Mythology Of The Taurus

He was the son of the god Zeus and Alcmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon.

Among the principal Greek deities were the Olympians, residing atop Mount Olympus under the eye of Zeus.

Greek Myth of Aires:
Aires or the Ram is the first sign of the zodiac (March 21- April 19).The Greek Myth for Aires is about the king of Thessaly. He was married to a wicked woman who beat her step-children, his son and daughter-Phrixus and Helle. Hermes a god was furious at this and sent a ram to carry the children to safety.

Tragically, Helle slipped fell from the ram into the sea. Phrixus, her brother made it to shore of the Black Sea. He had to sacrifice the ram to give it's fleece to a dragon. It was Jason and his Argonauts who later re-claimed the fleece and took it back to Thessaly.

Greek Myth of Amphilochus:
Amphilochus, the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle was asked by his father to avenge his father's forthcoming death along side his brother Alcmaeon. His ridiculous mother had been talked into making her husband, Amphiaraus take part in the Seven Against Thebes raid by Polynices, who offered the silly woman the necklace of Harmonia.

During the fated battle, Amphiaraus sought to flee from Poriclymenus, the son of Poseidon, who wanted to kill him, but Zeus threw his thunder and the earth opened, enveloping Amphiaraus together with his chariot.

The sons parted ways, Alcmaeon killed his mother and went into exile. Amphilochus evolved into a talented seer, finding many oracles, in particular the oracle of Apollo at Colophon.

Greek Myth of Ares:
Ares (who some claim was the father of Eros or Cupid)was more than just the god of War...he was a brutal warmonger. He was often portrayed in Greek art as an older bearded warrior in battledress or a beardless youth in a helmet and carrying a spear.

He was never trusted by the Greeks because of his ruthlessness and bloodlust. His half-sister Athena was also thought of as a warring diety, but she based her wars on strategy and not just blind violence.

He came from the warlike Thracians and returned after his affair with Aphrodite.

Greek Myth of Cancer:
Mythology of Cancer: In Greek mythology the Crab was given its place in heaven by the Mother Deity, Hera...Zeus' jealous wife. This was gained through the crab's involvement in the second Herculean task of slaying the monstrous Hydra. While this battle was taking place, the Crab bit Hercules in the foot and was then stomped to death by the great giant. Hera, who was antagonistic to Hercules's ventures, was so pleased with the Crab that she promptly granted him immortality and placed in the Zodiac.

Greek Myth of Eros:
Eros was often the focus of artists and poets in ancient times...but he had a lot of influence on god and goddesses as well. Stories abound about his interference in their lives. He's supposedly the son of Aphrodite and Ares..his more common name is Cupid. More than bein a heart throb himself, because he was a constant companion to his mother,

Aphrodite, he became pictured as a the cute, cuddly cherub - Cupid.

He linked up with Psyche..whose name means 'soul' and this became the beginning of how love and soul became permanently united.

Greek Myth of Gemini:
In classical Greek mythology, the stars in the constellation of Gemini were named Castor and Pollux, known collectively as the "Dioscuri" or "Sons of Zeus."

Although Leda was mother to both, the twins had different fathers. Pollux was the son of the chief Olympian God, Zeus, who had changed himself into a swan in order pursue the lovely Leda. Thus, Pollux was immortal. Castor was the son of Leda's husband, Tyndareus, King of Sparta, and thus destined to die.

According to legend, they were hatched from an egg and were were brothers to the beautiful Helen of Troy (over whom the Trojan War was fought) and also brothers to Clytemnestra, Queen of Mycenae.

Castor and Pollux were known to be well-educated, strong and daring, while remaining gentle individuals. They were celebrated as healers, physicians and protectors of humankind.

Castor and Pollux were also Argonauts, being among the crew who sailed with Jason in the Quest for the Golden Fleece. During that voyage, a fierce storm threatened the mission but abated as a pair of stars appeared over the heads of the twins. Since that time, seamen have called upon the brothers for protection from peril and the eerie

lightning phenomenon sometimes called Saint Elmo's Fire has long been regarded as the spirits of the twins playing in the sails. It is considered by sailors to be a most favorable omen.

Castor and Pollux were also counted among the number who fought at the Siege of Troy.

Castor (a horseman) and Pollux (a boxer) fell in love with beautiful sisters, daughters of Leudippus, who were already betrothed to suitors. According to the myth, these suitors, named Idas and Lynceus, were reputed cousins of Castor and Pollux by virtue of Poseidon, God of the Sea, who was rumored to be their father. The twins challenged Idas and

Lynceus in battle and slew their rivals, but Castor was mortally wounded by Idas in the process. Overcome with grief, Pollux wanted to commit suicide.

Greek Myth of Leo:
Leo Constellation Mythology: This is the Nemean Lion that Hercules battled as the first of his Labors. No weapon could pierce its skin, but Hercules killed the lion by strangling it. After killing the lion, Hercules used its own claws to skin it. Hercules wore the skin as a cloak, and it became his trademark. Hera later placed the lion in the sky as the constellation Leo.

Greek Myth of Libra:
Greek Mythology - Libra - A better known story for Libra is that the stars of Libra came to represent the Golden Chariot of Pluto. The story of Pluto's abduction of Persephone is a widely known Greek myth, perhaps because it has such a strong astronomical association.

