The Story of Apollo’s Lust for Daphne

The Story of Apollo’s Lust for Daphne

After the sun-god Apollo slew the formidable dragon Python at Delphi, he went north to the great river Peneios. Here he met the young god of love Eros, who was the son of Aphrodite. As Eros was minding his own business, playing and practicing with his bow and arrows,...
The Myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch

The Myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch

Once long ago Midas was the king of Phrygia. One day the satyr Silenus, a companion and tutor of the god Dionysus, had in his drunkenness wandered into one of the rose gardens of Midas. When the servants of Midas found him they captured him and brought him to the...
The Story of Philemon and Baucis

The Story of Philemon and Baucis

The sky-god Zeus (Jupiter) often took the form of a human being to visit Earth in order to learn more about the conduct of the people. Once in the company of his son Hermes (Mercury), they arrived to Phrygia dressed as normal peasants to test the hospitality...
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...

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