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Was the name "Thanos" derived from "Thanatos", the name of the Greek god of death?

Yes, "Thanos" is indeed derived from the name "Thanatos", the name of the Freudian concept of death drive (which in turn is named after the Thanatos of myth), according to Vulture: ...
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Where can I find this Inspirational Story?

I'm reasonably sure this is actually one of the Norse Eddas, the source tales that deal with Thor, the God of Thunder and his antics. Thor's Journey to the Land of the Giants features all of the ...
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How did Odysseus get injured on his leg?

This story is told in one of the books that The Song of Achilles is based upon, Homer's Odyssey. Note that Odysseus is referred to as 'Ulysses' in this version. Then the old woman took the cauldron ...
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Scifi/Greek mythology graphic novel where the Greek gods were actually a space-faring civilization from a different dimension

Wayward Sons: Legends. I enjoyed reading that webcomic -- all of it that was online at the time -- several years ago. I just now checked, and confirmed that it's still on hiatus. Its most recent page (...
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Mythology researcher gets pulled into helping Artemis in the modern world

This seems to match: The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky. Keywords - "novel artemis professor investigation" The series is Olympus Bound From Goodreads Manhattan. The city sleeps. Selene ...
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Book involving a secret agent who travels back in time to the Bronze Age, along with Hercules and a Scythian girl

Might his be Atlantis Found (1997) by R. Garcia Y. Robertson, the second book in the The Virgin and the Dinosaur duology...? In this sequel to "The Virgin and the Dinosaur", Jake Bento time ...
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Illustrated children's book series with Greek Mythology references

I found this question while trying to identify a series I myself had forgotten, and the mention of Terry Denton in your post lead me to what is likely the answer to yours (and certainly the answer to ...
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Who is the oldest Greek God?

Well, if you consider Chaos as God, then Chaos. Otherwise, all together Gaia, Eros, Erebus and Nyx: In Greek mythology, Chaos (Greek: Χάος), according to Hesiod, Chaos ("Chasm") was the first ...
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Illustrated children's book series with Greek Mythology references

Potentially the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. From Wikipedia: Set in the mid-2000s, the series follows the story of Perseus "Percy" Jackson, a boy who discovers he is a demigod son ...
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Greek Mythology Movie about Theseus and the Minotaur

It's slightly later than you remember (1987) but a likely candidate is an episode from The StoryTeller, a series of fantasy stories that was part live action, and part filmed with Jim Henson's Muppets....
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Graphic novel about an older Jason of the Argonauts fame

I haven't read them, but this sounds like "The Last Argonauts" trilogy of graphic novels. I struggled to find a description that better matches the criteria, but what I did find does fit. One day, ...
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What are the ways by which a demigod can be elevated to a god?

Legacies can become gods (well, god-emperors) if they are worshipped by their followers. Nero is one example: Will stepped back. “You’re saying the emperors of ancient Rome are alive? How? The Doors ...
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What are the ways by which a demigod can be elevated to a god?

In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, it is mentioned that Dionysus was a half-blood but due to his creation of wine he got many followers who worshipped him like a god, so he turned into a real god (in ...
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Why weren't the Titans more powerful?

This is addressed in the back-story provided in the opening voiceover. In Immortals, the 'Titans' aren't the progenitors of the Gods, they're simply another faction of immortal beings who originally ...
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Illustrated children's book series with Greek Mythology references

I think this is the droid your looking for: Stickman Odyssey From Amazon: When Zozimos is banished by an evil witch (his stepmother!) from the kingdom of Sticatha-the kingdom he was next in line to ...
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What are the ways by which a demigod can be elevated to a god?

A demigod can become a god by drinking from the Chalice of the Gods as shown in Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods.
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