Who was Hemera? In Greek mythology, Hemera was known as the personification of day and one of the Protogenoi or primordial deities. As the tales go, she is the goddess of daytime. According to Hesiod, she is the daughter of Erebos and Nyx (Night). Nyx was the daughter of Chaos and the sister of Erebos. … Read More….
There are many Greek Gods in ancient Greek Mythology. From the main Gods to the minor ones, each had a name, a role and a specific story and history surrounding them. This makes the story of each God unique and important. Erebus was the son of Chaos, the void from which all things are said … Read More….
One of the very first Gods to emerge with the creation of the universe was Chaos which was the “nothingness” from which all things that exist first appeared. The children of Chaos were formed with Gaia who was the earth being the first to appear. It is said that Gaea gave birth to Heaven who … Read More….
Hestia is the oldest daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her sisters were Hera and Demeter and the three were called the “Great Goddesses of the first Olympian generation”. She was also the oldest sister to Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Hestia has also been referred to as the youngest child of Cronus and Rhea and there … Read More….
Hephaestus – The God of Fire Hephaestus was the god of fire, particularly the blacksmith’s fire. He was the patron of craftsman, more skilled with his hands than any other god and mortals alike. He was famously worshipped in Athens but appeared in some other centers as well. Hephaestus was known as the god of … Read More….
Dionysus was considered one of the main figures when it comes to Greek mythology. He was said to be the son of Zeus and a mortal named Semele who was known as the daughter of Cadmus from Thebes. He was the “God of Wine” and represented the intoxicating power and social influence wine had over … Read More….
Athena was known as the goddess of wisdom although she has many other names as well. She was also known as the goddess of war, industry, justice and skill. She was also an armed warrior goddess. Athena is the daughter of Zeus and there are several versions told surrounding her birth. Most agree that she … Read More….
Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was armed with a bow and arrows which were said to be made by Hephaestus and Cyclopes. Different legends have different accounts of the birth of Artemis, but the most common version says that she was born on the island … Read More….
Ares was considered the Greek god of war and battle. He was often also considered the instigator or violence. He was son to Zeus and Hera and even his own father hated him because of his war-like nature. All of the Olympian gods despised Ares and his violent ways. He was bloody and merciless but … Read More….
Apollo was best known as the god of archery because of his bow and arrows and music because of the lyre he played. However, he was also known as the god of medicine, poetry, dance, prophecy, intellectual inquiry, and for taking care of herds and flocks. Apollo was considered to be an oracle god and … Read More….