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  Myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Myth of Prometheus (Piero di Cosimo) is an oil painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo.
The Myth of redemptive violence is a term coined by Walter Wink for an archetypal plot in literature, especially in imperial cultures.
The Myth of Sisyphus is an essay by Albert Camus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Myth   (490 words)

 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek mythology consists of an extensive collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition.
A Greek deity's epithet may reflect a particular aspect of that god's role, as Apollo Musagetes is "Apollo, [as] leader of the Muses." Alternatively the epithet may identify a particular and localized aspect of the god, sometimes thought to be already ancient during the classical epoch of Greece.
The main sources for Greek myth are Homer, Hesiod, the Greek dramatists, Pindar, Apollonius of Rhodes, Apollodorus, and the Latins Ovid, Hyginus and Nonnus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (3276 words)

 Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of view points.
In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture.
Myths differ from fairy tales, in that they refer to a time that is different from ordinary time.
www.angelfire.com /ca/GreekMythoIogy   (198 words)

 The Greek Myths: Preface
For earlier authors Aeschylos and especially Pindar, the myths were intertwined with the poet's meaning in an inextricable interplay of forces, but already in the Hellenistic period and especially in Alexandrian circles the Greek myths were either reference points for new treatments of traditional themes, or used for purely decorative effects.
Some of the Greek myths explore profound matters and have through the ages challenged people with examples of serious thought, these are the true and spiritual myths, which abundantly deserve religious and philosophical study, and constitute to a major section of Greek thought.
Many of the myths, when viewed as mythology will seem confusing, self-contradictory and somewhat pointless as myths, but this is because are historical records of social and historical events which lose their meaning when read as quasi-religious mythology.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/GreekMyth/Preface.html   (3663 words)

 Arrows - Myth & Culture: The Origin of the Greek Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Greek mythology is the basis for Greek philosophy and Western culture is built upon Greek philosophy.
Now, I don't study Greek myth and Western culture because I think it is the best cultural structure there is. But rather, I see Western culture as "the Borg" from Star Trek, that is a culture that insists on assimilating everything it comes in contact with.
Paul Friedrich states that the discrepancy in myths (such as the parentage of Aphrodite), is due to the conflict of Near Eastern myths, and northern Indo-European (or Old Europe) sources (The Meaning of Aphrodite 4).
www.mythandculture.com /weblog/2004/12/origin-of-greek-gods.html   (999 words)

 The Myth of Greek Ethnic 'Purity'
Robert Browning, 32 a writer who is sympathetic to the Greeks, discusses the writings of the Bavarian Johann Philipp Fallmerayer, who in 1830 proposed that the Slav invasions and settlements of the late sixth and seventh centuries resulted in the "expulsion or extirpation of the original population of peninsula Greece.
Greek myth-making today can be seen as inspired by the wider European racism of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and even a continuation of that racism.
Greek nationalism refused Macedonia even the right to its name on the grounds that all Macedonia is essentially Greek and part of a Greek nation-State, presumably ever since the father of Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia, became ruler of the Greek lands on the Balkan peninsula...
www.historyofmacedonia.org /AncientMacedonia/greekmyth.html   (7427 words)

 Greek Myth Trivia and Quizzes -- Information / Questions / Answers
Greek myth is full of strong women - but also of women who suffer helplessly at the hands of others.
Greek mythology sometimes tells the stories of people or heroes who somehow challenged the gods, betrayed their trust or dared to oppose their will.
Greek gods turn out to be a bunch of revengeful characters who never miss an opportunity to torment the puny humans.
www.funtrivia.com /dir/369.html   (900 words)

 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the case with the Greek myths, but in the Norse, Aegir does not seem to be as major a figure.
Hera had a fairly large role in the Greek myths, although most of her stories were about the same thing: the jealous revenge of Zeus' infidelities.
There were some instances in the Norse myths where people refused to indulge in extramarital affairs not because of their morals, but because they only had love for their husband/wife.
webhome.idirect.com /~donlong   (9260 words)

 Love Stories from Greek Myth - ugh!
However, love was vital to the scheme of existence, and the Greeks felt they had to pay homage to it...but not necessarily revere it.
Orpheus was the son of the Muse Calliope and therefore a grand musician.
This is actually a Latin myth, but it is rather amusing, so I'll include it: Pygmalion, king of Cyprus, was extremely dissatisfied with the vain and loose [i.e., slutty] women of his kingdom.
www.areopagus.net /grklove.htm   (1814 words)

