The Fates: Greek Goddesses of Destiny

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The Fates – originally called the three Moirai – were the goddesses responsible for the destiny of one’s life. The extent of their influence over the other Greek gods is debated, but the control they exercised over the lives of humans is incomparable. They predetermined one’s fate all while permitting the individual to make their …

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Orpheus: Greek Mythology’s Most Famous Minstrel

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Orpheus of Greek mythology was no god. He wasn’t a king, either. He was a hero, but not the Heraclean kind. Orpheus was a renowned bard from ancient Thrace that played a mean lyre. And his story, complicated and sad as it is, still inspires the devoted artists and romantics of today. Who is Orpheus? …

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Pan: Greek God of the Wilds

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Pan is a Greek god that rules the wilderness. He naps, plays the pan flute, and lives life to its fullest. More famously, Pan is besties with Dionysus and the stalker of a number of nymphs who ghosted him. Though, there may be more than meets the eye with this folksy god. He isn’t really …

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Thanatos: Greek God of Death

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Thanatos was a Greek god responsible for bringing a serene death. His name in ancient Greek, Θάνατος (Death) is his profession and it is his trade that he becomes reviled for. Though more welcomed than the presence of more malignant beings, Thanatos still became the name that was said with bated breath. Who is Thanatos?  …

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Nyx: Greek Goddess of the Night

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In ancient Greece, the night was accepted to be a beautiful goddess named Nyx. She was there at the dawn of creation as one of the first beings to exist. Impressive, right? After some time passed, Nyx ended up settling down with her edgy brother and they had a few kids. In all seriousness though, …

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Odysseus: Greek Hero of the Odyssey

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A Greek war hero, father, and king: Odysseus was all of this and then some. He miraculously survived the 10-year Trojan War and was the last of the veterans to return. However, his homeland – a humble island on the Ionian Sea – would evade him for another decade. In the beginning, Odysseus and his …

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