Greek Mythology is the body of stories and myths that deal with Ancient Greeks; specifically their Gods, heroes, heroines and how the ancient world works and it's creation.

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Why is the use of lightning in modern day characters usually associated with villains and/or with being bad? [closed]

Think about it: Electro from Spiderman, the Emperor from Star Wars, Zuko's sister Princess Azula from the Airbender series all use lightning and are considered almost explicitly to be bad. I'm sure ...
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Was Enoch Root right about Heracles killing a large chunk of the offspring of Ares in original myths?

"... it appears that Heracles, backed up by Athena all the way, personally murders at least half of Hannibal Lecterish offspring of Ares." (“Cryptonomicon” By Neal Stephenson, Page 806, Enoch ...
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Mythical parallels for Tolkien's stories [closed]

Edit: Since this question was too broad, I'll center it specifically in Norse mythology (Eddas and Sagas) and only in episodes or motifs in the Silmarillion. Not in the general conception but just in ...
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Fantasy/ urban novel about greek-roman gods

I am looking for a fantasy novel about the greek - roman gods in the modern day. They go about their lives, which are diminished, due to failing worship. The greek-roman gods have become one and go by ...
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Were there any Greek Mythology heroes born of Goddesses?

A typical Greek hero origin story was being born to a mortal woman and an Olympic god (usually, though not exclusively, Zeus the Philanderer). See Herakles, Perseus, Bellerophon, etc... Were there ...
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Where does this part from the Firefly theme come from?

Note: I'm not sure if it belongs on this site, but I'm not sure where else I should ask it. In the title/theme song of the sadly short-lived Firefly series, they say "Burn the land and boil the sea, ...
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Titans in Immortals and Disney Hercules

Just watched the Immortals, and the titans are portrayed as simpleton creatures, more like "zombies" which kill, yet in Hercules (the Walt Disney) production the titans are earth, wind, fire and ice, ...
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Why not kill the Titans?

In Immortals, prior to the events of the movies, the gods (i.e. Zeus and friends) fought against the Titans and won. The surviving Titans were then imprisoned. Why not kill them all, as they are ...
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Why weren't the Titans more powerful?

In Immortals, the Titans battle the gods (i.e. Zeus and buddies). In the film it's shown that the gods have extreme physical capabilities: mainly speed and strength. When they battle the Titans ...
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Who is the god on the Immortals poster?

In Immortals, one of the gods has this amazing helmet: During the film, they never refer to him by name. Which god is this?