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  Mythography | The Greek Goddess Artemis in Myth and Art
Myths and legends show that the goddess Artemis was aloof and free-spirited, and not constrained by husband or hearth.
In myth, Callisto was at one point a follower of the virgin goddess, but when she became involved in an affair with the god Zeus, Artemis had her revenge on the unfortunate nymph.
In myth, Artemis is sometimes identified with Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon.
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 Biographies, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Myth is no arbitrary invention, but the account of the inspired poet, who, enjoying natural authority, became the founder of culture.
The myths and the notion of the sacred reach man not through whim or intellectual theory, but through poetic inspiration which unveils the twin heights of beauty and significance.
Instead we mean by 'myth' the most luminous representations ever to seize the mind and heart of mankind, sustaining the spiritual life of generations, the art of ages, and the very pillars of society.
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Callisto was a nymph (or, according to some sources, the daughter of Lycaon) who was associated with the goddess of the hunt, Artemis.
She gripped Callisto's hair and threw her to the ground where the new mother was transformed into a bear.
The child that Callisto had by Zeus was spirited away by Hermes to be raised by his mother, Maia.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/callisto.html   (510 words)

  Greek Deities C
Greek muse of epic or heroic poetry, and chief of the nine Muses.
Greek guardian of the entrance to the underworld, portrayed as a monstrous three-headed dog by many writers with a voice like a bronze bell, the tail of a scorpion and the hairs along his back are the hissing fanged heads of poisonous snakes.
The chimera of Greek myth is the offspring of Echinda and Typhon.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Artemis (Greek: nominative, genitive) in Greek mythology the daughter of Zeus and of Leto and the twin sister of Apollo was one of the most widely venerated of the gods and manifestly one of the oldest deities (Burkert 1985:149).
Here the Lady whom Greeks associated with Artemis through interpretatio Graecae was worshipped primarily as a mother goddess, akin to the Phrygian goddess Cybele, in an ancient sanctuary where her cult image depicted the "Lady of Ephesus" adorned with multiple rounded breastlike protuberances on her chest.
In Greek mythology Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo.
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 Pantheons: Greek
Poseidon is Greek for "Husband" (possibly of wheat), and therefore it is thought that he and Demeter (goddess of wheat) are a good match because they reign as the god and goddess of fertility.
Another myth that reveals Athena's nature and importance is found in the story of her contest with Poseidon for the city of Athens.
Myths of Athena and her interactions with mortals are quite numerous in Greek literature, poetry, drama, and art.
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 Arcas - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In Greek mythology, Arcas (Αρκάς) was the son of Zeus and of the nymph Callisto, whom Hera turned into a bear.
Callisto's son, Arcas, nearly killed his mother while hunting, but Zeus (or Artemis) stopped him and placed them both in the sky as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
The placing of Callisto and Arcas in the sky displeased Hera, so she asked her nurse, Tethys, to help.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Arcas   (210 words)

 ML pp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Myth is a comprehensive (but not exclusive) term for stories primarily concerned with the gods and humankind's relations with them; saga, or legend (and we use the words interchangeably), has a perceptible relationship to his- tory; however fanciful and imaginative, it has its roots in historical fact.
Myths attempt to explain the origin of our physical world: the earth and the heavens, the sun, the moon, and the stars; where hu man beings came from and the dichotomy between body and soul; the source of beauty and goodness, and of evil and sin; the nature and meaning of love; and so on.
Greek mythology, largely because of the genius of the authors who told the stories in their literary form, has too often in the past been considered as something so unusual that it can be set apart from other mythologies.
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 Greek Gods of the Amazons
Ares, the Greek god of war, held domain over battles, warriors, and soldiers, but was also affected by the rage of war (hence he's been given the attribute of a berserker).
Thus, it is not beyond theory to assume that the Amazons stood outside of normal Greek civilization, in the realm of wild and unbridled nature, and in the completely mythological sense, they served as examples of the fierceness of an untamed, unmarried, or uncivilized woman or girl.
The appearance of this note in the Greek myth suggests that Apollo was born (as a representative of the traditional Greek male), into the concept of a natural order, or the natural way things should be in Greek civilization.
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Callisto was the daughter of Lycaon, who was transformed into a bear by either by Zeus (Jupiter), her lover, or by Zeus' jealous wife, Hera (Juno), or by Artemis (Diana), the goddess of the hunt.
Callisto is the second largest moon of Jupiter, the third largest in the solar system, and is about the same size as Mercury.
Callisto's father, Lycaon, had been transformed into a wolf for having served the flesh of a young boy to the gods.
www.lycos.com /info/callisto-moon.html   (478 words)

