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In the various greek mythology legends, stories and hymns, the gods of ancient Greece are nearly all described as human in appearance, unaging, nearly immune to all wounds and sickness, capable of becoming invisible, able to travel vast distances almost instantly, and able to speak through human beings with or without their knowledge.
When these greek mythology gods were called upon in poetry or prayer, they are referred to by a combination of their name and epithets, with the epithets identifying them by these distinctions from the other gods.
These half-human, half divine children are collectively known as "the heroes" in greek mythology, and until the establishment of democracy their descendents claimed the right to rule on the basis of their divine ancestry and presumed divinely inherited ability to rule well.
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  Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
Greek Mythology, set of diverse traditional tales told by the ancient Greeks about the exploits of gods and heroes and their relations with ordinary mortals.
Greek mythology was like a complex and rich language, in which the Greeks could express a vast range of perceptions about the world.
The Greek gods resembled human beings in their form and in their emotions, and they lived in a society that resembled human society in its levels of authority and power.
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  Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines.
The Greeks themselves referred to the myths and associated artworks to throw light on cult practices and ritual traditions that were already ancient and, at times, poorly understood.
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.
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 Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
Greek Mythology, set of diverse traditional tales told by the ancient Greeks about the exploits of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, and their interrelations with ordinary mortals.
Greek religion was polytheistic, and the culture within which it was practised was pluralistic: there was no single orthodoxy, and no equivalent of the Christian Bible or the Muslim Koran—that is, no sacred, written text in which all adherents were expected to believe.
Greek mythology was like a complex and rich language, in which a vast range of perceptions about the world could be expressed.
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 Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
The object of this quest was Helen, a beautiful Greek woman who had been abducted by Paris, son of King Priam of Troy.
Apollo and Artemis were brother and sister, Zeus and Hera were husband and wife, and the society of the gods on Mount Olympus resembled that of an unruly family, with Zeus at its head.
Greek mythology also told how divinities interacted with heroes, a category of mortals who, though dead, were believed to retain power to influence the lives of the living.
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 Learn more about Greek mythology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek mythology is the set of legends which come from the religion of ancient Hellenic civilization.
In Greek mythology, the gods in the Greek pantheon are given human form, but are first and foremost personifications of the forces of the universe.
Greek mythology continues to be an important cultural reference long after the Greek religion with which it was entwined ceased to be practiced.
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 - Oreads: Nymphs of mountains and grottoes | greek mythology
In Greek mythology, Cynosura was a nymph (an Oread) on Mount Ida, Crete.
In Greek mythology, Dryope was the daughter of Dryops or of Eurytus (and hence half-sister to Iole).
Maia, in Greek mythology, is the eldest of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
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 Greek Mythology. Greekster.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Our surviving sources of mythology are literary reworkings of this oral tradition, supplemented by interpretations of iconic imagery, sometimes modern ones, sometimes ancient ones, as myth was a means for later Greeks themselves to throw light on cult practices and traditions that were no longer explicable.
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.
To the Greeks, mythology was a part of their history; few ever doubted that there was truth behind the account of the Trojan War in the Iliad and Odyssey.
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 Greek mythology
The generation of the gods most current (and relevant) to ancient Greek religion are described in epic poems as having appeared in person to the Greeks during the "age of heroes," understood to be a reference to the archaic dark age (ca.
To the Greeks, mythology was literally a part of their history; few ever doubted that there was truth behind the account of the Trojan War in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Among Christians who hold this belief, Greek mythology is understood to be a subset of the subject of demonology.
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 Greek mythology, ancient greek myths. Greek gods and heroes.
But in the ancient Greek language, a "myth" (mythos - ìýèïò) meant simply a "traditional tale", and these tales, usually of gods and heroes, were held to be true stories about the ancient past.
To make matters worse, all greek mythology came to us written in ancient greek (of course!) so translating to English or any other language was not an easy task.
No matter what the variations are of each story the bottom line is that the ancient Greeks had a brilliant imagination and created one of the richest and most complete set of characters: gods, demigods and heroes and passed them on to us to appreciate their brilliance millennia later.
www.hellenism.net /eng/mythology.htm   (221 words)

