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Medusa,
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...
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posted by storm-hawk
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...
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posted by Jillywinkles
Taken from A Pride of Princesses, by Shirley Climo.


Once upon a time, so the mythmakers said, there lived a Greek king who had three daughters. The oldest princess was very pretty. The second princess was quite charming. The youngest princess, whose name was Psyche, was so lovely that even the flowers turned their heads to look at her.

Praise for Psyche's beauty spread throughout Greece and soon reached the ears of the gods and goddesses who dwelled high on Mount Olympus.
"Ridiculous!" scoffed the goddess Aphrodite. "This princess is only a girl. I am the Goddess of Beauty."

Aphrodite pushed aside...
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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...
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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...
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Source: Tarot of Delphi
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