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List by deedragongirl posted 1 month ago
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Greek Gods & Goddesses
Hi guys, since my brother have all of the myths books covering from Norse to Celtic. I would like to write down my favourite Greek myth and the reason why.

1) Hercules (Heracles)

Since watching the Disney version, I was really appalled by the original Greek mythology story. His original Greek name was Heracles while Hercules is his Roman name, in the Greek myth, Hera his stepmother was the main antagonist and he was force to do the 12 labours after he killed his wife and children by accident.

2) Perseus and Medusa

I felt bad Perseus and his mother, ironically he was Heracles' great-grandfather. He and his mom were send after a prophecy claiming that the former would kill his maternal grandfather.
His cunning uncle send him to kill Medusa, fearing that his throne will be a threat.

3) Theseus and the Minotaur

I was really fascinated by this Greek Mythology and that Theseus managed to find the Minotaur in the labyrinth, at the same time it was really sad. That Theseus's father committed suicide in the end!
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Fan fiction by Odyssee posted over a year ago
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Hey there people!



Made this rhyme, not too long ago. On what could be the possible reason on how Olympus fell.

I was wondering, for the ones who read it and have greater knowledge than me on "Greek Myhtology". If they could let me know, in order to adjust the indescrepencies.

Second, let me know what you think of it! And take part in taking this to a philosophical level.


Thanks for taking the time and have fun reading!


Olympus has Fallen.



As the titans forged the world.
A nova of light, hurled.
Like a hammer on anvil striking
Sea and Sand, dividing.

Onward the first dawn of light,
A terrace arose to godly height.
Mount olympus this day, born.
The gods to Titans in loyalty, sworn.

Also to the world introduced.
Flora and Fauna, which the gods amused.
One race destined to evolve.
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Article by missing_99 posted over a year ago
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Zeus, the ruler of Mount Olympus and king of the gods; god of sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and fate; had held a banquet in celebration of Peleus and Thetis' marriage, them being the parents of Achilles. Eris, however, was not invited since she would make the party unpleasant for everyone - being the goddess of discord.

Eris was angered by the rude snub, of course, and arrived at the party with a golden apple from the Garden of the Hesperides, the word "Kallisti" inscripted into it, meaning "for the fairest". Three goddesses claimed the apple, they were: Hera (queen of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires); Athena (goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts, and reason); and Aphrodite (goddess of love, beauty, and desire). Zeus, reluctant to favor any of them as the fairest one, chose Paris (Trojan mortal) to judge the cases.

Overall the story ends with the beginning of the Trojan war.
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Guide by carlie445 posted over a year ago
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Medusa,
In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress")[1] was a Gorgon, a chthonic monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto.[2] The author Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives Medusa another chthonic pair as parents.[3] Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon[4] until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.The three Gorgon sisters—Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale—were all children of the ancient marine deities Phorcys (or Phorkys) and his sister Ceto (or Keto), chthonic monsters from an archaic world. Their genealogy is shared with other sisters, the Graeae, as in Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, which places both trinities of sisters far off "on Kisthene's dreadful plain":
Near them their sisters three, the Gorgons, winged
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List by storm-hawk posted over a year ago
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Artemis’ name means “uninjured” or “healthy,” and since she is one of the oldest known and most widely worshipped of the Greek Goddesses, she had many epithets associated with her. Some were commonly used; others were used only in particular areas. In general, the epithets refer to her rule over animals or childbirth:
Artemis Admetus (untamed)
Artemis Aegenetes (immortal)
Artemis Aegina (wielder of the javelin)
Artemis Aetole (the stormy one)
Artemis Aglauros (from the heroine Aglauros)
Artemis Agoraea (of the market place)
Artemis Agraea (of uncultivated land)
Artemis Agroletera (who wastes the land)
Artemis Agrotera (of the hunt)
Artemis Aguieos (leader on the path)
Artemis Aigeira (from the town of Aigeira)
Artemis Aithiopia (dark-faced)
Artemis Akalanthis (goldfinch)
Artemis Akontistera (hurler of javelins)
Artemis Akontixo (hits with a javelin)
Artemis Akraea (of the hills)
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Article by storm-hawk posted over a year ago
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Iphigenia is usually called the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. Agamemnon had angered the goddess Artemis. In order to propitiate the goddess, Agamemnon had to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia at Aulis where the Achaean fleet was impatiently waiting for a wind to cross over to Troy. In order to trick Iphigenia into coming, Agamemnon sent word to Clytemnestra that Iphigenia was to marry Achilles, so Clytemnestra willingly brought her daughter to the wedding/sacrifice. Iphigenia, sometimes portrayed as brave enough to impress Achilles, realized her self-sacrifice was what the Greeks needed.

