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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

 

 

 
 
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
A Handbook of Mythology
Author: E.M. Berens
This is available under public domain laws in the United States.
 
 
 

CONTENTS


PART I—MYTHS

Introduction

FIRST DYNASTY
Origin of the World

Uranus and Gæa (Cœlus and Terra)

 

SECOND DYNASTY
Cronus (Saturn), Rhea (Ops), Division of the World, Theories as to the Origin of Man

 

THIRD DYNASTY
OLYMPIAN DIVINITIES

Zeus (Jupiter), Hera (Juno), Pallas-Athene (Minerva), Themis, Hestia (Vesta), Demeter (Ceres),Aphrodite (Venus), Helios (Sol), Eos (Aurora), Phœbus-Apollo, Hecate, Selene (Luna), Artemis (Diana), Hephæstus (Vulcan), Poseidon (Neptune)


SEA DIVINITIES I

Oceanus, Nereus, Proteus, Triton and the Tritons, Glaucus, Thetis, Thaumas, Phorcys, and Ceto, Leucothea, The Sirens, Ares (Mars), Nike (Victoria),Hermes (Mercury)

SEA DIVINITIES II

Dionysus (Bacchus or Liber), Aïdes (Pluto), Plutus

 

MINOR DIVINITIES I

The Harpies, Erinyes, Eumenides (Furiæ, Diræ), Moiræ or Fates (Parcæ), Nemesis, Night and Her Children, Nyx (Nox), Thanatos (Mors), Hypnus (Somnus), Morpheus, The Gorgons, Grææ, Sphinx, Tyche (Fortuna) and Ananke (Necessitas), Ker, Ate, Momus, Eros (Cupid, Amor) and Psyche, Hymen, Iris, Hebe (Juventas), Ganymedes

MINOR DIVINITIES II

The Muses, Pegasus, The Hesperides, Charites or Graces, Horæ (Seasons), The Nymphs, The Winds, Pan (Faunus), The Satyrs, Priapus, Asclepias (Æsculapius)

 

ROMAN DIVINITIES

Janus, Flora, Robigus, Pomona, Vertumnus, Pales, Picus, Picumnus and Pilumnus, Silvanus, Terminus, Consus, Libitina, Laverna, Comus, Camenæ, Genii, Manes, Penates,

 

PUBLIC WORSHIP OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS

Temples, Statues, Altars, Priests, Sacrifices, Oracles, Soothsayers, Augers

 

GREEK FESTIVALS

Eleusinian Mysteries, Thesmophoria, Dionysia, Panathenæa, Daphnephoria,

 

ROMAN FESTIVALS

Saturnalia, Cerealia, Vestalia

 

PART II—LEGENDS

Legends 1

Cadmus, Perseus, Ion, Dædalus and Icarus

Legends 2

The Argonauts, The Golden Fleece

Legends 3

Pelops, Heracles

Legends 4

Bellerophon, Theseus, Œdipus,

Legends 5

The Seven against Thebes, The Epigoni, Alcmæon and the Necklace, The Heraclidæ

Legends 6

The Siege of Troy

Legends 7

Return of the Greeks from Troy

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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