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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...
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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...
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