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Greek Hero: Actaeon

This lecture introduce on Greek Hero: Actaeon. The myth of Actaeon was considered to represent human sacrifice in an effort to appease a deity. Actaeon was a famous hero in Greek mythology. He was the son of Aristaeus, a herdsman, and Autonoe, and resided in the region of Boeotia. He was.....

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Greek Hero: Achilles

Achilles was a hero in Greek mythology and one of the main characters that participated in the Trojan War. When Achilles was born, his mother wanted to make him immortal and thus, dipped him in the river Styx. The death of Achilles is not narrated in the Iliad, although it was predicted.....

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Greek Hero: Hercules

Principle objective of this lecture is to present on Greek Hero: Hercules. Hercules is best known as the strongest of all mortals, and even stronger than many gods. He was the deciding factor in the triumphant victory of the Olympians over the giants. The Romans valued him highly as he bes.....

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Characteristics of the Greek Hero

Major objective of this lecture is to present on Characteristics of the Greek Hero. Here briefly focus on what makes a hero in Greek Mythology. Characteristics of the Greek Hero: Having one immortal parent; Being born into royalty; Having an unusual conception or birth; Being favored by the .....

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Scary Monsters from World Mythology

Primary objective of this lecture is to present on Scary Monsters from World Mythology. Mythology is filled to the brim with monsters, and monsters have been a part of human culture since our earliest days. Alas, nowadays we have vampires that sparkle and emotionally conflicted were-beings. Exa.....

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Greek Mythology: Monsters and Exotic Worlds

The aim of this lecture is to present on Greek Mythology: Monsters and Exotic Worlds. The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War – a long, bloody conflict lasting ten years. Odysseus gets all the credit for the Trojan Horse, which finally allows the Greeks to capture Troy, thus setting off the.....

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Greek Mythology: Places and How the Earth Began

Prime objective of this lecture is to present on Greek Mythology: Places and How the Earth Began. Olympus was where the gods lived. Zeus married his sister and together they ruled Olympus. There really is a Mt. Olympus and since it was so high up the Ancient Greeks decided it was the realm of t.....

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Ancient Greek God: Hestia

Basic objective of this lecture is to present on Ancient Greek God: Hestia. Hestia was the goddess of the hearth, family, and domestic life. She was not worshipped publicly, which is evident by the lack of temples and shrines attributed to her. Her name meant both a house and a hearth, symbol.....

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Ancient Greek God: Dionysus

General objective of this lecture is to present on Ancient Greek God: Dionysus. Dionysus was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts. He was the son of Zeus and Semele, and he was the only god with a mortal parent. The festival for Dionysus was held in the s.....

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Ancient Greek God: Apollo

Main purpose of this lecture is to present on Ancient Greek God: Apollo. He is God of light and prophecy. He was  twin brother of Artemis and his Mother was Leto. He was also known as the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the g.....

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Ancient Greek God: Hephaestus

Primary purpose of this lecture is to present on Ancient Greek God: Hephaestus. Hephaestus is God of fire and Metalworkers. Hephaestus was the Greek god of blacksmiths, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. He was married to Aphrodite; after he learned his wife had an affair with her.....

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Myths in Greek Theatre

The Romans used myths to create family trees for their leaders, enforcing the made-up idea that the emperors were related to the gods and were, then, demigods. An oracle was a priest or priestess who would send a message to the gods from mortals who brought their requests. Greek theater is stil.....

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