I personally believe that Apollo is older but some also say that Artemis is older. But correctly Apollo is older whether or not hey are twins. In Percy Jackson Book 3 it said that Apollo was 1 1/4 older than Artemis when they meet in chapters 2-3.
What is not mentioned here is the fact that in all of the myths of Persephone's abduction, it is always Hecate who witnesses it and alerts Demeter about it, and also the fact that Kalligeneia is also one of Hecate's many epithets.
The brutality of the times reflected in the writing of the Odyssey gives a reason in itself - women were bound by marriage because of resources. Look how much of the text is devoted simply to the matter of eating. Getting food and other resources requires energy and also going out in the open which was constantly dangerous. Men crossed territories to get the ...
As far as the sun is concerned, the answer is: Yes... but also No.
For somewhat different reasons, this gets very complicated and even confused particularly with regard to three of the classical seven planets in question, namely the sun, the moon, and Venus.
Sun and Moon
In ancient Greco-Roman cosmology, as celestial objects themselves, the sun and the ...
In Etymologies bk. 8 §11 "Gods of the heathens (De diis gentium)," p. 185 (PDF p. 199), St. Isidore of Seville writes:
By empty stories the pagans attempt to connect
some of the names of their gods to physical causes, and
they interpret these names as involved in the origins of
the elements. But this has been entirely made up by poets,
with the ...
Yes, that is the case.
In Ancient Greece, sun-worship personified by Helios had once been prevalent and powerful among the people of the pre-Hellenic culture, but very few of the communities of the later historic period retained it as a potent factor of the state religion.
According to Roman sources, the worship of the sun personified by Sol was introduced ...
The ancient Greek writer and geographer Pausanias recorded a variant of the well know story of Narcissus falling in love with himself, in which Narcissus falls in love with his twin sister rather than himself.
[9.31.8] There is another story about Narcissus, less popular indeed than the other, but not without some support. It is said that Narcissus had a ...
They weren't just insane followers, they were supposedly nurses too. They were mad because of alcohols and drugs, and showed the "dark" side of the party. Sometimes, drinking too much cause violence, sometimes violence cause death. "Real" followers of Dyonisos tried to emulate their madness with mushrooms and other psychotropes. For some reason, this is ...