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Greek Mythology : Ares – The God Of War

Ares is the god of war and one of the Twelve Olympian Gods and the son of Zeus and Hera. In literature Ares represents the violent and physical untamed aspect of war, which is in contrast to Athena who represents military…

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Greek Mythology : The Sirens

The Sirens appearance were that of a combination of a woman and a bird and they sang beautifully. Their exact appearance varies from artist to artist. Some drew the Sirens with the body of a bird and the head of…

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Greek Mythology : Persephone

Persephone’s story actually focuses more on her mother, Demeter, and what happens when Persephone disappears. The young goddess is also the daughter and niece of Zeus, and the wife and niece of Hades when she becomes the queen of the Underworld….

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Greek Mythology : Medusa

Medusa was a golden haired beauty before she became one of the most popular monsters of Greek Mythology.  She vowed to live her life in celibacy as a priestess of Athena. But she fell in love with Poseidon. She then…

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Greek Mythology : Centaurs – Half-Man And Half-Horse

In Greek mythology, Centaurs were half-man and half horse creatures that inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessaly. Centaurs were said to be primal, existing in tribes and making their homes in caves, hunting wild animals and arming themselves with…

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Greek Mythology : Atlas Bears The Heavens On His Shoulders

In Greek Mythology, Atlas was a Titan who was responsible for bearing the weight of the heavens on his shoulders, a punishment bestowed on him by Zeus. Atlas was given this task in retribution for him leading the Titans into…

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Greek Mythology : Apollo – God Of The Sun, Light, Music And Prophecy

Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and…