His father was Echionthe wisest of the Spartoi. His mother was Agavethe daughter of Cadmusthe founder of Thebes, and the goddess Harmonia. His sister was Epeiros. Much of what is known about the character comes from the interpretation of the myth in Euripides ' tragic play, The Bacchae.
The Greeks imagined that gods and goddesses were like human beings. Often they behaved just as badly! A Acamas Acamas was the son of the hero Theseus.
He fought in the Trojan War. Achilles Achilles was a Greek warrior who fought in the Trojan war. His mother was a nymph named Thetis. When Achilles was a child she dipped him into the River Styx in the underworld to make him immortal but she held him by his heel and that part of his body remained mortal.
Actaeon Actaeon was a hunter who saw the goddess Artemis bathing. She turned him into a stag and he was killed by his own dogs. Aeneas Aeneas was a Trojan and a great warrior.
He survived the Trojan War and fled to Italy. Agamemnon Agamemnon was commander of the Greeks during the Trojan War Ajax Ajax was a great Greek warrior who fought in the Trojan war Amazons The Amazons were a mythical race of women warriors Ambrosia Ambrosia was the food of the Greek gods Amphitrite Amphitrite was the was the wife of Poseidon the sea god Andromeda Andromeda was a princess.
Her parents unwisely boasted that she was lovelier than the nereids. Poseidon flooded the land and to appease him Andromeda was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster. Perseus turned up just in time to kill the monster. Apollo Apollo was Greek god of music and poetry.
He was also god of prophecy. Aphrodite Aphrodite was Greek goddess of love Arachne Arachne was a Greek woman who was very good at weaving.
The goddess Athene turned her into a spider. Ares Ares was the Greek god of war Argus Argus was a giant with eyes Ariadne Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and she helped Theseus to kill the Minotaur Artemis Artemis was the goddess of hunting and wild animals Ascelpius Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and healing Asphodel Fields The Asphodel Fields were a part of the underworld where people who were not particularly good or bad went after their death Athene Athene was Greek goddess of wisdom and crafts Atlas Atlas was a titan a human shaped giant who held up the sky to prevent it falling to earth Augeus Augeus owned stables with cattle which had not been cleaned for years.
One of the tasks of Hercules was to clean them. Auster Auster was god of the south wind B Bellerophon Bellerophon was a Greek hero who killed the chimera. However he tried to ride Pegasus the winged horse to Mount Olympus dwelling place of the gods.
Zeus sent a gad fly which stung the horse and threw its rider to the ground. The god Apollo gave her the gift of prophecy but he later added a curse that nobody would ever believe her prophecies.
Centaurs Centaurs were mythical beings. They were half human and half horse. Cerberus Cerberus was a dog with 3 heads who guarded the underworld and prevented the dead from escaping Ceres Ceres was the Greek goddess of agriculture and the harvest Cerynean hind The Cerynean hind had golden antlers and bronze hooves.
It was caught by Hercules. He was overthrown by his son Zeus. Cyclops The cyclops were one-eyed giants.
The most famous was Polyphemus who was outwitted by Odysseus. The cyclops were children of Gaia the earth goddess and Uranus the sky god. D Daedalus Daedalus was the first man to fly with his son Icarus Danae Danae was the mother of the hero Perseus Demeter Demeter was Greek goddess of harvests and fertility Deucalion In the Greek version of the flood story Zeus sent a terrible flood.
Deucalion built an ark and survived with his wife Pyrrah. The goddess Hera cursed her so she could only repeat what other people said. Unable to speak to her lover Echo faded away till only her voice remained. Elysian Fields The Elysian Fields were part of the underworld.When the clergy tried to get Jesus involved in choral dance and song they were testing to determine whether He was Dionysus whom many Jews worshipped in song with instrument, dance and drama.
Dionysos (Oudgrieks: Διόνυσος, Diónysos; Διώνυσος, Diṓnysos; Latijn: Dionysus) of Bakchos (Grieks: Bάκχος, Bákchos; Latijn: Bacchus), soms ook Iakchos (Grieks: Ἵακχος; Latijn: Iacchus), is een figuur uit de Frygische, Thracische en Griekse rutadeltambor.com was een godheid die in verschillende opzichten een belangrijke invloed op het leven, denken en werken van de.
Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. His name in Linear B tablets shows he was worshipped from c. - BC by Mycenean Greeks: other traces of Dionysian-type cult have been found in ancient Minoan Crete. Oct 04, · The god is Dionysus, the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele, though none of Semele’s relatives buy Zeus’s paternity.
The man is Pentheus, Dionysus’s first cousin, another skeptic. A DICTIONARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY. By Tim Lambert. The Ancient Greeks were polytheists (they worshipped many gods). The Greeks imagined that gods and goddesses were like human beings.
Dionysus (/ d aɪ. ə ˈ n aɪ s ə s /; Greek: Διόνυσος Dionysos) is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth. Wine played an important role in Greek culture, and the cult of Dionysus was the main religious focus for its unrestrained consumption.
His worship became firmly.