Khaos (Chaos)

Name: Khaos (Chaos)

Offspring of: Nothing- Arose from the abyss.

Children: Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, Nyx, and Eros

Occasionally referred to as a goddess, Khaos is the creator of all. The Titans and Olympians eventually came to being as a result of Khaos. The name literally translates to “the gap”, meaning the gap between heaven and earth. Khaos was the mother of Gaia (the Earth) and other substances of air. Khaos is also the grandmother of the Moirae, better known as The Fates.

"Ere land and sea and the all-covering sky were made, in the whole world the countenance of nature was the same, all one, well named Chaos, a raw and undivided mass, naught but a lifeless bulk, with warring seeds of ill-joined elements compressed together. No Titan [Helios the Sun] as yet poured light upon the world, no waxing Phoebe [Selene the Moon] her crescent filled anew, nor in the ambient air yet hung the earth, self-balanced, equipoised, nor Amphitrite’s [the Sea’s] arms embraced the long far margin of the land. Though there were land and sea and air, the land no foot could tread, no creature swim the sea, the air was lightless; nothing kept its form, all objects were at odds, since in one mass cold essence fought with hot, and moist with dry, and hard with soft and light with things of weight."

-Ovid, Metamorphoses 1. 1 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.)

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Titanomachy

The Titanomachy, or better known as the War of the Titans, was a ten-year battle fought between the Titans and the Olympians. The Olympians are the gods that many now attribute with Greek Mythology such as Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. However, before the Olympians were in power, the Titans reigned. They consisted mainly of Cronos, Oceanus, and Hyperion. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon were the son’s of Cronos who devoured the latter two immediately after their conception (see here for more detail).

The war began when Zeus wanted to stop the terrible reign of his father Cronos. Advised by Gaia, Zeus freed the three monstrous Cyclopes from the depths of Tartarus. As a reward, the Cyclopes gave lightning and thunder to Zeus to wield as weapons, and in later accounts also created Hades’ helmet of darkness and Poseidon’s trident. As the ten years went on, there was no permanent damage that could be done since all the gods and titans were immortal. However, eventually the Titans were overpowered by the Olympians and were imprisoned within Tartarus. Only a few Titans were spared such as Prometheus. It is said that Cronos was eventually released by Zeus and was assigned to rule over the Isles of the Blessed, where the spirits of heroes went after death.

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The Myth of Medusa

The story of Medusa is common knowledge: a woman with a head of snakes who can turn you into stone with a single glance. However, what is less known is why she was turned into her infamous form. In classical mythology, Medusa is one of three Gorgon sisters. Stheno, Medusa, and Euryale, were children of the ancient marine deities, Phorcys and his sister Ceto. Out of all three, Medusa was the only one subject to mortality. She was once a stunningly beautiful young woman with a magnificent head of hair and was courted by many suitors. Poseidon soon became enamored with Medusa’s beauty and while she was praying in Athena’s temple, he raped her. Medusa begged Athena for help but the goddess was disgusted that the sanctity of her temple had been violated in such a way. To ensure Medusa was never to experience mans urges again, Athena turned her into a hideous being with snakes as hair and the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone due to her unsightly appearance. 

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The Lotus-Eaters

While some have their drug of choice, The Lotus-Eaters prefer to stay natural. In an island near North Africa, are a race of people who are dominated by the lotus plant called the Lotus-Eaters, also known as lotophagi or lotophaguses. When the lotus is consumed, it causes a state of peaceful sleep and apathy brought on due to the narcotic elements within the lotuses. In the Odyssey, Odysseus speaks of how the north winds blew him and his men off course as they were rounding Cape Malea, the southernmost tip of the Peloponnesus, headed westwards for Ithaca. They drifted on for nine days and on the tenth, they found the island of the Lotus-eaters. They landed to rejuvenate their health and after they did, Odysseus sent three men to check on the native inhabitants on the island. Instead of being hostile, they offered the men the lotus flower to eat which was so delicious that the men forgot about home. They no longer cared to go back or do anything but eat the flower. After Odysseus realized this, he dragged the men back onto the ship though they wept bitterly and Odysseus warned the rest of the men not to eat the lotuses. You may also be familiar with the film “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” where they portrayed the den of the Lotus-Eaters as a casino in Las Vegas.

