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Bruce G
04-23-2004, 03:59 PM
I Just finished reading The Odyssey again, and while I was reading it I went on line and started reading a bunch of different Greek myths. I realy got into reading about all the different gods/goddesses and who was related to whom...

So, just to kick around- what is your favorite Greek story, hero, god or goddess.

Bruce G
04-23-2004, 04:14 PM
Thanks Donn, I knew I could count on you for a good story about your favorite 'Greek goddess' ;)

I guess a picture is worth a thousand words tongue.gif

Alan D. Hyde
04-23-2004, 05:30 PM
How about Persephone?

http://www.adriennemaples.com/New%20Images/portraits/wedportraits/Persephone-2.jpg

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Alan

Leon m
04-23-2004, 05:48 PM
The Mighty Aphrodite (AKA Venus) :cool:

http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenjm/WOTA/IMAGES/BirthVenus.jpg?SSImageQuality=Full

Bruce Hooke
04-23-2004, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Leon m:
The Mighty Aphrodite (AKA Venus) :cool:

http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenjm/WOTA/IMAGES/BirthVenus.jpg?SSImageQuality=FullAlso know, in certain circles, as "Venus on the Half Shell." :D

Bruce G
04-23-2004, 06:33 PM
Do you know there are two different versions to how Aphrodite come into being? The really 'different' one is that after Chronus casturated his father, Uranus, he (Chronus) flung his father's testicles into the ocean. The 'seed' left in Uranus' testies was release and created the foam that you see on the waves when they crash against the shore. Well,From the aphros ("sea foam") arose Aphrodite in a large clam shell.

The other story isn't as interesting: She was the daughter of Zues and Dione

Here is a great cite:
http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/index.html

Leon m
04-23-2004, 09:29 PM
I've heard them both,and I too like the first
one .

Mrleft8
04-24-2004, 08:53 AM
I've always been partial to Posiedon.

Meerkat
04-24-2004, 08:41 PM
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and sister of Apollo - her symbol is the owl.

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Bruce G
04-24-2004, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Meerkat:
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and sister of Apollo - her symbol is the owl.Is that why there is a tiny owl on the one dollar bill???? Makes ya wonder

Osborne Russel
04-24-2004, 10:24 PM
Dionysus, who bids all to celebrate together chastely, who gives his blood and dies, only to be reborn, so that man may join Him in divinity.

Leon m
04-24-2004, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Bruce G:
[QUOTE]Is that why there is a tiny owl on the one dollar bill???? Makes ya wonderIts those Masons' at work again

Concordia..41
04-25-2004, 07:13 PM
I think the favorite god of all wooden boat owners should be Sisyphus ;)

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Meerkat
04-25-2004, 08:29 PM
I think all those people on plastic boats are Sisyphus ;)

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