It is ironic, but Greek mythology has fallen victim to various… myths. This misinformation stems mainly from movies and narratives that have been passed down from generation to generation. In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine. ” Here are 10 most interesting.
From Zeus and Medusa to Hades and Aphrodite, read 10 facts that may change the image you have of ancient Greek mythology
1. Medusa was not the only woman in ancient Greece with hair snakes.
Medusa was the only mortal of the three Mermaid sisters. The other two, Stheno and Evryali, also had snakes for hair.
2. Jupiter: the serial woman
Zeus was not only known as the father of the gods. He was also a woman who used every means to conquer the woman who had fascinated him. Those who had seduced him were: Demeter, Persephone (daughter of Demeter), Asteria, Aegina, Europe.
3. Pandora is the grandmother of humanity
Most often, it is mentioned concerning the famous box. However, she was the wife of Epimetheus and the mother of the mortal Pyrrhus. Pyrrhus married her cousin Deucalion, and the gods threw a flood to destroy the Earth and the mortals. However, the couple survived and, after using the oracle of Delphi, they threw Pandora’s bones in the ground so that the world would be filled with people again.
4. The story of the first Immortals
In fact, it all starts with Chaos, the father of Gaia and Eros. Gaia gave birth to Uranus, Pontus, and the Mountains. He then marries Uranus and gives birth to the titan Saturn, who marries Rhea’s sister, who gives birth to the immortal Olympians: Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, Estia, Hades, and Zeus.
5. Theseus was selfish
Apart from the story of Theseus with the Minotaur and the exit from the Labyrinth, Theseus had another side: he tended to make decisions based on what was best for him at that particular moment. For example, he took Princess Ariadne with him, leaving Crete, which he later left in Naxos. Also, according to Plutarch, when he founded Athens, he undertook to fill it with people by raping women.
6. Artemis was holding a grudge and could kill for her
She is known for her intelligence and that she protected animals. However, while she is also known as the goddess of birth, she is also known as the destroyer of young women. Basically, she killed six of Niovi’s daughters because they insulted her mother, Leto.
7. Mars was not so hard
The god of war had a weak point, his sister Athena. Mars obeyed the orders of his sister, who was the goddess of defense and fair fighting. We see this in the Iliad when Athena often intervenes to ensure a fair fight, and Mars always obeys her orders.
8. Hades was not so ρας a monster!
The god of death and the underworld was not so bad. In particular, it was not his choice to rule the underworld. After all, he was not responsible for the redemption of souls. The three demigods, Minos, Aiakos, and Radamanthis, were responsible for it.
9. There is a mother of many monsters
Although there are many monsters in Greek mythology, however, most have the same mother, Echidna. She was the sister of Medusa and the wife of Typhoon, who was a dragon with a hundred heads. Among the most famous monsters, he gave birth to were the lion of Nemea, Cerberus, Hydra, Ladon, the Chimera, the Sphinx, the Dog, etc.
10. Aphrodite had a hidden side
The goddess of love and beauty had a hidden side due to her love affair with Mars, the god of war. From this relationship, she gave birth to three children, Eros, Fovos, and Deimos.