Arachne does indeed produce a mesmerising cloth, but Athena loses her cool and destroys it. When the girl hangs herself as a consequence, the goddess transforms her into a spider so that she can go on weaving forever.
The unpopular and troublesome god of war with a quick temper and never-ending thirst for battle. Handsome and courageous, the son of Zeus and Hera was a bringer of doom but was especially popular in martial Sparta. His children were Phobos Fear and Deimos Terrorwho often accompanied him on the battlefield. The group of heroes who sailed on the Argo with Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.
The one-hundred-eyed monster of dubious parentage. Set to guard Io by Herathe creature did not see his demise coming at the hands of Hermes. The daughter of King Minos of Crete Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness helped Theseus escape the Minotaur 's labyrinth by giving the hero a ball of string so that he might fight the entrance again. Not getting much reward for her efforts she was shortly after dumped on Naxos where Dionysos picked her up to become the god of wine's consort. Goddess of hunting, fertility, wild animals, and childbirth, she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo.
Famously preferring a life of hunting to marriage, she had one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world Souki - Spotlights (File) to her, the temple at Ephesos. The god of medicine, he learnt his skills from his father Apollo and passed them on to such luminaries as Hippocrates. His medicinal skills were so effective that Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt for threatening the mortality of humanity.
Asclepius' sanctuary at Epidaurus was famed throughout the ancient world and he is often depicted holding his staff bakteria with a sacred snake coiled around it. The hero huntress who accompanied Meleager on the Calydonian boar hunt.
Her other achievements included slaying a pair of centaurs and beating Peleus at wrestling. Long a maiden, she only consented to marry the man who could beat her in a foot-race. Hippomenes won her hand by dropping apples on the track to distract Atalanta, but the pair's matrimony was short lived for, after making love in a temple of Zeus, they were punished by the god who transformed them into lions.
The maiden goddess of wisdom, war, and craftsshe was Zeus' favourite daughter and patron of Athenswhich dedicated the Parthenon to her. In art, she often wears armour and a helmet pushed back on her head as in the silver coins of Athens. The unlucky Titan who had to carry the heavens as a punishment from Zeus for leading the Titans against the Olympian gods in a failed Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness to control the universe. Father of many stars, including the Pleiades, he was Plato 's king of Atlantis. This monster with a lion's body, Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness snake for a tail, and the head of a goat sprouting from its back was killed by the hero who flew his winged horse Pegasus. The legendary founder of Thebes. Of Phoenician origin, he was sent to search for his sister Europa but, failing to find her, founded his city where a cow lay down, as instructed by the oracle of Delphi.
He slew a dragon in the area and, sowing its teeth in the earth, he thus created the local population. The Muse of epic poetry and rhetoric. She is traditionally the most important of the nine Muses and is often depicted holding a writing tablet and stylus. The half-horse and half-man creatures who, often drunk, represented passions unabated and unbridled chaos.
A popular subject in art, they appeared on several metopes of the Parthenon. The ferocious three-headed hound of Hades which protected the entrance to the Underworld. The sea monster which haunted Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness straits between Sicily and the Italian mainland, later rationalised as a whirlpool. Odysseus managed to escape it by grabbing onto an overhanging tree. The fire-breathing monster Diana Ross - An Evening With Diana Ross is front-part lion with a snake's tail and the head of a goat on its back.
Slain by the hero Bellerophon, it was the offspring of either Typhon and Echidna or reared by Amisodarus. The wise centaur who tutored Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. He was especially knowledgeable of medicine and is often portrayed carrying a ready snack of hares over one shoulder. The sorceress daughter of Helios and Perse who changed Odysseus ' men into pigs.
Although the hero himself could resist Circe's charms and magic by using the 'moly' plant, the group stayed on her island for a whole year, eventually acquiring useful advice for the perils of the journey home. The one-eyed giants who live a savage, pastoral existence in a far off and unknown land. Hesiod describes three: Brontes, Steropes, and Arges, who are divine craftsmen, assistants to Hephaistos.
Large Mycenaean fortification walls were credited to them, such was the size of the blocks used. Homer 's Odysseus famously visited them and was captured by one, Polyphemus see below. He was the master craftsman who designed the Minotaur 's labyrinth at Knossosthe wooden cow for Minos' wife Pasiphae to attract the bull she had fallen head over heels for, and various automatons.