Various myths describe the birth and death of the semi-immortal constellations: such as the Gemini twins, or Dioskouroi, who were said to divide their time equally between Heaven and Haides.
As a result the Greeks had a number of alternate myths describing each of the star groups, as the foreign traditions were translated in different ways by the various regions and poetical traditions of ancient Greece.
BOOTES The inventor of the wagon or plough, a son of the goddess Demeter.
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In one Greek myth, the star represented the guardian, Arcturus, who kept the bears from straying from their path.
Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with Crotus, the son of the goat-god Pan and Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses.
In Greek myth, Aquarius was Ganymede, the young boy kidnapped by Zeus.
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 Mythography | The Legend of Callisto in Myth and Art
Callisto (the name, incidentally, means "most beautiful") was a charming nymph and follower of Artemis.
Regardless of the details, the result is the same - Callisto lived the rest of her life as a bear.
The great Roman poet Ovid wrote that Callisto and Arcas, her son by Zeus, were together turned into the constellations known as the Great Bear and the Little Bear.
www.loggia.com /myth/callisto.html   (316 words)

 The Nymphs in Greek Myths
That particular story is important to the Greeks as Hylas, the beautiful beloved (yes, in the sexual way) of Heracles, was sent to go get water on the island of Mysia, and the naiads there, totally taken in by his beauty, carried him off.
See, Callisto was one of Artemis' nymphs (and thus not supposed to be getting down with any men), but Zeus got wise and came to her as Artemis and seduced her.
Another story of Styx is actually the story of a young woman named Rhodope who dedicated herself to Artemis which pissed off the sexually dangerous Aphrodite who caused her to fall in love with a young hunter with whom she did the horizontal mambo in a cave in the mountains.
www.paleothea.com /Nymphs.html   (3988 words)

 THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art
Analysis and commentary of the texts and interpretations of the stories and the personas of Greek mythology is currently beyond the scope of the Theoi Project.
Summaries of the Olympian and other important Greek gods, as well as classes of divinity can be found on the Pantheon and Greek Gods pages.
The entire Family Tree of the Greek pantheon of gods is displayed over eight graphic charts with a central name index.
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 Arcas - Mirror of Wikipedia - 维库提供服务
In Greek mythology, Arcas (Αρκάς) was the son of Zeus and of the nymph Callisto, whom Hera turned into a bear.
Callisto's son, Arcas, nearly killed his mother while hunting, but Zeus (or Artemis) stopped him and placed them both in the sky as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
The placing of Callisto and Arcas in the sky displeased Hera, so she asked her nurse, Tethys, to help.
en.wikilib.com /wiki/Arcas   (206 words)

