The Story of Phaethon and the Solar Chariot

The Story of Phaethon and the Solar Chariot

Phaethon was the youthful son of the sun-god Helios and the Oceanid nymph Clymene. As a boy growing up he occasionally lived with his father in his golden palace in the sky but mostly with his mother down on the surface of the earth. Amongst his friends on earth he...
The Tragic Story of Orpheus and Eurydice

The Tragic Story of Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus, the son of the muse Calliope and the sun god Apollo, was a famous musician and poet in the land of Thrace. His songs and melodies were well-known and had such an wonderful power that it was said that when he sang and played his lyre, the rivers would stop...
The Story of the Rise and Fall of Bellerophon

The Story of the Rise and Fall of Bellerophon

Bellerophon was the son of king Glaucos of Corinth. In his younger years for some unknown reason, he was exiled to the kingdom of Tiryns, where Proitos was king. Anteia, the wife of the king, took an immediate liking to the young and beautiful Bellerophon, but she was...
The Birth of Theseus and His Treacherous Journey to Athens

The Birth of Theseus and His Treacherous Journey to Athens

Though Aegeus, the king of Athens, had married twice, he remained childless. This unfortunate fate compelled him to journey to the oracle of Delphi to seek counsel and advice. From the oracle he received an obscure answer: “Loose not the wine-skin foot, thou...
The Story of Niobe’s Hubris and Leto’s Vengeance

The Story of Niobe’s Hubris and Leto’s Vengeance

Years have past since Leto escaped the wrath of Hera and became the mother of Apollo and Artemis, the children of Zeus. Leto was now worshipped in the city of Thebes where all the women regularly brought sacrifices and prayers in her reverence on the oracle’s...
The Olympian Gods & Goddesses in Greek Mythology

The Olympian Gods & Goddesses in Greek Mythology

The Olympians were the principal gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. They rose to power when Zeus revolted and led his siblings to war against the Titans. Six of the Olympians were siblings, namely Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. They were the...

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