The Greek Gods

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Momus, Arua, and Dephin: The B-Team Greek Gods, by Illya King

Location: Mt. Olympus, Greece

The Greek Gods are mythical beings who were worshiped during the Bronze Age of Greece. In Naked Man Comics, they have a passive role in the affairs of men. The only being the Greek Gods fear and admire is the Horseless Horse.


Gods and goddesses

The gods and goddesses in Greek mythology have special parts in the world. For instance, Zeus is the god of the sky, Poseidon is the god of the sea and Hephaestus is the god of fire. They can make themselves invisible to humans and move to any place in a very short amount of time. The gods and goddesses also never get sick and can only be hurt by very unusual causes. The king of the gods was Zeus, who lived with the other gods on top of Mt. Olympus in Greece. The gods were children of the Titans such as Cronus and Rhea.

Greek mythology has 12 main gods known as the Twelve Olympians. They were Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hephaestus, Dionysus, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Ares, Demeter, Aphrodite and Hermes. Before them there were the 12 Titans lead by the youngest Titan, Cronus. Hestia gave up her throne for Dionysus.

Minor gods include, Momus (the god of sarcasm), Aura (the godess of the gentle breeze), and Dephin (the god of dolphins).

There are lots of monsters in Greek mythology. Many are hybrids of animals or people. Some important Greek monsters are minotaurs, satyrs, centaurs and chimera. Hybrid animals are called chimeras sometimes because of the monster.

The Greek creation myth

The Ancient Greeks believed that in the beginning, the world was in a state of nothingness, which they called chaos. Suddenly, from light, came Gaia (mother earth) and Uranus (the sky) along with other stuff like Tatartus(a pit of demons) and Pontus(the water guy). Gaia and Uranus had 6 sets of twins. The most important of the 12 children were Kronos and Rhea.

Gaia gave birth to some monsters called cyclops. Uranus disliked the cyclopes, so he threw them in Tatartus. Gaia, angered by Uranus, sought revenge on Uranus. Gaia used her son Cronus, who chopped off Uranus' genitals. Cronus threw Uranus into the ocean. From the blood of his genitals, came the goddess of love and beauty—Aphrodite.

Kronos married his sister Rhea and gave birth to 6 children, who were called the gods. Cronus, who was afraid of a prophecy delivered to him a while ago(which stated that one day his children will cut him up), swallowed each of his children each time they were born. Rhea did not like this, so she saved Zeus and gave Cronus a rock to eat instead. Zeus was raised by a centaur named Chiron, who is also the son of Cronus, in a mountain cave. When Zeus was old enough, he tricked Cronus into drinking a mixture of wine and mustard. Cronus vomited up the rest of the gods, who, being immortal, had been growing up completely undigested in Cronus' stomach. Zeus and other gods, then had a big war with the Titans. Zeus won and banished Cronus to Tartarus.

Publication history

Comic books and comic strips

Cronus was the first Greek God, or Titan, to appear in the Naked Verse. In the Drama of the Gods story, Zeus, Hera, and minor members of the Greek Pantheon attemped to arrest Cronus for his crimes against time.

References

Modified from Greek Gods. Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 11 June 2018, simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_mythology.