Apollo Lyceus

Definition of the wolf form Apollo Lyceus (Apollo as wolf-god) definition was the wolf form of the Greek god Apollo. It was honored in ancient Athens especially at the Lyceum. … Read more


Cerberus is a dog in Greek and Roman mythology who had many heads and guarded gate of Hades, the Underworld, on the other side of the Styx to prevent the … Read more


Zeus is a greek god, he was called the master of the gods, and “father of men” in greek mythology. The title may be more impressive than meritorious; it seemed … Read more


The legend of Zagreus is one of the strangest stories in Greek mythology. Zagreus was born after Zeus disguised himself as a serpent and ravished Persephone. The god wanted to make Zagreus his … Read more


Uranus, or Ouranos, in greek mythology was the primordial god of the Greeks. Hesiod, in the seventh century BC, in his Theogony traced the genealogy of the Greek gods back to … Read more


Theseus is said to be a legendary hero based on a historical personage, which is why the religious element is missing from his cycle of legends. Uncertainty surrounds the question of … Read more


Poseidon in greek mythology was a major deity in the Greek pantheon, son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus and Hades. He reigned over the sea that was bestowed on him by … Read more


Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, who is said to be one of seven wives of Zeus before he married Hera. Like the other daughters of Zeus she lived happily among the nymphs and thought … Read more


Pan in greek mythology legend was the son of Hermes and the nymph Penelope and very close to Dionysus. One of the company of the Satyrs, Pan possessed the horns and feet … Read more


Hermes, another son of Zeus, whose mother was Maia, the youngest of the Pleiades, was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. His inventiveness was apparent from the moment … Read more


Hercules (or Heracles) is thought to be one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. The name Heracles itself is significant since it means “The Glory of Hera“. It is believed that Heracles … Read more


Helios was a Greek sun god. However, this deity is not necessary Greek in origin since the concept of a sun god was universal in the ancient world, but in … Read more


Hecate in Greek mythology was a powerful goddess representing the three aspects of the great Goddess, or Triple Goddess: goddess of fertility and plenty; goddess of the moon; and goddess of the … Read more


Hades is one of the ruling gods of the Greek pantheon, the son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus, and husband of Persephone. With the division of the world that came following the … Read more


The Gorgons in classic Greek mythology were three versions of the archaic Goddess. Their names were Medusa, Stheino, and Euryale: Wisdom, Strength, and Universality. Most Hellenic writers portrayed them as monsters, … Read more


Dionysus was the last of the gods to become an Olympian. He was the son of Zeus and Semele, the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia. This was another of the affairs of Zeus … Read more


Demeter, who took her name from Mother Earth, in greek mythology was one in the generation of children born to Cronus and Rhea. Her name serves as a link to the … Read more


Cyclopes, literally “one-eyed,” were one-eyed giants in Greek mythology, the single eye was in their foreheads. According to the poet Hesiod, in his famous poem, Theogony, written in the eight century … Read more


Cronus  or Kronos is a greek god  in greek mythology. He is a pre-Greek archetypical fertility god whose exact origin is unknown, but is said to be the son of … Read more


Athena, another daughter of Zeus, and like Artemis, she was sworn to eternal chastity. Metis, her mother, whom Zeus is alleged to have swallowed, and afterwards gave birth to his daughter. Also … Read more


Artemis, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, was the sister of Apollo, and like him, was born at Delos. As soon as she was born, she used her midwifery skills to help her … Read more


Apollo was in the second generation of the Olympians, son of Zeus and Leto, and one of the greatest gods in the Hellenic pantheon. In Greek Mythology he was the god of music and … Read more


Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, but unlike her Roman counterpart Venus, not only sexual love but also of affection and all impulses that are basic to social life. A … Read more