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Jove Casts His Thunderbolts At The Rebellious Giants, By Johann Michael Rottmayr (c. 1654-1730)

This painting, by the Austrian artist Johann Michael Rottmayr (c. 1654-1730), was inspired by myths about the ancient Greco-Roman gods. Jove is an alternative...

According To Hesiod, The Love-God Eros Was One Of The Oldest Divine Beings

In his epic poem, Theogony, the 8th-century BCE Greek poet, Hesiod, strove not only to tell myths about the gods, but to also trace the...

The Odd Attempted Linkage Of Atlantis To The Ancient Greek Gods

Ah, origin stories. Every culture and religion has one, and sometimes they can be quite weird. In the mainstream traditional ancient Greek theology/philosophy, as...

Zeus Gained His Power Over Lightning From Thankful Cyclopes

New generations overthrowing the old was a repeated theme in ancient Greek mythology. The first ruling couple of ancient Greek myth was Gaia (Earth)...

Who Was The Eldest Of The Twelve Great Olympian Gods?

While there were many deities, spirits and minions known to the ancient Greek religious world, usually twelve were touted above the rest. The ranking...

Heracles—The Bane Of Poseidon’s Sons

Heracles, the legendary son of the Mycenaean princess Alcmene and the Greek god Zeus, was a wide-traveling warrior, adventurer, and a general slayer of...

The Furies, Or Erinyes, Of Greek And Roman Mythology

  Few creatures of ancient myth were described as being more grotesque than the Furies, also known as (or associated with) the Erinyes. According to...

16+1 Dark And Vicious Ancient Greek Deities

(Guest Article)   As well as being talented and innovative in science and philosophy, the ancient Greeks were also a very religious and devout people. They...