Apollo and Daphne Apollo's first love was Daphne, the virgin daughter of the river god […]


Her upper body was of a beautiful woman, but her lower half was a speckled […]


Eos and Astraios Her mate was Astraios, son of the Titan Kreios and Pontus' daughter […]


A ἅρπυια harpy (Greek for snatcher), daughter of Thaumas (of Pontus and Gaia) and the […]


The snake who helped the Hesperides to guard their golden apples, later given the name […]


The αἱ μοῦσαι (Muses) were goddesses on whom creatives, thinkers and philosophers depended for their […]


MeliadsDwelt in trees, each one having her life bound up with her own particular tree. […]


Φόρκυς Phorkys was a son of Pontus and Gaia. Phorkydes Phorkys's monstrous children, and the […]


Chaos HesiodAccording to Hesiod, first was Chaos (Greek for void) -- "a name with no […]

Roman religion

The Romans had many gods. Some were worshipped all over the Roman world, while others […]


Her most famous love affair was with a handsome mortal, Endymion. One night on her […]


Styx herself was honoured by Zeus' decree that the most solemn oath the gods might […]

The Labors of Herakles

Kill the Nemean Lion Kill the Lernian Hydra The Lernian Hydra was a many-headed snake […]


The Titans were all offspring of Ouranos and Gaia. Once Kronos overthrew Ouranos, he was […]

Γοργών Gorgons

The Γοργών Gorgons were fearsome Phorkydes monsters, offspring of Φόρκυς Phorkys (of Gaia and Pontus) […]

Γραῖαι Graiai

The Γραῖαι Graiai, Greek for old (grey) women (sisters), were of the monstrous Phorkydes siblings, […]

Ἑκάτη Hekate

The daughter of Asteria and Perses: Hesiod praises Ἑκάτη Hekate as a powerful goddess with […]

Ἐρινύες Erinyes (Furies)

An aura of dread surrounded them, later famously displayed in Aeschylus' Eumenides, the third play […]

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