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Questions tagged [greek-myth]

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 its creation. If your question is about the ancient myths themselves, not how they are portrayed in a science fiction or fantasy fiction work, you may ask it on the Mythology Stack Exchange website instead of here.

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How did Odysseus get injured on his leg?

When I read "The Song of Achilles", the book made repeated mentions of a wound on Odysseus's leg long before the Trojan War, but never really explains how he got it. What is the story behind it?
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Scifi/Greek mythology graphic novel where the Greek gods were actually a space-faring civilization from a different dimension

I read this scifi/Greek mythology graphic novel I read a few years back ~2013-14. The main premise was that the Greek gods were actually a space-faring civilization from a different dimension, while ...
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What are the ways by which a demigod can be elevated to a God?

At the end of The Last Olympian ,we see that Zeus offers godhood to Percy Jackson, and he rejects it, in favour of another wish. Can a demigod achieve godhood by other means? For instance, could Percy ...
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Where can I find this Inspirational Story?

OK this is not exactly a sci-fi story as a matter fact it’s not a sci-fi story at all. It’s actually an inspirational story which was something I ran across a few years back and for the life of me ...
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Who is the oldest Greek God? [closed]

Who is the oldest Greek God according to mythology? Is it Poseidon or Aphrodite? I have read most of the Percy Jackson books but can someone point out the answer and the story that goes with it?
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I can't remember ancient alien/astronaut children's book that has to do with Greek mythology I read. Help!

I'm trying to find a book I read when I was child like 18-20 years ago. Can anyone help me out? It's a children's book and all I can remember is that there is the character of a young human woman who ...
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Was Vorian Atreides' father from Greek mythology?

Vorian Atreides' father, Agamemnon, claims to be over a millennia old. Although this isn't quite old enough to be the time of the Greeks back on the original Earth; however, he does refer to his ...
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In Star Trek, do the Greek gods lack nipples?

OK, I hope this question doesn't seem prurient, but I happened upon the image and literally couldn't decide what I'm looking at. In the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" we learn that the Greek ...
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Which mythological character drowned in a lake during a sacrifice or mutual suicide? [closed]

I am looking for a character in (I think) Greek mythology that may have been drowned as a form of sacrifice / gift to an underworld god. I found out about them via a painting so I believe they are ...
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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 Root's ...
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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? [closed]

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?