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Greek Gods of Love

Greek Gods of love and desire play a very important role in Greek mythology. Winged or not, warm hearted or not, the gods of love and desire would cause the greatest joy and the greatest pain among both Gods and humans – pretty much what happens today as well. Here we will present a list […]

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Cerberus, the guardian of Hades

Cerberus was one of the most known monsters in Greek Mythology. Cerberus was the monstrous dog, guardian of the Hades. Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna and the snake-bodied Typhon. According to other Greek myths, Cerberus was associated with Hydra. Featured in both the Greek and the Roman mythology, Cerberus was a multi-headed hound (usually […]

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Heroes in Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology and Greek myths are filled with an impressive array of Greek heroes, each one having his or her own story to tell. These mythological figures, are unique and very distinctive in their own right. The English word hero comes from the Greek word heroas (iroas, ήρωας). The word has different meanings depending on […]

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Hades the Greek God of the Underworld

Hades was the Greek God of the Underworld, the ruler of the dead.  Hades was an important God, because he incorporated the concept of the “other world” and sometimes the idea of the good and the evil. Hades in Greek means the Unseen. Although the name Hades was the name of the God himself, it […]

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The Royal House of the Atreids in Mycenae

The Royal House of the Atreids is along with the house of the Pelopids and Labdacids, one of the most important houses in Greek Mythology and History. The Atreids were carrying a heavy curse that tormented the family for many generations. The Royal House of the Atreids, its curse and history have become one of […]

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Centaurs

Centaurs were half-men and half-horses and lived in a region called Pelion in Magnesia, a coastal region in Central Greece. Centaurs in Greek Mythology The Centaurs in Greek Mythology were  a particular tribe that stood out from anything else known in history. The Centaurs were a usual theme in the arts, and were usually depicted […]

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Goddess Athena

Goddess Athena was the mythological goddess of wisdom, but also the poetic symbol of reason and purity. Goddess Athena was very important to the Greeks, since they named her the Iliad’s goddess of fight, the warrior-defender, the protector of civilized life and artisan activities and so on… Indeed, the Greek Mythology seems to be endlessly […]

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Helios the Sun God

Helios is the Greek Sun god, whom the Romans called Sol. Most often, people viewed or portrayed Helios as a mighty charioteer, driving his flaming chariot (or gleaming horses) from east to west across the sky each day. At night, according to the legend, Helios crossed back to the east by floating in a golden […]

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God Apollo or Apollon

Greek God Apollo or Apollon was one of the greatest Olympian Gods in Ancient Greece and the only one to appear with the same name in both Greek and Roman mythology. Apollo or Apollon? In Greece the name of this God is Apollon (Απόλλων) or Apollonas (Απόλλωνας), but internationally he is mostly known with the […]

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Tyche, the Greek deity of fortune

Tyche represented in Greek Mythology something everybody has always been searching or wishing for: fortune. Tyche was the personification of the hidden dreams and wishes of all mortals or immortals, ancients or moderns. She has been adored, worshiped, celebrated, accused., but always called for. In Greek, Tyche means “luck” and sometimes refers to the destiny […]

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Morpheus – The God of Dreams

Morpheus was the God of Dreams, the one with the amazing ability of appearing in dreams of mortals in any form. As his name implies – the Greek word “morphe” means “form” – he was the one who shaped and formed the dreams. In The Arms of Morpheus Morpheus was the God responsible for the […]

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Pegasus, the Winged Horse in Greek Mythology

Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek Mythology, was involved in some of the most intriguing tales of the times. From his birth to his death, Pegasus remained a mysterious creature capable of everything, symbolizing the divine inspiration or the journey to heaven, since riding him was synonymous to “flying” to the heavens. Pegasus was represented […]

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Hypnos, the god of Sleep

Hypnos is the Greek god of Sleep. In many artistic works inspired by the Greek Mythology,  Hypnos was represented as a gentle young man, usually with wings attached to his temples or shoulders. In Hesiod’s portray, Hypnos and his brother Thanatos, the god of Death, were both terrible gods and pretty much inseparable in their […]

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