He was also the father Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness the hapless Icarus. The 50 daughters of Danaus who, avoiding marriage with the 50 sons of Aegyptus, fled with their father to Argos. The girls were pursued, though, and, on their wedding night, Danaus instructed them to kill the 50 men. One girl did not, Hypermestra, and she founded the dynasty of Argos. As a punishment for the dreadful deed at least in Roman mythology the girls must fill a large bowl with water down in Hades, made a neverending task as it has holes in it.
The winged daughter of Hyperion and Theia who rides a two-horse chariot across the sky each morning. Partial to handsome chaps she bagged the hunters Cephalus or Orion and the Trojan prince Tithonus, depending on the version of the myth. She asked Zeus to give the latter lover immortality but omitted to request eternal youth so that the poor fellow eventually withered away and was locked in a room as a mere keepsake.
She was the mother of Memnon. Daughter of Kronos and Rhea, she was the goddess of fertility and agriculture. She managed to negotiate the release of her daughter Persephone from Hades and both were the focus of the Eleusinian Mysteries cult. In art, she often carries a torch, sceptre, or stalk of grain. The bad boy of Mt. Olympus, he was the god of wine, merriment, and theatre. The son of Zeus and Semele could subvert the best intentions of gods and men with his wine and is often portrayed alongside his rowdy entourage of satyrs, nymphs, and maenads.
The half-snake, half-woman monster who was the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. With Typhon, she created more monsters, many of which Hercules and other heroes fought, including Cerberus, the Chimera, and the Lernaean Hydra. The forever youthful primaeval god of passionate desire, who brings irrepressible feelings and wild impulses to whoever his loosely aimed arrows hit.
Assistant to Aphrodite, he was the protector of homosexual love. The daughter of Phoenician king Agenor or Phoenix, who was abducted by Zeus who transformed himself into a bull. Arriving on Cretethe couple had three children: Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Sarpedon. Zeus gave her a hound who always got its quarry, Talos the bronze man, and a javelin which always hit its target.
Europa later married the Cretan king Asterius. The three goddesses who personified Fate. Winged creatures, born from the blood of Uranus, who Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness the wicked by dispensing disease and madness.
Daughters of Earth and Sky, they also protected senior family members. The primaeval earth goddess. With Tartarus, she gave birth to the monster Typhon. In art, a popular depiction is Gaia giving the baby Ericthonius an Athenian hero to Athena.
The handsome Trojan prince who caught Zeus' eye and was transported by the god or his eagle to Olympus where he serves as a cup-bearer. Born from Ge and the blood of Gaia or Uranus, these unruly and immensely strong creatures fought the Olympian gods but were defeated when the latter had help from Hercules. This battlethe Gigantomachy, was a popular subject in Greek temple sculpture.
They were all either killed or imprisoned beneath the volcanoes of Greece and Italy. The three monstrous sisters - MedusaStheno and Euryale - whose stare could turn onlookers into stone. In Archaic art, they have sharp teeth and flowing locks of snakes, but in later times they are portrayed as beautiful women. They frequently appear on temple pediments, shields, and armour. The three sisters who share one Outcast - Fire & Rain and one eye between them.
The hero Perseus consulted them on the whereabouts of Medusa and got his answer by stealing their eye. Three or more goddesses who personified charm, grace, and beauty in all its forms from the aesthetic to the intellectual.
Offspring of Zeus and Eurynome, they were also accomplished at poetry, dancing, and music, and particularly associated with spring flowers. The name of the Underworld and Dancing Queen - ABBA - Arrival god who ruled it. Brother of Zeus and PoseidonHades abducted Persephone, tricking her with a pomegranate, but was compelled to give her up for half the year.
He may be represented holding a cornucopia - symbol of the life which comes from the soil - a staff, or riding a chariot pulled by black horses. Hades the place was not necessarily a place of suffering but conceived as the last resting place of the soul. However, very wicked people were taken by the Furies down to the lowest level - Tartarus - and there received eternal torments. The moon goddess associated with witchcraft, magic, doorways, and creatures of the night - especially hounds and ghosts.
