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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Eros

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Eros [Cupid] - A primeval god who dominated the world before the birth of the immortal gods and before the appearance of man on the earth. He is the personification of the power of attraction, all-powerful, existing in all animate and inanimate things, not only in beasts and men but in metals, plants, and in water. He is in short the desire that draws one element to the other and creates all kingdoms. This abstract and primary principle was personified and was associated with Aphrodite. Thus the latter was his mother, and his father was Ouranos [in the older legend] or Zeus himself. Eros occupied an outstanding place in poetry and the arts of the Greeks, but his worship as a god virtually disappeared. Thespiae was the primary site for his worship. But Leuctra in Laconia also possessed a shrine of Eros . [p. 47]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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