Origins[ edit ] A nine-tailed fox, from the Qing edition of the ancient text Classic of Mountains and Seas Japan is home to two red fox subspecies: Japanese fox myths had their origins in Chinese mythology.
Here is a list of must-know figures and concepts from Greek and Roman mythology. Common Allusions from Greek Mythology Achilles: But Achilles is angry at Agamemnon, the largely ineffectual leader of the Greeks at Troy.
Achilles does all the hard work on the battlefield, but Agamemnon takes the spoils and the credit for himself.
Achilles has a big choice in life: However, she held him by the heel. Adonis A lover of Aphrodite. She begged Adonis not to go hunting, but he went anyway, and a boar gored him in the groin, and he died. After he died, Aphrodite performed a ritual of some sort, turning him into an anemone a kind of flower.
Now, an Adonis is a legendarily handsome young man. Amazon One of a band of warlike women. Ambrosia The food of the gods.
Mythological illusions Roman equivalent is Venus. When they hit the water, Aphrodite was born. Arachne This Greek woman challenged Athena to a weaving contest. Because of her hubris that is, her upstart arroganceAthena turned her into a spider. Argonaut One of the members of the expedition who set sail with Jason to get the Golden Fleece.
Perhaps the most famous of the Argonauts was Hercules. Argus A creature with eyes, slain by Hermes the Greek messenger god. Zeus sent Argus to guard Io. But Hera knew exactly what her cheating husband Zeus was up to. Atlas holds the world on his shoulders. Centaur A creature who has the body and legs of a horse, and the torso, arms, and head of a man.
The centaurs are generally lawless creatures, but one of them, Chiron, is wise and noble, and a tutor to heroes such as Achilles and Hercules. The chimera was slain by Bellerophon, a monster-slaying hero, while riding on the back of Pegasus, the winged horse.
Minos kept the monster called the Minotaur inside the labyrinth. Daedalus made wings of wax and bird feathers to escape from Crete with his son, Icarus. Icarus was warned not to fly too high, lest the sun melt the wax and he crash down, but he Echo and Narcissus Echo was a forest nymph who could only repeat what she heard.
Narcissus was a young man who fell in love with his own image, when he saw it in a pool. Eventually, he turned into the Narcissus flower.
Gorgon A trio of monstrous sisters who had fangs for teeth and snakes for hair. The youngest of them, Medusa, was the only one who was mortal. She was killed by Perseus. Harpy A female bird-like creature who steals food. Hermes Greek messenger god Can be recognized by his winged sandals, his wide-brimmed hat, and his special staff called a caduceus Leads the souls of the dead to the underworld Hercules The greatest of the Greek heroes, who performed 12 labors to atone for killing his family.
Hyacinth A Greek hero, lover of Apollo, who perished in a discuss throwing game, and was transformed into the flower Hyacinth. Hydra A multi-headed snake-like monster, killed by Hercules. Each time Hercules cut off one of its heads, two heads grew back.
Hercules eventually killed it with the help of his nephew, Iolaus, who used a firebrand to cauterize the stumps as Hercules cut them off.The Top 20 Camera Artists.
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Draupadi is famous for having married all five of the Pandava brothers – the protagonists of the Mahabharata – and is an ever present, central character through schwenkreis.com · Biblical Allusions Antedeluvian: Antedeluvian is Latin for “before the flood,” referring to the flood Noah rode out in Genesis.
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