In some versions of the story, Artemis saves Iphigenia at the last minute.

In revenge for the trickery and killing of their daughter Iphigenia, Clytemnestra killed her husband when he returned from the Trojan War.

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Opinion by storm-hawk posted over a year ago
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This wasn't one of mythology's smarter characters. See, this dude was a hunter. A good one, too. Probably revered Artemis as much as the next hunter. Maybe more. Because when he saw her, he just couldn't seem to tear himself away. And that was where the problem lay. But let me begin at the beginning.

Actaeon was the son of Autonoe, who's family was already generally cursed to be miserable. Which just sucked. But Actaeon grew up pretty decently. He was a Greek prince and a hunter taught his skills and wisdom by the "good centaur" Cheiron (who was like the wisest guy ever) and so you'd think he'd be pretty smart. He was definitely a follower of Artemis, being the hunter he was, and not a bad guy. Well Actaeon was wandering around one day with his pack of hounds and happened to get deeper into the woods than he'd originally planned. This wouldn't normally have been so bad, except that on that particular day at that particular hour, Artemis had been hunting there as well. After a hard hunt, she had decided to take a nice leisurely bath and was lowering herself into the water just as Actaeon came around the bend in chase of his dogs. He saw the goddess, naked, bathing in...
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Article by storm-hawk posted over a year ago
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Artemis and her brother were passionate. And one person they both loved dearly, beyond each other (for their bond was almost comletely unbreakable), was their mother Leto. The twins loved and defended their mother with a passion unparalleled, and woe to the god or mortal who offended her. One such woman was named Niobe. Now, I have little pity for Niobe, because she was just stupid. She had the gall to complain loudly that people paid too much respect to Leto. She cried that Leto had only two children, where she had seven boys and seven girls. Hmmmm. Not for long, smartgirl. Once the twins heard they came to her house and Apollo shot everyone of the boys with his golden arrows of extreme pain. Artemis shot the girls with her painless silver arrows, and they all lay down on their beds and died. Some stories say that the youngest girl, Chloris, was spared, but it is unclear why. Niobe wept uncontrollably, and I think some kind god turned her into a rock.

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Fan fiction by princessofmagic posted over a year ago
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What if there was a goddess that no one knew about? What if she was more powerfull than Zeus but more humble than Heistia? What if she was the human spirit of the sun, goddess of impulsivness, of energy, of decisions, of motivation?

Why are there all these what if's?


The goddess in question, called Anthoria, was the oldest child of Cronus and Rhea. She is said to be born from not her mothers womb, but from golden sunlight that fell on her mother in labor. She gave the gods the drive and fuel to keep fighting when they needed it, and took it away from her father when he had to much. She kept a fair balance, other wise what would the gods have to say for themselfs? That they killed a man when he wasnt even fighting? Anthoria knew the gods would win, but she also knew that it couldnt be easy as walking in and slitting there fathers throght. After the war, Anthoria turned herself into an eagle, only comeine out when needed.
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Article by Demeter13 posted over a year ago
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Artemis was born long ago in the time of ancient greece. Her mother was the mortal leto and her father the great king of the gods zues. When Artemis and her twin apollo were to be born Hera gave an order to all the lands not to let her rest so she could give birth. But leto found an island that was not completley land and Artemis and apollo were born.
You may wonder why she is called the eternal maiden for when artemis was young she asked her father to promise to never make her marry and atemis was named the eternal maiden, the goddess of newborn animals, the hunt and all maidens.
But artemis was not a forgiving goddess. take for example a young hunter. he saw artemis bathing and was turned into a stag and killed by his own dogs. The 14 children of a woman because she boasted about her self over leto. Apollo killed her seven sons and artemis killed her seven daughters.
Artemis was an amazing goddess and is stilled portrayed in many texts today as the eternal maiden.
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Opinion by jb4000 posted over a year ago
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Once upon a time there was a child born her parent, Cry & Fantas named her Itis. Itis was the goddess of sickness. Everywhere Itis went anyone around her got a nasty cold. But, everyone still loved her because she was as sweet & lovably as the cookies she to her freinds & stranders. One day, Itis's parents got her a baby pegasus, she named it Pegas or Peg for short. Well, since Pegas was a strong animal he fought off the cold & didn't get sick. As Pegas & Itis grew older they found love Pegas found Gloria & Itis found William. Cry & Fantas loved William as well did Itis. Itis & William got married & rode off to the sunset on Gloria & Pegas. And they all love eachother forever. THE END!
Btw since Itis was the goddess of sickness in modern times her name is put after many diseases.