 Amazon.com: The Greek Myths : Combined Edition: Books: Robert Graves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For myself, I use Graves' THE GREEK MYTHS as both reference and pleasure-reading, and I enjoy it a great deal; it is an indispensable purchase for any one with a serious interest in Greek mythology for any one who must frequently reference the same for scholarly purposes, and I strongly recommend it to them.
What Graves attempts with this ridiculous tome, is to provide a syncretist misinterpretation of Greek myth to reconcile it with the irreconcilable Biblical beliefs and he imagines he achieves this when he weaves into this his "matrilineal v patrilineal" theory as some sort of corroboration.
Graves argues that myths such as the castration of Kronos and the labors of Herakles refer to the practice of mock-kings who were used for ceremony in fertility rituals.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140171991?v=glance   (4050 words)

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece
Greek Colonies and the Panhellenic Sanctuaries at Delphi and Olympia [At Perseus]
For the Greeks, the Persian's were the major "other" against whom they measured their own institutions.
Images of Orality and Literacy in Greek Iconography of the Fifth, Fourth and Third Centuries BCE, ed.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook07.html   (2613 words)

 Glossary of Allusions to Ancient Greek and Roman Myth in Word and Phrase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Iliad (750 BCE) by Homer: the trials and tribulations of the Greeks and Trojans during the siege of Ilium, capital of the Trojan empire, focusing on the character and role of the greatest of Greek warriors, Achilles;
She was identified with the Greek goddess Tyche, the daughter of Zeus who personified chance.
According to ancient Greek legend, Palamades, one of the heroes of the Trojan war, invented the first set of dice and dedicated them to Tyche to symbolize the risk and uncertainty of fortune.
www.livethemyth.com /glossary1.html   (10476 words)

 Explorations: Ancient Greek Mythology Teacher's Page 
Myths usually are short but have a great deal of information packed into them.
Myths often lead to some of the best literature discussions that my class has had.
One student had a "stroke of genius" and suggested that we have one student make a chart of the gods, their characteristics, and their powers that were in the myth we were reading.
www.iwebquest.com /greece/teachers3.htm   (2230 words)

 Myths and Legends - frames
Aside from the General and Creatures of Myth and Legend sections, these links are organized by region and language group, with those groups which produced written accounts of their myths and legends earlier, generally appearing closer to the beginning.
The Pantheon is another Greek myth project that details the stories, the deities, and other characters that appear in Greek mythology.
Myth and Legend which includes stories of the King of the Fairies, the Brownies, Prince Ian, and the Black bull of Norroway.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth.html   (11969 words)

 Quadrant: THE LAST GREEK MYTH.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Issues related to the enduring value of myth and how myth relates to contemporary fiction and contemporary lives are examined.
Topics include the legacy of Hellenic myth, the interpretive richness of myth, and the novel by African Lucius Apuleius, "Metamorphoseon," often known as "The Golden Ass."
The LAST Greek myth made its appearance in a fiction but the fiction wasn't in Greek, it was in Latin, and the author wasn't a Greek, he was an African.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:58398272&refid=holomed_1   (203 words)

 Zeus and his beloved Ganymede - a Cretan myth in Greek Mythology
These Greek myths are based quite closely on ancient fragments, materials until now passed over by modern mythographers.
Thus the form of the stories should be seen as a late one, incorporating in many cases Roman sensibilities.
Nonetheless, the myths collectively reflect a world view in which male love was wholly compatible with living life in a sacred way, a path to heroism and divinity.
www.androphile.org /preview/Library/Mythology/Greek/Zeus_Ganymede/Zeus_and_Ganymede.htm   (581 words)

 Mythography | Greek Mythology and Art
The sources for ancient Greek myth are myriad.
However, the alternative is probably more useful, in that a description of the major characters of Greek myth has the distinction of being accessible.
Greek mortals of myth and legend, such as Odysseus, Theseus, and Ariadne, are featured in this section
www.loggia.com /myth/content.html   (277 words)