Callisto is named after one of Jupiter's many lovers from Greek mythology.
Callisto's main characteristic is its completely cratered and ancient surface.
It is considered one of the Icy Moons because it is mostly made of ice.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/jupiter/moons/callisto.html   (157 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations
The earliest references to the mythological significance of the Greek constellations may be found in the works of Homer, which probably date to the 7th century B.C. In the Iliad, for instance, Homer describes the creation of Achilleus's shield by the craftsman god Hephaistos:
By the 5th century B.C., however, most of the constellations had come to be associated with myths, and the Catasterismi of Eratosthenes completed the mythologization of the stars.
The influence of both the Greek and Roman cultures may be plainly seen; the myths behind the constellations date back to ancient Greece, but we use their Latin names.
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 20000-NAMES.COM: Female Greek Names, Page 1 of 2--meaning, origin, etymology
The name is of unknown etymology, but the earliest sources that mention the name are in Greek and associate it with the Greek adjective katharos, meaning "pure." The suggestion that it may have been derived from Hekate, the pagan goddess of sorcery, is not convincing.
: Greek myth name of a daughter of Ares and Hippolyte (a queen of the Amazons) who was kidnapped and married by Theseus, making her the first Amazon ever to marry.
: "The waterer." Greek myth name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nereus, who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god.
www.20000-names.com /female_greek_names.htm   (2352 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Callisto (mythology)
As a follower of Artemis, Callisto, whom Hesiod said was the daughter of Lycaon, king of Arcadia, took a vow to remain a virgin, as did all the nymphs of Artemis.
The myth may be derived from the fact that a set of constellations appear close together in the sky, in and near the Zodiac sign of Libra, namely Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Boötes, and Virgo.
Boötes, since it resembles a male stick-figure, is in some versions of the myth explicitly identified as Arcas (untransformed), and was in myths elsewhere said represents a male god.
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Callisto’s Integrity: Callisto has one mission in life, to destroy Xena, and she is willing to dedicate everything she is to that mission.
Callisto’s Honesty: Even when it might serve her better to lie and pretend to be contrite, she can’t bear it.
Callisto's Madness: After being trapped in a cave with nothing but rats and darkness, her insanity is its own finely honed weapon.
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 Callisto (mythology) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Callisto (mythology), in Greek mythology, a nymph beloved by Zeus.
The goddess Juno (the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Hera), queen of the gods, was the protectress of women and was associated with...
Callisto (astronomy), large satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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 LaLa & Netgyrl's Tavern Wall: XMen +Callisto?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Callisto is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a mutant with superhuman powers.
Presumably both characters got their name from the mythological Callisto, who was a follower of Artemis whom Zeus, horny bastard that he was, took an unwelcome fancy to.
I must say, the X-Men Callisto history noted at wikepedia was odd, I mean, and in no particular order: she's ugly, she's not ugly, she's ugly AND sprouts tentacles, she's not ugly and now she's a MODEl but then BECAUSE she's a model, someone makes her ugly again. /tavern_wall/messages/21/17851.html?1145449167   (414 words)

 Star Tales – Ursa Major
Callisto is usually said to have been the daughter of Lycaon, king of Arcadia in the central Peloponnese.
One afternoon, as Callisto laid down her bow and rested in a shady forest grove, Zeus caught sight of her and was entranced.
Callisto and Arcas sought refuge in the temple of Zeus, unaware that Arcadian law laid down the death penalty for trespassers.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/ursamajor.htm   (1637 words)

 Avatars of the Goddess
Callisto was a nymph (or, according to some sources, the daughter of Lycaon) who was associated with the goddess of the hunt, Artemis.
He placed Callisto in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major, or "great bear," and then took Arcas and placed him in the sky near his mother as Ursa Minor, the "little bear." Hera was not pleased with this arrangement, especially since Callisto was another of her husband's infidelities.
In Greek myth, Cassiopeia is the wife of Cepheus, king of Ethiopia, and mother of Andromeda.
www3.sympatico.ca /chartreuse/AvatarsOfTheGoddess/html/Content_GreekC.htm   (2737 words)

 Callisto in Astronomy: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature
Callisto (Greek mythology)--in literature, Mythology, Greek, Rape in literature, Seduction in literature, Women in literature
CALLISTO, in astronomy, in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/callisto-in-astronomy.jsp?l=C&p=1   (1115 words)

 Greek Myth - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
Callisto was one of Artemis' nymph companions, and therefore dedicated to celibacy.
Later, both Callisto and Arcas were killed by Artemis unknowingly and she placed among the stars in remembrance.
In Greek myth this goddess was the daughter of Pallas and Styx.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Humanities/Greek-Myth-369.html   (2363 words)

There is a Greek myth of a beautiful woman who caught Zeus's eye and Hera's jealousy and wound up with her son together in the night sky as the Big and Little Bear constellations.
[17] Callisto is similar to the Furies in that she relentlessly pursues and torments Xena, who she feels is guilty of killing her mother and sister and escaped the law and justice.
Callisto torments a single victim and is not available to be called on for service by some aggrieved party.
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