The geographical origins of Western literature lie in areas as diverse as the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Central European Forests and the North western coasts, each of which had a lot of myths, legends and some of them were written down.
Now, if you see Greek mythology, the family tree is so vague and confusing, that it will take any human more than 1 life to understand this tree. Let me put before you a few facts about the mythology of Greece :-
- Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
- It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece.
- The word mythology, (“exposition of myths”), comes from Middle French ‘mythologie’, from Late Latin ‘mythologia’, from Greek ’μυθολογία mythologia’ (“legendary lore, a telling of mythic legends; a legend, story, tale”) from μῦθος mythos (“myth”) and –’λογία –logia’ (“study”).
- Greek mythology has over a 1000 gods and goddesses, most of them being a product of inbreeding.
- The prominent Gods of Greek mythology are… ……
- Zeus – The All -Father
- Poseidon – The god of Water (Restricted mostly to oceans)
- Hades – The god of the Underworld
- Apollo – The sun god and Zeus’s son
- Hermes – The god of mischief
- Dionysus – The god of wine
- Eros – The god of Love
- Hercules – The god of strength
- Ares – The god of war
- Hephaestus – The god of the blacksmiths
- The prominent goddesses are …….
- Hera – Zeus’s sister as well as his wife
- Aphrodite – The goddess of lust and Zeus’s sister
- Athena – Zeus’s sister and daughter
- Demeter – The goddess of fertility
- Artemis – Goddess of hut
- Hestia – The goddess of hearth and domestic life
- Hecate – The goddess of magic
- Hygea – The goddess of health and hygiene
- Iris – The goddess of rainbows
- Tyche – The goddess of prosperity and fortune