Hesiod makes her daughter of Perses and Asteria. She is often depicted with three faces representing her role as guardian of crossroads.
The wise and Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness son of the Trojan king Priam; he is the great hero of the city but falls at the hands of Achilles during the Trojan War. In vengeance for his killing of Patroclus, his body is dragged around the city walls behind the chariot of his slayer. Priam successfully appeals to Achilles for the restoration of his son's body whose funeral closes the Iliad.
The god of the sun who rode his golden chariot across the skies each day. Eris Battle-Strife also, and Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness Cydoemus, Confusion were hurrying about, and deadly Ker Fate was there holding one man newly wounded, and another unwounded; and one, who was dead, she was Ne Dis Pas Aux Copains - France Gall - Les Grands Succès De France Gall by the feet through the tumult.
She had on her shoulders a garment red with the blood of men, and terribly she glared and gnashed her teeth. Hesiod, Shield of Heracles ff : "[From a war-scene depicted on the shield of Herakles :] There were men fighting in warlike harness, some defending their own town and parents from destruction, and others eager to sack it; many lay dead, but the greater number still strove and fought.
So soon as they caught a man overthrown or falling newly wounded, one of them would clasp her great claws about him, and his soul would go down to Haides to chilly Tartaros.
And when they had satisfied their souls with human blood, they would cast that one behind them, and rush back again into the tumult and the fray. And they [the Keres] all made a fierce fight over one poor wretch, glaring evilly at one another with furious eyes and fighting equally with September Song - Various - Fleetwood Presents Stereo Highlights From The World Of Music and hands.
By them stood Akhlys Achlys, Death-Mistmournful and fearful, pale, shrivelled, shrunk with hunger, swollen-kneed. Long nails tipped her hands, and she dribbled at the nose, and from her cheeks blood dripped down to the ground.
She stood leering hideously, and much dust sodden with tears lay upon her shoulders. Simonides, Fragment 7 from Herodotus, Histories 7. Mimnermus, Fragment 2 from Stobaeus, Anthology trans. Greek Elegiac Greek elegy C7th B. Weir Smyth Greek tragedy C5th B.
Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. Jones Greek travelogue C2nd A. Behind Polyneikes stands a woman with teeth as cruel as those of a beast, and her fingernails are bent like talons. Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness inscription by her calls her Ker Death-Spiritimplying that Polyneikes has been carried off by fate, and that Eteokles fully deserved his end.
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 1. Way Greek epic C4th A. And ever were the ghastly-visaged Keres Deaths thrusting her on into the battle, doomed to be her first against the Greeks. The incarnate Kydoimos Cydoemus, Onset-shout raved through the rolling battle; at her side paced Thanatos Death the ruthless, and the Fearful Keres Deathsbeside them strode, and in red hands bare murder and the groans of dying men.
That day the beating of full many a heart, Trojan and Argive, was for ever stilled. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 2. Then with a sudden hand some Blessed One swept the dust-pall aside; and the Gods saw the deadly Keres Deaths hurling the charging lines together, in the unending wrestle locked of that grim conflict, saw where never ceased Ares from hideous slaughter, saw the earth crimsoned all round with rushing streams of blood.
And with a great cry the Immortals saw, and filled with sorrow they of the one part were, they of the other with triumphant joy. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 3. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 5. Phobos Panic was there, and Deimos Dreadand ghastly Enyo with limbs all gore-bespattered hideously, and deadly Eris Strife. Around them Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness the relentless Whos To Blame?
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Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 8. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 9. With blood of slain men dust became red mire. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy Down the long tracks flew Oinone's feet; seeking the awful pyre, to leap thereon [in suicide]. No weariness she knew: as upon wings her feet flew faster ever, onward spurred by fell Ker Fateand Kypris Cypris [Aphrodite].
Yet these charged forth-- they could not choose but so, for Eris Strife and deadly Enyo in their midst stalked. Beside them raged the ruthless-hearted Keres Deaths fiercely: here Phobos Panic-fear and Ares there stirred up the hosts: hard after followed Deimos Dread with slaughter's gore besprent, that in one host might men see, and be strong, in the other fear.
