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Theseus’ Journey to Crete to Slay the Minotaur

After overcoming the treacherous dangers on his path to Athens, Theseus quickly proved to be a great benefactor of the Athenian people. His greatest and most famous achievement was the slaying of Minotaur. At that time, Crete was ruled by the powerful King Minos....

The Story of Perseus and Medusa, the Snake-Haired Gorgon

The story of Perseus, like many Greek myths, begins with a prophecy, a prophecy that Acrisius, the king of Argos, received from the Oracle of Delphi. Acrisius went to the Oracle for guidance and wisdom but left with a prophecy of his doom and demise instead, a...

The Myth of Procne and Philomela

Once during a war King Pandion of Athens had received help from the Thracian King Tereus of Daulis and as a way of thanking him, he gave his daughter, the Athenian princess Procne, to him in marriage. With her, Tereus had a son, Itys. After a few years passed, Procne...

The Tragic Love Story of Pyramus and Thisbe

In the city of Babylon, far to the east, Pyramus and Thisbe lived in two neighbouring houses, which bumped against each other. Pyramus was the most beautiful young man in the city and Thisbe the most sought after girl. They loved each other with the innermost love,...

The Myth of Pentheus and the Vengeance of Dionysus

After Semele's destruction, Dionysus was raised by the nymphs of mount Nysa, and he had now become a young, strong and proud god. So Dionysus returned to Greece and the first city he visited was none other than Thebes, the home of his mortal mother. To the citizens of...

The Myth of Narcissus and Echo

Narcissus, a son of the river god Cephissus, was so wonderfully beautiful that anyone who saw him was infatuated with love for him. But he himself despised and rejected every love. Once, the mountain nymph Echo saw him in the forest and could think of nothing but him...

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 age...

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 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

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 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 command....

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...

The Myth of Artemis and Actaeon

The Myth of Artemis and Actaeon

The goddess Artemis (Diana) was a great huntress who often takes her bow and quiver to wander off into the deep woods to hunt wild animals. She is often accompanied by the nymphs, and when the hunt ends, she and her nymph companions always seek out a rippling spring...

The Story of Leto and Her Children Escaping from Hera

The Story of Leto and Her Children Escaping from Hera

When the sky-god Zeus declared his love to the beautiful Leto, Hera the wife of Zeus was filled with hatred towards Leto. Hera chased her across distant lands and nowhere did she find any safe refuge. At last Leto arrived to the small unanchored island of Delos, an...

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Demeter, the sister of Zeus, had a beautiful daughter by the name of Persephone, whom she loved above everything else. According to legend, their home was in the vicinity of Etna in Sicily. One sunny day while Persephone was out with her friends gathering roses,...

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. Even though there are a couple of stories with Daedalus as a key figure, the most notable is the Minotaur and the...

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