Perseus: The Argive Hero of Greek Mythology

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While no longer as famous as Heracles or Odysseus, the Argive king and Greek hero Perseus has just an interesting story. A fellow child of Zeus, Perseus famously beheaded the snake-haired Medusa, fought a sea monster for Andromeda, and accidentally killed his grandfather while playing sport. Is Perseus the Son of Zeus or Poseidon? Due …

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Selene: The Titan and Greek Goddess of the Moon

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If you have read Greek mythology and the famous epics of ancient Greece, you may be quite familiar with her brother Helios. However, hers might not be a name that is quite as well-known. Selene, one of the younger generation of Titans, was also the Greek goddess of the moon. Not only was she the …

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Metis: The Greek Goddess of Wisdom

Metis greek goddess of wisdom

If you think of someone as being clever and thoughtful, you might refer to them as being wise. These persons are often praised for their ability to respond adequately to stressful situations or complex problems.  The ancient Greeks liked to take it a step further. The word that they used to refer to a person …

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The Fates: Greek Goddesses of Destiny

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We’d like to think we are in control of our own fate. That we – despite the vastness of the world – are able to determine our own destiny. Being in control of our own destiny is the root of newer spiritual movements nowadays, but are we really in control? The ancient Greeks didn’t quite …

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Greek God of Wind: Zephyrus and the Anemoi

greek god of wind Zephyrus and the Anemoi

The Greek God of Wind: Zephyrus and the Anemoi  Feeling the ravages of global warming getting to you? Sweating out half of your body’s water composition by melting under this scorching heat? We’ve got just the thing to cool you down.  The very idea of an invisible force powering life was very fascinating to the …

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