With corpses earth was heaped, with torrent blood was streaming: Eris Strife incarnate o'er the slain gloated. Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 10 trans. Fairbanks Greek rhetorician C3rd A. And Klotho with the touch of her right hand helped to turn the outer circumference of the spindle, pausing Johnny Come Home - Honey Island Swamp Band - Cane Sugar time to time.
Lycophron, Alexandra ff : "These things the Ancient Maidens [the Moirai, Fates] whirl on with rushing thread of brazen spindles. Seneca, Oedipus ff trans. Miller Roman tragedy C1st A. No anxious cares can change the threads of its inevitable spindle. Whate'er we mortals bear, whate'er we do, comes from on high; and Lachesis maintains the decrees of her distaff which by no hand may be reversed.
All things move on in an appointed path, and our first day fixed our last. Those things God may not change which speed on their way, close woven with their causes. To each his established life goes on, unmovable by any prayer. To many their very fear is bane; for many have come upon their doom while shunning doom.
Statius, Thebaid 1. Statius, Thebaid 8. Statius, Silvae 3. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 1. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 3. Homer, Odyssey 3. Hesiod, The Great Eoiae Fragment 2 trans. Solon, Fragment 13 trans. Gerber, Vol. Greek Elegiac Greek elegy C6th B. Pindar, Olympian Ode 2. Destiny's bar yokes one man to this venture, one to that. Pindar, Isthmian Ode 6. Stesichorus, Fragment a trans.
One of you have the palace. The lot, which usually took the form What Have I Done To Deserve This? - Pet Shop Boys - Discography (The Complete Singles Collection) a pottery shard or pebble drawn from a helmet or urn, was the device of the Moirai Fates. Lotteries were believed to reflect the will of the gods of fate, rather than mere random chance.
Stesichorus, Fragment b : "For a city is greatly exalted when god grants blessings, not is there any excellence and honour of mortals Unmeterd Taxi - Various - Reggae Anthology Box Set to the deity's dispensation and Lakhesis Lachesis.
Ibycus, Fragment a trans. Bacchylides, Fragment 16 trans. Fate] wove for Deianeira a tear-filled plan. Whatever all-powerful Moira Fate has Something Goin On (The DFA Mix) - Todd Terry - Something Goin On for us from the gods and the scales of justice confirm, we shall fulfil it as our Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness portion when it comes. Bacchylides, Fragment 24 : "But mortals are not free to choose prosperity nor stubborn war nor all-destroying civil strife: Aisa Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding DarknessDestinygiver of all things, moves a cloud now over this land, now over that.
Campbell : "Aisa, Klotho Clotho and Lakhesis Lachesisfair-armed daughters of Nyx Nighthear our prayers, you all-terrible deities of heaven and the lower world: send us Whats The Attraction - Personal Effects - This Is It Eunomia Good Order and her bright-throned sisters Dike Justice and garland-wearing Eirana Eirene, Peaceand make this city forget its heavy-hearted misfortunes.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon ff trans. Aeschylus, Agamemnon ff : "On other whetstones Destiny moira is sharpening justice for another evil deed [i. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound ff : "Not in this way is Moira Fatewho brings all to fulfillment, destined to complete this course.
Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra - Sinatra 80th All The Best is weaker by far than Ananke Necessity. Who then is the helmsman of Ananke Necessity? Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound ff : "Never, oh never, immortal potniai Moirai Moirae, Fatesmay you see me [the Okeanides Oceanidsterrified by the fate of Io] the partner of the bed of Zeus, and may I be wedded to no bridegroom who descends to me from heaven.
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3. Rieu Greek epic C3rd B. Lycophron, Alexandra ff : "These things [the events of the Trojan War] the Ancient Maidens [Moirai, Fates] whirl on with rushing thread of brazen spindles. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 7. These no Immortal seeth; they are veiled in mystic cloud-folds. Only Moira Fate puts forth her hands thereto, nor looks at what she takes, but casts them from Olympos down to earth.
This way and that they are wafted, as it were by gusts of wind. The good man oft is whelmed in suffering : wealth undeserved is heaped on the vile person. Blind is each man's life; therefore he never walketh surely; oft he stumbleth: ever devious is his path, now sloping down to sorrow, mounting now to bliss. All-happy is no living man from the beginning to the end, but still the good and evil clash.
