Top of the funniest stories of Greek mythology.

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The Greeks invented lots of stories to distract themselves and explain the world.

their myths they did not take them to the first degree. Nevertheless, all this has given rise to some very nice and often funny stories so it's anything. Anything, but at the same time quite poetic. Do not forget that all this is false.

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A great introduction to Greek mythology

Yesterday I finished reading Mythos by Stephen Fry. I (18/f) have always been interested in the idea of learning about the Greek myths, but never really knew where to start. Most books on the topic seemed a bit daunting, but I believe that Fry has provided a perfect first read. No prior knowledge or understanding was required to appreciate the myths and to enjoy not only the stories but his light hearted, humorous writing style. I would truly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their first step into the world of Greek myths.

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Greek Mythology: Aphrodite is the one making Zeus cheat on Hera, as revenge

It's the biggest running joke in Greek Mythology: Zeus has hundreds, even thousands of affairs (many of which were basically just rape). That's a massive embarassment to Hera. The goddess of happy marriage and faithfulness has a horrible marriage with a husband who cheats on her. She's the laughingstock of Olympus, and becomes horribly bitter and jealous. Early in her life, she's portrayed as more kind, and loving, before going full on baby murder later on.

But, guess who on Olympus literally controls love and desire? That's right, Aphrodite. Notably, before Aphrodite became an Olympian, there aren't really any instances of Zeus being unfaithful to his first wife, Mentes, or during the start of his marriage to Hera. Then, along comes Aphrodite, who had the ability to control love, as well as her son Eros (aka Cupid), capable of making anyone fall in love, even gods. There are a few myths about what happened when she arrived, but they all boil down to one thing: Aphrodite was forced to marry the ugly Hephaestus by Hera and Zeus. Obviously, for the goddess of love and beauty, being trapped in a marriage with someone like Hephaestus was a massive insult, and she was known for holding grudges.

Aphrodite used her powers of love to make Zeus constantly cheat on Hera, humiliating her just like Hera had once humiliated Aphrodite.

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What book incorporates folklore, urban legends, or mythology into its story? Preferably not with Greek Mythology, because it’s everywhere
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Smh dumb Greek person, don’t even know your own mythology
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Greek mythology can be wholesome too! Alert: Took it down previously because it showed the poster's username.
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Why are beliefs in Norse gods (asatro) and Greek gods considered mythology and not religion?

As far as I'm aware there's really no other difference to them to Christianity, Islam etc. except for numbers.

Asatro believes are well and alive here in Sweden, but for some reason they are considered a mythological group and nobody really takes them seriously, or at least treat them the same as christians or muslims.

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Mythology or something, I don't know, I'm not Greek
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Some Greek Mythology stuff that's probably exactly as clear cut as they're making it out to be
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Anime about or heavily inspired by Greek Mythology?

Title basically says it all. Need to watch a Medium that contains some kind of Greek Mythology for School and I myself can't think of one. Thanks in advance.

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The Minecraft Bosses are inspired by the ancient Greek mythology

The Ender dragon is inspired be the Phoenix.

A flying fire breathing beast that is reborn out of its ashes. The Phoenix "dies in a show of flames and combustion" and so does the ender dragon. And of its ashes the next generation is born: the dragon egg. The reason why you can only obtain an egg from the first dragon you kill, is that that one was the only natural dragon, the dragons after the first one that can be summoned with four end crystals and are clones, unable to reproduce. There may be an way to hatch the dragon egg and "make" a natural dragon that can give birth to new generations but that technique is unknown to the player.

The wither is inspired by Cerberus

Cerberus is the hound of Hades, the god of the underworld aka the nether. The wither can only be summoned with blocks that only are obtainable in the nether (underworld). The job of the three-headed monstrosity is to prevent the dead from leaving the underworld (not kill them!) and the wither does not attack undead mobs, only when provoked. The wither effect could theoretically be explained with snake poison (descriptions show cerberus wity three heads and many small snake heads on its back) but that might be a stretch.

