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In Homer's Illiad, in the conflict between Athena and Ares, Athena puts on the cap and becomes completely invisible to Ares. Then Pallas Athene grasped the lash and the reins, and against Ares first she speedily drave the single-hooved horses. He was stripping of his armour huge Periphas that was far the best of the Aetolians, the glorious son of Ochesius. ...


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The Wikipedia article for Theseus ends its introduction with this: As the subject of myth, the existence of Theseus as a real person has not been proven, but scholars believe that he may have been alive during the Late Bronze Age possibly as a king in the 8th or 9th century BC. This assertion is based on Classical Mythology Tenth Edition. Quoting ...


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Yes, she did know. Perseus Targeted There is no ancient source (that I know of) in which Hera seeks to harass Perseus or his mother Danae. There is, however, a mediaeval Latin text called the First Vatican Mythographer which records a rather different version of the story of this hero and his mother, in which Hera does in fact go after Perseus out of ...


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These are two different, conflicting and thus contradictory versions based on variant traditions. The older tradition is the one in which Heracles actually interacts with the Titan Atlas, who helps him to procure the apples of the Hesperides. In the later version, in which Perseus had turned Atlas to stone generations before Heracles' birth, Heracles ...


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Hyginus' Fabulae Theoi.com has two Pages on Perseus. On the second Page, the last chapter (which is followed by some appendices) is entitled "The Death of Perseus". It is very brief, listing the only two characters involved, aside from Perseus, and these are Proitos [Proetus] and Megapenthes, which listing is followed by this blurb: The only reference to ...


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One can perhaps approach it from a perspective of the history of science and think about how the people at the time would have understood the physics of seeing and light. You ask the very good question: "if the shield did become invisible because he was carrying it, how could he use it? Could he himself see it (and the reflection in it) even though it ...


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I would like to refer to a contemporary version of the myth - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Where victims and all of their possessions are turned into stone. Secondly, consider the following link, with Latin version (translated to English using Google Chrome Translate extension): https://latin.packhum.org/author/959 - though I ...


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The Classic Review, volume 60, issue 2 mentions three different opinions on how his life ends. Megapenthes kills him, He accidentally kills himself with Medusa’s head, or He is taken up directly into the stars. Page 32 of the book Perseus discusses these briefly as well.


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