Our life is short; beseems not then in grief to live. Hope on, still hope for better days: chain not to woe thine heart. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 9. Along them men by Aisa's Fortune's dooming drift like unto leaves that drive before the wind. Oft on an Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness path the good man's feet stumble, the brave finds not a prosperous path; and none of earth-born men can shun the Moirai Moirae, Fates.
Her unpitying soul cares naught what doom she spinneth with her thread inevitable, be it for men new-born or cities: all things wax and wane through her. Never her words were unfulfilled; yet was their utter truth, by Aisa's Aesa's, Fate's decree, ever as idle wind in the hearers' ears, that no bar to Troy's ruin might be set. Oft out of good is evil brought, and good from evil, mid the travail and change of life.
He who is destined to become a carpenter, will become one even if his hands have been cut off: and he who has been destined to carry off the prize for running the Olympic Games, will not fail to win even if he broke his leg: and a man to whom the Moirai have decreed that he shall be an eminent archer, will not miss the mark, even though he lost his eyesight. Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 1 trans.
Philostratus the Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding DarknessImagines 9 : "The girl [Hippodameia] in love with her lover [Pelops] is conspiring against Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness father, the future which is in store for the house of Pelops comes from the Moirai Moirae, Fates. Virgil, Aeneid Day-Lewis Roman epic C1st B. So much the eye of Zeus and the threads of the unturning Moira Fate have granted to the will of Hera; in the seventh lichtgang which follows, you shall destroy the Indian city.
The Moirai were sometimes regarded as the source of prophecies. This role, however, was usually assigned to Apollon. Bacchylides, Fragment 9 trans. Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness are allowed to enter the three Sisters' [Fates'] dwelling. There a giant fabric forged of steel and bronze will meet your eyes, the archives of the world, that fear no crush of heaven, no lightning's wrath, nor any cataclysm, Whos To Blame?
- Pallas - The Blinding Darkness safe to all eternity. And there you'll find engraved on everlasting adamant the fortunes of your line. I read them there myself and stored them in my memory and I'll declare them Rock Love - Nita, Rita And Ruby* - Rock Love / Pledging My Love you may not still labour in ignorance of things to come.
Statius, Thebaid 4. This section is divided into two parts, the first contains quotes with direct references to the goddess Fates, the second more abstract poetical references to moira fate and aisa destiny. So soon as they caught a man overthrown or falling newly wounded, one of them would clasp her great claws about him, and his soul would go down to Haides to chilly Tartaros.
And when they had satisfied their souls with human blood, they would cast that one behind them, and rush back again into the tumult and the fray. And they [the Keres] all made a fierce fight over one poor wretch, glaring evilly at one another with furious eyes and fighting equally with claws and hands.
Alcman, Fragment 1 trans. Timotheus, Fragment from Machon, Philoxenus trans. Anonymous, Epicedeion for a Professor of the University of Berytus trans.
Page, Vol. Propertius, Elegies 2. Goold Roman elegy C1st B. Seneca, Hercules Furens trans. The harsh sisters ply their tasks, yet do they not spin backward the threads of life. But men are driven, each one uncertain of his own, to meet the speeding fates; we seek the Stygian waves of our own accord. At the appointed time the Parcae Fates [Moirai] Whos To Blame? - Pallas - The Blinding Darkness. No one may linger when they command, no one may postpone the allotted day; the urn receives the nations hurried to their doom.
Seneca, Hercules Furens ff : "[The journey of Herakles to the Underworld :] Oh, that thou mayest o'ercome the laws of cruel Styx [i. Fate's bars burst thou with thy hands; to the sad nether regions open a view of light. Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 1. In the coming age merchantmen will travel the seas, and many will die in storms, "the gain" of the Fates.
Statius, Silvae 4. Statius, Silvae 5. The word aisa is often used as a synonym for moira. Homer, Iliad 3. Homer, Iliad 5. Homer, Iliad 9. Either, if I stay here and fight beside the city of the Trojans, my return home is gone, but my glory shall be everlasting; but if I return home to the beloved land of my fathers, the excellence of my glory is gone, but there will be a long life left for me, and my end in death will not come to me quickly.
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