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The best thought I can come up with is that this may be some reference to the Olympians vs. the Titans. Partway through the war, the aid of the Cyclopes and the Hekatonkeries was enlisted by Zeus since they also had a bone to pick with the Titans. They had been locked away in Tartarus for years because Ouranos, their father, thought they were too ugly. The ...


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Yes. A really close fit, fulfilling all of your criteria in one narrative is the origin of a Burmese king called Pyusawhti, who is hatched from a dragon's egg and raised by peasants. Pyusawhti has a sister, hatched from a different egg, but who grows up separately from him. [For the whole story, see the section A Dragon Princess and the Kingdoms of Burma ...


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Is it possible that many of these instances are misconstrued as some sort of violent or forcible act? In the case of Zeus, many of the well known stories sound more like seductions. He appears in some beautiful form and carries the woman off. The source material isn’t all that specific. Perhaps it’s because it didn’t matter All that much to the Greeks if the ...


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Heracles supposedly conquered Rome and freed a Titan. Hesiod's Theogony and Aeschylus' Prometheus Unbound both tell that Heracles shot and killed the eagle that tortured Prometheus (which was his punishment by Zeus for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to mortals). Heracles freed the Titan from his chains and his torments. Prometheus then made ...


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It seems to me that doctors who can heal any sickness and who also can choose to send you over to the underworld if you can't pay the bill has made this connection significant... Maybe that is what Chiron's death actually represents since medicine is now used to collect more copper and puts a powerful tool in the hands of Hades... I can see Chiron and Charon ...


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There are many lists of the Twelve Olympians, and one can make an argument that any of the gods should or shouldn't be included. One of the most common lists is Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Poseidon, Demeter, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena and Dionysus, and the Hestia gave up her seat in the Olympian throne room to Dionysus. This is the most ...


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Know that the only noteworthy "evil" thing he did is kidnap kore/Persephone and marry her, and even then, she loved him just as he loved her. He is one of the only gods to only marry out of love. The idea of him being evil is a Christianized view of him because of his association with death. Though he was more the guardian god of the dead than the ...


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In the period before Judaism became monotheistic, each city had its own deity. Remnants of this can be found in the Old Testament, for example: El Bet' el (Gen. 31:13; 35:7) El 'Olam (Gen. 21:33) El Ro'i (Gen. 16:13) El 'Elyon (Gen. 14:18) El Saddai (Gen. 17:1) all later taken to be Yahweh after Moses, were all originally separate city gods worshipped by ...


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