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Zeus and Sarpedon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarpedon_(Trojan_War_hero)), note that Zeus is the highest deity in the Greek pantheon. For the reasons of his inability to save Sarpedon cf. To the Moirai (Moirae, Fates) the might of Zeus must bow; and by the Immortals' purpose all these things had come to pass, or by the Moirai's ordinance. source :...


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The most famous myth corresponding with your query would be the tale of Daedalus & Ikarus. In the period of Romanticism, Daedalus came to denote the classic artist, a skilled mature craftsman, while Icarus symbolized the romantic artist, whose impetuous, passionate and rebellious nature, as well as his defiance of formal aesthetic and social ...


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The Azure Dragon or Blue-Green Dragon (靑龍 Qīnglóng), or Green Dragon (蒼龍 Cānglóng), is the Dragon God of the east, and of the essence of spring. His proper name is Ao Guang (敖廣 or 敖光), and he is the patron of the East China Sea. The Red Dragon (赤龍 Chìlóng or 朱龍 Zhūlóng, literally "Cinnabar Dragon", "Vermilion Dragon") is the Dragon God of the south and of ...


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Looking over the Motif-Index of Folk-Literature and Aarne–Thompson–Uther (ATU) Index, I couldn't find anything quite like you’re describing. The closest thing I could find is ATU Type 160, “The Grateful Animals and the Ungrateful Man", but it's not a close fit. To summarize, in this type of folk tale, a man rescues another man and several animals from a ...


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I do not know the origin of this piece of folklore, but I can point to one similar story. It's a fairy tale by Lázár Ervin titled “A molnár fia zsák búzája”, anthologized in A hétfejű tündér (1973). In this tale, a young man receives a sack of wheat from his father, together with advice about a land where the wheat should be sowed to get an unusually ...


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