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Eos (Dawn)

Name: Eos (Dawn)

Watches over: The Dawn

Resides in: The Edge of Oceanus (The Ocean which surrounds the World)

Symbol: None

Offspring of: Hyperion and Theia

Consort: Orion, Astraeus, Tithonus, Cephalus, Zeus

Sibling of: Helios (The Sun) and Selene (The Moon)

Children: The Anemoi (Winds)

Lets say you’re a young, attractive mortal male. Well you should watch your back because chances are, Eos wants you. Well actually, you shouldn’t be that concerned as her beauty was said to be supernatural. Eos had an unquenchable desire for handsome young men, as the result of a curse laid upon her by the goddess Aphrodite out of jealousy. The dawn goddess and second generation Titan, Eos with “rosy fingers” opened the gates of heave n so that Helios (The All-Seeing Sun), her brother, could ride his chariot across the sky every day. In Homer, her saffron-colored robe is embroidered or woven with flowers; rosy-fingered and with golden arms, she is pictured on Attic vases as a beautiful woman, crowned with a tiara and with the large white-feathered wings of a bird. Her Roman equivalent is Aurora.

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Gaia

Name: Gaia

Watches over: The Earth

Resides in: Earth

Offspring of: Chaos

Consort: Uranus, Zeus, Pontus, and Poseidon

Sibling of:  Eros, Tartarus and Nyx 

Children:   Uranus, Cronus, Pontus, the Ourea, Hecatonchires, Cyclopes, Titans, The Gigantes, Nereus, Thaumus, Phorcys, Ceto, Eurybia, Aphrodite, and Typhon

Gaia is the primordial being of the Earth. She arose from Chaos and is the Great Mother of All. The Titans came into existence following her union with Uranus, the sea-titans from her mating with Pontus, and the Giants from her time with Tartarus. All these beings sprang from her earthly flesh. She and her siblings are the second generation to ever come into creation in the universe according to classical mythology.

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Melpomene & The Muses

Within Greek Mythology there are 9 muses. They are essentially the goddesses who inspire literature, science, and the arts. Believed to be the source of knowledge and creativity, Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, and Melpomene were the muse sisters.

Melopmene in particular was initially born as the Muse of Life. However, when she and Zeus had a child, Hera (Zeus’s wife) placed a curse on her and she became the Muse of Death. Later, Melpomene slept with Zeus once more and this time, bore him a son again. Once discovered by Hera, she became enraged. In her anger, she made Melpomene infertile and turned her into the Muse of Tragedy. It is said that Melpomene is the love of Zeus’s life.

A way to identify Melpomene in art is the tragedy mask she holds which is used in tragic plays.

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Prometheus and Man

Everyone should be grateful to Prometheus. After all, he created man. As the story goes, Prometheus was a titan who was spared from Tartarus for not having participated in the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. Him and Epimetheus were given the task to create man. Prometheus shaped man from clay and Athena breathed life into the figures. Epimetheus was assigned to give creatures of the earth certain traits such as swiftness, strength, fur, and wings. However, when it came time to give man traits, all the good qualities had already been given away so Prometheus gave man fire. Because Prometheus’s family had been banished to Tartarus, he grew to love man more than the gods. So when Zeus decreed that man must present a portion of each animal to be scarified to the gods, Prometheus decided to trick Zeus. He created a selection of beef hidden inside an ox’s stomach (food hidden inside a displeasing exterior), and the bull’s bones wrapped completely in “glistening fat” (something inedible hidden inside a pleasing exterior) and asked Zeus to pick one. Zeus chose the bones within the fat. This decided that the man would keep the meat and burn the bones as an offering to the gods. Angered from being tricked, Zeus hid fire away from man. In turn, Prometheus stole the fire and returned it to man but was punished severely by Zeus. For eternity, Prometheus was to be chained to a rock in Caucasus, where his liver was eaten by a great eagle everyday only to have the organ grow back at night due to his immortality.

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Dionysus (Bacchus)

Name: Dionysus (Bacchus)

