Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: List of Greek mythological characters


Related Topics
Nyx

In the News (Sat 20 Jul 19)

  
  Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek mythology consists of a large 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 span of stories and characters in Greek mythology ranges from the atrocities of the early gods to the brutal wars of Troy and Thebes, from the youthful pranks of Hermes to the heartfelt grief of Demeter for Persephone, all depicted in minute detail.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (3321 words)

  
 Learn more about Greek mythology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /g/gr/greek_mythology_1.html   (602 words)

  
 [No title]
Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition.
Historical linguistics, on the one hand, shows that certain parts of the Greek pantheon were inherited from Indo-European society, along with the roots of the Greek language.
Sophisticated Greeks experienced a cultural crisis in the 5th century, when increased literacy and the devopment of logic forced a more comparative skeptical turn of mind, a crisis of which Socrates was the most famous victim.
www.kisanji.org /default.aspx?modulo=wikipedia&arg=Greek_mythology   (2966 words)

  
 Greek mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The generation the gods most current (and relevant) to Greek religion are described in epic poems as appeared in person to the Greeks during "age of heroes " understood to be reference to the archaic dark age (ca.
To the Greeks mythology was literally a of their history; few ever doubted that was truth behind the account of the Trojan War in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Among Christians hold this belief Greek mythology is understood be a subset of the subject of demonology.
www.freeglossary.com /Greek_mythology   (2945 words)

  
 Greek mythology - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
Events ranging from the atrocities of the early gods to the brutal wars of Troy and Thebes, from the youthful pranks of Hermes to the heartfelt grief of Demeter for Persephone are related in detail.
Sophisticated Greeks experienced a cultural crisis in the 5th century, when increased literacy and the development of logic forced a more comparative skeptical turn of mind, a crisis of which Socrates was the most famous victim.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Greek_Mythology   (3246 words)

  
 Fictional character - Gurupedia
Critics distinguish between "round characters" and "flat characters." The former are made up of many personality traits and tend to be complex and both more life-like and believable, while the latter consist of only a few personality traits and tend to be simple and less believable.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
Minor characters, or stock characters, are often the focus of this kind of analysis since they tend to rely more heavily on stereotypes than more central characters.
www.gurupedia.com /f/fi/fictional_character.htm   (2497 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Greek mythology
Greek mythology is the set of legends (see mythology) which come from the religion of ancient Hellenic civilization or Ancient Greek civilization (see also Greece).
These stories were familiar to all ancient Greeks and, although some thinkers professed skepticism, they provided the people with both rituals and history.
Literature, by contrast, posed a harder problem to the Christian; it would be impossible to erase the influence of Greek mythology there without casting aside the Iliad and the other works of Homer, Theocritus, Vergil, Ovid, and hundreds of other authors that none but a few zealots were willing to cast aside.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Greek_mythology   (580 words)

  
 Athena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Athena has no Greek etymology, and probably was already a goddess in the Aegean before the coming of the Greeks, although her name is not attested in [[Eteocretan]].
In [[Mycenaean Greek]], ''A-ta-na-po-ti-ni-ja'' ''/Athana potniya/'' (Mistress Athena) is referred to in the [[Knossos]] [[Linear B]] text V 2.
{{Greek myth (Olympian)}}In the [[List of Greek mythological charactersOlympian pantheon]], Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of [[Zeus]], born from his forehead.
athena.quickseek.com   (1707 words)

  
 Dardanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Electra Elektra (Greek) One of the Pleiades, daughter of Atlas and mother by Zeus of Dardanus, ancestor of the royal house of Troy.
In Greek mythology, Dardanus ("burner up") was a son of Zeus and Electra, daughter of Atlas, and founder of the city of Dardania on Mount Ida in the Troad.
Ilus (Ilos in Greek) is in Greek mythology the founder of the city called Ilion (Latinized as Ilium) to which he gave his name.
www.experiencefestival.com /dardanus   (827 words)

  
 Fictional character - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The opposite of a fictional character is a nonfictional character.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a traditional novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
Some fictional characters are so famous that they can be referenced easily outside of the work from which they came, often because they have come to symbolize some archetype or ideal.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Central_character   (2928 words)

  
 Sisyphus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sisyphus (Greek Σίσυφος; transliteration: Sísuphos; IPA: 'sɪsɪfəs), in Greek mythology, was the son of Aeolus and Enarete, husband of Merope, and King/Founder of Ephyra (Corinth).
In Greek mythology, Lethe is one of the several rivers of Hades.
Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives.
www.experiencefestival.com /sisyphus   (1525 words)

  
 greek mythology family tree | Tracing Your Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Greek mythology family tree, Greek family tree, family tree of...
Amazon.com: The Genealogy of Greek Mythology : An Ilustrated...
Greek mythology The principal gods of Greek mythology · The consorts and offspring of Zeus The family of Helen of Troy.
www.trulock.co.uk /greek_mythology_family_tree.html   (341 words)

  
 Greek mythology - Memory Alpha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 in Greek mythology.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Greek_mythology   (194 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Greek mythology refers to stories of Greek gods and goddesses and ancient heroes and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition.
Greek religion also included the Eleusinian mysteries and othermystery cults, which had their own body of secret tales to pass on to initiates.
Among Christians who hold this belief, Greek mythology is understood to be a subset of the subject of demonology.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Greek_mythology   (1559 words)

  
 Fictional character
Scarlett O'Hara, of "Gone With the Wind", is a good example of a round character, whereas her servant Prissy exemplifies the flat character.
In reading Bigger Thomas' character, one could ask in what ways Richard Wright relied on these stereotypes to create a violent African-American male character and in what ways he fought against it by making that character the protagonist of the novel rather than an anonymous villain.
Don Quixote (character from Miguel Cervantes' novel of the same name; he believed he was a chivalric knight; often used as a symbol of dedication to achieving one's goals in spite of all obstacles, especially including reality; source of adjective "quixotic")
encycl.opentopia.com /term/Fictional_character   (2854 words)