Pluto's (or Hades') Golden Chariot was used whenever hewished to visit the Upperworld, usually to seduce a nymph. But when he took Persephone back to Tartarus, the deepest part of Hades, the Upperworld would change forever.

It was considered imprudent and dangerous to mention the names of certain gods and goddesses. Thus the Furies, or Cronies, were called Eumenides (Kindly Ones), and Hades was called Pluto (Rich One).

Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Hades is so enamoured by the beauty of Persephone, he wants her for his own, so takes her by force down to his kingdom, where she becomes the Queen of the Underworld.

Demeter is so distraught about the loss of her daughter she decides to forbid any seeds from sprouting. A vast drought spreads throughout the Upperworld. Zeus becomes vexed, for he is owed a certain tribute, and if the drought continues his tribute will not be forthcoming. Zeus convinces his brother Hades to give up Persephone, so that the

Upperworld can again become green and lush.

Hades agrees, provides that Persephone hasn't eaten anything since her arrival. Alas, she had consumed six pomegranate seeds, so Hades claims she cannot return.

Zeus will have none of it, and rules that she must forever divide her time between the Upperworld and the Underworld; four months out of the year she must stay with her husband, while the rest of the year she may visit her mother, in the Upperworld.

Greek Myth of Pisces:
Pisces-Greek mythology tells of a powerful and menacing god, Typhon, who aimed to overthrow Zeus as king of the gods. Typhon managed to banish all of Zeus' community of gods to Egypt, where they lived in exile.

One day, Aphrodite and her son Eros were strolling along the riverbank when they sensed Typhon pursuing them. They quickly jumped into the Nile and transformed into fishes to escape, binding themselves together by a cord to ensure that they did not become lost. Zeus eventually overcame Typhon's threat, but Aphrodite and Eros continue to flee as

fish in the night sky.

The Greeks and their Roman predecessors also associated Pisces with Poseidon/Neptune, Tyche/Fortuna, Morpheus and Thor, and the constellation is said to have historical links to Helen of Troy and the Trojan War.

Thus every year the world retreats briefly into a cold and forbidding place, until the 21st of March, when Persephone is allowed to emerge from the Underworld, bringing Spring with her.

Greek Myth of Sagittarius:
Greek Mythology of Sagittarius - Chiron the Centaur behind the Greek myth for Sagittarius was revered by the gods for his knowledge, musicality, philosophy and healing powers. The most famous centaur in ancient mythology Chiron.

He was a sort of King of Centaurs, half man and half horse, who lived with his own tribe among the wild hills and forests of Thrace Kings would send their younge princes to him to be educated.

Being half man and half horse, he had an uncanny sense of both animal and human, a knowledge most enviable.

In an unfortunate accident, Hercules pierced Chiron with a poisoned arrow. As he was immortal, he could not die..but neither would the wound heal. Chiron was in agony.

He pleaded with the gods to let him give up his immortality and replace Prometheus, who was being punished for giving mankind the secret of fire. Prometheus had been chained to a rock and each day an eagle would painfully eat his liver would regenerate every night and the whole scene took place again the next day..and so on.

Jupiter allowed the transfer, with the help of Hercules' persuasion and to mark Chiron's wisdom and kindness..Jupiter placed him as Sagittarius in the summer sky.

Greek Myth of Taurus:
Greek Myth for Taurus - In Ancient Greece, bulls were sacrosanct to Poseidon (Greek God of Sea and Storms), as well as to Dionysus (Greek God of Male Fertility and Wine) and there are a variety of myths associated with Taurus.

In one such legend, Taurus represents the white bull which sired the famous Minotaur, whose mother was the wife of King Minos of Crete. This bull was sent to Minos as a sign that he was the rightful heir to the throne. However, Minos did not sacrifice the bull to Poseidon as he had been instructed to do, so the ever-vengeful Sea God caused PasiphaŽ,

Minos' queen, to fall in love with the creature.

Greek Myth of the Underworld:
Underworld Greek Mythology - The mortals who passed, both good and bad, went onto the Underworld. Once there, the spirits awaited judgment. Their fate depended on their bravery and justice in life. Those who had offended the gods might anticipate suffering, but a person's goodness was rewarded with an afterlife of happiness.Unlike a Judeo-Christian concept of the afterlife, time passed in the Underworld, and the dead and living could communicate. Rules there were made, it seemed, to be broken. Many myths were set in the Underworld: the living tried to rescue the dead from their fate, or the gods sent the living there to retrieve an object. From these myths we can learn the layout of the Underworld as well as its rulers and guardians.

Greek Myth of Virgo:
Myth of Virgo The Virgin: Astrea was daughter Zeus and Temis, being because one titŠnide and personifying next to its mother to justice. According to other sources, she was daughter of Astreo and Eos.

She was also the last immortal that lived between the humans during the golden Era of Cronos, leaving the Earth last in the Era of the bronze. Zeus raised her to the sky, locating it by near constellation Libra.

Cronus ("the wily, youngest and most terrible of [Gaia's] children"[23]) castrated his father and became the ruler of the gods with his sister-wife Rhea as his consort and the other Titans became his court. Rhea hated this and tricked him by hiding Zeus and wrapping a stone in a baby's blanket, which Cronus ate.

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Mythology Of The Taurus