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For questions about Greek mythology and legends from ancient Greece to the present day.

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The ancient Greek city-states were connected through different customs, although they are often seen as discrete entities. So, even before the city-states started merging with one another, there were … and well-being of people living in the nearby regions. P.S. The Dodecatheon is a greek word and denotes the set of the twelve main gods. …
answered Apr 28 '15 by nikaltipar
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συσχέτιση με το ρήμα χαίρω οφείλεται σε ευφημισμό. el.Wikipedia This Greek text implies that Charon is named after the verb Χαίρω, which means to be glad. His name is essentially a euphemism … σπασίματα. Για να κλείνει τις πληγές. Δηλαδή χειροπράκτης ή και χειρούργος. Τέτοιος λοιπόν γιατρός ήταν ο μέγιστος Χείρων. Με τη βοήθεια των χεριών του γιάτρευε κάθε αρρώστια. Κένταυροι Τhis Greek
answered May 4 '15 by nikaltipar
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In Greek mythology the name Thyone was another name of Dionysus' mother, Semele. The difference is that Semele is a mortal aspect of Dionysus' mother, while Thyone is actually Semele after her … Αποθέωσις (which means deification in Greek). Little is however known about the etymology of the name Semele. One theory is that it's derived from the word Θεμέλη which means Earth in ancient Greek. That said, the names are tied to Themele's subsistence at the time. …
answered May 5 '15 by nikaltipar
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It's not made clear how the Earth was created. It just came to be, having been born after Chaos came into existence: Citing Wikipedia: Η Γαία (αρχ. ελλ.: Γαῖα) προϋπήρχε με το Χάος και τον Έρωτα- …
answered May 4 '15 by nikaltipar
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Πανδώρα (παν + δώρα): the all-gifted Etymology of Pandora The myth of Pandora (the first mortal woman) is misinterpreted. I've seen many modern books wrongly claiming that hope did escape th …
answered Apr 28 '15 by nikaltipar
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There is no clear explanation on this and opinions seem to vary, some of which are the following: The name comes from a Giant called Πάλλαντας (Pallantas), whom Athena killed during the Titanomachy. …
answered May 5 '15 by nikaltipar
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The word "Titan" is used to denote a class of mythological entities that existed before "Gods" were born and Titans are usually used to describe the creation of the world. All titans were born from Ur …
answered Apr 28 '15 by nikaltipar
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Aegeus and waded across to the island of Sphairia (...) and was possessed by the sea god in the night. The mix gave Theseus a combination of divine as well as mortal characteristics in his nature; In the Greek version of Wikipedia, it's made clear that Aethra did sleep with Aegeus at night. …
answered Apr 28 '15 by nikaltipar
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The number 12 is used in most religions as something holy and perfect. In every religion you can see that the number twelve is always present in main events or facts: e.g. Greek Mythology: Labours …
answered Apr 29 '15 by nikaltipar
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Zeus did that. Hermes was the son of Zeus, but he grew up very quickly and one day he decided to seek out adventure. The first thing he thought of was to steal Apollon's oxes and he actually did tha …
answered Apr 28 '15 by nikaltipar
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, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Wikipedia About Ares: Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature …
asked May 19 '15 by nikaltipar
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violence of war, while Athena was believed to have taught the Greek warriors the the art of war. Η μαχητική φύση της Αθηνάς εξαιτίας της οποίας λατρευόταν ως Άρια, διαφοροποιούνταν από τον …
answered May 19 '15 by nikaltipar