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  Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
It extends from the horrific crimes of the early gods and the bloody wars of Troy and Thebes, to the childhood pranks of Hermes and the touching grief of Demeter for Persephone.
Kerenyi, Karl, The Gods of the Greeks 1951.
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 Jason [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Apollo Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt).
Greek khthon is one of several words for "earth"; it typically refers to the interior of the soil, rather than the living surface of the land (as does gaia or ge) or the land as territory (as does khora).
Heracles In Greek mythology, Heracles, or Heraklês ("glory of Hera", Ἡρακλῆς) was the demigod son of Zeus and Alcmene, the grand-daughter of Perseus and the wife of Amphitryon.
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 Greek sea gods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The philosopher Plato once remarked that the Greeks were like frogs sitting around a pond - their many cities hugging close to the Mediterranean coastline from the Hellenic homeland to Asia Minor, Libya, Sicily and Sourthern Italy.
The Greek sea gods include everything from primordial powers and an Olympian to chthonic nymphs, trickster figures, and monsters.
Oceanus and Tethys are the mother and father of the gods in the Iliad, while the Spartan poet Alcman made the nymph Thetis a demiurge -figure.
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 Greek (and some Roman) Deities
Greek god of the underworld and judge of the dead.
One of the Greek Graiae, guardians of the Gorgons.
An epithet of the Greek god of the underworld, Hades (qv).
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 Greek Gods
Greek goddess of force, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the underworld goddess Styx.
Deino One of the Greek Graiae, guardians of the Gorgons.
Demeter is particularly prominent in the Greek legend of the abduction of her daughter Persephone (Kore) by the underworld god Hades.
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 Hades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The corresponding Roman god was Pluto, Dis Pater or Orcus ; the corresponding Etruscan god was Aita.
In Greek mythology, Hades (the "unseen"), the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
In Roman mythology, the god Dis Pater ("the wealthy father") was an underworld deity later subsumed by Pluto, the Roman Hades.
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 greek deities major Greek Goddesses and Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ancient Greek writers spoke of her as Circe of the Braided Tresses because she could manipulate the forces of creation and destruction by knots and braids in her hair.
Poseidon— "Earthshaker"; god of the seas and earthquakes; Supreme Lord of the Inner and Outer Seas; Overlord of Lakes and Rivers.
The Greek hero Odysseus was able to pass their island in safety because, following the advice of the sorceress Circe, he plugged the ears of his companions with wax and had himself firmly bound to the mast of the ship so that he could hear the songs without danger.
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 Search Results - titans greek mythology
Topics in Greek mythology Gods: Primordial gods and Titans Zeus and the Olympians Pan and the nymphs Apollo and Dionysus Sea-gods and Earth-gods Heroes:...
In Greek mythology, the Titans are a race of godlike giants who were considered to be the personifications of the forces of nature.
Nike fought with the god, Zeus, in her battle against the Titans, and in Greek art she is sometimes represented...
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 Aphrodite - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alternatively, Aphrodite was a daughter of Thalassa (for she was born of the Sea) and Zeus.
The gods turned her into a myrrh tree and Adonis eventually sprung from this tree.
The gods and goddesses as well as various mortals were invited to the marriage of Peleus and Thetis (the eventual parents of Achilles).
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 Greek Gods
"Father of gods and men." He’s a god of battles, a giver of victory (like the earliest vestiges of YHWH), a male thunderstorm god, a northern Aryan sky or mountain god (Greek Zeus and Roman Jupiter derived from same Indo-European word) associated with the thunderbolt, especially in cartoon iconography.
The history of the gods started out with Gaea as a goddess giving birth alone to her sons and ends with Zeus who can give birth to a daughter by himself.
Greek gods did not reveal their will in sacred writings, so priests have to perform rituals instead.
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 Articles - Heracles
One account of the origin of the Milky Way is that Zeus had tricked Hera into nursing the infant Heracles: discovering who he was, she had pulled him from her breast, and a spurt of her milk formed the smear across the sky that can be seen to this day.
