The Iliad, which is set in the tenth year of the war, tells of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles, who was the finest Greek warrior, and the consequent deaths in battle of Achilles' beloved comrade and 's eldest son,. Image: Apollo holding a lyre and pouring a , on a drinking cup from a tomb at Ἄρης, Árēs God of war and. Perseus survives, comes of age, and sets out to kill the monster Medusa and bring back her head. An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology. Akmon One of the Dactyls. Ariadne Daughter of King Minos, Ariadne helps Theseus find his way through the Labyrinth.
Greek mythographer established the tradition of seeking an actual historical basis for mythical beings and events. The primordial goddess of necessity and compulsion whose serpentine coils encircled the cosmos. His throne was taken from him by his half-brother Pelias. In art he is depicted as a mature man of sturdy build, often with a luxuriant beard, and holding a. There is also a separate table outlining the genealogy of the gods from. The , a collection of , starts with the events leading up to the war: and the of , the , the abduction of , the sacrifice of at. Most of these tales were later told by Ovid's and they are often divided into two thematic groups: tales of love, and tales of punishment.
Dionysus was a later addition to the Olympians; in some descriptions, he replaced Hestia. A motif of father-against-son conflict was repeated when Cronus was confronted by his son,. Hellenistic and Roman rationalism saw himself as the defender of the established order, despite his personal skepticism with regard to myth and his inclination towards more philosophical conceptions of divinity. Aigle Goddess of the splendour of good health. They were later placed in the sky as the constellations: Ursa Major Callisto and Ursa Minor Arcas. A malicious god, Ouranos loses his power to his own son, Cronus. The Roman version of Aphrodite was.
Aitna Goddess of the volcanic Mount Etna in Sicily. His sacred animals include the eagle and the bull. Two are on either side. When Orpheus' wife, Eurydice, died, he went down to the underworld to find her. They ultimately captured the fleece with the help of the sorceress , who became Jason's wife. Adikia The female personification of injustice.
A Handbook of Greek Mythology. Ἔρως Eros The god of love. He was sentenced to an eternity of rolling a big round rock up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary , the and the , contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Andromeda Perseus finds Andromeda chained to a rock and rescues her. New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology.
Astraios The Titan-god of the stars and the arts of astronomy and astrology. Zeus, however, bears Danae a son named Perseus. Odysseus survives the challenges he encounters by using his wits. Her sacred animals include the heifer, the peacock, and the cuckoo. They built the city's walls.
She became pregnant with the Minotaur. Ἀνάγκη Anánkē The goddess of , and need. Afterward he journeyed nearly ten years to return home to Ithaca and his wife Penelope. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods theoi , spirits daimones , fabulous creatures theres and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion. The last and greatest of the heroic legends is the story of the Trojan War and after which is regarded by some researchers as a separate, fourth period. .
It depends on the myth, but some accounts have Medea falling in love with Jason due to the interference of Aphrodite or Hera. Orpheus - A son of one of the Muses, Orpheus is the greatest mortal musician who has ever lived. In return, Dionysus arranges for women to tear him apart, limb by limb. He kills Antigone for burying her brother. She was tricked into killing her husband. She was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Capra and her horn transformed into the cornucopia horn of plenty.