mother of the Roman people Venus Goddess of Love Beauty
What is Aphrodite's relationship to Eos?
They both arise from the water rosy and gold sunlight and erotic beauty
What are Aphrodite's sacred places?
Isle of Cyprus Mt. Ida in Troy Mt. Erux in Sicily Temple above Corinth
What flowers are sacred to Aphrodite?
Rose Lily Poppy
What fruits are sacred to Aphrodite?
Apple Peach Pear Pomegranate
What birds are sacred to Aphrodite?
Common sparrow Pigeons all non predatory water birds geese ducks swans doves
Why is Aphrodite called "The Golden One"?
Because Gold is the most precious metal and to the Greeks it symbolized the best and most beautiful
Who are Aphrodite's attendants and favorites mortals?
Her favorite is Helen of Sparta and Paris of Troy
Why is Aphrodite associated with the mirror?
because she is the Goddess of Beauty
What are Artemis' main titles?
Goddess of the hunt Goddess of virginity Nature Goddess Goddess of the moon Triple- faces Goddess
Who is the mother of Artemis?
What are Artemis' sacred places?
Delos Ortygia (hard rocky islands)
Who is the triple-faced goddess?
Selene Hekate Artemis
Who is Hekate?
Goddess of the underworld
what are Artemis' sacred attributes?
Silver bow and arrow palm tree wild flowers wild animals especially: Quails Deer Bear Wolf Hunting dog
Who is the Great Olympian mother Archetype?
What happens to Persephone?
Hades takes her down to the underworld because he wants her as his wife.
How do Demeter and Persephone represent the cycle of life?
Pesephone goes away with Hades and Demeter makes it winter, Persephone goes with Demeter things sprout again
Why is Eleusis sacred?
that is where Hades took Persephone
What are Athena's main titles?
Goddess of Wisdom Virgin Warrior Pallas Athena Patron of Athens Goddess of Warcraft, strategy, victory Goddess of human Culture
How was Athena born?
Zeus had a headache and had someone crack open his head and out popped fully adult Athena
What is metis?
is wisdom, practical knowledge and strategy
why is Athena called the "mother" of the Athenians?
Hephaestus her brother wants to sleep with her and chases her around and ejaculates on her skirt she thinks it is gross and wipes it off and buries it. Then 9 months later Gaia gives Athena a baby from the ground.
What are Athena's sacred animals?
What is on Athena's aegis?
Who is Nike?
Goddess of Victory
Who are the Amazons?
A mythical legendary society of warrior women that captivated the imaginations of the ancient Greeks
What is an amazonomachy?
When heroes fight the Amazons
What is the popular etymology of the name "Amazon"?
Any tough, aggressive female of one who is often of tall stature.
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