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posted by puppy1418
The sexual habits of the ancient Greeks have been greatly misunderstood. This happens because of the misinterpretation of the sources, или the biased Christian morality. People often disagree over the specific subject and that's why average readers are often torn between two или еще theories, presented in such a way that each one of them can be equally convincing. Such examples of controversy are the origin of the Greeks and the Greek alphabet, as well as the alleged homosexuality of the ancient Greek society.

The sexual preferences of the Greeks were often represented in plenty of vases, dating...
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After he ascended the трон of Crete, Minos struggled with his brothers for the right to rule. Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of approval. He was to sacrifice the бык in honor of Poseidon but decided to keep it instead because of its beauty. To punish Minos, Poseidon caused Pasiphaë, Minos' wife, to fall madly in Любовь with the бык from the sea, the Cretan Bull.She had Daedalus, the famous architect, make a wooden cow for her. Pasiphaë climbed into the decoy in order to copulate with the white bull. The offspring of their coupling was a monster called...
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Pasiphae was Queen of Crete, married to Minos, but enamored of the snow-white бык Poseidon had дана her husband. Unable to restrain herself, Pasiphae prevailed upon the renowned craftsman Daedalus to construct a device by which she could fool the бык into thinking her a cow. Her plan worked; the outcome of the union between Pasiphae and the бык was a creature with a human body, but taurine head and tail. This bull-man was the Minotaur.

Before Ты go pitying her husband, thinking, "Poor cuckolded Minos," let me assure Ты that Minos was not the innocent victim of divine wrath. Poseidon had...
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posted by puppy1418
The term "demigod", meaning "half god", is used to describe mythological figures whose one parent was a god and whose other parent was human. A few examples of demigods include the Celtic hero Cuchulain, Sumerian king Gilgamesh (Who supposedly was actually two thirds god), Ancient-Germanic "woodsman" Ansel, and Greek hero Hercules.

GREEK DEMIGODS

Part of the dual nature of Greek Герои that gave rise to the modern "demigod" conception of them—a repeated theme in the story of their birth—is a double paternity: one father is a king of some kind, and another is a god. The hero's mother manages...
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posted by puppy1418
Hephaestus was not the most handsome of the gods. His mother Hera, Queen of the Gods, had hurled him from Mount Olympus when she saw how ugly he was. His rather forceful landing left him lame and еще than a little upset at his mother. He grew up and planned revenge, eventually trapping Hera on a Golden Throne. Only after much persuasion by the other Gods, and the offer of Aphrodite as a bride, did Hephaestus relent and release his mother. His reward was truly a great one, Aphrodite was the Goddess of Любовь and none could outshine her beauty. In her honour Hephaestus forged a great palace where...
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