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By Kathleen N. Daly, Marian Rangail


According to many students, historic Greece and Rome supplied the rules of Western tradition. greater than millennia later, myths of either civilizations are nonetheless being studied for his or her wealthy storytelling and perception into the cultures that spawned them. Their endured retelling speaks to their common charm. This revised variation of Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z illuminates the mythology on the center of these civilizations' ideals.

Entries include:

The most renowned Greek and Roman gods and goddesses
The so much memorable heroes and heroines
Important issues in mythology and tradition, reminiscent of family gods and Olympic Games
Places resembling Athens, Parnassus, and Rome
And extra.

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She told him to pull out the dragon’s teeth and plant them in the ground. Cadmus did this, and in a very short time a host of fully armed men sprang up eager to fight, for the dragon was sacred to Ares, the god who loved to fight. The men were called the Spartoi (Sown Men). Cadmus threw a stone into the midst of the Spartoi and at once the men started to attack each other, bellowing, until all but five were dead. Ares was angry with Cadmus for killing his serpent-dragon and a divine court sentenced Cadmus to of HEPHAESTUS.

He and his wife were hosts to the goddess DEMETER when she wandered the Earth in search of her daughter PERSEPHONE. Celeus is described as the first priest and his daughters as the first priestesses of Demeter at Eleusis. CEPHEUS CENTAURS In Greek mythology, these were creatures half human and half horse, sons of CENTAURUS. IXION, a LAPITH of THESSALY, loved the goddess HERA, wife of ZEUS, who became jealous. Zeus fashioned a likeness of Hera out of a cloud and called her NEPHELE. Ixion, convinced that the beautiful cloudwoman was Hera, mated with her.

Another descendant of the these women was the hero HERACLES. AGAMEMNON was the famous king of Argos and MYCENAE who fought in the TROJAN WAR. ARGUS (1) (ARGOS) In Greek mythology, a giant with 100 eyes. He was set by the goddess HERA to watch over the maiden IO, who had been transformed into a beautiful white heifer by the god ZEUS. Zeus sent HERMES to rescue Io. Hermes played upon his lute and sang songs until all the eyes of Argus closed in sleep. Then Hermes slew Argus and set Io free. Hera placed the eyes of Argus on the tail of the peacock, where they remain to this day.

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