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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The 12 Greek Titans: The Original Gods of Ancient Greece

Greek titans

The complex Greek religion that was familiar to the ancient world did not begin with the illustrious Olympian Gods, the group made up of famous deities such as Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Aphrodite, Apollo, etc. Indeed, before these gods, named for their home on Mount Olympus ruled, came the Greek Titans, of which there were also …

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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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Gaia Goddess: Greek Goddess of the Earth

Gaia goddess

Of all gods revered in ancient Greece, none held as much influence as the great mother goddess herself, Gaia. Known most famously as Mother Earth, Gaia goddess is the origin of all life on Earth and was the first god to have existed in Greek cosmology. It is undeniable that Gaia is a vital god …

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Prometheus: Titan God of Fire

Prometheus god

The name Prometheus has become synonymous with fire-thief, although there is much more to the young Titan than his infamous theft. He was notably cunning and had rebelled against his fellow Titans in the Titanomachy in favor of the victorious Olympian gods. In fact, Prometheus was believed to be a pretty good guy until he …

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