The elder guardian is inspired by Polyphemus

Polyphemus is usually known for its tale with Odysseus in "the Odyssey". In the story, Odysseus returns from the Trojan war by ship and land on an island full of cyclops and he and his man are captured by polyphemus that eats two of their men every morning. Long story short; Odysseus and the rest of his men escape, stabbing polyphemus' eye. While sailing away Odysseus mocks polyphemus so the cyclops begs his father, poseidon, to revenge him and poseidon curses Odysseus what leads to him suffering multiple shipwrecks and returning home after 10 years. What makes me believe the elder guardian is inspired by polyphemus? The elder guardian has one eye and lives in an ocean monument. Polyphemus is a cyclops and his parents are Poseidon and Thoosa, both gods of the sea. And When a adventurer sails past an elder guardians it gives him the effect mining fatigue, a curse, that holds on for a long time just like the curse Odysseus was given by poseidon

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Greek mythology /inspired/ retellings

Does anyone have good recommendations (outside of Rick Riordan books) with Greek myths as their sources? It doesn't have to be faithful to the original material. I just want some books about Greek gods and goddesses. Preferably Athena or Poseidon.

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Why aren’t there more films about Greek mythology?

It’s weird to me there really aren’t more of films about such a cool topic, there’s never even been a full feature film about the Odyssey or any other Greek myths (besides Hercules). I feel like there’s yet to be a masterpiece that tackles Greek mythology in a non cheesy way, if it can be done. What we do have pretty much misses the mark, usually not taking the source material all that seriously.

300 is probably the closest and it’s not even Greek, (it IS Greek but I’m a dumbass) Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, Troy to an extent have all been sort of misses.

Then you have absolute cheeseball 90s series like Xena, Hercules, and the Odyssey miniseries which are sort of entertaining in their own right but not really all that well made.

I feel like there’s so much opportunity there! Would love to see something really well done, good acting, high budget but not a CGI mess. Maybe even an adaption of a Greek tragedy play like Oedipus Rex.

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I failed my Greek Mythology exam.

It has always been my Achilles' elbow

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When the Greek, Norse and multitude of other mythologies are mentioned, their hearts are filled with joy and marvel. But when Allah and His Oneness is talked about, they respond with disgust and they revolt at the idea of worshipping the Most Merciful alone.
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Inspired by the mth of Atargatis: often referred to as the first mermaid or the goddess-mermaid. Atargatis was a Syrian goddess worshipped almost 4000 years ago and in the Greek mythology, the figure has connections to Venus/Aphrodite. She was a goddess of fertility, waters, femininity and earth. reddit.com/gallery/lgw1kc
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Why aren’t there more tv shows/movies on Greek Mythology?

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[Greek Mythology] You are a time-traveler tasked to allowing the Persians to win over the Greeks.

It is 400 BC. There you are, cold, uncomfortable, unable to process any of the information at this moment. History is beginning to unfold within your very eyes. Xerxes I plans to burn and destroy every last remaining Greek in the midst of the area. Though, you should know that this part of history brings a slight setback between the Greeks.

[insert user] This is a choose your own adventure. Each of your actions will open up a new route in the story and that'll allow you to see which ending you unlock. Go ahead and experience it with yourself.

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Thanks I hate Greek mythology
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My Greek and Roman Mythology bookshelf! The only books I really have and I love them all!
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Rick Riordan has already touched Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse what Mythology should he do next for a 5 Part Series?
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Greek Mythology be like:
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Introducing Greek Mythology to Your kids was never easier, take a look!

Hi guys, i'am student and android app developer who is interested in greek mythology and recently i made an app for kids with kids friendly colors, design and most importantly is easy to use, but its suitable for adults also. The application contains "Introduction in Greek Mythology", "Top Facts", "Greek Gods and Goddess", "Titans", "Famous Myths and Stories" and "Videos". If you want to take a look i will be more than thankfull and download it if you find it useful. Any suggestions and critics are welcomed, if you want i will add more features like "Quiz" or more informations.

this is the link and currently is on sale 50% https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kookoonut.greekgods&hl=en&gl=US

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do any other twins feel a strong connection towards greek mythology?

my mom is half greek & so is my twins. as a young child i was always interested in the word β€œgreek” & as i got older i got really interested in greek mythology & researching a lot into it. the only think is is that i don’t know where this curiosity came from. it was always just there.

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Is it common for people to name their kids from characters in Greek mythology?

I frequently give my imaginary children names from mythology. What names are popular in Greece?

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IIL songs relating to Greek mythology and/or books (eg. Achilles Come Down, and anything by Beth Crowley), WEWIL?

I love Greek mythology (and most other mythologies) and I love finding music that relates to that (like Gang of Youth's Achilles Come Down). I also like songs that are kind of inspired by books and stories (like pretty much any and all releases by Beth Crowley). I'd love some new recommendations.

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Want to learn about Greek mythology but don't know where to start? Start here! (Repost)

-Reposted for request, original post here-

Hi everyone!

