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planet Pluto

Mythology of Pluto ♇

What is the mythological origin of Pluto? The god of the underworld was known to the Greeks as Hades (the unseen). After the overthrow of Kronos the universe was divided. Zeus took the sky, Poseidon the sea, and Hades the underworld, realm of the shades. Here ran the River Styx, over which the dead had to cross. It was also …

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Neptune

Mythology of Neptune ♆

What is the mythological origin of Neptune? Neptune ♆ was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. Neptune Mythology Stories There are two different versions of Poseidon’s birth. Child of Kronos and Rhea, and so older brother to Zeus, Poseidon was by most accounts swallowed like most of his siblings (Hestia, Hera, Hades …

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Uranus

Mythology of Uranus

What is the mythological origin of Uranus? In mythology, Uranus (Ancient Greek Ouranos, meaning “sky” or “heaven”) was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus. In Ancient Greek literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. Uranus Mythology Stories From Chaos came Gaia, the Earth, alone in the …

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Saturn

Mythology of Saturn

What is the mythological origin of Saturn Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn, the god of agriculture. The associated Greek god, Cronus, was the son of Uranus and Gaia and the father of Zeus (Jupiter). Saturn Mythology Stories Kronos, lord of time, was the youngest son of Ouranos and Gaia, sky and earth. These two emerged from primal chaos …

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Jupiter

Mythology of Jupiter ♃

What is the mythological origin of Jupiter’s name? Jupiter ♃ is named after the ancient Roman god, Jupiter (Jove). In Greek mythology, Jupiter is Zeus or Z, the king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods. In Norse mythology he is Thor, protector and god of thunder. Thursday, the Jupiter-ruled day, is named after Thor. Jupiter Mythology …

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Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology

Greek mythology lives! The pantheon of gods and goddesses in Greek mythology are still a living part of our culture today. When a handsome young man is referred to as an Adonis, or a strong one as Hercules, we’re referencing the ancient Greeks. When we speak of Pandora’s box or name a submarine the Poseidon, we keep these myths alive. …

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Taurus Mythology

The myth of Gaia- The Mother- Earth and Nourisher The myths of creation state that before Gaia there was nothing with an exact shape; Chaos reigned in what was an empty space, a whirl of light and of darkness of the sea and land, when above and below were united in a total envelopment, all still completely undifferentiated and, as …

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Mythology Of Mars

Ares Mars made a curious transition in his Roman identity. As the Greek Ares, he was a violent, roughneck bully and an untrustworthy friend. Whenever Ares appeared in a myth, he was depicted as a violent personality, who faced humiliation through his defeats more than once. (greekmythology.com) As the Roman Mars, he became a noble symbol of Roman might and …

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Mythology Of Venus

Aphrodite The Romans called her Venus (hence the famous armless statue known as the Venus de Milo) (Source) Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She encompasses all levels of love: higher love and ideals, the social bonding that is the core of functioning civilisation and the intimacy of erotic passion. Her later representation as Venus stripped …

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Mythology Of Mercury

Hermes In the Roman adaptation of the Greek pantheon, Hermes is identified with the Roman god Mercury, who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce. (Wiki) The Greek knew him as Hermes and/or Apollo, the Romans renamed him Mercury. God of the thieves and communication, Mercury was a cunning manipulator. Intelligent …

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Mythology Of The Moon

Moon Governing as she does the fundamental rhythms of our lives, the Moon’s changing face is the primary symbol of mystery and cyclical change. Her deep feminine nature is evidenced in the ovulation cycle. She lights the night and smiles on lovers, but her ever-shifting face and her association with bleeding have given her a dark and frightening side. The …

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Mythology Of The Sun

Sun he Sun is the furnace of the solar system, the heart that allows Gaia to support unfolding creation. It is the heavenly body we bask in but it is so bright we may not look at it. Four hundred times further from the earth than the Moon, yet four hundred times the size. To us, they appear with the …

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Mythology of Chiron

A major theme which serves as a prototype for the many pairs which dwell in our psyche is Chiron the Centaur. He has a horses body and legs and a human torso and arms. A symbol of the split between the spiritual and the instinctual in ourselves. The rich, raw vitality of horses are symbolized instinctual energy, their libido. Horses …

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What is a Myth?

A myth is an ancient, traditional, usually sacred story that concerns the spiritual journey of an archetypal figure. Every culture has a rich seeding of myths that underpin the history, beliefs and development of that culture. These myths are surprisingly similar; there is much common ground, however diverse the culture, no matter how distant the country of origin from our …

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Mythology of the Planets

The Planets in Mythology The planets and asteroids that you interpret symbolically in your birth chart are named after Greek and Roman deities. The characteristics attributed to them are modelled on the qualities and traits of these pre-Christian gods and goddesses, whose stories in turn stem from the pantheon of Ancient Greece. Each deity has their own myth, and these …

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