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Who is Hephaistos? Ancient Greek gods

By |2018-04-23T08:41:53+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Hephaistos' forge is a volcano. Hephaistos (heh-FAIS-toss) is the blacksmith god, the god of volcanoes and hot fires and smelting metal ore to make iron. People said he lived inside volcanoes, and when they erupted it was because Hephaistos was moving around. Hephaistos was Hera's son. He had no father, just as Zeus' daughter Athena had no mother. People said that Zeus (or maybe Hera) [...]

Who is Aphrodite? Greek goddess

By |2018-04-23T09:48:09+00:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Birth of the goddess Aphrodite (from Pompeii, about 50 AD) The goddess of love Aphrodite (a-fro-DIE-tee) was the Greek goddess of love. Naturally she was always falling in love with somebody. Or somebody was falling in love with her. Aphrodite is one of the oldest goddesses, the daughter of Ouranos. In some stories, [...]

Who was Hesiod? The Theogony and Works and Days

By |2018-06-27T13:39:37+00:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Who was Hesiod? In Works and Days, Hephaistos creates Pandora Who was Hesiod? An early Greek writer People in ancient Greece learned about the new alphabet way of writing about 750 BC. Right away they used writing to write down the stories and poems that they knew. Homer used the alphabet to write the Iliad [...]