Watches over: Wine, Theatre, and Ecstasy

Resides in: Mount Olympus

Symbol: Thyrsus, Bull, Serpent, Grapevine, Leopard Skin, Panther, Tiger, Leopard

Offspring of: Zeus and Semele

Consort: Ariadne

Sibling of: Nobody 

Children: Nobody

Two words: True Blood. If you immediately understand the reference, then good for you. If not, then watch True Blood. Just kidding, let me explain. In the HBO series “True Blood”, there is a woman who plays a Maenad. Maenad’s are female followers of Dionysus. They are portrayed as in an ecstatic state of frenzy made possible through dancing and drunken intoxication. In these states, they would lose all self-control, engage in uncontrollable sexual behavior, and in some myths, ritualistically find men and children and tear them apart, devouring their raw flesh. Those of you who did get the reference, well now you understand why Maryann Forrester had all the people of Bon Temp acting insane. Dionysus was the cause of the Maenads’ madness. As the god of the grape harvest, wine-making and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy, it’s no wonder the Maenad worshipers of Dionysus had no self-control. Dionysus has a strange story to his birth for he is the only god with a mortal parent. His mother, Semele, was the daughter of King Cadmus of Thebes and a mortal. Zeus came to Semele in the night, invisible, felt only as a divine presence. Semele was pleased to be a lover of a god. When Zeus’s wife, Hera, found out about the affair, she went to Semele as a old crone (in some stories as a nurse) and befriended Semele. Eventually Semele confided in Hera and told her it was in fact Zeus who had impregnated her. Hera then planted seeds of doubt in her mind as to whether or not it was Zeus. Confused, Semele demanded Zeus prove he was a god. He begged her to reconsider but she persisted and so he showed her. However, mortals cannot look upon gods without perishing so when she laid eyes upon his divine presence, she burst into flames.

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Athena

Name: Athena

Watches over: Wisdom, Warfare, and Crafts

Resides in: Mount Olympus

Symbol: Owl, Olive Tree, Snake, Armor, Helmet, and Spear

Offspring of: Zeus and Metis

Consort: Nobody

Sibling of: Porus 

Children: Nobody

For those of you who were brave enough to endure the 118 minutes of “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (though it wasn’t terrible, just inaccurate), then you have probably been led to believe that Athena has children. That is not true. Athena was the virgin patron goddess of Athens. She is often referred to as Pallas Athena or Pallas Athene and was the goddess of warfare, civilization, wisdom, female arts, strength, strategy, crafts, justice, and skill. The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, while Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of thought and wisdom, he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than Zeus himself. In order to forestall these consequences, after lying with Metis, Zeus “put her away inside his own belly;” he “swallowed her down all of a sudden.” However, he was too late: Metis had already conceived. Eventually Zeus experienced an enormous headache; Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Ares, or Palaemon (depending on the sources examined) cleaved Zeus’s head with the double-headed Minoan axe, the labrys. Athena leaped from Zeus’s head with a shout, fully grown and armed. She famously wields the thunderbolt and the Aegis, which she and Zeus share exclusively.

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Khaos (Chaos)

Name: Khaos (Chaos)

Offspring of: Nothing- Arose from the abyss.

Children: Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, Nyx, and Eros

Occasionally referred to as a goddess, Khaos is the creator of all. The Titans and Olympians eventually came to being as a result of Khaos. The name literally translates to “the gap”, meaning the gap between heaven and earth. Khaos was the mother of Gaia (the Earth) and other substances of air. Khaos is also the grandmother of the Moirae, better known as The Fates.

"Ere land and sea and the all-covering sky were made, in the whole world the countenance of nature was the same, all one, well named Chaos, a raw and undivided mass, naught but a lifeless bulk, with warring seeds of ill-joined elements compressed together. No Titan [Helios the Sun] as yet poured light upon the world, no waxing Phoebe [Selene the Moon] her crescent filled anew, nor in the ambient air yet hung the earth, self-balanced, equipoised, nor Amphitrite’s [the Sea’s] arms embraced the long far margin of the land. Though there were land and sea and air, the land no foot could tread, no creature swim the sea, the air was lightless; nothing kept its form, all objects were at odds, since in one mass cold essence fought with hot, and moist with dry, and hard with soft and light with things of weight."

-Ovid, Metamorphoses 1. 1 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.)

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Gaia

Name: Gaia

Watches over: The Earth

Resides in: Earth

Offspring of: Chaos

Consort: Uranus, Zeus, Pontus, and Poseidon

Sibling of:  Eros, Tartarus and Nyx 

Children:   Uranus, Cronus, Pontus, the Ourea, Hecatonchires, Cyclopes, Titans, The Gigantes, Nereus, Thaumus, Phorcys, Ceto, Eurybia, Aphrodite, and Typhon

Gaia is the primordial being of the Earth. She arose from Chaos and is the Great Mother of All. The Titans came into existence following her union with Uranus, the sea-titans from her mating with Pontus, and the Giants from her time with Tartarus. All these beings sprang from her earthly flesh. She and her siblings are the second generation to ever come into creation in the universe according to classical mythology.

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Titanomachy

The Titanomachy, or better known as the War of the Titans, was a ten-year battle fought between the Titans and the Olympians. The Olympians are the gods that many now attribute with Greek Mythology such as Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. However, before the Olympians were in power, the Titans reigned. They consisted mainly of Cronos, Oceanus, and Hyperion. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon were the son’s of Cronos who devoured the latter two immediately after their conception (see here for more detail).

