mistress of beasts,” and her temper is proverbial, representing the wrath of nature.

God Apollo – God of Light

God Apollo – God of Light

The god of light, the golden-haired Apollo, was born on the island of Delos. His mother, Latona, persecuted for the wrath of the goddess Hera, could not find refuge anywhere. Chased by the dragon Python, sent by Hera, she wandered around the world and finally hid on the island of Delos, which in those days was floating on the waves of the stormy sea. As soon as Latona set foot on Delos, two huge pillars rose from the abyss, supporting and stopping this desert island. He stood firm in the same place he stands now. The sea roared around Delos.

Goddess Hera – Goddess of Marriage

Goddess Hera – Goddess of Marriage

The goddess of marriage and symbol of femininity is Hera – a member of the 12 Gods ruling on Mount Olympus over people, Gods and the World. Daughter of the titans Kronos and Rhea, sister of Zeus (as she is also the wife of Zeus and queen of Olympus), Poseidon and Hades (the three main gods which divided the rule of the World).

God Hades and the Underworld

God Hades and the Underworld

The eldest son of the Titans Kronos and Rhea, Hades ( ᾍδης, Háidēs; Ἅιδης, Háidēs) was a deity of Hellenistic myth and belief, ruler of the Underworld and brother of Poseidon (lord of the seas and oceans) and Zeus (lord of Mount Olympus, all gods, men and creatures). Together, the three brothers defeated the Titans and took control of the Cosmos, with Hades inheriting the earth, Zeus the sky, and Poseidon the sea. Hades had three older sisters: Hestia, Demeter and Hera.

Poseidon – Full Greek Myth Story

Poseidon – Full Greek Myth Story

Poseidon - God of the Sea Deep in the abyss is the wonderful palace of the earthquaking Poseidon, the great brother of the thunderer Zeus. Poseidon rules over the seas and the sea waves obey the slightest movement of his hand, armed with a terrible trident. There, in...

Mount Olympus, The Gods Olympians and Mythology

Mount Olympus, The Gods Olympians and Mythology

High on the bright Olympus reigns Zeus, surrounded by a host of gods. Here are his wife Hera, and the golden-haired Apollo with his sister Artemis, and the golden Aphrodite, and the powerful daughter of Zeus Athena, and many other gods. The three beautiful Hori guard the entrance to the high Olympus and raise the thick cloud covering the door as the gods descend to earth or ascend into the bright chambers of Zeus. High above Olympus stretched the blue, bottomless sky and from it poured the golden light. Neither rain nor snow falls in the kingdom of Zeus

Thunder God Zeus

Thunder God Zeus

The main and presiding deity of the ancient Greek pantheon Zeus (Ζεύς) is also the god of thunder and lightning. He rules on Olympus, the mountain of the gods, from where he also rules the world. He is the son of the titans Rhea and Kronos/Cronos. His brothers are Hades and Poseidon; and his sisters are Hera (who is also his wife), Hestia and Demeter.

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