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Was Artemis a lesbian?

I agree that there isn't evidence that Artemis was exclusively a lesbian, and no myth as far as I know that explicitly states that either, but there is was such an implication. In the Callisto myth, ...
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Has Poseidon ever won a dispute with another Olympian?

Argolis, E. Peloponnesos TROIZENOS Poseidon vs Athena > 1 - 1 In the scramble for patronage over city territories, there's an occasion on which Zeus declared a draw between Poseidon and Athena when ...
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Was Artemis a lesbian?

Artemis doesn't seek the company of man, that is true. She is the virgin goddess of the hunt, and she usually is escorted by young virgins. Virginity is linked to purity, and Artemis is one of the ...
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Who are the twelve Olympian gods?

The shift has to do with Hestia originally being one of the twelve; then when Dionysus became a god, she gave up her throne for Dionysus. Interestingly enough, this unbalanced the council; there were ...
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Is Zeus ever referred to as Earthshaker?

In later (hellenistic) times Zeus tended to monopolize all powers and earthquakes came to be his deed. There is a classic book by AB Cook Zeus: a study in ancient religion, part3 has some 30 pages on "...
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Why was Hephaestus ugly?

Hephaestus’ ugly appearance and lameness is taken by some to represent peripheral neuropathy and skin cancer resulting from arsenicosis caused by arsenic exposure from metalworking. Bronze age smiths ...
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Is Zeus ever referred to as Earthshaker?

In the same chapter "Zeus and the Earthquakes" of Zeus: a study in ancient religion, Vol. III, by Arthur Bernard Cook, quoted by @sand1 in his answer, the author says: In point of fact, the ...
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How did Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades decide who would rule what?

Based on Zeus' having rescued his siblings from the belly of their father Kronos; and on the deal that he made with the Titans who eventually sided with him (which is the majority of the Titan ...
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Was Artemis a lesbian?

The thing is, the ancient Greeks and Romans simply didn't have categories for "gay" or "lesbian". In modern times, their idea of sexuality is described as "polymorphic perversity", which translates ...
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Do all gods and goddesses live on Mount Οlympus?

No. Both Hades and Poseidon, Zeus's brothers, prefer their own domains to Olympus. Hades lives in the underworld and Poseidon in the sea, near Euboea. Hephaestus, another one of the dodekatheon, ...
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What do we know of the rebellion against Zeus by Poseidon, Hera and Athena?

The quoted passage informs us that Thetis did not directly intervene against Poseidon, Hera and Athena, who, indeed, yes, should have been more powerful than she. A scholion on Apollonius Rhodius' ...
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Why was Poseidon an Olympian but not Hades?

Poseidon does actually live underwater. From the Iliad: Forthwith then he went down from the rugged mount, striding forth with swift footsteps, and the high mountains trembled and the woodland ...
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Is Chiron older or younger than the Olympians?

Younger, but not by much. Chiron was conceived when Zeus was still a baby, and while Cronus was hunting his youngest son by Rhea. Cronus and Rhea were still living together as husband and wife ...
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Who makes ambrosia?

Amalthea, the divine goat who fostered Zeus until he grew up and could take revenge on his father Cronos, fed the god on her milk. In some stories this is called ambrosia; in other myths, she made ...
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Was it Apollo or Helios?

Apollo is initially the god of song, music and poetry, but considered as a solar-god too. Since it is one of the 12 leading god, he took the place of Helios many times. This confusion comes from a ...
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Who are the twelve Olympian gods?

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, ...
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Who makes ambrosia?

I can't answer the part on who makes it, but what it could be, might help with the question. But I'll take a guess it's connected with Dionysus. Salt There is some who believe nectar and ambrosia ...
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Source for claim that white animals were sacrificed to Olympian gods?

Those two sentences are based on the differences that scholars have observed in the ritual practices associated to Olympian and Chthonic gods, i.e. respectively the sky and earth deities. Indeed, ...
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Why is Plato singling out Hestia, Zeus and Athena in Laws?

Both Zeus and Athena were deities who were associated with Athens, and important philisophic concepts, while a city needed Hestia's flame at its sacred centre to be complete. Hestia, goddess of the ...
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Did the ancient Greeks believe the Olympians residence on Mt. Olympus to be a metaphor?

the answer is both and depends on time and you can see evidence of that fashion in various other religions (eg. judaism in it's early form described god as a king who sits on his chair while it ...
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Why would an ancient temple be dedicated to both Poseidon and Artemis?

Well, it was a temple that just had two separate reasons to be built. Book. Since Poseidon was involved in Athens-Elusis relationship, and Artemis was the Propylaea(1) of Eleusis, so they made one ...
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Has Poseidon ever won a dispute with another Olympian?

A technical one; when he teams up with Hera and Athena and traps Zeus and refuses to let him free. "from Kronos’ son [Zeus] the dark-misted, that time when all the other Olympian gods sought to ...
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Symbolism of Titans and Gods

A simple way to look at it is Titan are often associate with natural forces and phenomena, such as Eos, "Dawn". The wiki for Eos may be confusing—there she is listed both as titan and god, ...
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Do any myths specify whether Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia were sextuplets or simply siblings?

As far as I have been able to find, no myth specifies anything tantamount to these siblings being sextuplets. There is, however, one ancient story which claims that four of them were twins, that is to ...
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Source for claim that white animals were sacrificed to Olympian gods?

The "white" probably comes from Hesiod's Theogony 557 about Prometheus tricking Zeus: So said Zeus whose wisdom is everlasting, rebuking him. But wily Prometheus answered him, smiling ...
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Was it Apollo or Helios?

From sources I've read from (I don't remember exactly) it said that Helios first was the sun god but later faded away and then Apollo took the job. I think one reason was because one of his sons didn'...
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