The war began when Zeus wanted to stop the terrible reign of his father Cronos. Advised by Gaia, Zeus freed the three monstrous Cyclopes from the depths of Tartarus. As a reward, the Cyclopes gave lightning and thunder to Zeus to wield as weapons, and in later accounts also created Hades’ helmet of darkness and Poseidon’s trident. As the ten years went on, there was no permanent damage that could be done since all the gods and titans were immortal. However, eventually the Titans were overpowered by the Olympians and were imprisoned within Tartarus. Only a few Titans were spared such as Prometheus. It is said that Cronos was eventually released by Zeus and was assigned to rule over the Isles of the Blessed, where the spirits of heroes went after death.

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Melpomene & The Muses

Within Greek Mythology there are 9 muses. They are essentially the goddesses who inspire literature, science, and the arts. Believed to be the source of knowledge and creativity, Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, and Melpomene were the muse sisters.

Melopmene in particular was initially born as the Muse of Life. However, when she and Zeus had a child, Hera (Zeus’s wife) placed a curse on her and she became the Muse of Death. Later, Melpomene slept with Zeus once more and this time, bore him a son again. Once discovered by Hera, she became enraged. In her anger, she made Melpomene infertile and turned her into the Muse of Tragedy. It is said that Melpomene is the love of Zeus’s life.

A way to identify Melpomene in art is the tragedy mask she holds which is used in tragic plays.

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2 years ago
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The Myth of Medusa

The story of Medusa is common knowledge: a woman with a head of snakes who can turn you into stone with a single glance. However, what is less known is why she was turned into her infamous form. In classical mythology, Medusa is one of three Gorgon sisters. Stheno, Medusa, and Euryale, were children of the ancient marine deities, Phorcys and his sister Ceto. Out of all three, Medusa was the only one subject to mortality. She was once a stunningly beautiful young woman with a magnificent head of hair and was courted by many suitors. Poseidon soon became enamored with Medusa’s beauty and while she was praying in Athena’s temple, he raped her. Medusa begged Athena for help but the goddess was disgusted that the sanctity of her temple had been violated in such a way. To ensure Medusa was never to experience mans urges again, Athena turned her into a hideous being with snakes as hair and the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone due to her unsightly appearance. 

3 years ago
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Prometheus and Man

Everyone should be grateful to Prometheus. After all, he created man. As the story goes, Prometheus was a titan who was spared from Tartarus for not having participated in the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. Him and Epimetheus were given the task to create man. Prometheus shaped man from clay and Athena breathed life into the figures. Epimetheus was assigned to give creatures of the earth certain traits such as swiftness, strength, fur, and wings. However, when it came time to give man traits, all the good qualities had already been given away so Prometheus gave man fire. Because Prometheus’s family had been banished to Tartarus, he grew to love man more than the gods. So when Zeus decreed that man must present a portion of each animal to be scarified to the gods, Prometheus decided to trick Zeus. He created a selection of beef hidden inside an ox’s stomach (food hidden inside a displeasing exterior), and the bull’s bones wrapped completely in “glistening fat” (something inedible hidden inside a pleasing exterior) and asked Zeus to pick one. Zeus chose the bones within the fat. This decided that the man would keep the meat and burn the bones as an offering to the gods. Angered from being tricked, Zeus hid fire away from man. In turn, Prometheus stole the fire and returned it to man but was punished severely by Zeus. For eternity, Prometheus was to be chained to a rock in Caucasus, where his liver was eaten by a great eagle everyday only to have the organ grow back at night due to his immortality.

3 years ago
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The Lotus-Eaters

While some have their drug of choice, The Lotus-Eaters prefer to stay natural. In an island near North Africa, are a race of people who are dominated by the lotus plant called the Lotus-Eaters, also known as lotophagi or lotophaguses. When the lotus is consumed, it causes a state of peaceful sleep and apathy brought on due to the narcotic elements within the lotuses. In the Odyssey, Odysseus speaks of how the north winds blew him and his men off course as they were rounding Cape Malea, the southernmost tip of the Peloponnesus, headed westwards for Ithaca. They drifted on for nine days and on the tenth, they found the island of the Lotus-eaters. They landed to rejuvenate their health and after they did, Odysseus sent three men to check on the native inhabitants on the island. Instead of being hostile, they offered the men the lotus flower to eat which was so delicious that the men forgot about home. They no longer cared to go back or do anything but eat the flower. After Odysseus realized this, he dragged the men back onto the ship though they wept bitterly and Odysseus warned the rest of the men not to eat the lotuses. You may also be familiar with the film “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” where they portrayed the den of the Lotus-Eaters as a casino in Las Vegas.

