Flashcards of Greek gods and Greek mythology in general.
By what other names is Zeus known?
The Thunderer (nickname)
What are Zeus's areas of control?
What are Zeus's symbols?
By what other names is Poseidon known?
The Earthshaker (nickname)
What are Poseidon's areas of control?
What are Poseidon's symbols?
By what other names is Hades known?
The Unseen (nickname)
What are Hades's areas of control?
What are Hades's symbols?
By what other names is Apollo known?
Apollo (It's his Latin name, as well)
Phoebus Apollo (Roman - means "light" or "bright")
Helios (Roman - means "sun")
The Delian (nickname, because he was born on Delos)
What are Apollo's areas of control?
What are Apollo's symbols?
chariot of the sun
By what other names is Ares known?
The Pitiless (nickname)
What are Ares's areas of control?
What are Ares's symbols?
By what other names is Hermes known?
The Soul-Guide (nickname)
What are Hermes's areas of control?
What are Hermes's symbols?
winged cap and sandals
By what other names is Hephaistos known?
What are Hephaistos's areas of control?
What are Hephaistos's symbols?
By what other names is Hera known?
The Ox-Eyed (nickname)
What are Hera's areas of control?
What are Hera's symbols?
By what other names is Athena known?
The Grey-Eyed (nickname)
What are Athena's areas of control?
arts and crafts
What are Athena's symbols?
By what other names is Aphrodite known?
The Cytherean (nickname)
The Cyprian (nickname)
What are Aphrodite's areas of control?
What are Aphrodite's symbols?
By what other names is Artemis known?
The Huntress (nickname)
The Virgin (nickname)
What are Artemis's areas of control?
What are Artemis's symbols?
By what other names is Hestia known?
What are Hestia's areas of control?
What are Hestia's symbols?
By what other names is Demeter known?
The Earth-Mother (nickname)
What are Demeter's areas of control?
What are Demeter's symbols?
sheaf of wheat
horn of plenty
By what other names is Dionysos known?
The Intoxicator (nickname)
What are Dionysos's areas of control?
What are Dionysos's symbols?
By what other names is Eros known?
The Bittersweet (nickname)
What are Eros's areas of control?
What are Eros's symbols?
bow and arrows
By what other names is Pan known?
What are Pan's areas of control?
What are Pan's symbols?
What does Zeus look like?
A vigorous man of about 45, with solid shoulders and a muscular build. He wears a short dark beard, and has an air of strength and authority about him. His figure is powerful, imposing, deeply masculine.
Is Zeus attractive to women?
He exudes male authority, and is vigorous and mature...so yes, he's attractive if you like the strong, fatherly type. But watch out for his jealous wife Hera.
What does Poseidon look like?
Similar to Zeus in appearance. About 45, with a short dark beard, but not quite as strong and muscular as Zeus. Often has sea shells and seaweed on his body.
Is Poseidon attractive to women?
Yes, but he mostly makes love to sea nymphs.
What does Hades look like?
Difficult to describe because he is "The Unseen." A mature male with a short dark beard, but with a sinister and gloomy air about him.
Is Hades attractive to women?
Yes, but his only love affair was his kidnapping of and marriage to Persephone.
What does Apollo look like?
An extremely handsome young man of about 25. His body is perfect, but not overly muscular. He is clean-shaven, with a full head of beautiful hair. He moves with grace and is a delight to look at, but there is a certain coldness about him.
Is Apollo attractive to women?
Absolutely! But they are often turned off by his cold, arrogant demeanor.
What does Ares look like?
A strong, well-built man of about 35, wearing armor. He is good-looking in a coarse sort of way, like a tough young policeman. He has plenty of strength and vigor, but is a little stupid.
Is Ares attractive to women?
Yes, but he has a long-standing affair with Aphrodite, so he doesn't consort with human females.
What does Hermes look like?
A young man of about 20, slender and quick-moving. He is clean-shaven and cute, but not especially strong or muscular. He is fun-loving, playful, and has a sense of humor.
Is Hermes attractive to women?
Moderately so, but watch out for him because he's naturally deceptive.
What does Hephaistos look like?
An ugly, crippled man of about 30, whose body is twisted and blackened by the smoke of his forge. He moves about in a limping fashion. He has great upper body strength, but is somewhat short and squat.
Is Hephaistos attractive to women?
What does Hera look like?
