Children of the Gods: Peitho, Greek Goddess and Personification of the seduction and persuasion

A smooth smile graces their lips, lashes flutter, and eyes glint with a special type of knowing. Even before silken words drip from their mouths their audience feels compelled to follow. Perhaps it is the way they move their bodies, graceful and arresting, a sensual aura surrounding their entire being. ‘No’ is rarely heard by these demigods, they know how to tempt and tease.

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Mythical Creatures Infographic from Venere.

From Venere’s site:

Stories. We have been telling them since the dawn of mankind, fueled by the instinct to imagine and create. They are the lifeblood of every culture; they unite communities, establish traditions, and strengthen identities. Often, these stories run rampant with mythical beasts that terrify, devour, rescue, and bewilder. What are the origins of these fanciful tales? Creation myths, true sightings, political propaganda, bedtime musings, nightmares, daydreams, and ancient media are just a hint of the possible sparks. Believe or not, they can offer captivating insight into the places that we love traveling to. This infographic presents 50 of these mythological wonders from around the world. 

Is there one you’d add to this list?

aries is:
ananke,
lady goddess of inevitably,
compulsive and old,
held in regard of emotion.

taurus is:
epione,
lady of the soothing of pain,
her hands easing aches,
agony dissipating at her touch.

gemini is:
pandia,
goddess of the full moon,
illumination at full brightness,
with her silent radiance.

cancer is:
kalypso,
nymph with the isolated island,
soft and lonely heart,
the yearning soul.

leo is:
hemera,
our vibrant goddess of the day,
her rosy cheeks and golden skin,
hope in the sunrise.

virgo is:
astrea,
lady of celestial purity,
ambassador of the golden age,
mistress of control.

libra is:
eulabeia,
spirit of discretion,
circumspection and caution,
keeps us wary and safe

scorpio is:
menoitius,
lord of rash anger and human mortality,
god with a flaming heart,
cold eyes.

sagittarius is:
khaos,
the void from which all other creation sprang,
a lord over potential,
the beginning of everything.

capricorn is:
koios,
god of the axis of heaven that the constellations revolved around,
the turning point,
dark skin to meld with the night sky.

aquarius is:
asteria,
lady of nocturnal oracles and falling stars,
triumphant stars shed from the heavens,
her brilliant mind full of the aurora borealis.

pisces is:
morpheus,
god of dreams,
shining eyes as he leans over bedsides,
presses fingertips to dreamers.

—  the zodiac are gods; l.m.
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MYTHOLOGY MEMES - (GREEK) HADES

Hades (also known as Haides, Aides, Aidoneus, or Ἁδης) was King of the Underworld and God of death and the dead. 

He presided over funeral rites and defended the rights of the dead. Hades was also the God of the hidden wealth of the earth presiding over its treasures. From the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals, he reigned over them all.

Upon his birth, Hades was devoured by Kronos along with four of his siblings. Zeus later freed them from their father’s bowels, and together they drove the Titan gods from heaven and locked them away in the pit of Tartaros. When the three victorious brothers drew lots for the division of the cosmos, Hades received the third portion, the dark, dismal realm of the underworld, as his domain. He soon desired a bride and petitioned his brother Zeus to grant him one of his daughters. The god offered him Persephone, the daughter of Demeter. However, knowing that the goddess would resist the marriage, he assented to the forceful abduction of the girl. When Demeter learned of this, she was furious and caused a great dearth to fall upon the earth until her daughter was returned. Zeus was forced to concede or let mankind perish, and the girl was fetched from the underworld. However, because she had tasted the pomegranate seeds offered to her by the God, she was forced to return to him for a portion of each year.

Hades was depicted as a dark-bearded, regal god, as either Aidoneus, enthroned in the underworld, holding a bird-tipped sceptre, or as Plouton, the giver of wealth, pouring fertility from a cornucopia. The Romans named him Dis, or Pluto, the Latin form of his Greek title Plouton, “the Lord of Riches." — more info

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Artemis /ˈɑrtɨmɨs/ was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities.
She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.

I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who
cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who
delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.

kinda myth busting

Aries: actually helps others achieving their goals too
Taurus: not that materialistic- hates superficial things
Gemini: may seem cynical but wants to be well-liked
Cancer: very dreamy and intuitive but also ambitious and driven
Leo: incredibly just, wants to do the right thing at all times
Virgo: has a gift for finding the exact right thing at the exact right time
Libra: not indecisive, but terribly afraid to make the wrong decision
Scorpio: cautious and self-protective but loves to push the boundaries
Sagittarius: so so so imaginative with so many outside-the-box ideas
Capricorn: wants their worth to be recognized so much
Aquarius: always thinking about how to make this world a better place
Pisces: wants to help people through the art they create

icarus never dreamt of flying
persephone didn’t ask for a crown
daphne hardly wanted the love of a god

the myths are varied, true and false,
full of gods and monsters, fate and luck
but they are stories of more than magic
more than immortality and divinity

they are stories of people like you and me
people who didn’t pray for heroism
or for a throne high above on olympus

myths are stories of humans
who loved and lost like us
who fell from great heights
to even greater depths

the gods would never dare to tell
the secret of their myths:

but the truth is, the highest
form of divinity
is humanity.

—  all hercules wanted was family [x]