For example, Apollo was the god of medicine and poetry, Venus was the god of love, Juno represented females and marriage, and Jupiter played the highest role as overseer of the heavens and Earth. As the empire expanded, Roman law demanded respect be paid to these and other gods and goddesses (Beard, 217). Within each household, Roman people were permitted to have their own person gods who protected their home, family, land and its inhabitants. These gods were referred to as lares who
There are many other tales of Aphrodite, as her Roman name is Venus, she is also known as the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Family life In Homeric legend Aphrodite was forced to marry the ugly god of fire, Hephaestus, with this marriage, she had hoped to reach the freedom she needed instead of being controlled. Aphrodite was very independent and constantly in search for a new lover. One of her more familiar lovers was Ares, the god of war, whom she later married. Aphrodite felt no pain in being deceitful, as she flourished in the fact that she could have anyone and everyone, love and admire her.
Hermes: Greek God of the Roads Have you ever seen the movie The Lightning Thief? If so, you have seen the Greek God Hermes. Hermes is made up of many different characteristics that make him unique. First of all, he is the fastest of all Greek Gods and Goddesses. He also is a very intelligent God because of what he did when he was born.
Great Mother Myth |Myth: Nut |Religion or culture of origin: Egypt | What are the characteristics of the Great Mother? She was a source of life and produced nourishment from her body. How did the Great Mother protect or look after humanity? Nut was the goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies, a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the afterlife. She is also the barrier separating the forces of chaos from the ordered cosmos in the world Dying God Myth |Myth: Attis |Religion or culture of origin: Phrygian | How did the god die?
(5) Zeus is the "Father of Gods and men" who had ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus. He is the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. (6) Dione in Greek mythology, is a goddess who has her most concrete/well known form as the mother of Aphrodite. She's known as the female form of Zeus. The statue of Aphrodite that I had chosen is of her crouching naked at her bath.
This complaint written by her hand was found in the Greeklands: I hear that in the Greek lands they write great dramas about the struggle between man and the Gods. In this story, I Orual, Queen of Glome will do the same and make my fury against the God of the Grey Mountain known to all. I am old and have lived life to the place where I no longer fear the Gods. Let them kill me if they will. And all will see that the Gods give no answer...
Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. His father, Cronus, would eat all of his children in fear of being overthrown. When Zeus was born, Rhea told Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, and soon after she handed Cronus a rock wrapped in clothes, which he swallowed. Rhea hid Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida in Crete after he was born.
According to many versions of the story, Zeus took the form of a swan and seduced Leda on the same night she had slept with her husband. In other versions, she laid two eggs from which the children had hatched from. Contrary from these versions, some believe that Helen is a daughter of Nemesis, the goddess who personified the disaster which awaited those suffering from the pride of Hubris. Following this myth chronologically, Leda was a contemporary of Hercules, who had set her husband Tyndareus on the throne of Sparta. Her mortal sons joined the expedition of the Argonauts and the Kalydonian Boar Hunt, albeit at a very young age, while her daughters, Helene and Klytaimnestra, were wives of Trojan War heroes.
She gave birth to her equal Uranus without the assistance of a male figure. Uranus and Gaia produced six male and six female Titans as well as the Cyclopes and Hundred Handed ones. The most notable son Cronus convinced by his mother to castrate his father after Uranus banished the Titans, Cyclops and Hecatonchires to Tarturus. Cronus would marry his sister Rhea and follow a
She was connected to the death and rebirth of human beings and nature. Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the deformed god of fire. Hephaestus was offered Aphrodite’s hand in marriage by Zeus and Hera because they felt awful for disowning him, and they didn’t want Aphrodite to get into any more trouble. Aphrodite only agreed to the marriage, so she could remain a goddess. Hephaestus made Aphrodite a golden girdle, which was a magical belt that would make anyone who wore it irresistible.