  
 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, generally a sign of divinity or partial divinity was extreme beauty (usually accompanied by talent or ingenuity).
Many of the beautiful female characters of Greek mythology (Helen of Troy, Aphrodite, etc.) are blonde - most likely because blond hair was (and is) less common, generally though of as more desirable, and usually gives an innocent and vary feminine look to a face.
Male characters (Hercules, Paris, Ajax, etc.) are often times described as "buff", strong, and talented in the ways of war.
www.photius.com /religion/greek_gods.html   (2666 words)

  
 Mythological Characters
He escaped from Troy as the Greeks were sacking the city and went off in search of a place to establish the new Troy.
The son of Oileus and leader of the Greeks from Locris in the Trojan War, he desecrated the temple and statue of Athena by raping Cassandra during the sack of Troy (Euripides, Trojan Women 48-97; Apollodorus, Epitome 5.22-23).
When the Greek army could not sail from Aulis to Troy because of bad weather, they sacrificed Iphigenia in order to appease Artemis, who had been offended because Agamemnon and Menelaus had killed a stag that was sacred to her.
www.ventrue.net /GSA/mythchar.htm   (16624 words)

  
 The Mythology of the Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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:
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.
It is ironic that the mythological characters mythological women the king of the gods so ardently pursued now revolve around him.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/myth.html   (376 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Fictional character Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In various forms of theatre, performance arts and cinema (except for animation and CGI movies), fictional characters are performed by actors, dancers andsingers.
Many practitioners of cultural criticism and feminist criticism focus their analysis of characters on cultural stereotypes.
King Lear (Shakespeareanan character who does not recognize the only one of three daughters who love him; he is undone by his blindness to her, Cordelia's, love)
www.ipedia.com /fictional_character.html   (2663 words)

  
 Aphrodite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
{{Greek myth (Olympian)}}The epithet ''Aphrodite Acidalia'' was occasionally added to her name, after the spring she used to bathe in, located in [[Boeotia]] ([[Virgil]] I, 720).
Her Egyptian counterpart is [[Hathor]], and her Syro-Palestinian counterpart was [[`AshtartAshtart]] (in standard Greek spelling ''Astarte''); her [[Etruscan mythologyEtruscan]] equivalent was [[Turan (goddess)Turan]].Venus was often referred to with epithet [[Venus Erycina]] ("of the heather") after [[Mount Eryx]], [[Sicily]], one of the centers of her cult.
Though she is one of the few gods of the [[List of Greek mythological charactersGreek Pantheon]] to be actually married, she is frequently unfaithful to her husband.
aphrodite.quickseek.com   (2476 words)

  
 Site Contents at the free Online Encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
List of British TV shows remade for the American market
List of British place names and their meanings
In a household, clothes hangers are the single one item that you own the most of, yet no one can name even one brand?
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /index_184.html   (127 words)

  
 GuruNet — Content Map
List of Governors-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis
List of Governors-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D
www.gurunet.com /cm-dsname-Wikipedia-dsid-2222-letter-1L-first-20201   (81 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Divine Comedy-I: Inferno - Character List
The Minotaur: is a figure from Greek mythology: he was half man and half bull, the offspring of a bull and the Queen of Crete, Pasiphae, who was cursed with insane love for the bull and had a hollow cow built, in which the Minotaur was conceived.
The centaurs: were other mythological creatures, half horse and half man. They were notorious for their volatile tempers and violent behavior.
Ulysses (or Odysseus in the Greek form): was a crafty member of the Greek army which beseiged Troy after the Trojan prince Paris ran off with the Spartan queen Helen.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/inferno/charlist.html   (4038 words)

  
 Agron - TheBestLinks.com - Albania, Arabic language, Greek mythology, Hebrew language, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agron, Albania, Arabic language, Greek mythology, Hebrew language...
A youth in Greek mythology, Agron and his two sisters were from Cos, a Mediterranean island.
They refused to respect any gods but Gaia and were turned into birds for their sin.
www.thebestlinks.com /Agron.html   (166 words)

  
 Taygete   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Taygeta or Taygete taugete (Greek) One of the seven Pleiades, daughters of Atlas, who in one sense represent the seven subraces of Atlantis.
In Greek mythology, Taygete (Greek: Ταϋγέτη, in Modern Greek Taygeti, Taigeti) was a nymph, one of the Pleiades according to Apollodorus (3.10.1) and a companion of Artemis, in her archaic role as potnia theron, "Mistress of the animals." Mount Taygetos in Laconia, dedicated to the Goddess, was her haunt.
In Greek mythology Artemis (World Book «AHR tuh mihs») (Greek Άρτεμις) is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo.
www.experiencefestival.com /taygete   (844 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Fictional character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At first the main characters explains that it is a wrong number, but eventually he decides to pretend to be Auster and see where it leads him.
Some fictional characters are so famous that they are often used alone, without explaining exactly why they are used.
Spock (Star Trek character, Vulcan who is ruled by logic and reason and ignores passion and emotion, contrasted with the passionate Captain James T. Kirk)
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Fictional_character   (1868 words)

  
 Archive of fictional things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a (theoretically) all-encompassing list of fictional things created in the media.
List of gay, lesbian, or bisexual figures in fiction and myth
List of television shows set in Washington, D.C. See also: Lists of television shows by city setting; and List of movies for a list of movies set in specific locations.
www.free-download-soft.com /info/cruises-cruises-from-charleston.html   (370 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.