Echidna: Half Woman, Half Snake of Greece


Ancient Greek myths are filled with terrifying monsters, from child-gobbling bogeymen to enormous serpent-like dragons, ancient Greek heroes encountered them all. One of the most famous of these monsters is the  flesh-eating female monster called Echidna.  In Greek mythology, Echidna belonged to a class of monsters called Drakons, which translates to Dragon. Echidna was a …

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Aether: Primordial God of the Bright Upper Sky 


The ancient Greeks created a complex pantheon to explain the world around them and their existence in it. They created several generations of gods and goddesses, Aether was one such god. Aether belonged to the first generation of Greek gods, known as primordial deities.  The first group of Greek deities in the ancient Greek pantheon …

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Hermes’ Staff: The Caduceus 

Hermes' staff

In Greek mythology, the ambassador of the Olympian gods, Hermes, is often shown carrying a rather interesting serpent bearing staff. The staff is called a caduceus. Sometimes known as a wand, of Hermes’ staff was a powerful weapon symbolizing peace and rebirth.  With such a powerful-looking wand, one would expect Hermes to be a rather …

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Eros: the Winged God of Desire 

Eros is the ancient Greek god of love, desire, and fertility. Eros is also one of the very first gods to appear at the beginning of time. However, In Greek mythology, there are several variations of the winged love god Eros. Despite their differences or how they came into being, the constant theme in each …

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Tartarus: The Greek Prison at the Bottom of Universe   


Out of the yawning void that was Chaos, came the first primordial deities, Gaia, Eros, Tartarus, and Erebus. This is the Greek creation myth as interpreted by Hesiod. In the myth, Tartarus is both a deity and a place in Greek mythology that has existed since the beginning of time. Tartarus is a primordial force …

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Daedalus: The Ancient Greek Problem Solver 


Daedalus is a mythical Greek inventor and problem solver who is one of the most well-known figures in Greek mythology. The myth of Daedalus and his son, Icarus, has been passed down from the Minoans. The Minoans thrived on the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea from 3500 BCE. The stories of the genius Daedalus …

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