Mythology and Athena

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Athena is an ancient Greek goddess, who was worshiped by the Greeks for her special qualities. Athena’s birth wasn’t a normal affair as she came out of her father’s body. Her father, the mighty Zeus, was the lord and master of all the other Greek gods. Athena has several brothers and sisters like Artemis, Aphrodite, […]

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Panhellenic and Athenian cult

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Cults are considered to be negative formations of religion. The rise of cults coincided with a people’s desire to practice religion as they wanted: to experience religious freedom. In the past, people were not all allowed to take part in the religion of their choice because of sex and status. Athens developed a democratic state […]

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Poseidon

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Poseidon is one of the twelve Gods referred to as “The Olympians” in Greek mythology. He was the second son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, the firstborn being Hades. He was a brother to Zeus and Hera, the King and Queen of the Greek gods. Poseidon is the God of the sea, storms, earthquakes […]

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Mythology and Athena


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Athena is an ancient Greek goddess, who was worshiped by the Greeks for her special qualities. Athena’s birth wasn’t a normal affair as she came out of her father’s body. Her father, the mighty Zeus, was the lord and master of all the other Greek gods. Athena has several brothers and sisters like Artemis, Aphrodite, […]

January 9, 2019

Panhellenic and Athenian cult


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Cults are considered to be negative formations of religion. The rise of cults coincided with a people’s desire to practice religion as they wanted: to experience religious freedom. In the past, people were not all allowed to take part in the religion of their choice because of sex and status. Athens developed a democratic state […]

January 9, 2019

Poseidon


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Poseidon is one of the twelve Gods referred to as “The Olympians” in Greek mythology. He was the second son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, the firstborn being Hades. He was a brother to Zeus and Hera, the King and Queen of the Greek gods. Poseidon is the God of the sea, storms, earthquakes […]

January 9, 2019

Hera


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In Greek mythology, Hera is the Queen of the Gods. She is one of the 12 major deities of the Greek pantheon. They were known as the Twelve Olympians because it was believed they lived at the top of the highest mountain in Greece, Mount Olympus. Hera is the daughter of the youngest of the […]

January 9, 2019

Athena


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Identified with insight, warfare, and handicraft, Athena was a mythical Greek goddess who was considered to be the guardian and patron of various towns across Greece, but specifically Athens. Athena is most likely to have obtained her name from this city. Athena was one of the three great virgin goddesses of Olympus, therefore she had […]

January 9, 2019

Zeus


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Zeus, son of Cronus and Rhea, husband to the goddess Hera and father to many children, (including Athena, who was his favourite), was the ruler of the Greek gods who lived on Mount Olympus. In ancient Greek mythology Zeus is depicted as the god of thunder and the sky. He is usually depicted with a […]

January 8, 2019