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Fan fiction by sapphire16 posted over a year ago
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This is just a little story i wrote for English class last year and i thought i should post it. Tell me what you think!
~Sapphire


Persephone, goddess of spring and flowers, tediously packed up her things and trudged miserably down to the underworld. Her visit to Hades made her mother Demeter, the goddess of harvest, so sad that the air would turn bitter, frost would bite the plants and crops, and the leaves would shrivel up and turn an ugly brown before falling to the ground. One crisp fall day, not long after Persephone’s first visit to the underworld, Demeter was helping harvest the crops when she happened to see Aristeus, a son of Apollo, teaching the curious humans beekeeping. Demeter fell in love immediately, and walked up to him to ask him to marry her.
“Marry you!” Aristeus said, his voice full of spite, “Look around. The leaves on the trees are brown and ugly. You choose to make the world dead. You kill all the flowers and plants and make it too cold for anything to grow.” Aristeus’s words stung her more than she could let on to him.
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Fan fiction by Milah posted over a year ago
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My name is Calypso
And I have lived alone
I live on an island
And I waken to the dawn
A long time ago
I watched him struggle with the sea
I knew that he was drowning
And I brought him into me
Now today
Come morning light
He sails away
After one last night
I let him go.

My names is Calypso
My garden overflows
Thick and wild and hidden
Is the sweetness there that grows
My hair it blows long
As I sing into the wind
I tell of nights
Where I could taste the salt on his skin
Salt of the waves
And of tears
And though he pulled away
I kept him here for years
I let him go.

My name is Calypso
I have let him go
In the dawn he sails away
To be gone forever more
And the waves will take him in again
But he'll know their ways now
I will stand upon the shore
With a clean heart
And my song in the wind
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Article by Helije posted over a year ago
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Bust of Hades. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek original from the 5th century BCE; the black mantle is a modern addition.
In Greek mythology, Hades (the "unseen"), the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He had three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, as well as two brothers, Zeus, the youngest of the three, and Poseidon, collectively comprising the original six Olympian gods. Upon reaching adulthood, Zeus managed to force his father to disgorge his siblings. After their release the six younger gods, along with allies they managed to gather, challenged the elder gods for power in the Titanomachy, a divine war. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades received weapons from the three Cyclopes to help in the war: Zeus the thunderbolt, Hades the Helm of Darkness, and Poseidon the trident. The night before the first battle, Hades put on his helmet and, being invisible, slipped over to the Titans' camp and destroyed their weapons. The war lasted for ten years and ended with the victory of the younger gods. Following their victory, according to a single famous passage in the Iliad (xv.187–93), Hades and his two brothers, Poseidon and Zeus, drew lots for realms to rule. Zeus got the sky, Poseidon got the seas, and Hades received the underworld, the unseen realm to which the dead go upon...
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Article by Helije posted over a year ago
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The Return of Persephone by Frederic Leighton (1891)
Unlike every other offspring of an Olympian pairing of deities, Persephone has no stable position at Olympus. Persephone used to live far away from the other deities, a goddess within Nature herself before the days of planting seeds and nurturing plants. In the Olympian telling, the gods Hermes, Ares, Apollo, and Hephaestus, had all wooed Persephone; but Demeter rejected all their gifts and hid her daughter away from the company of the Olympian deities. Thus, Persephone lived a peaceful life before she became the goddess of the underworld, which, according to Olympian mythographers, did not occur until Hades abducted her and brought her into it. She was innocently picking flowers with some nymphs, Athena, and Artemis, the Homeric hymn says, or Leucippe, or Oceanids, in a field in Enna when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth. Later, the nymphs were changed by Demeter into the Sirens for not having interfered. Life came to a standstill as the devastated Demeter, goddess of the Earth, searched everywhere for her lost daughter. Helios, the sun, who sees everything, eventually told Demeter what had happened.
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Article by Helije posted over a year ago
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Zeus darting its lightning on Typhon. Side B from a Chalcidian black-figured hydria, ca. 550 BC.
Typhon was the last child of Gaia. After the defeat of his brothers Gigantes, Gaia urged him to avenge them, as well as his other brothers, the Titans.

