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The Olympian Gods ruled over ancient Greece from Mt Olympus, while the Denizens of Hades resided over the underworld. In between these upper and lower realms lived the ancient Greeks, who shared their world with many other mythical beings.
The world of Bronze Age Greece was rife with nymphs, monsters and lesser Gods. These primordial creatures inhabited the great wilderness, and in some cases were known to be older than the Olympians themselves. They personified the elemental realm which Greek citizens were subjected to on a daily basis.
Pan, God of the wild, was the most bestial of these elemental Gods, depicted as a man with the horns, legs and tail of a goat. He lived in the mountains of Greece, shepherding his goats, hunting wild animals and playing music on his pipes.
Pan often appeared alongside Dionysus, another rustic figure who started out as a secondary deity, but eventually became an Olympian, taking over Hestia's place as God of wine, pleasure and festivity.
Aeolus was a swift footed God who embodied the winds, while Helios and his sister Selene represented the sun and moon. Helios would drive a horse drawn chariot daily across the sky, while Selene would bring the night sky at dusk.
Eros, God of desire, was also associated with the night sky, born from its inky blackness eons before. He represented the nocturnal passions that brought mankind into existence.
Another ancient Goddess was Dione, daughter of Gaia. Her presence in Greek mythology is so ancient that no-one seems to know her true origins. What little is known is that she was worshipped at sacred groves all around mainland Greece and that her name was a feminine counterpart to Zeus.
Hebe and Asclepius were associated with healing and legend says they could prolong life for eons and even bring the dead back to life. Their arts were mainly practiced on the Gods, especially people like Triton and Enyo who were constantly battling at land and at sea.
If they were successful in battle, Nike, Goddess of victory, would praise their deeds throughout all of Greece, preserving the names of these great gods for many generations to come.
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Atlas, - sad fate :(
~ATLAS~ (A very sad fate of carrying our planet) Sad Story :(Atlas was an interesting, legendary Titan. He was in a lot of stories, starting with the story of the exploits with the hero, Hercules. Atlas led a battle of Titans against Zeus which lasted for ten years.
Eventually Atlas was singled out by Zeus and forced to hold up the heavens as a special punishment. Hercules needed to get the golden apples from the Pleiades and asked Atlas for help. Atlas had Hercules to hold up the heavens while Atlas went to look for his daughters, who had the apples.
Finally Atlas returned, but he didn't want to take over holding up the sky again. He had enjoyed his brief break. Hercules tricked Atlas into taking the load back by asking Atlas to hold it while he shifted the load. After a while, Atlas took it back from Hercules. And held the earth forever.
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He was the cleverest of the Olympian gods, and messenger to all the other gods.Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia. He is Zeus messenger. He is the fastest of the gods. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand.
He is the god of thieves and god of commerce. He is the guide for the dead to go to the underworld. He invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy , weights and measures, boxing, gymnastics, and the care of olive trees.
@pirateiim478 said:Eros in greek and cupid in roman !! Both refer to same god
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Eros, the Greek god of love and sexual desire (the word eros, which is found in the Iliad by Homer, is a common noun meaning sexual desire). He was also worshiped as a fertility god, believed to be a contemporary of the primeval Chaos, which makes Eros one of the oldest gods. In the Dionysian Mysteries Eros is referred to as "protagonus", the first born.
Eros is usually depicted as a young winged boy, with his bow and arrows at the ready, to either shoot into the hearts of gods or mortals which would rouse them to desire. His arrows came in two types: golden with dove feathers which aroused love, or leaden arrows which had owl feathers that caused indifference. Sappho the poet summarized Eros as being bitter sweet, and cruel to his victims, yet he was also charming and very beautiful. Being unscrupulous, and a danger to those around him, Eros would make as much mischief as he possibly could by wounding the hearts of all, but according to one legend he himself fell in love. This legend tells us that Eros was always at his mothers side assisting her in all her conniving and godly affairs. The legend goes on to say that Aphrodite became jealous of the beauty of a mortal, a beautiful young woman named Psyche. In her fit of jealousy Aphrodite asked Eros to shoot his arrow into the heart of Psyche and make her fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. He agreed to carry out his mothers wishes, but on seeing her beauty Eros fell deeply in love with Psyche himself. He would visit her every night, but he made himself invisible by telling Psyche not to light her chamber. Psyche fell in love with Eros even though she could not see him, until one night curiosity overcame her. She concealed a lamp and while Eros slept she lit the lamp, revealing the identity of Eros. But a drop of hot oil spilt from the lamp awakening the god. Angered she had seen him Eros fled and the distraught Psyche roamed the earth trying in vain to find her lover. In the end Zeus took pity and reunited them, he also gave his consent for them to marry. There are variations of this legend but most have the same outcome.
The Romans borrowed Eros from the Greeks and named him Cupid (Latin cupido meaning desire). Eros has been depicted in art in many ways. The Romans regarded him as a symbol of life after death and decorated sarcophagi with his image. The Greeks regarded him as most beautiful and handsome, the most loved and the most loving. They placed statues of him in gymnasiums (as most athletes were thought to be beautiful). He was depicted on every form of utensil, from drinking vessels to oil flasks, usually showing him ready to fire an arrow into the heart of an unsuspecting victim.
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