Showing Tag: "" (Show all posts)

The Music Contests of Apollo

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Greek Prestige Myths 

Apollo – Taken from Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses (c.1640) by
Simon Vouet (Source – Wikipedia)

Amongst other things, the Olympian Apollo was the god of music who had a particular flair for playing the lyre. The son of Zeus and Leto, Apollo had acquired his instrument from his paternal half-brother Hermes, who before they met stole his oxen. However his deed was uncovered and when Apollo went to retrieve his cattle, he happened to hear his brother play a little. So taken was he with t...
Continue reading ...

Demeter and Persephone

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Saturday, September 28, 2013, In : Greek Nature Myths 

The Rape of Proserpenie, (c. 1684) by Luca Giordano (Source - Wikipedia)

Demeter, Greek goddess of grain and agriculture, was one of the twelve Olympians who had a daughter with her brother, Zeus. The child’s name was Persephone and one day, while she was out picking flowers with nymphs and naiads of the ocean, she spotted a pretty flower known as the narcissus. She joyfully went over to it to pick it when all of a sudden the earth opened up and out of it came Hades, king of the underworld,...
Continue reading ...

The Greek Creation Myth – The Rise of Zeus, King of the Gods

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Greek Creation Myths 

Uranus (1610) by Tycho Brahe (Source Wikimedia)

In the beginning, all that existed was the vast empty universe, devoid of life and creation except for a black winged bird named Nyx.  She laid a golden egg and sat upon it until eventually it hatched, given birth to Eros, the god of love. The egg had been split in two pieces and one half rose up and became the sky, Uranus, and the other half became mother earth, Gaia.

The Rule of the Greek God Uranus

Uranus and Gaia instantly fell in love and the...
Continue reading ...





Mythology Quote

"It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved".

~ Irwin Edman ~



Mythology Quote

"There is nothing new, from Greek mythology to Shakespeare to every romcom ever made, we're just reimagining the same 12 story plots over and over again - so what makes people keep watching and listening? It's all about the character".

~ Jeremy Renner ~



© Andrew Griffiths 2013 All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The images on this site are believed to be in the public domain. However if any mistakes have been made and your copyright or intellectual rights have been breeched, please contact (Note: The myths used on this page may be an amalgamation of the most interesting aspects of more than one available text and are derived from secondary sources, as opposed to being drawn from just one primary source).