Greek Gods Mythology - Death, the Underworld, Tartarus or Elysium
Discover interesting facts and information about the Greek Gods Mythology and their beliefs about Hades the Underworld, Charon the Ferryman, the River Styx and the legends and mythology of Tartarus the ancient equivalent to hell. Learn about the Gods of War and death in Greek God Mythology and articles about the spirits that inhabited the infernal regions such as the Keres, the death spirits, the Fates who were encountered by the dead souls of mortals. Their day of judgement near the palace of Hades and whether they would suffer the endless torments in the deep, dark abyss of Tartarus. These mythical terrors and people played an important role in understanding Greek God mythology. The fates of dead souls were decided by the gods of the Underworld and whether they could pass through the Asphodel Meadows and spend eternity in the province of Elysium, the Elysian Fields, the equivalent to paradise, or heaven in Greek Gods Mythology.
Greek Gods Mythology - the Creation Myth and the First Deities and Goddesses
Who were the first deities and divinities that featured in ancient Greek Gods Mythology? The story of the ancient Greeks creation myth answers this question. According to ancient mythology life started with Chaos, the first god and primordial deity who ruled over confusion, the void of emptiness, within the universe. Chaos created Nyx out of the darkness and they produced Erebus the lord of the Underworld. These first primeval, or primordial deities, in the creation myth of Greek Gods mythology, were followed by Aether and Hemera then produced Gaia (Earth), Tartarus (Hell) Pontus (sea), and Eros (Love). The legend and stories of the Greek Gods mythology continued when Gaia, the Earth Mother, created Uranus and they overthrew the elder first deities producing twelve gigantic children who became known as the Titans in the Greek Gods mythology. The rebellion of the Titans led to a war between the first deities and the second generation of divinities together with the Gigantes. The Titan males joined with their sisters (the Titanides) to produce children who include many who would become known as the Olympians in ancient Greek Mythology and legend.
Mythology and Legends of Ancient Greece - 12 Olympians and Mount Olympus
Discover facts and info about the mythology of the 12 Olympians who lived in the splendour of Mount Olympus where they feasted on ambrosia and nectar, the drink and food of the Olympians. Read about the mythology of their golden palaces and domain that was hidden from the eyes of mortals by a golden cloud above Mount Olympus.