Mnemosyne: Goddess of Memory, and Mother of the Muses

Mnemosyne goddess of memory

Mnemosyne is one of the Titan gods, the great gods that existed before the more famous Olympian gods. Sister of Cronus and aunt of Zeus, her relationship with the latter produced the Muses, who inspire all the creative endeavors ever produced by humanity. While rarely worshiped, Mnemosyne plays an essential role in Greek mythology thanks …

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King Minos of Crete: The Father of The Minotaur

King Minos of Crete

Minos was the great king of Ancient Crete, which was the center of the Greek world before Athens. He reigned during the time now known as the Minoan Civilization, and Greek mythology describes him as a son of Zeus, reckless and angry. He had created The Great Labyrinth to imprison his son, The Minotaur, and …

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Poseidon’s Trident: A Legendary Weapon of the Sea God

poseidon's trident

As recognizable as Zeus’s thunderbolt, or Hermes’ winged boots, Poseidon’s Trident is one of those key symbols of Greek mythology. The legendary weapon was seen in the hands of the sea god from the very beginning of Greek civilization and was passed on to his Roman counterpart, Neptune. Now a symbol found throughout art and literature, …

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Demeter: The Greek Goddess of Agriculture

Demeter

Demeter, daughter of Chronos, mother of Persephone, and sister of Hera, may not be one of the better-known Greek gods and goddesses, but she is one of the most important. A member of the original twelve Olympians, she played a central role in the creation of seasons. Demeter was worshiped well before many of the …

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Hermes: Messenger of The Greek Gods

Hermes Greek messenger god

Hermes, son of Zeus, wearer of winged sandals, was one of the most important and referred to of the Olympian gods. He was the protector of the baby Dionysus, ran messages from the underworld, and was the trickster god who gave Pandora her famous box. Among the ancient Greeks, Hermes was revered. Some of their …

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