Thursday, December 4, 2008
"ZEUS upsets the cosmic disorder
HERCULES drowns the snakes
THESEIS lifts the rocks and rigs
FAETHON sets the sky on fire
FIVOS kills the python
The head of Medusa is in the edge of our swords
The sacred one"
Mythological mentions would include:
"Aphrodite now there's a girl,
Good good loving,
She spreads around the world"
Meaning something like, Aphrodite is a good figure who spreads love around the world. Overall describing Aphrodite.
Adonis was a very handsome young man that the Greek Gods fought over since he was so attractive. Hence the term “Adonis” can be used as an Adjective describing a handsome person. He was the Greek ideal man.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
He was an ancient Greek Olympic victor in wrestling. He wore the Olympic victor cap no less than six times. He was very famous, and loved to show off his immense strength. He died in one of his "strength showing" incidents.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
He was a young boxer in the early olympic games. He was not only known for his incredible boxing skills, but he was also known for his amazing good looks. His name means "the black haired one". He was very competitive, and on his death bed he asked his friend about how many days were left in the atheltic games that he had been currently participating in.
As the myth goes, Pygmalion was a skilled Greek sculptor who loved what he did. One day he carved a beautiful woman out of ivory, and loved it so much he clothed it and gave it jewels and named her Galatea. He went to the temple of the Goddess Aphrodite to ask for a wife just like this statue. She in turn went to his house, and upon seeing the beautiful statue, was very pleased and gave it life. Pygmalion and Galatea were married, and they frequently went to the temple of Aphrodite with gifts and food in thanks for her wonderful blessing. She in turn blessed them with happiness and love.
Calliope - Muse of Epic Poetry
Clio - Muse of History
Euterpe - Muse of Lyric Poetry
Terpsichore - Muse of Tragedy
Erato - Muse of Love Poetry
Polyhymnia - Muse of Sacred Poetry
Urania - Muse of Astronomy
Thalia - Muse of Comedy
The constellation of Cassiopeia is one of the most famous because of it's easy to spot "W" shape. It is said that Cassiopeia was the wife of the Cepheus, the king of Ethiopia. She was very proud, and bragged about her beauty. As a punishment, she was placed in the sky to revolve around the celestial pole forever, sometimes hanging upside down in uncomfortable and undignified positions.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Draco the Dragon is a famous character of Ancient Myths, particularly Greek myths. There are various stories of how Draco became a constellation, one involves Hercules, Zeus and Athena, while the other involves Athena alone.
Pegasus was a winged horse that was born of a former Lybian princess named Medusa who was transformed into a monster by Athena. Pegasus was placed as a constellation in the sky after Zeus began using him to transport lightning bolts.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Jupiter was the God of the Roman Gods. He held the position that Zeus had in Greek mythology. The planet "Jupiter" was named after him because Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Various Jupiter moons were also named after Roman Gods.
Chrono is the Greek God of time. Which is where we get the word "chronological" from, as "chronological" means in order, or in time. He was later adopted by the Romans as the God Saturn, and the planet in our solar system "Saturn" is named after him.