Typhon started destroying cities and hurling mountains in a fit of rage. In the panic fear of Typhon, the gods fled to Egypt, where, in order to hide, they turned into a variety of animals: Zeus into the ram (leader), Hera into the cow, Aphrodite into a fish, Hephaestus into the ox, Heracles into a bird ibis. Only Athena stood on Mount Olympus, and she began a rebuke of Zeus because of cowardice, untill he again took his real face. Others say that Zeus and Athena bravely greeted Typhon.

Armed with his thunderbolts and steel sickle, Zeus chased Typhon all the way to Syria. When he managed to wound him, Zeus was engaged in combat with him. However, Typhon has proved to be a worthy opponent, and although wounded, managed to take steel sickle and to cut Zeus' tendons of the hands and legs. So he captured Zeus and entrusted his tendons to the dragon Delphyne. However, Hermes and Egipan managed to steal the tendons and return it to Zeus, who again attacked Typhon. Typhon threw rocks at Zeus, but the ruler of...
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List by Helije posted over a year ago
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The Protogenoi are the first entities or beings that come into existence. They form the very fabric of our universe and as such are immortal. The Prôtogenoi are a group of gods from which all the other gods descend. Although generally believed to be the first gods produced from Chaos, some sources mention a pair of deities who were the parents of these Prôtogenoi. These deities represent various elements of nature. Chaos has at times been considered, in place of Ananke, the female consort of Chronos.
-Aether
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-Chaos
-Chronos
-Erebus
-Eros
-Gaia
-Hemera
-Nyx
-Phanes
-Pontus
-Tartarus
-Thalassa
-Uranus

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Article by Helije posted over a year ago
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In Greek mythology, Ananke or Anagke (Ancient Greek: Ἀνάγκη, from the common noun ἀνάγκη, force, constraint, necessity), was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos, along with Chronos. She was seen as the most powerful dictator of all fate and circumstance which meant that the other Gods had to give her respect and pay homage as well as the mortals. She was also the mother of the Moirae, the three fates who were fathered by Zeus.

According to the ancient Greek traveller Pausanias, there was a temple in ancient Corinth where the goddesses Ananke and Bia (meaning violence or violent haste) were worshipped together in the same shrine.

She was worshipped until the creation of the Orphic mystery religion. Through the long process of the Orphic mysteries cult, it transpires that Ananke, symbolizing destiny and the inevitable, fell gradually into oblivion, until finally, she was replaced by the god Eros (the god of love), the force opposing fate and death. In Roman mythology, she was called Necessitas (necessity).
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Guide by hermione980 posted over a year ago
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Iris is a minor Greek goddess. She is goddess of the rainbow and female messenger of the gods (the male messenger of the god is Hermes).

Iris has many jobs to carry out. She travels with the speed of light from one end of the world to the other and down into the depths of the sea (Poseidon's territory) and Underworld (Hades's territory). Iris links the gods to humanity. She waters the clouds with her pitcher. She also delivers to the gods the sacred water of the River Styx.

Iris is portrayed as a rainbow or a goddess with golden wings on her shoulders. She carries a winged staff or a caduceus (short herald's staff entwined by two serpents and surrounded by wings). She has been described as "swift-footed like a storm wind".

Iris is the daughter of air nymph Electra and Titan Thaumas. She is the sister of Aello, Phineus, Ocypete, Hydaspes, and the Harpies. Iris is Zephyrus's (god of west wind) wife. Zephyrus and Iris are parents of Pothos.
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Article by puppy1418 posted over a year ago
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In Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of sea, horses and earthquakes and the brother of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Zeus. Along with Zeus and Hades they have decided the world in three parts. Poseidon became the ruler of the sea, Zeus ruled the sky and Hades the underworld. The symbols associated with Poseidon include: dolphins, tridents and three-pronged fish spears.

