Saturday, January 26, 2013

Greek Mythology Answers Revealed

Apollo: god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young
Ares: god of war, battlelust, civil order and manly courage
Dionysus: god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity
Eros: the Protogenos (primordial deity) of procreation who emerged self-formed at the beginning of time. He was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the early cosmos. The Orphics knew him as Phanes, a primal being hatched from the world egg at creation. He was also equivalent to Thesis, "Creation," and Physis, "Nature
Hades: ( The king of the underworld and lord of the dead
Hephaestus: crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture
Hermes: God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology
Poseidon: The King of the Sea, and the god of horses, rivers and earthquakes
Zeus: king of the gods, the god of sky and weather, law, order and fate

Aphrodite: goddess of love, beauty and intercourse
Artemis: goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage
Athena: goddess of wise counsel, war, the defense of towns, heroic endeavor, weaving, pottery and other crafts
Demeter: goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread, the prime sustenance of mankind
Hera: queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens
Hestia: goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home. As the goddess of the family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame
Persephone: queen of the underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth
Medusa: She was one of the three sisters known as the Gorgons. The other two sisters were Sthenno and Euryale. Medusa was the only mortal out of the three. She was once very beautiful and lived far in the north were the sun didn't visit. Being very curious, she wanted to see the sun, and asked the Goddess Athena for permission to visit the south. Athena refused to allow her to visit. The medusa got angry and dared to say that Athena hadn't given her permission because she was jealous of her beauty. that was it! Athena was angered and punished her by turning her hair into snakes and cursing her by making her so ugly that who ever looks at her eyes would turn into stone. 

The Furies

 In Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworld and tortured the damned.

The Fates

They are: CLOTHO who spins the Thread of Life, LACHESIS who allots the length of the yarn, and ATROPOS who does the snip (the final one).

Now imagine they are all still alive today fighting a war that has been brewing for over six thousand years. Which are the working for the greater good of mankind? Which are trying to exploit mankind and control it ?
Cheers, Lisa

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