  
 Greek Mythology Clipart ETC
Phoebus Apollo Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Diana, one of the principal gods of the Greeks, and mentioned by Homer and Hesoid as Pheobus Apollo.
In the Greek kingdoms, which arose in the East of the dismemberment of the empire of Alexander, it appears to have been not uncommon for the successor to the throne to offer divine honours to the former sovereign.
Boreas Boreas was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter.
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 Greek mythology - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek mythology is a group of stories explaining the existence and functioning of the universe.
Greek mythology is taught at biology classes at Greek schools where it has achieved a status of a serious alternative explanation as opposed to the theory of evolution created by Darwin in the 19th century.
Greek mythology clearly suggests that the world is a flat plate surrounded by Okeanos, a gigantic ocean.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (2075 words)

  
 Category:Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Greek mythology.
Religion and mythology differ, but have overlapping aspects.
Greek deities and their Roman and Etruscan counterparts
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 Behind the Name: Greek Mythology Names
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus) which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River...
From the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from the Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly from σεληνη (selene) "moon"...
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce"...
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 Greece Museums Guide: Greek Mythology
Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods and goddesses and ancient heroes and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition.
The generation of the gods most current (and relevant) to ancient Greek religion are described in epic poems as having appeared in person to the Greeks during the "age of heroes," understood to be a reference to the archaic dark age (ca.
In the original sense, therefore, a mythology is an attempt to bring sense to the stylized narratives that the Greeks recited at festivals, whispered at shrines, and bandied about at aristocratic banquets.
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 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.
The entire Family Tree of the Greek pantheon of gods is displayed over eight graphic charts with a central name index.
Bronte and Astrape goddesses of thunder and lightning.
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 Encyclopedia Mythica: Greek mythology
Critical Greeks, such as Plato in the 5th-4th century BCE, recognized the considerable element of fiction in the myths, although in general the Greeks viewed them as true accounts.
For a brief overview of the Greek deities and their Roman counterparts, try this list.
There is a separate area for Greek people, containing all about Greek mortals.
www.pantheon.org /areas/mythology/europe/greek   (144 words)

  
 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
But Greek mythology offers so much more: inspiration for many works of art (both written and visual), insight into human nature, a glimpse at an ancient people trying to make sense of phenomena they could not explain, and the source for many names and terms we use today.
Greek heroes are not always what modern readers might think of as "good role models." Their actions may strike us as morally dubious.
The Greeks held their characters accountable for their actions, and a hero might be punished as well as rewarded.
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 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I see mythology as an attempt by a people to explain the powerful forces which affect and shape it, that are beyond its control, such as weather, the elements, and nature.
An interesting difference between Norse and Greek mythology is exemplified in the popularity and importance of Athena, because she is female.
If a mythology is taken as a reflection of the society that worships it, that leads to the conclusion that the Norse women had less stature than Greek women.
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 Greek Mythology - What to Expect
The Greek gods were introduced as they were encountered in the unfolding story of Oedipus' family and rounded out by presenting the Homeric Hymns that told the story of their divine lives.
Mythology and religion were so integral in ancient Greece that it's hardly possible to study one without studying the other.
Ancient geography is one of the most interesting aspects of Greek mythology, and we’ll follow in the footsteps of the characters as they travel from place to place.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Greek mythology
Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within 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 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.
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 Greek Mythology
In ancient Greek mythology the Sphinx was depicted as a single, unique creature with the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle, and the head and breast of a human female.
This story is the source of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's naming of the Oedipus complex, the theoretical stage of childhood development where a male child has a strong attraction to his mother, and jealous or hostile feelings toward his father.
Three creatures from Greek myth that had the head or upper body of a woman and the remaining body of a large bird.
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 Greek Myth
Gallery which sells reproductions of ancient Greek art works of sculpture, painting and ceramic of all the periods of the ancient Greek civilisation: the cycladic, the minoan, the archaic, the classical and the hellenistic period from 4000 BC up to 31 BC.
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.
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 Greek mythology - Memory Alpha
Apollo's Temple on Pollux IV Greek mythology was, in part, reflective of a humanoid race, possessed of powerful psychokinetic abililities, that once visited the Mediterranean region of ancient Earth around 2700 BCE.
These psychokinetic abilities made these beings appear god-like to the to the simple shepherds and tribesmen of early Greece, and so these beings were worshipped as the Greek gods as they resided on Mount Olympus.
Several Earth and Federation starships were named in honor of various characters and creatures in Greek mythology.
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