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  Greek mythology
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.
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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.
The Roman poets Hyginus, Ovid, Statius, Valerius Flaccus and Virgil.
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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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Greek mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
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 in a bewildering range of media.
{{Greek myth}} Like their neighbors, the Greeks believed in a pantheon of gods and goddesses who were associated with specific aspects of life.
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 Greek mythology - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
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.
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 Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ananke (Ananke: in greek mythology, ananke was the mother of the moirae and adrasteia and the...
Thesan (Thesan: in etruscan mythology, thesan was the goddess of the dawn and was associated with...
Uni (Uni: in etruscan mythology, uni was the supreme goddess of the pantheon....
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 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for Syncretism
It is especially associated with the attempt to merge and analogize several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, and thus assert an underlying unity.
The Romans, identifying themselves as common heirs to a very similar civilization, identified Greek deities with similar figures in the Etruscan-Roman tradition, though cult practices were not usually copied.
The Greek god Dionysus was imported into Rome as Bacchus, and the Anatolian Sabazios was converted to the Roman Sabazius.
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 Greek mythology: Encyclopedia - Greek mythology
Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition.
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.
In Greek mythology, generally a sign of divinity or partial divinity was extreme beauty (usually accompanied by talent or ingenuity).
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 Greek mythology -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
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 Vesta (mythology) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
She was a native Roman deity (some authors suggest received from the Sabine cults), sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera and Demeter, and presumably the daughter of Saturn and Ops (or Rea).
However, the similarity with the cult of Greek Hestia is notable.
Apollo and Neptune had asked for her in marriage, but she refused both, preferring to preserve her virginity, whose symbol was the perpetually lit fire in her circular fane next to the Forum which the Romans always distinguished from a temple by calling it her "house".
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 Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ananke (In greek mythology, ananke was the mother of the moirae and adrasteia and the personification of destiny,...)
Artemis ((Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana)
Demeter ((Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres)
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 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Roman ages, which although composed as a literary rather than cultic exercise, nevertheless contains many important details that would otherwise be lost.
eponyms are thought to originate in attempts to absorb mythology of one tradition into another, in order to unite the cultures.
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 The world's top vesta mythology websites
Vesta was the virgin goddess of home and hearth in Roman mythology, analogous to Hestia in Greek mythology.
She was a native Roman deity (some authors suggest received from the Sabin cults), presumably the daughter of Saturn and Opi (or Rea).
Roman religion: Roman festivals, Roman mythology, Founding of Rome, Hestia, Caca, Juturna, Vestal Virgin, Sacred fire of Vesta, Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies, Religious prostitution
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 Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Roman mythology was strongly influenced by Greek mythology and Etruscan mythology.
Note however that many mythographers dismiss both the equivalences made in ancient times and those proposed by modern scholars.
Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Similarities_between_Roman%2C_Greek%2C_and_Etruscan_mythologies).
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 ceyx - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
In Greek mythology Ceyx, son of Eosphorus and the king of Thessaly was married to Alcyone.
They were very happy together, but after Ceyx perished in a shipwreck, Alcyone threw herself into the sea.
In modern Wiccan mythology, Ceyx was the daughter of Lucifer).
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 The TITANS & Greek Mythology - Atlantis Rising
According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas was the son of Iapetos and the Oceanid Clymene.
The Greeks held Tartarus, says Anthon, in his Classical Dictionary to be "the fabled place of punishment in the lower world." "According to the ideas of the Homeric and Hesiodic ages, it would seem that the world or universe was a hollow globe, divided into two equal portions by the flat disk of the earth.
In Greek mythology the white Goat nymph goddess Amaltheia was the glorious nurse of the supreme god, Zeus and his foster brother Goat Pan; and it was one of her horns that Zeus gave to the nymphs.
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 Greek mythology -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Greek mythology consists 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.
In order to better understand the meanings of the ancient texts, historians have looked to iconic visual imgagery provided by sculptures and painted objects, such as vases and bowls.
Regardless of their underlying forms, the Greek gods have many fantastic abilities: they can disguise themselves or make themselves invisible to humans, they can instantly transport themselves to any location, and are able to act through the words and deeds of humans, often without the knowledge of the human through whom the gods act.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
Greek mythology refers to stories of Greek gods and goddesses and ancient heroes and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition.
The legions of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, monsters, daemons, nymphs, satyrs, centaurs and chimaeras that one encounters in traversing this vast landscape are beyond count.
Greek religion also included the Eleusinian mysteries and othermystery cults, which had their own body of secret tales to pass on to initiates.
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 Vesta: Definition and Much More From Answers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Her public cult maintained a sacred building in which her priestesses, the vestal virgins, tended the communal hearth and fire, which was never allowed to die out.
Roman and Greek cities were supposed to have a public hearth dedicated to Vesta, at which the fire was kept constantly burning.
Meaning #1: (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
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 Syncretism
One example of this is the strong connection between the thought of St. Augustine and Neoplatonic thought, and St. Thomas Aquinas' many quotations of "The Philosopher", Aristotle.
The modern celebrations of Christmas (as celebrated in the northern European tradition, originating from Pagan Yule holidays), Easter and Halloween are examples of relatively late Christian syncretism.
Roman Catholicism in Central and South America has also integrated a number of elements derived from indigenous and slave cultures in those areas (see the Caribbean and modern sections); while many African Initiated Churches demonstrate an integration of Christian and traditional African beliefs.
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 Talk:List of Greek mythological figures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Has anyone made a table comparing (or even listing) the Greek Olympians with their Roman counterparts?
Oh, I just found the table I was looking for at Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan mythologies.
This page was last modified 20:07, 15 March 2006.
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 Similarities Between Roman, Greek, And Etruscan Mythologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Greek deities and their Roman and Etruscan counterparts
Greek or Latin one, not in the modern English form.
The Greek deities are listed by both their Greek alphabet forms and their common modern English names, and an additional Latinization is provided in parentheses where there is a significant difference between the common English name and the original Greek.
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In Roman mythology, Bona Dea ("the good goddess") was a goddess of fertility, healing, virginity and women.
On December 4, secret rites in honor of her were held in the house of a famous Roman magistrate.
It was an entirely female affair; even paintings or drawings of men or male animals were forbidden, along with the words "wine" and "myrtle" because Bona Dea had once been beaten by her father with a myrtle stick after she got drunk.
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 The Ultimate Vesta (mythology) Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The Ultimate Vesta (mythology) Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
She was a native Roman deity (some authors suggest received from the Sabine cults), sister of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, and presumably the daughter of Saturn and Ops (or Rea).
On the first day of the festivities the penus Vestae (the curtained sanctum sanctorum of her temple) was opened, for the only time during the year, for women to offer sacrifices in.
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