2 thoughts on “How many Greek legends were really true?

  1. No one can be sure how many Greek legends, if any, were true just as no one can say for certain St Patrick in Ireland ever existed ( about a thousand years after Homer) but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating them. This is an excellent post, thoroughly enjoyable.

    1. Thank you John – I enjoy ancient, Greek history.

      Twelve Olympians in Greek religion, were the principal gods of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus.

      – Zeus, King of the Gods, Ruler of Heaven. God of Thunder, Lightning, the Sky, Oaths
      – Hera, Queen of Heaven, Goddess of Women, Marriage and Plenty
      – Poseidon, God of the Ocean and Earthquakes
      – Demeter. Goddess of Fertility, Agriculture, Nature and Seasons
      – Hades or Pluto. God and Ruler of the Underworld, Riches and Death.
      – Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth, Home and Fire

      Second Generation
      – Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty
      – Apollo, God of Music, Healing and Prophercy, also identified with the Sun
      – Ares, God of War and Warriors
      – Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, the Wild, and Chasteness, also identified with the Moon
      – Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, Crafts and Warriors
      – Hebe, Goddess of Youth, also Cupbearer of Ambrosia and Nectar
      – Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths, the Forge, and Fire
      – Hermes, The Messenger of the Gods, God of Commerce, Thieves and Trade
      – Dionysus, God of Wine, the Vine and Merriment

      Close to the olympians
      – Bia, the personification of Violence.
      – Cratus is power.
      – Dione, also known as the mother of Aphrodite, by Zeus.
      – Eos is Dawn.
      – Eros is the personification of Love.
      – Ganymedes is the cupbearer of Heaven.
      – Helios is the Sun.
      – Heracles the greatest hero of the Greek myths.
      – Horae are the Wardens of Olympus.
      – Eilythia, the goddess of childbirth, daughter of Hera and Zeus.
      – Iris is the Rainbow, the messenger of Olympus, together with Hermes.
      – Leto, a Titaness, mother of Apollo and Artemis.
      – Muses, the nine ladies of science and arts.
      – Nemesis is the Greek goddess of Retribution.
      – Nike is Victory.
      – Paeeon is the universal Healer.
      – Selene is the Moon.

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