Category Archives: mythology

X is for Xenia

Xenia in ancient Greece, was a code of conduct that was to be strictly observed between a host and someone who had landed up at his door invited or uninvited. The rules applied to all, the Gods, kings and even … Continue reading

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W is for the Wooden Horse

Helen had been wooed and carried away from her husband, King Menelaus of Sparta by Paris, prince of Troy. The Greek wanted Helen back and had laid siege on the city of Troy for ten long years. The country side … Continue reading

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T is for Tantalus

Tantalus the king of Sipylus, was a son of Zeus and the nymph Plouto. As a son of Zeus. He had a good life, but much like the two brothers who featured in S, he proved to be too clever … Continue reading

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R is for the Reluctant Hero and his Revenge

Odysseus was the legendary king of Ithaca, the hero of Homer’s epic Odyssey and a key player in other Greek epics. He also went by the name of Ulysses, and we will in all probability come back to some of … Continue reading

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Q is for Quandary

Q has left me in a quandary. You see, I did not find a character from Greek mythology, whose name starts with Q. Initially this did not disturb me at all, for I had faced the same problem last year, … Continue reading

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P is for Prometheus and Pandora

Prometheus was an immortal, the son of Titans, Iapetus and Clymene. In the war between the Titans Prometheus, though a Titan, sided with the Olympians and Zeus. When Zeus emerged victorious from the war, he expressed his gratitude to Prometheus, … Continue reading

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L is for Leto and Leda

Leto is a Greek Goddess, while Leda was a mortal queen, What do they have in common? If you have been following this blog, you should know by now! Leto, is a goddess of the highest order. According to some … Continue reading

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