The 5 Ages of Man in Greek Mythology

The 5 Ages of Man in Greek Mythology

It is from the Greek poet Hesiod that we first get an account of the successive ages of humanity in Greek myth. Hesiod divided the ages of man into five different ages, and we’re living in the last one. The Golden Age When Cronus was still in power, the golden...
The Myth of Pandora’s Box and Epimetheus

The Myth of Pandora’s Box and Epimetheus

When Prometheus successfully stole fire from the gods to give back to the humans, the humans stopped caring about the Gods. Zeus who witnessed this ungodliness decided to inflict a great disaster upon them, in order to return them to the worship of the gods. So he...
The Myth of Deucalion and the Deluge of Zeus

The Myth of Deucalion and the Deluge of Zeus

The king of the gods, Zeus, found that the sinfulness of men was getting worse with no sign of them wanting to better themselves. So being Zeus, he decided that the whole sinful human race should be destroyed. A large deluge would flood the entire world and drown them...
Prometheus Deceives Zeus and Steals Fire for Humanity

Prometheus Deceives Zeus and Steals Fire for Humanity

Once, long ago, the gods and the humans convened at the city of Mecone to decide on the gifts and sacrifices that humans would be obliged to provide for the gods in response to their many blessings. Prometheus, the creator of humans according to some myths, and whose...
The Myth of Semele, Zeus and the Birth of Dionysus

The Myth of Semele, Zeus and the Birth of Dionysus

Semele, a mortal woman and daughter of the great Phoenician hero Cadmus who later became king of Thebes, had through her great beauty attracted the attention of the great sky-god Zeus himself. When Hera noticed that her husband was once again tempted by his carnal...
The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

In legendary times, Daedalus the Athenian was known as the foremost craftsman in the whole of Hellas. After attempting to murder his nephew Talos, in jealousy for his invention of the saw, he was exiled to Crete where king Minos ruled. As a guest of Minos he was held...

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