Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is made up of a collection of myths told by the ancient Greeks as a way to understand and explain their world. These stories about gods, goddesses, mythological creatures and heroes permeated daily life and provided an explanation for everything – the natural world, passing of time, traditions, customs and rites.

 

The pantheon of Greek mythology was often flawed, complex and capricious, and prone to human emotions and shortcomings. Gods such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Hades, Poseidon, Athena and Artemis were jealous, lustful, vengeful, fickle and petty. They meddled with mortals and punished those who slighted or challenged them in even the smallest ways.

 

Greek mythology has been paramount in shaping the culture, tradition, art and literature of the Western world for thousands of years and continues to be alive and well in modern culture. Inspiration from Greek myth can be found in brand names, logos, names of sports teams and so on. Think Nike (Greek goddess of victory), Asus (from Pegasus, the flying horse) and the Versace logo (which features a Gorgon head).

 

The importance of Greek mythology has influenced society in numerous ways, and it’s often credited for being the roots of modern thinking. The stories hold important morals and lessons that are relevant even today. Our series of articles capture the essence of the Greek myths, covering their importance, symbolism and relevance today.

Plutus – Greek God of Wealth

Greek god of wealth Plutus

Every culture in history has its gods and goddesses of wealth and prosperity. The pantheon in ancient Greek religion and mythology is no exception.Plutus was the god of wealth and agricultural ...

Primordial Gods in Greek Mythology

Greek primordial gods

According to Greek Mythology, the Primordial Gods were the first entities that came into existence. These immortal beings form the very frame of the universe. They are also known as the ...

15 Books on Greek Mythology

Best Greek mythology books

Greek mythology is a fascinating, dense topic to study although it’s a favorite among many people around the world. While the best way to learn about Greek mythology is to visit the country and ...

Coeus – Titan God of Intellect

Coeus titan of intellect

In Greek mythology, Coeus was the Titan god of the inquisitive mind and intellect. He was a first generation Titan who ruled the cosmos with his siblings. Coeus hasn’t been mentioned in many ...

Iapetus – Titan God of Mortality

Iapetus titan of mortality

In Greek mythology, Iapetus was the Titan god of mortality, who belonged to the generation of deities before Zeus and the other Olympians. He was most famous for being the father of four sons who ...

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