Their genealogy is shared with other sisters, the Graeae , as in Aeschylus 's Prometheus Bound , which places both trinities of sisters far off "on Kisthene's dreadful plain": Near them their sisters three, the Gorgons, winged With snakes for hair— hatred of mortal man— While ancient Greek vase-painters and relief carvers imagined Medusa and her sisters as having monstrous form, sculptors and vase-painters of the fifth century began to envisage her as being beautiful as well as terrifying. In an ode written in BC Pindar already speaks of "fair-cheeked Medusa". Coins of the reign of Seleucus I Nicator of Syria, — BC In most versions of the story, she was beheaded by the hero Perseus , who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus because Polydectes wanted to marry his mother. The gods were well aware of this, and Perseus received help. He received a mirrored shield from Athena , gold, winged sandals from Hermes , a sword from Hephaestus and Hades 's helm of invisibility.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Greek Mythology
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Edit Various conflicting accounts are given in Classical Greek mythology of the birth of Artemis and her twin brother, Apollo. All accounts agree, however, that she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and that she was the twin sister of [[Apollbecause he had impregnated Leto. Once, Artemis was tricked into having a child. Artemis had offended Hera , Athena, and Aphrodite. She told Athena and Hera that they were not the true virgin goddess.
An Introduction to Greek Mythology
Greek mythology consists of all the stories and tales about the Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. It is also the religion of Ancient Greece as the Greeks built temples and offered sacrifices to their major gods. Below are some of the major Greek gods. Click on the god or goddess to learn more about their individual myths and stories.
Share3 Shares The stories of Greek mythology have formed the basis for how we think of our ancient forefathers. We know Aphrodite as the goddess of love and we know Pegasus is the winged horse. Shakko As the god of death and the underworld, Hades suffers a bit from a bad image. To start, Hades never chose the underworld as his domain. He and his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon, drew straws to see who would be lord of what realm.