In Greek mythology, Atropos was the third of the Moirae. She was the oldest of the Three Fates, and was known as the "inflexible" or "inevitable." It was Atropos who chose the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread with her "abhorred shears." She worked along with Clotho, who spun the thread, and Lachesis, who measured the length. They were the daughters of Zeus and Themis (the goddess of order.) It is not clear whether Zeus was superior to the fates or if he was subject to them as mortals were. Her Roman equivalent was Morta. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atropos"
In Greek mythology, the Attic War is the conflict between the Amazons and the Athenians under Theseus. The Amazons came to bring back Antiope the sister of their dead queen. Antiope had been abducted by Theseus during Hercules ninth labour. The Amazonian army was annihalted by the Attican forces and Antiope herself was killed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Attic War"
Baetylus or Bethel is a semitic word denoting a sacred stone, which was supposed to be endowed with life. These fetish objects of worship were meteoric stones, which were dedicated to the gods or revered as symbols of the gods themselves (Pliny, Nat. Hist. xvii. 9; Photius, Cod. 242). ...more on Wikipedia about "Baetylus"
Latin form of the Greek names Balios and Xanthos. ...more on Wikipedia about "Balius and Xanthus"
The Baptes were priests of the Greek goddess Cottytus. The word comes from the Greek verb meaning "to wash". The Baptes practised obscene ceremonies at night; they included orgies so hedonistic that even Cottytus herself was disgusted. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baptes"
In Greek mythology, the Battiadae are descendants of Battus, the founder of Cyrene. A famous descendant of Battus and thus one of the Battiadae was Callimachus, the Greek poet and the most well known member of the Neoteroi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battiadae"
In Greek mythology, Baucis and Philemon were an old married couple who were the only ones in their town of Phrygia to welcome the disguised gods, Zeus and Hermes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baucis and Philemon"
In Greek mythology, the Bebryces were a mythical tribe of people in Bithynia. After their land and King Mygdon was conquered by Heracles and given to Lycus, it was called Heraclea. Amycus, brother of Mygdon, was another Bebrycian king; both were sons of Poseidon and Melia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bebryces"
Belus ( Greek Belos) the Egyptian is in Greek Mythology a son of Poseidon by Libya. He was a King of Egypt and father of Aegyptus and Danaus and (usually) brother to Agenor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Belus (Egyptian)"
The Bibliotheca (in English Library), in three books, provides a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Bibliotheca is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. The Bibliotheca has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the AD 1st century– 2nd century to the present, influencing writers from antiquity to Robert Graves. It provides a near complete history of Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. As a primary source for Greek myth, as a reference work, and as an indication of how the later ancient Greeks themselves viewed their mythical traditions, the Bibliotheca is indispensable to anyone who has an interest in classical mythology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus)"
In Greek mythology, Boösaule was the cave where Io gave birth to Epaphus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boösaule"
The Boreads, in Greek mythology, were Calais and Zetes. They were the sons of Boreas and Oreithyia, daughter of King Erechtheus of Athens. They were winged heroes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boreads"
In Greek mythology, Brisēis ( Greek Βρισηίς) was a Trojan widow (from Lyrnessus) who was abducted during the Trojan War by Achilles upon the death of her three brothers and husband, King Mynes of Lyrnessus, in the fight. After an oracle forced Agamemnon to give up Chryseis, a woman he had captured, the king ordered his heralds Talthybius and Eryrates to take Briseis from Achilles as compensation. Achilles was offended by this seizure and, as a result, withdrew from the fighting. He did not return to the fray until the death of Patroclus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Briseis"
Brontes ("thunderer"), in Greek mythology, one of the first generation of Cyclopes, was a giant with one eye, child of Gaia and Uranus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brontes" Whatever You're Into, Get Into www.shortopedia.com.
According to a Greek legend, Byzas was a Greek colonist (reported by some to be a leader or even a king) from the Doric colony of Megara in Ancient Greece, who consulted the oracle of Apollo at Delphi. The oracle instructed Byzas to settle opposite from the "Land of the Blind". Leading a group of Megarian colonists, Byzas found a superb location opposite Chalcedon on the mouth of the Bosphorus Strait. He determined the Chalcedonians must have been blind not to recognize the advantages the land on the European side of the Bosphorus had over the Asiatic side. Byzas founded Byzantium on the European side in 667 BC, thus completing the oracle's quest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Byzas"
In Greek mythology, Caanthus is brother of Melia, one of the oceanids. He was commissioned by his father to seek his sister, who had been carried away. Finding that Apollo had her, and being unable to get her from him, he set fire to the precinct of Apollo. For this reason the god shot him dead. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caanthus"
Cabeiri in Greek mythology, were a group of minor deities, of whose character and worship nothing certain is known. Their chief seats of worship were the islands of Lemnos, Imbros and Samothrace, the coast of Troas, Thessalia and Boeotia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cabeiri"
The Calydonian Boar is one of the many monsters in Greek mythology, which met its end in the Calydonian Hunt, a popular subject in classical art. King Oeneus of Calydon, an ancient city of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Patras, held annual sacrifices to the gods. One year the king forgot to include Artemis in his offerings. Insulted, Artemis created the biggest, most ferocious boar imaginable, and unloosed it on Calydon. It rampaged throughout the countryside, forcing people to take refuge inside the city walls, where they began to starve. ...more on Wikipedia about "Calydonian Boar"
A female monster in Greek mythology, Campe ("crooked") guarded the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus after Cronus imprisoned them there; she was killed by Zeus when he rescued his uncles for help in the Titanomachy. Campe was a sphinx-like drakaina female dragon with a tail resembling that of a scorpion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Campe"
Cassiopeia was one of the fifty Nereids in Greek mythology. She was called the "sole daughter of the sea." Her beauty was surprising because, one afternoon, when she was found on the coast of Aethiopia, the King Cepheus saw her and instantly fell in love with her. Cepheus then married Cassiopeia, who bore him a daughter named Andromeda. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cassiopeia (mythology)"
The Catalogue of Women (Greek: γυναικῶν κατάλογος, gynaikon katalogos) is an epic of ancient Greek literature. Ancient writers sometimes attributed it to Hesiod, but the poem contains references to events and things after Hesiod's time. The dating of the poem is one of the most problematic issues surrounding it. In effect the poem's author is anonymous. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catalogue of Women" Whatever You're Into, Get Into shortopedia. shortopedia
Catasterismi ( Greek Katasterismoi, "placings among the stars") is an Alexandrian prose retelling of the mythic origins of stars and constellations, as they were interpreted in Hellenistic culture. The work survives in an epitome assembled at the end of the 1st century CE, based on a lost original, with a possible relation to work of Eratosthenes that is now hard to pinpoint. Apparently it was pseudepigraphically attributed to the great astronomer from Cyrene, to bolster its credibility. However, the astrological connoisseurship of its fables in fact have nothing to do with Eratosthenes' scientific conjectures and solutions—which belong instead near the origins of an astronomy that was separated from the predictive and interpretive functions of astrology, not an easy feat of the logical imagination. The separation was effected in Alexandrian intellectual circles during the 1st century BCE. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catasterismi"
In Greek mythology, Cedalion was a blacksmith who worked in the stables of Hephaestus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cedalion"
In Greek mythology, Celaeno referred to several different beings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Celaeno"
Celeus was a king in Greek mythology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Celeus"
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