According to Greek tradition, probably based on Libanius, "Oration" XII, 99, or on the Epitome of the Library of Apollodorus, Heracles was conceived in the womb when Zeus, extended the night into three during his parents' nuptial.
October 12 was the day of the year when the ancient Greeks celebrated the festival of the Herakleia which commemorated the death of Herakles.
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 Greek primordial gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ancient Greeks proposed many different ideas about the primordial gods in their mythology.
In Homer, Ocean and Tethys are the parents of all the gods.
Aphrodite and Ares were the first principles of Empedocles, who wove the universe out of the four elements with their powers of love and strife.
www.mywiseowl.com /articles/Greek_primordial_gods   (200 words)

 Greek Mythology [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
[click for more] and the Argonauts In Greek mythology, the ram with the Golden Fleece was given to Nephele of Thessaly by Hermes for her to transport her children, Helle and Phrixus, away from Ino.
Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods 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.
Our surviving sources of mythology are literary reworkings of this oral tradition, supplemented by interpretations of iconic An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, "image") is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities.
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 Zeus - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zeús Krónios (descendant of Cronus), or simply Zeús or Zdeús ( Greek Ζεύς) or Dias (Greek Δίας) ("divine king") is the leader of the gods and god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology.
Though he was the god of the sky and thunder, he was also the most supreme cultural artifact; in some senses, he was the embodiment of Greek religious beliefs and the archetypal Greek deity.
The major center at which all Greeks converged to pay honor to their chief god was Olympia.
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 Primeval Deities
Eros only appeared, more popularly, as the youngest god, and was youthful and roguish son of Aphrodite and Ares in works of later writers, during the Hellenistic and Roman period.
According to Homer, the gods arose from Oceanus and Tethys.
Phanes was depict as a sexless god or a god with both sexes (androgynous being, ie a Demiurge) with golden wings.
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 Search Results - greek mythology and gods
gods greece mythology, gods, greece, greek islands, travel, hotels :: Greek Mythology Greek Mythology: The Gods of the Mount Olympus in the Greek Mythology After overthrew his father, Cronus, Zeus divided...
HERMES Hermes was the messenger god in Greek mythology.
The Olympians The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthrow of the Titans...
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Greek mythology offers information on the gods goddess and myths of ancient Greece, with superb student...
Topics in Greek mythology Gods: Primordial gods and Titans Zeus and the...
A Comprehensive Family Tree of the Ancient Greek Pantheon of Gods with individual...
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 CliffsNotes::Mythology:Book Summary and Study Guide
The Vanir were a secondary race of gods, not essentially different from the Aesir.
In ancient times the Vanir and the Aesir battled one another until a compromise was reached in which the Vanir were admitted into Asgard.
Among these gods were Frey and his beautiful sister Freya.
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 Articles - Korybantes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dance, according to Greek thought, was one of the civilizing activities, like wine-making or music.
In the Greek telling of Zeus' birth, the Kouretes' ritual clashing spears and shields were interpreted as intended to drown out the infant god's cries, and prevent his discovery by his father Cronus.
Korybantes or Kouretes also presided over the infancy of Dionysus, another god who was born as a babe, and of Zagreus, a Cretan child of Zeus.
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 dualism --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Analogous dualistic concepts may be found in the early Greek Theogony of Hesiod (fl.
) in his myths of the gods Uranus, Cronus, and Zeus, and the conflict between primordial and later gods.
It was in the later, classical Greek world, however, that dualism was most evident.
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Of course, Greek Mythology ends up receiving the most attention, from the Primordial Deities, Titans and Olympians to the Great Heroes (e.g., Heracles, Jason), the Tragic Dynasties (e.g., House of Atreus), and the Trojan War, along with Brief Summaries of Other Myths (e.g., Midas, Sisyphus).
When I was in 6th grade I did a project on Greek mythology, and the first and only book I looked in was this mythology book.
It was so full of information about all the Greek gods (and other kinds of gods too, like Roman, Egyptian, and Indian) that I didn't have any trouble with my project.
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 Mythology (Cliffs Notes) (James Weigel)
In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present.
The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct.
This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends.
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