Greek myth or reality !!!!????
Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world, and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines and mythological creatures.
Greek myth – Reality?
These accounts initially were disseminated in an oral–poetic tradition; today the Greek myth is known primarily from Greek literature. The oldest known Greek literary sources, Homer’s epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, focus on the Trojan War and its aftermath. Two poems by Homer’s near contemporary Hesiod, the Theogony and the Works and Days, contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Greek myth is also preserved in the Homeric Hymns, in fragments of epic poems of the Epic Cycle, in lyric poems, in the works of the tragedians of the fifth century BC, in writings of scholars and poets of the Hellenistic Age, and in texts from the time of the Roman Empire by writers such as Plutarch and Pausanias.
The Nymphs were pretty women that liked to fall in love. They lived in caves, trees, and rivers. They didn’t live forever but they stayed forever young.
The Sirens were three sea nymphs who looked like beautiful girls with the wings, legs, and feet of birds. They played instruments and sang songs. The Sirens were dangerous because their songs enchanted anyone who listened. The songs caused sailors to shipwreck on the cliffs of the Sirens’ island.
The Satyrs were half man, half goat. They were considered to be party animals.
The Centaurs based on the Greek myth, was half man, half horse. The Centaurs were known for drinking too much and becoming violent and obnoxious. However Chiron, the king of the centaurs, was unlike the others. He lived away from the others on Mount Pelion and was a well-known teacher. He taught math, archery, music, and healing.
More Greek myth !!!
The Gorgons were female monsters that had hair made of snakes. Anyone who looked at their faces would be turned to stone. Two of the three Gorgons were immortal. The thirdbased on the Greek myth, Medusa, was mortal and eventually killed by Perseus who chopped off her head.
The Sphinx sat atop the high walls that surrounded the Greek city of Thebes. She had the face and hair of a woman, the body of a lion, and the wings of a bird. She asked anyone that tried to enter Thebes a riddle. If the person answered wrong she would rip him apart and eat him. Greek myth refers that when Oedipus came to the gates and finally answered a riddle correctly, The Sphinx was so mad that she killed herself.
The Harpies were half woman, half bird. They had sharp claws and swooped down to Earth to grab whatever they wanted. They were blamed whenever children went missing.
And the last Greek myth
The Greek myth says that Hydra was a huge serpent that had many heads. When a head was cut off, two grew back in its place. It devoured villagers of the city of Lerna and their herds of cattle. Heracles finally killed The Hydra as one of his Twelve Labors.
The Griffin (Gryphon)
The Griffin had the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. The Griffin guarded gold and other treasures. Zeus based on the Greek myth, owned two griffins to protect his throne on Mount Olympus.