3 years ago
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Dionysus (Bacchus)

Name: Dionysus (Bacchus)

Watches over: Wine, Theatre, and Ecstasy

Resides in: Mount Olympus

Symbol: Thyrsus, Bull, Serpent, Grapevine, Leopard Skin, Panther, Tiger, Leopard

Offspring of: Zeus and Semele

Consort: Ariadne

Sibling of: Nobody 

Children: Nobody

Two words: True Blood. If you immediately understand the reference, then good for you. If not, then watch True Blood. Just kidding, let me explain. In the HBO series “True Blood”, there is a woman who plays a Maenad. Maenad’s are female followers of Dionysus. They are portrayed as in an ecstatic state of frenzy made possible through dancing and drunken intoxication. In these states, they would lose all self-control, engage in uncontrollable sexual behavior, and in some myths, ritualistically find men and children and tear them apart, devouring their raw flesh. Those of you who did get the reference, well now you understand why Maryann Forrester had all the people of Bon Temp acting insane. Dionysus was the cause of the Maenads’ madness. As the god of the grape harvest, wine-making and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy, it’s no wonder the Maenad worshipers of Dionysus had no self-control. Dionysus has a strange story to his birth for he is the only god with a mortal parent. His mother, Semele, was the daughter of King Cadmus of Thebes and a mortal. Zeus came to Semele in the night, invisible, felt only as a divine presence. Semele was pleased to be a lover of a god. When Zeus’s wife, Hera, found out about the affair, she went to Semele as a old crone (in some stories as a nurse) and befriended Semele. Eventually Semele confided in Hera and told her it was in fact Zeus who had impregnated her. Hera then planted seeds of doubt in her mind as to whether or not it was Zeus. Confused, Semele demanded Zeus prove he was a god. He begged her to reconsider but she persisted and so he showed her. However, mortals cannot look upon gods without perishing so when she laid eyes upon his divine presence, she burst into flames.

3 years ago
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Eos (Dawn)

Name: Eos (Dawn)

Watches over: The Dawn

Resides in: The Edge of Oceanus (The Ocean which surrounds the World)

Symbol: None

Offspring of: Hyperion and Theia

Consort: Orion, Astraeus, Tithonus, Cephalus, Zeus

Sibling of: Helios (The Sun) and Selene (The Moon)

Children: The Anemoi (Winds)

Lets say you’re a young, attractive mortal male. Well you should watch your back because chances are, Eos wants you. Well actually, you shouldn’t be that concerned as her beauty was said to be supernatural. Eos had an unquenchable desire for handsome young men, as the result of a curse laid upon her by the goddess Aphrodite out of jealousy. The dawn goddess and second generation Titan, Eos with “rosy fingers” opened the gates of heave n so that Helios (The All-Seeing Sun), her brother, could ride his chariot across the sky every day. In Homer, her saffron-colored robe is embroidered or woven with flowers; rosy-fingered and with golden arms, she is pictured on Attic vases as a beautiful woman, crowned with a tiara and with the large white-feathered wings of a bird. Her Roman equivalent is Aurora.

3 years ago
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Athena

Name: Athena

Watches over: Wisdom, Warfare, and Crafts

Resides in: Mount Olympus

Symbol: Owl, Olive Tree, Snake, Armor, Helmet, and Spear

Offspring of: Zeus and Metis

Consort: Nobody

Sibling of: Porus 

Children: Nobody

For those of you who were brave enough to endure the 118 minutes of “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (though it wasn’t terrible, just inaccurate), then you have probably been led to believe that Athena has children. That is not true. Athena was the virgin patron goddess of Athens. She is often referred to as Pallas Athena or Pallas Athene and was the goddess of warfare, civilization, wisdom, female arts, strength, strategy, crafts, justice, and skill. The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, while Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of thought and wisdom, he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than Zeus himself. In order to forestall these consequences, after lying with Metis, Zeus “put her away inside his own belly;” he “swallowed her down all of a sudden.” However, he was too late: Metis had already conceived. Eventually Zeus experienced an enormous headache; Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Ares, or Palaemon (depending on the sources examined) cleaved Zeus’s head with the double-headed Minoan axe, the labrys. Athena leaped from Zeus’s head with a shout, fully grown and armed. She famously wields the thunderbolt and the Aegis, which she and Zeus share exclusively.

3 years ago
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