e-twining WATER IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY (1)

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By: Anastasia Koutrakou Angela Koursioumidou Stella Koursioumidou Water in Greek Mythology VENUS: the sea goddess

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The ancient Greeks had a large number of sea gods.The philosopher Plato once remarked that the Greeks were like frogs sitting around a pond - their many cities hugging close to the Mediterranean coastline from the Hellenic homeland to Asia Minor, Libya, Sicily and Southern Italy . It w as natural, therefore, to develop a rich variety of aquatic divinities. The range of Greek sea gods of the classical era range from primordial powers and an Olympian on the one hand, to heroized mortals, chthonic nymphs, trickster-figures, and monsters on the other. Some things about…

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Poseidon was the God of the sea and the horses. He was Zeus and Hares brother. These three Gods divided up creation. Zeus became ruler of the sky, Hares got dominion of the underworld and the Poseidon was given all the water. Poseidon was father of the hero Theseus although mortal Aegeus also claimed this distinction . But he wasn’t well-disposed with another hero because Odysseus blinded the Cyclops Polyphemous who was Poseidon's son. He had married Nereu’s daughter, Amphitrite ! Poseidon Greek sea gods

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In Greek mythology, Nireas ( Νηρεύς ) is an aquatic deity, the eldest son of Pontus (the Sea) and Gaia (the Earth). He used to live in a bright cave or in a luminous palace which is at the bottom of the Ocean. The ancient Greek traditions and almost all the ancient Greek poets and artists present Nireas as an old man, gentle and lovable. His wife was the Oceanide Doris with whom she had 50 daughters, the Nereides. NIREAS had also the gift of divination and could also transform to strange and bizarre shapes. The sailors are not afraid of NIREAS because his strength was benevolent. According to Theogony, NIREAS is an old man, he tells no lies, he is trustworthy, and gentle, and never forgetful of what is right. From this description it seems that NIREAS is the expression of one of the faces of the sea, which is good for the human, which does not deceive him with false promises and which is offered for his success. Nireas

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THETIS was a goddess of the sea and the leader of the fifty Nereides. Like many other sea gods she possessed the gift   of prophesy and power to change her shape at will. Because of a prophesy that she was destined to bear a son greater than his father, Zeus had her marry a mortal man. Peleus, the chosen groom, was instructed to ambush her on the beach, and not release his grasp of the struggling goddess as she metamorphosed into a host of shapes. The couple were afterwards married in a ceremony attended by all the gods of heaven, and she bore a son, the celebrated hero Akhilleus. Thetis

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Oceanus and Tethys are the father and mother of the gods in the Iliad, while in the seventh century BC the Spartan poet Alcman made the sea-nymph Thetis a demiurge-figure. Orpheus's song in Book I of the Argonautica hymns the sea-nymph Eurynome as first queen of the gods, as wife of the ocean-born giant Ophion. The pre-Socratic cosmogony of Thales, who made water the first element, may be seen as a natural outgrowth of this poetic thinking. The primacy of aquatic gods is reminiscent of, and may have been borrowed from, ancient Near Eastern mythology - where Tiamat (salt water) and Apsu (fresh water) are the first gods of the Enuma Elish, and where the Spirit of God is said to have "hovered over the waters" in Genesis. Primordial powers

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