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Yes, there are a few instances of this. (Incidentally all the myths that I can think of, as the answer to this Question, feature the god Apollo.) Marpessa Perhaps the best example involving a mortal has to do with the dramatic tale of Marpessa's betrothal to Idas. Marpessa was the daughter of the Aetolian prince Evenus, who in turn was a son of Ares. As ...


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To Tom Barker: A myth is something that never was and always will be true.


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Clytaemnestra and Iphigenia is one that I know of.


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According to Homeros' Iliad, Achilles is the most handsome young man in the Greek camp. And he has shiny (reddish) blond hair. Homer, Iliad. 2.673–674 “Nireus who was the most beautiful man who came to Troy Of the rest of the Danaans, after Peleus’ blameless son. But he was weak and a small army followed him.” Νιρεύς, ὃς κάλλιστος ἀνὴρ ὑπὸ ῎Ιλιον ἦλθε τῶν ...


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Their husbands ate the kids and you think Gaia and Rhea are evil? Not too chauvinistic. To preneolithic Greeks Gaia and Rhea represented the thin line between civilization and barbarism. In the patriarchal societies of the neolithic they did get tramp stamped pretty badly and for that cycle I refer to the first answer here. But at least in the Theogony, ...


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Some famous stories: Demeter and Persephone, as already mentioned by Malady Clytaemnestra and Iphigenia (Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis) Hecuba and Polyxena (Euripides' Hecuba)


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Mother (Demeter / Ceres) losing Daughter (Persephone / Proserpina) to Son-in-law (Hades / Pluto)? And causing Winter / Summer seasons because of it in the end? ... I feel like this should close due to lack of research, sorry. This is one of the common stories of mythology collections, I think?


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Note I am using the translated versions of the Iliad and Odyssey as provided by The Internet Classics Archive. The answer from @Codosaur from my question How much time is a generation in the odyssey and Iliad? this answer concludes that a generation is 30 years, with the exception of Sparta. Also How old were Paris and Achilles at the time of the Trojan War? ...


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Since Homer wrote primarily from a male perspective, we can roughly equate a generation with the average age of marriage for males in Ancient Greece, which would be around 30 years. From the female perspective, it would be 15 years. For the wife to be fully accepted into the groom’s family, a child had to be conceived from their union as soon as possible ...


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Argo The idea of Argo containing a branch of the Dodona Oak comes from the Hellenistic epic Argonautica by Appolonius of Rhodes. In Book 1, the Argonauts are getting in the ship preparing to leave Pagasae in Magnesia, when an astonishing thing happened: And a strange cry did the harbour of Pagasae utter, yea and Pelian Argo herself*, urging them to set ...


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Koraki in Greek is κοράκι meaning crow or raven. Noticing other articles on that site the authors name is on top just like the "koraki". It's probably a made up name used to make the story more interesting. I certainly found no other references to Koraki in the ancients texts applicable to this story.


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Athena was more or less the counterpart of Ares in all things (also in gender). For one, Ares was hated to the point where Zeus called Ares a whining double faced liar who is most hateful of all gods who hold Olympus. Then looking at him darkly Zeus who gathers the clouds spoke to him: "Do not sit beside me and whine, you double-faced liar. To me you ...


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