Apollo is the eternal golden-haired divine “ephebos” (adolescent), master of the oracles, god of light and music. He is the “paeeon” (healer) who would heal gods and goddesses with his magic touch and powerful light. His cult was divided into his two main aspects: the oracular-therapeutic and the solar-illuminated, different but complementary, as well. On one hand, in his more “Ionic” aspect, he is worshipped as “Phoebus” (he who has Clarity and Light) and “Delios” (he who sees... διαβάστε περισσότερα


Ares is the Greek god of war. He's one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In myths, Mars appears bellicose and provocative and represents the impulsive nature of the war. Thanks to his son Oenomaos from Steropi, Mars became ancestor of renowned people, such as of Atreus, Thyestes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Aegisthus, Orestes, Electra, Pylades, Pittheus, Theseus, Hippolytus , Iphigenia, Demophon, Akamas, Eurystheus, Amphitryon, Alcmene, Iolaus, Hercules, Admetus, Kopreus, Alkathoos... διαβάστε περισσότερα


Artemis was Leto’s maidenly and wild daughter, Zeus’ untamed offspring and Apollo’s twin sister. She was the queen of mountains and woods, goddess of hunting, protectress of birth and mistress of the beasts. As a “Nykterophoitos” (wanderer of the night) and torch-bearer goddess, she would rush, in the night, onto the highest unbeaten mountain peaks along with the wind. Her and her brother’s birth was the cause of the appearance of Delos Island in the Aegean. A sacred land, with a predetermined... διαβάστε περισσότερα


Hermes was born in a cave, on Kyllene Mountain (the so-called Zereia today) in the region of Corinthia. His parents were Zeus and the beautiful Pleiad Maia, daughter of Atlas. Being skillful and charismatic, from birth, baby Hermes invented the first lyre and managed to steal the oxen of Apollo. Hermes became the most talented and multi-task god: messenger of the gods, an intercessor between mortals and the divine, patron of commerce, both of legal merchandise, the random find the so-called “hermaion”... διαβάστε περισσότερα


Demeter, the “universal mother” of the hymns, the “blessed” and “divine”, was one of the greatest goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. She was the granddaughter of Gaia, the daughter of Kronos and Rhea and the sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Plouton, Hera and Hestia. As her name reveals («Demeter» comes from the Doric form “Ge” which means “Earth” and “Meter” which means “Mother”), Demeter was the goddess of cultivation and protectress of agriculture, the goddess of fertility... διαβάστε περισσότερα


Poseidon has been praised, by the Orphic poets, as “gaieochos” –he, who possesses the earth- and “kyanochaites” -he, who has an azure mane, thus possesses the sea. He was the god who “inhabited the foundations of the ocean” and would strike his trident, causing earthquakes and waves. He was the “stirrer of the earth” according to Homer. Poseidon was the son of Kronos and Rhea and, together with others, the brother of Zeus. Whenever he was not on Olympus, he dwelt in his palace... διαβάστε περισσότερα


The so-praised, by the Orphic hymn, as «airy-formed» and “queen of all” goddess Hera, who became the “blessed consort” of Zeus, was the daughter of Kronos and Rhea. For Homer, she was raised by Oceanus and Tethys, while others believed that it was Temenos, the son of Pelasgos, who had raised her or the Horae. Being the goddess who was “mixed with venerable air”, she was born on many lands: Samos, Argos, Euboea and Arcadian Stymphalos. The “Tonaia” festival was celebrated every... διαβάστε περισσότερα