 Mythology of the Seven Sisters (Pleiads)
Yet another Electra was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytæmnestra, with an alternate name of Laodice, and with brother Orestes and sisters Chrysothemis and Iphigeneia (or Iphianassa), though the latter sister may have been Clytæmnestra's niece, adopted from Theseus and Helen.
Agamemnon was king of Mycenæ and led the Greeks against Troy; he was murdered at his return by Clytæmnestra and her lover Ægisthus, both of whom Orestes and Electra killed in revenge, whence the psychological term `Electra complex'.
Later became foster-mother to Arcas, son of Zeus and Callisto, during the period while Callisto was a bear, and before she and Arcas were placed in the heavens by Zeus (she as Ursa Major, he as either Boötes or Ursa Minor).
www.naic.edu /~gibson/pleiades/pleiades_myth.html   (1925 words)

 Greek Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many of the mysterious creatures which have haunted the imagination of the Greek people for centuries are nothing less than ancient gods, or figures from Hellenic mythology.
An exploration in Greek mythology, Egyptian mythology and history, and the correlation between mythology and science, spirituality and reincarnation, and philosophy.
A memorial to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger, interpreting the Challenger disaster in terms of the Greek myth of Icarus.
q.webring.com /hub?ring=greekmyth   (805 words)

 Explorations: A Webquest that Inspires Good People Through the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology!
The Ancient Greeks had a society where they were free to think for themselves, openly discuss their ideas, and express their opinions.
Myths are action packed stories of heroes who must courageously overcome evil.
Many of these myths explain basic truths about life and nature including what it means to be a good person.
www.iwebquest.com /greece/greece.htm   (857 words)

 Brave Women Warriors Of Greek Myth: An Amazon Roster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two Greek foot soldiers attacked her, but she killed them (killing the second by holding his throat until he suffocated).
The myths of the Amazons are a significant part of human culture.
The Amazon myth was embraced by Greece, and from there spread all over the world.
www.whoosh.org /issue12/ruffel3.html   (1880 words)

There is no true, or correct, version of Greek myth (although the Greek Ministry of Culture evidently thought so when they accused Disney Animation of creating a false version of the ancient myth in the movie Hercules).
During antiquity the myths were constantly changing; in the field of drama alone, the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides all wrote versions of famous myths (Oedipus or Orestes, for example) which differed not only from the other dramatists but also from the earlier stories found in epic poetry.
In other words, if someone asked me to tell them a Greek myth, the versions here are what I would say.
www.sporadestours.com /myth.html   (155 words)

 Timeless Myths
Timeless Myths centred around four mythology in Europe.
So what you read in Timeless Myths are summaries of the mythology based on those sources.
You can search Timeless Myths for a specific character or story.
www.timelessmyths.com   (197 words)

 Classical Myth: Homepage
When I began to write my history I was inclined to count these legends as foolishness, but on getting as far as Arcadia I grew to hold a more thoughtful view of them, which is this.
In the days of old those Greeks who were considered wise spoke their sayings not straight out but in riddles, and so the legends about Cronus I conjectured to be one sort of Greek wisdom.
Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria
web.uvic.ca /grs/bowman/myth   (182 words)

 Myrmidons (Greek myth)
History: (Graeco-Roman myth)- The Myrmidons were an ancient tribe of people who once existed in ancient Greece and who take their name from the ancient Thessalian king Myrmidon.
Considering this occurs one generation or so after the date of the Greek Flood, this may be an invention to explain why men still existed in Greece after the flood.
Genealogically, the legend of the Greek Flood occurs about three hundred years before the Trojan War (1194-1184 BC) around 1490 BC and a thousand years after the Biblical deluge (2404 BC).
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/myrmidns.htm   (568 words)

 Ancient Greek Mythology
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
Many Greek authors and texts are to be found (Greek and English versions) on Perseus.
Many of the internet sites that deal with Ancient Greek Myth and Religion are indifferent, unreliable or worse.
www.greekmyth.org   (2113 words)

 Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
GreekMythology.com has information on all subjects of Greek Mythology, including details on Greek Gods and Greek Goddesses, Greek Myths and Greek Heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
It also has full text of Greek Mythology and Literature books.
Commercial use, and use in other websites is prohibited.
www.greekmythology.com   (161 words)

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