What about all the others?

What about all the others?
September 03 09:10 2018 Print This Article

Most of us have heard of some of the most well-known Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses. Names such as Apollo, Venus, Hades and Zeus are learnt in schools throughout the country. But there are many more deities of the Greek and Roman mythology. Here are a few such examples:

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  • Eros or Cupid is the God of love and desire. Sometimes portrayed as a chubby baby with wings he it thought to be the son of Venus. He carries with him a mixture of golden and lead arrows. The golden arrows, tipped with diamonds, were intend for those people who Cupid wanted to fall in love. The leaden arrows had the opposite power and were used to make people fall out of love. This is where some of the first links between diamonds and love came from. Although diamond rings like those you can find at Compare the Diamond are a much better way to show your love and devotion for that special someone in your life.

  • Eris or Discordia is the Goddess of Discord. She often caused trouble for people, especially those who were silly enough to ignore her presence. She is thought to have haunted the battlegrounds of earth delighting the in the rivalry and bloodshed that occurred. In the most known tale it is said that she was the only Goddess not to be invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. She of course turned up anyway and was refused admittance. Enraged by this she is said to have thrown a golden apple into the crowd of Goddess with the inscription ‘To the Fairest’ attached to it. Three Goddess, Hera, Aphrodite and Athena all claimed the apple was intend for them. It caused great rivalry between all three of them and it is said that this rivalry brought about the events that eventually led to the Trojan War. A war that Eris would have been particularly proud to have been the cause of.

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  • Pan or Faunus was a goat footed shepherd known as the God of pastures and woods. He was often found with a panpipe (his name thought to be linked to the instrument) in his hand and was credited as the bringer of music and leads the nymphs in dances. The origin of his parent’s changes depending on the mythological story you are reading but the most common version is that is father was Hermes (the God of Commerce) and his mother a nymph.
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