the most powerful of the minor gods
Clotho - spun the thread of life
Lachesis - measured the length of life
Atropos - cut the thread of life when it was time to die
-(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks, half man half goat, ugly and moody
-Was in love with Echo then turned his attention to Syrinx
-invented the panpipe
(Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind, man's creator, taught humans to cheat the gods. He was punished by Zeus by being chained to a rock and an eagle came and ate his liver every day.
female spirits of classical mythology who lived in forests, bodies of water, and other places outdoors, wood choppers had to always ask permission to cut down a healthy tree;
creatures who lived in water, trees, rocks and mountains
Why was Hera angry at Echo and how was Echo punished?
Echo distracted Hera by talking too much that Zeus escaped from Hera's jealous rage.
Echo was punished by having the ability to form her own words taken from her.
(Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
made of clay
made by Epimetheus
given all the "good gifts"
sister of the Fates
justly repaid all good and evil on earth
Aeolus - keeper of the winds
Notus - the South wind (causes moisture and fog)
Boreas - the North wind (wild and icy)
Zephyr - the West wind (gentle and calm)
Eurus - the East wind (seldom called on)
mother of the four winds, gentle dawn, married to Tithonus (handsome prince)
Why did Zeus not punish Prometheus for stealing fire at first?
the humans burned offerings to the gods
first woman created by Zeus; opens a box full of evil things that are now on the earth; given to Epimetheus; made of marble, sent to earth to teach mortals a lesson
What happened when Phaethon died?
His sisters grieved so much that the gods pitied them and turned them into poplar tress and their tears to amber.
Who was Pan's father?
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo; vowed to never marry
king of the Lapith people; father of the centaurs; condemned to whirl about forever on a flaming wheel in the underworld for his ungodliness toward Hera.
god of medicine, treatment involved dream telling and herbal medicine; healer, worshipped as a god; first great doctor;
When Asclepius was killed by Zeus, Apollo got his revenge by killing a Cyclops.
satyrs and sileni
sileni - old satyrs; too fat & lazy to walk; fond of drinking wine
satyrs - resembled their master Pan; mischevious; chased nymphs all the time
goddess of the moon; fell in love with Endymion, a young shepherd; had fifty daughters
-siblings included Helios and Eos
nymph who rejected Pan; Pan turned her into marsh reeds out of which he fashioned his pipes
The creatures who were half horse and half man; wild and unruly
The centaur who trained Hercules. He was the teacher of many Greek heroes and when he died, Zeus placed him among the stars as the constellation Sagittarius. He also wasn't mean and nasty like most centaurs; greatest teacher on earth; looked like the other centaurs but was not related to them.
Wife of Orpheus who died on their wedding day from a snakebite
was the Titaness of memory and the mother of the Muses. Zeus fathered the Muses.
His wife, Eurydice, is killed by a python. He goes into the underworld and uses his lyre to get to Hades. His skill over the lyre helps him retrieve Eurydice back, but he cannot look back to look at her until they are in the real world. He accidentally looks back, and she is taken back.;
was killed by wild nymphs becasue he wwould not dance with them
What were miseries unleashed by Pandora?
Greed, Slander, Vanity, Envy
How did Asclepius cheat the gods?
Asclepius accepted gold for bringing the dead back to life; upset the Fates by bring the dead back to life
As a result, Zeus hurled a thunderbolt at him and killed him
How did Prometheus cheat the gods?
He stole the sacred fire and gave it to man and taught them how to pile their offerings so that the god's would pick the best pile which was really the scaprs and entrails.
As a result, Prometheus was chained to the top of Causcasus Mountains and every day an eagle swooped out of the sky and ate his liver, Eachnight it grew back and the suffering continued.