Daedalus, the Athenian Craftsman of Greek Myth

Daedalus, the Athenian Craftsman of Greek Myth

Daedalus was an Athenian exile, inventor and master craftsman. Daedalus is mostly known for being the designer and creator of the great Cretan Labyrinth. Daedalus, the Athenian Exile Even though there are a couple of stories with Daedalus as a key figure, the most...
Ariadne in Greek Mythology

Ariadne in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos and queen Pasiphaë. Ariadne is best known for her role in the mythical tale of the Minotaur. The Myth of the Minotaur & the Labyrinth In the tale of the Minotaur, for Ariadne, the story begins when she...
Pasiphaë in Greek Myth (the Mother of the Minotaur)

Pasiphaë in Greek Myth (the Mother of the Minotaur)

Pasiphaë was the wife of King Minos of Crete. She is best known for the myth which describes her getting cursed with zoophilia by the god Poseidon. To fulfill her intense desires she asks the skillful Athenian artificier Daedalus to help her create a hollow wooden cow...
The Cretan Labyrinth in Greek Mythology

The Cretan Labyrinth in Greek Mythology

Throughout history, the Greeks have been convinced that the Cretan Labyrinth and the mythological series of events actually took place in Knossos. Knossos was one of the grand cities, in terms of political and religious status, in the Minoan civilization, the palaces...
Poseidon: The God of the Sea – Greek Mythology

Poseidon: The God of the Sea – Greek Mythology

Poseidon was one of the more powerful gods in Greek Mythology and is one of the Olympian deities. Brother of Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Demeter and Hades, he was born of the titans Cronus and Rhea. He is mainly known as the God of the sea, but some mythical traditions also...
The Minotaur: Half-Human and Half-Beast

The Minotaur: Half-Human and Half-Beast

The Minotaur is a Greek mythological beast. Half human and half bull. The legends surrounding this unnatural creature are numerous, but they all agree on one thing. It was ferocious and had a thing for human flesh. It came about by the intercourse of a divine bull...

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