Since questions about 'how to start learning about Greek mythology' appear almost every second day in this sub, I thought maybe we should make a little guide for it. So I'm writing down my own thoughts here, and I'm waiting for your comments to add more details (I'd also like to have recommendations about English translations, since I rarely read the texts in English).

Background for mythology

Some useful facts to have in mind, very briefly, in bulletpoints:

  • The are lots of contradictions in myths (That's why it would be impossible to make one 'canon' family tree, for example)
  • The ancient writers and poets did not create the myths (most of the time, there are few exceptions), they worked with the myths
  • Greek theater was very important, most of the Greek texts we can read today are the plays that survived. Almost all tragedies were based on myths, satires were also based on everyday life (Please do a bit of a research about the Greek theater before reading the plays, it's very interesting and worth knowing what kind of theatrical changes has each playwright brought)
  • The myths are mostly connected together (even if only in a referential level), it's not one big line, more like a spider web. (Because of this, I'd recommend memorizing the important names, most of them probably won't just 'stick' in your head like in the case of reading an easy novel)
  • Greek and Roman mythology are strongly connected together, eventually you will need to read Roman texts too, so It's not a good idea ignoring them.

Useful advice

  1. My first, and most important tip is not to believe things from the internet about the content of the stories. The only website I fully trust it Theoi (see later), but otherwise, question everything. Not to rant here, but some people like to think they know stuff while not having read any texts, just some unreliable articles/comments about a topic. Misinformation is common, and it spreads fast. Unfortunately, same with misinterpretations.
  2. Memorization. As mentioned already, most of the names of people and places (probably) won't magically just stick in your head, yet it's good to remember them, since myths are often referencing each other, and the same places or characters can also reappear in various pieces of literature.
  3. Don't give
... keep reading on reddit ➑

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How much did you know about the mythology of the Greek Underworld & how does it impact your experience of the game?

This might be a bit of an out of left-field question, but I'm curious for reasons (see below if you care). How much did you know about the mythology of the Ancient Greek Underworld before playing Hades - and how much does knowing/not knowing/learning things change your experience of the game?

Reasons: I am an Ancient Greek historian and I have written a book about Underworld Gods and am currently writing one about Hades (the god and place) and started playing Hades because I want to write about it in the book (as a 'reception' of the myth). And, given I have a better-than-average knowledge base and have gotten a lot of quiet thrills out of how the myth(s) is/are played with in the game, I wondered if this was the case for anyone else.

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My Ankh Shield upgrade. Aegis is the reflective shield in Greek mythology that was used to defeat Medusa.
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Do you guys prefer the first games based on greek mythology or the new games based on norse mythology? If we talking story and gameplay?
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"What's your favorite weapon from Greek Mythology?" "Gun."
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The SMP just went from Greek mythology to horror
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What are some of the small jokes I am missing by not having full knowledge of Greek Mythology?

Spoilers, obviously:

For example, when you take Orpheus for a drink in the Lounge his dialogue after the time passes starts with "So, the moral of the story is not to look back." Which is a reference to Orpheus' story of how the gods allowed Eurydice back on earth, but he was a not allowed to look back until she reached him. Which he did, for which he was punished.

Or the joke that Zagreus and Dionysus pull on Orpheus where they claim to actually be the same person, only to have Orpheus spread it around as truth.

Sisyphus also makes a reference to Prometheus, commenting how pushing a builder op a hill is a far more lenient punishment than getting your liver eaten every day.

I have a feeling there are A LOT more of these little jokes hidden in the game, but I simply fail the background knowledge to spot them. So which ones have you found, or is there a full list of them anywhere?

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Want to get into greek mythology but do not know where to start

So i am a 15 year old boy and have always been intrigued on the topic of greek mythology i feel i could learn a lot from it if i looked into it and read it more but i dont really know where to start i have so much spare time now a days and i am not really doing anything good with my life so I decided to pick up reading and wanted to start with greek mythology since i have been interested in it for a while now anyways as i was saying i dont really know where to start all i know is i love that god type of stuff in greek mythology but also really like the stuff with deeper meanings and good lessons and if possible id prefer a book not too short but not too long something that can keep me occupied for a month maybe i really would love to learn more about this subject so if anyone knows any greek mythology book recomendations i should pick up that has to do with the gods or stuff with lessons and deeper meaning that usnt too short nor is it too lobg that would be great if you can name more than one good books i should start off with that relate to my interest on the topic of greek mythology that would be great thank you and have a good day

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greek mythology books??

which books are the best to read when it comes to greek mythology? i'm really tryna learn all about it

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Looking for Greek Mythology

Any one know any good Romance novels set in Greek Mythology?

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