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Greek Mythology: “Prometheus, The Rebel Titan”.- ►Greek Mythology: “Prometheus, The Rebel Titan”: “Prometheus bringt der Menschheit das Feuer” by Heinrich Friedrich Füger. (1817).- Prometheus was a son of Iapetus by Clymene (one of the Oceanids).
He was brother of Epimetheus, Menoetius and Atlas. Prometheus and Epimetheus, were two titans who were spared imprisonment in Tartarus because they had not fought with the Titans during the war with the Gods. They were both given the task of creating man. Prometheus shaped man out of mud, and Athena breathed life into his clay figure. Fatal Lust, Fatal Consequences.
‘What is left when honour is lost?’
Publilius Syrus To love and be loved is the greatest desire every person hopes to have. It is human nature, written in our DNA since the conception of people. The image of stone-age man dragging a female by her hair, whether correct hypothesis or not, is a scene a few may recognise. The point is love is an illogical emotion, it makes people do things they may not normally do. . • Social Needs – belongingness, affection and love, – from work group, family, friends, romantic relationships. He believed people are ‘motivated to achieve certain needs’ and when you succeed that level you move onto the next. Enrique Simonet (1866–1927)Spanish: El juicio de ParisThe Judgement of ParisThe painting shows the Judgment of Paris, an event in Greek mythology.
Paris was married to a nymph Oenone, who he fell in love with while watching over his cattle on Mount Ida. There wasn’t much thinking go on, not upstairs in any case. THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Women in Greek Myths. Greek Mythology: “Agamemnon’s Family and the War of Troy”.-
Mythology: “Apollo And Daphne”.- ►Mythology: “Apollo And Daphne”: “Apollo and Daphne” by Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1720/1737).- Apollo was a great archer, but sometimes he was a little full of himself.
One day he caught sight of Eros, Aphrodite´s son. The insulted Eros took two arrows, one tipped in gold, one blunted and tipped with lead. Mythology: “Pasiphae, Mother of the Minotaur”.- Greek Mythology: “The Labyrinth of Crete, The Minotaur and Theseus”.- ►Greek Mythology: “The Labyrinth of Crete, Theseus and The Minotaur”: “Theseus and Ariadne at the Entrance of the Labyrinth” by Richard Westall.- Minos was the king of Crete and Pasipahe´s husband.
After Pasiphae become impregnated by a white bull, she then gave birth to an hybrid child, the bull-headed Minotaur. Angered with his wife, Minos imprisoned the minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete in Knossos. Some modern mythologists regard the Minotaur as a solar personification and a Minoan adaptation of the Baal- Moloch of the Phoenicians. Doda, from My space in the Inmense Universe, said that “it is unfair to pay the price for faults we have never committed”. Greek Mythology: “Orpheus and Eurydice”.-
►Greek Mythology: “Orpheus and Eurydice”: “The Myth and a Brief Story by Andreas Keller”(Nannus): “Orpheus and Eurydice” by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.
. - Greek Mythology: “Atalanta, Hippomenes, a Footrace and Three Golden Apples”.- ►Greek Mythology: “Atalanta, Hippomenes, a Footrace and Three Golden Apples”: “The Race between Atalanta and Hippomenes” by Nicolas Colombel (1680).- Atalanta was a great Arkadian huntress and a favourite of the goddess Artemis.
She swore to the goddess to defend her virginity and, when Centaurs burst into her grove, destroyed them with her arrows. Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham .- ►Greek Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / ►Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”
, by Christy Birmingham: “The Judgment of Paris” by Guillaume Guillon Lethière (1812).- The Garden of the Hesperides was Hera´s orchard, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew. Greek Mythology: “Deucalion and Pyrrha, surviving the Flood”.- ►Greek Mythology: “Deucalion and Pyrrha, surviving the Flood”: “Deucalion and Pyrrha” by Giovanni Maria Bottalla (1635).- Deucalion’s parents were Prometheus, the rebel Titan, and Clymene the Oceanid.
Pyrrha’s parents were Epimetheus (Prometheus’ brother) and Pandora. Deucalion and Pyrrha had been chosen as the gods’ favorite humans, as they were considered the purest ones. The story of Deucalion and Pyrrha began during the Bronze Age, when humans were violent and loved to kill. Because of that reason, Zeus planned to destroy them all. Warned by his father, Prometheus, Deucalion built an ark to survive the coming Bronze Age ending flood that Zeus was sending. Mythology: “Dionysus, Greek God of Wine and Fertility”.- ►Mythology: “Dionysus, Greek God of Wine and Fertility”: “The Youth of Bacchus (Dionysus)” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1884).
Greek Mythology / Philosophy: “The Dichotomy Apollonian -Dionysian”, according to Friedrich Nietzsche.- ►Greek Mythology and Philosophy: “The Dichotomy Apollonian -Dionysian”, according to Friedrich Nietzsche: Apollonian and Dionysian are terms used by Nietzsche in his book “The Birth of Tragedy” to designate the two central principles in Greek culture.
Mythology / Philosophy: “The Lost City of Atlantis”, according to Plato.- ►Mythology / Philosophy: “The Lost City of Atlantis”, according to Plato’s dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”: Plato’s two dialogues pertaining to Atlantis are “Timaeus” and “Critias”, written in 360 BC. These are the earliest known written records about the Lost Continent of Atlantis, all other written references to Atlantis have been written since, and have been based on these writings by Plato. “Timaeus” and “Critias” are actually written in the form of dialogues between four main characters: Socrates (Greek philosopher, and Plato’s teacher), Critias (poet & historian), Timaeus (an Italian astronomer.), and Hermocrates (a general from Syracuse).
All were real people. The dialogue “Timaeus” includes only a passing reference to Atlantis, but the second writing, the Critias, has a much more in depth description of Atlantis leading upto it’s downfall. The fabled island-continent derives its name from the Titan Atlas. Greek Mythology: “Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest / Persephone, Queen of the Underworld”.- Greek Mythology: “The Eleusinian Mysteries”.- ►Greek Mythology: “The Eleusinian Mysteries”: “Proserpine / Persephone” (three-quarter portrait holding a pomegranate), by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1874).- The Eleusinian Mysteries are related to a greek religious festival held each year at Eleusis, fourteen miles northwest of Athens. It was celebrated in honor of the grain and fertility goddess Demeter (whose name means “spelt mother” being “spelt” is a variety of wheat.)
The festivity took place each year, when it was time for the crops to be sown, in the month of Boedromion (September). It all stems from the myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Greek Mythology: “Dionysian Mysteries”.- ►Greek Mythology: “Dionysian Mysteries”: Dionysus is best known in Greek mythology as the god of wine, but he has also been associated with peace, agriculture, law, civilization, and most especially, the theatre. In Thrace he was known as Eleutherios, “the Liberator,” or Liber Pater, “the Free One,” because he freed people through drunken ectasy The place of origin of the Hellenic Dionysian Mysteries is unknown, but they almost certainly first came to Greece with the importation of wine, which is widely believed to have originated, in the West, around 6000 BC in one of two places, either in the Zagros Mountains (the borderlands of Mesopotamia and Persia, both with their own rich wine culture since then) or from the ancient wild vines on the mountain slopes of Libya / North Africa (the source of early Egyptian wine from around 2500 BC, and home of many ecstatic rites), quite probably from both Wine probably also entered Greece over land from Asia Minor.
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