Poseidon was relied upon by sailors for a safe voyage on the sea. Many men drowned horses in sacrifice of his honor. He lived on the ocean floor in a palace made of coral and gems and drove a chariot pulled by horses. However, Poseidon was a very moody divinity and his temperament could sometimes result in violence. When he was in a good mood, Poseidon created new lands in the water and a calm sea. In contrast, when he was in a bad mood, Poseidon would strike the ground with a trident and cause unruly springs and earthquakes, ship wrecks and drownings.

Poseidon had many similarities to Zeus regarding his love affairs and he also had numerous partners and many children. He once married a Nereid, Amphitrite, for whom he created the islands called Paxi by hitting his trident on the...
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Article by puppy1418 posted over a year ago
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The myth says that Zeus had swallowed his first wife Metis when he found out that she was pregnant. He was afraid that the prophecy of his son taking his throne would come true if the child was a boy. In remorse, he asked another god to split his head from where Athens popped out, a beautiful full-grown daughter, dressed in golden battle armor. She soon became his favorite and the only one of his children that Zeus ever entrusted with his magic shield and the secret of where his lightening bolts were stored. Athena remained his constant ally and fierce protector, promoting his interests, serving as his advisor.

She was the goddess of wisdom, strategy and war. She never had a lover so she was also known as Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin), hence the name of her most famous temple, the Parthenon, on the Acropolis in Athens. Although she never had a lover she had a son, Erichthonius, who was conceived in an effort of Hephaestus to rape her and the semen landed on Gaia who gave birth to Erichthonius and gave him to Athena after his birth.
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Perseus (Περσεύς),[note 1] the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus was the Greek hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.

Marriage with Andromeda

Perseus rescuing Andromeda from Cetus, depicted on an amphora in the Altes Museum, Berlin

Perseus and Andromeda.

On the way back to Seriphos Island, Perseus stopped in the Phoenician kingdom Ethiopia, ruled by King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia, having boasted herself equal in beauty to the Nereids, drew down the vengeance of Poseidon, who sent an inundation on the land and a sea serpeant, Cetus, which destroyed man and beast. The oracle of Ammon announced that no relief would be found until the king exposed his daughter Andromeda to the monster, and so she was fastened to a rock on the shore. Perseus slew the monster and, setting her free, claimed her in marriage.
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zeus is the King of the Gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.[2]
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Athena was the most important goddess of Greece mythology. She was the goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the goddess of the city, handcrafts, and agriculture. She invented the bridle which permitted man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plow, the yoke, the ship, and the chariot.

Zeus was once married to Metis, a daughter of Ocean who was renowned for her wisdom. When Metis became pregnant, Zeus was warned by Earth that a son born to Metis would overthrow him, just as he had usurped his own father's throne. Zeus swallowed Metis. In time he was overcome with a splitting headache and summoned help from the craftsman god Hephaestus (or, some say, the Titan Prometheus). Hephaestus cleaved Zeus's forehead with an ax, and Athena sprang forth fully armed.

Athena was the virgin daughter of Zeus and patron goddess of Athens. [See the Parthenon.] She was goddess of crafts, wisdom, and warfare. Athena helped many of the Greek heroes with advice or other aid. She is described as glaucopis which can be translated as 'grey-eyed", and is associated with the owl. You'll usually see a helmet perched...
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Products:

Phoenix- a car manufactured by Pontiac

Trident (that Poseidon carries)- a brand of gum

Titan- a model of full-sized trucks manufactured by Nissan

Trojan- a brand of condoms

Hermes- Hermes bags/purses. Hermes is also the logo of FTD flowers

Atlas- Atlas, a book of maps

Ajax- Ajax, the popular household cleanser

Apollo- a car manufactured by Buick
Versace- the logo for Versace is actually a representation of Medusa

Olympus- company that manufactures cameras

Starbuck's- the logo of Starbuck's is a Siren

Dove soap- Dove soap was inspired by Aphrodite's symbol the dove, and Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty, among other things

Odyssey- Odyssey, a minvan manufactured by Honda

Echo- a car manufactured by Toyota.

Electra- a car manufactured by Buick

Eos- a convertible manufactured by Volkswagen
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