A mature, statuesque woman of about 40. She is tall and imposing, with very large and beautiful eyes. She has great presence, and she cannot be trifled with. She is the typical strong and respectable wife and mother.
Is Hera attractive to men?
Possibly, but no man would dare approach her sexually.
What does Athena look like?
A lovely young woman of about 25. She is nicely built and graceful in her movements. She is highly intelligent and quick-witted, and is skilled in many arts.
Is Athena attractive to men?
Yes, but she is a sworn virgin.
What does Aphrodite look like?
An utterly drop-dead gorgeous creature of about 20, with very long, loose hair. She is perfect in every physical detail of feminine beauty. She is fun-loving and playful, but a little coquettish as well. She often goes around naked.
Is Aphrodite attractive to men?
What does Artemis look like?
A tall, young woman of about 25, slender and graceful, with short hair and a short skirt. She is very athletic and energetic. Her face is beautiful, but like Apollo there is a certain coldness about her.
Is Artemis attractive to men?
Yes, but don't even think about approaching her sexually. She is fiercely chaste.
What does Hestia look like?
A young girl of about 16, very shy. She is sweet, gentle, and somewhat retiring - a model of the perfectly obedient, good daughter.
Is Hestia attractive to men?
Possibly, but she is a virgin and too young for any affairs.
What does Demeter look like?
A mature woman of about 40, full-breasted and well rounded. She is a loving mother and has all the fertility and bounty associated with that image. Trees heavy with fruit and ears of ripe grain are emblematic of her.
Is Demeter attractive to men?
Yes, if you have a "mother" fetish.
What does Dionysos look like?
A young man of about 25, dark haired and handsome. He is always slightly drunk, and never stands quite straight. He has ivy and vine leaves in his hair, and usually carries a cup of wine.
Is Dionysos attractive to women?
Yes, but in a perverted way. He drives women to violence and murder.
What does Eros look like?
A small child of about 5, with little wings on his back. He is cute, but mischievous and causes trouble constantly. In some myths he is older, a lovely youth of about 20.
Is Eros attractive to women?
Not as a child, but as a youth he is very attractive, as in the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
What does Pan look like?
A youth of about 15, dark haired and slender. Below the waist, his body is that of a goat. He has a terrifying voice that can inspire "panic." He is very sexually active.
Is Pan attractive to women?
No, not really, but he makes love to a lot of nymphs.
Who are The Three Fates?
The forces that determine all destinies.
What are the names of The Three Fates?
Who are The Nine Muses?
The goddesses of creative inspiration.
What are the names of The Nine Muses?
Who are The Three Furies?
The spirits of punishment and vengeance.
Note: They wear their hair loose and are mentally disturbed. They also have long nails, and they scream and chase their victims, driving them crazy.
What are the names of The Three Furies?
Who are The Three Graces?
Personifications of charm, grace, and loveliness.
They are attendants to Aphrodite.
Who are The Three Gorgons?
Horrible monsters who can turn their victims to stone with a look.
They used to be beautiful women, but they were transformed.
Look in their eyes, turn to stone.
What are the names of The Three Gorgons?
Who are The Three Graiae?
Personifications of old age.
They share one eye and one tooth.
Note: The Greeks hated old age. It terrified them.
What are the names of The Three Graiae?
What is a hebdomad?
A group of 7 years in a human's lifespan.
What was the average age of marriage for men and women in ancient Greek culture?
Men: 29-35 (the young adulthood stage)
Women: 15-21 (the youth stage, in order to survive childbirth)
What is the 1st hebdomad?
Infancy - ages 1-7
What is the 2nd hebdomad?
Childhood - ages 8-14
What is the 3rd hebdomad?
Youth - ages 15-21
What is the 4th hebdomad?
The PRIME Hebdomad - ages 22-28
What is the 5th hebdomad?
Young Adulthood - ages 29-35
What is the 6th hebdomad?
Maturity - ages 36-42
What is the 7th hebdomad?
Mature Citizenship - ages 43-49
What is the 8th hebdomad?
The Intellectual Prime - ages 50-56
What is the 9th hebdomad?
Elderly - ages 57-63
What is the 10th hebdomad?
Old Sage - ages 64-70
It was considered honorable to kill yourself on the night of your 70th birthday.
Why is there no hebdomad for prime bodies AND minds?
Only the Gods can have prime bodies and minds at the same time.