Greek Mythology: Prometheus

One of the most important Greek mythological figures in shaping humankind today is Prometheus. He is a Titan, culture hero, and a trickster. He is credited with the creation of humanity from clay and who defied the gods by stealing fire and giving it to human civilisation. But instead of being rewarded for his bravery,Continue reading “Greek Mythology: Prometheus”

Greek Mythology: Narcissus

Here we go again, with another analysis of someone in Greek Mythology. This time I am going to be talking about Narcissus, son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liliope. I have recently become more interested in psychology, which led me to explore the connection between Narcissus and the narcissism. According to theContinue reading “Greek Mythology: Narcissus”

Greek Mythology: Zeus

To understand a lot of characters in Greek mythology I should probably start by talking about the most powerful Greek god, Zeus. He was the god of the sky, lightning, thunder and justice. His father Cronus (the god of time) and his mother Rhea (the goddess of fertility, motherhood and generation) did not give himContinue reading “Greek Mythology: Zeus”

Greek Mythology: Medusa

Whilst most people in the world have heard of Medusa, and the legend of the look that turns men to stone, I’m less sure how many people know the full story. The most common interpretation of Medusa suggests that she is an apotropaic symbol, who is used to protect from and ward off the negative.Continue reading “Greek Mythology: Medusa”

Greek Mythology: An Introduction

It is probably pointless to explain but Greek mythology is a large collection of stories started in Ancient Greece about the beginning of the world, and writes about the lives and adventures of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines.  Greek mythology has twelve main gods known as the Twelve Olympians. They were Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hephaestus,Continue reading “Greek Mythology: An Introduction”