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What is the source of the idea that Medusa was a priestess of Athena?

Medusa is a monster in Greek mythology known for being associated in some way with the gods Poseidon and Athena. By Poseidon she conceived a pair of twin sons, namely the winged horse Pegasus and some ...

greek roman athena medusa poseidon  
asked by Adinkra Score of 4

Is there any creature or being with the role of keeping good and evil balanced?

Is there any creature or being in either mythology or folklore that serves as a form of "negotiator" between good and evil, with the role of keep order and balance between them (whether it's ...

myth-identification comparative mythical-creatures folklore  
asked by Aryan D.T. Saber Score of 1

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What was the role of the bear in Norse mythology? (Are there bears in Asgard?)

The Norse ├Žsir gods had animal helpers, but did anyone of them have a bear? Have bears been found in graves, like dogs and horses et cetera? Are there Norse illustration of bears? Some Norse warriors ...

norse animals  
asked by LocalFluff Score of 17
answered by solsdottir Score of 11

Are there any other Greek gods/goddesses that actually remained loyal to their counterpart?

Cheating on one's significant other is common in Greek Myth. I have only found four gods that remain faithful: Hera, Amphitrite, Eros and Psyche (while gods that didn't marry can't exactly cheat). ...

greek love  
asked by Andrew Johnson Score of 7
answered by Adinkra Score of 7

Did any Greek mythological hero father a son who surpassed him in fame?

I can't think of any case of a Greek mythological hero having a son who achieved more fame, glory and "heroic status" than him. Looking the descendency of Perseus, Heracles, Theseus, Jason, Achilles, ...

greek myth-identification family-tree  
asked by Rodia Score of 20
answered by femtoRgon Score of 39

What is the difference between a cockatrice and a basilisk?

What is the difference between a cockatrice and a basilisk? I have heard both described as a chicken's egg hatched under a toad, and that both are snake-like animals, and that both will turn you to ...

mythical-creatures basilisk  
asked by creative_name Score of 9
answered by Dawny33 Score of 5

Who lives in Mount Olympus usually?

Greek gods were on Olympus. On the top of my head, I can also name some more, like the Muses and Ganymede, but, are there other people who lived on Mount Olympus?

greek olympus  
asked by bleh Score of 4
answered by HelloDarling Score of 2

Who were Aphrodite's parents?

I was looking up some stuff and I saw a quote about Aphrodite's genealogy from this page. One genealogy gives her parents as Zeus, King of the Gods, and Dione, an early earth/mother goddess. More ...

greek aphrodite  
asked by michaelpri Score of 11
answered by femtoRgon Score of 15

What is the difference between Hecate, Selene, Artemis, and Phoebe?

I always thought that Artemis was the Goddess of the Moon (and Hunting, stags, etc.)... until I thought about how there's Helios/Apollo which caused me to learn about Selene. But further research ...

asked by durron597 Score of 21
answered by plannapus Score of 20
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