talanta was abandoned by her father, who wanted a son, and became a great heroine. She didn't want to marry, but decided to get married to any man who could beat her at a race. The Goddess of Love gave out magical apples to the people on the race course. Atalanta could not resist them long enough to be interested in the race. She lost the contest destined husband.
was one of the five Nymphs who looked after the infant Dionysus on Mt.
Nysa. The Nymphs were called Bacchants; their later
name was used to describe followers of Dionysus.
yclops is a one-eyed giant that built Olympus for the gods. The Cyclops who was named Polyphemus, almost devoured Odysseus and all of his shipmates while they were returning from the Trojan War.This gigantic goatherd dined on greeks for nights on end before the hero(who shall be nameless)thought to poke out the Cyclops eye.(HOW SMART!)
emeter was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, she was one of the twelve great deities of Olympus. With her brother she became the mother of Persephone.
ros is the god of love in early Greek mythology. He is the son of Chaos, although in later tales he is the son of Aphrodite, by different fathers: Zues, Ares, and Hermes. He is a winged boy. Older visions of him is when he is a child of friendship. Later one's saw him as a sign of love ,and his new name is Cupid.
ates were the Greek Goddeses who controlled men and womens destinies. They were the daughters of Zeus and Themis.
iants-In Greek Mythology Gaia told the Giants to attack Zeus and the gods up in Olympus. The battle was long and harsh. The gods finally won the battle with the help of Hercules. Some people say that the battle represented war between man and nature.
ades was the Greek god of the underworld. He was the son of Cronos and Rhea. He and all of his brothers and sisters got swallowed by Cronos. His brother Zeus finally rescued them.
ole was the daughter of Eurytus, who was a king of Echalia. Hercules loved her, and because of this love affair, Hercules got killed. His wife gave him a potion ,which she thought would make him love her more, but actually made him die.
ason was the hero of many famous Greek Legends. He was a king, and when he was old enough he went to regain his kingdom. While he was on this journey he helped an old lady across the river.
eres was an evil, polluting spirit in Greek mythology. Sometimes he was identified with the Harpies and other times with the Furies.
ichas was a friend of Hercules. He died because Hercules hurled him into the sea.
edeager was the son of Oeneus,Calydon,and Althaea. He killed the Calydonian Boar. His mother soon found out that he would die when a log that was burning on the hearth burnt out. One day she snatched the log, wrapped it up, and hid it. As soon as he killed the Calydonian Boar, she threw it in the fire. Soon after that he died.
arcissus was the son of river-god of Cephissus and Liriope. He was a beautiful man. When he rejected the love of a Nymph named Echo,he was cursed to reject all love except that of his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and finally changed into a beautiful flower that shares his name.
eneus was the King of Calydon, Althea's husband and the father of Mealeager, Tydeus, George, and Deianira. Oeneus was deprived of his kingdom by his nephews. Even though his grandson avenged him, his two nephews brutally killed him.
andora was a beautiful women, created at the demand of Zeus. She was sent by Zues to set free all of the troubles of mankind upon the world. She was given a box and told not to look in it, but when she did, all the woes of the world were set free.
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hadamanthus was the son of Europa and Zeus. According to Homer, he was the ruler of the Elysian Fields. Legends say that he was later a judge of the Underworld.
elene was the ancient moon Goddess. She was a beautiful woman with long wings and a golden crown that glows a gentle light in the darkness. She traveled across the sky in a beautiful chariot led by white horses.
hanatos is walking death. The son of Nox , he had no father, but he was the twin brother of Hypnos, who is the god of sleep.
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Victoria was an enemy of the Greeks. No Greeks found here.
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eus was the supreme diety in Greek mythology. He was the son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was brought up in a secret cave on Mt. Ida and suckled by a she - goat. When Zeus reached maturity he overthrew his father and established the rule of the Olympian Gods.