Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos – The Three Fates

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Clotho- (Kloh-Thoh) – She is part for the three fates or Moirai. She was responsible for spinning the thread of human life. She also made major decisions, such as when a person was born, thus in effect controlling people’s lives. This power enabled her not only to choose who was born, but also decide when gods or mortals were to be saved or put to death. For example, Clotho brought Pelops back to life when his father boiled and killed him.

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As one of the three fates her impact on Greek mythology was significant. Clotho, along with her sisters and Hermes, were given credit for creating the alphabet for their people. Even though Clotho and her sisters were worshiped as goddesses, their representation of fate is more central to their role in mythology. Thread represented human life and her decisions represented the fate of all people in society.

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Lachesis (Lach-uh-sis) – She was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirai. Normally seen clothed in white, Lachesis is the one who measured the thread spun on Clotho’s spindle, and in some texts, determines destiny. Lachesis was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life was to be allowed for each person or being. She measured the thread of life with her rod. She is also said to choose a person’s destiny after a thread was measured. In mythology, it is said that she appears with her sisters within three days of a baby’s birth to decide it’s fate.

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Atropos (A-Truh-Pos) – She was the last of the three fates or Moirai. 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 mortals by cutting their thread with her “abhorred shears.”

Their origins are uncertain, although some called them the daughters of night. It is clear, however, that at a certain period they ceased to be only concerned with death and also became those powers who decided what may happen to individuals. Although Zeus was the chief god and their father, he was still subject to the decisions of the Fates, and thus the executor of destiny, rather than its source. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Atropos and her sisters were the daughters of Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night), though later in the same work they are said to have been born of Zeus and Themis.Done 1

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Demeter – Goddess of the Harvest and Agriculture

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Demeter (De-me-ter) – She was the Olympian goddess of agriculture, grain, and the bread that sustained mankind with the earth’s rich bounty. Demeter was often depicted wearing a crown and bearing sheafs of wheat or a cornucopia, and a torch.
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Her daughter Persephone was abducted by the god of the underworld, Hades. Demeter endlessly searched for her beloved daughter, preoccupied with loss and grief Demeter let the seasons halt and living things stopped growing and died. At this point, Zeus had to intervene and sent his messenger, Hermes, to the underworld to bring Persephone back and prevent the extinction of all life on Earth.

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Hades agreed to Persephone’s relief but gave her a pomegranate as she left. If you eat food from the underworld you must stay in the underworld. Distracted Persephone ate the seeds and was bound to Hades for one third of the year, either the dry Mediterranean summer, when plant life is threatened by drought, or the autumn and winter.

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Calypso – A Minor Goddess and Sea Nymph

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Calypso (Cu-Lip-So) – In Greek mythology, Calypso was a nymph who captured Odysseus and kept him for many years, before he finally managed to escape. She lived on the mythical island of Ogygia.

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According to Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, when Odysseus landed on Ogygia, Calypso fell in love with him and decided to keep him as her immortal husband. With her captivation singing, she managed to detain the Greek hero for several years.

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However, the time came when Odysseus’ longing for Penelope, his wife, grew so strong that he could bear it no more. Wanting to tell Calypso, Odysseus instead told goddess Athena of his misery. Athena, being the protector of Odysseus, asked Zeus to demand the release of the hero. Zeus agreed and demanded Calypso to release Odysseus.

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Calypso was angry at first and complained about how gods did not want goddesses to have affairs with mortals; however, she eventually backed out. Giving Odysseus wine, bread and a raft, she bade him farewell.

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Aphaea – A Goddess Exclusively Worshiped at a Single Sanctuary on the Island of Aegina

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Aphaea (aa-f-Eh-aa) –  She was a goddess who was worshiped almost exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. She originated as early as the 14th century BC as a local deity associated with fertility and the agricultural cycle. Under Athenian hegemony, however, she came to be identified with the goddesses Athena and Artemis and with the nymph Britomartis as well, by the 2nd century CE, the time of Pausanias.

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“…Come here, where the Sanctuary of the Temple has a garden with beautiful apple trees and sleep proceeds from leaves that twinkle in the light… Here blooms the meadow…in multi color, with flowers of spring, and the wind brings sweet fragrance…”

That is how Sappho described the Sanctuary of the Temple in one of her odes that she devoted to Aphrodite. Imagine a temple built in a forest high on the mountain, the temple had in the interior of its sanctuary rich plantings of trees and groups of fruit bearing trees, flowers and green lawns. It was the kind of environment that should provoke all the feelings of compunction and absolute religion in the pilgrim.

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Pausanias also left some information about Aphaea, which derived from some traditions of Crete, Zeus and Carme had a girl called Britomartis. She was very fond of hunting, that is why Goddess Diana showed her particular favor. But Minos fell in love with her and trying to escape the girl jumped into the sea and got tangled int he fishing net of some fishermen. The fishermen took her on board of their ship. Then a sailor fell in love with her. Trying to escape again, she jumped into the sea and swam until she reached Aegina. She immediately went northeast where the grove of the island was. The sailors watched her vanishing little by little as if by divine means, that is why they called her Aphaea or Aphande (Vanished), and from what the legend says, she hid herself in a cave in the enclosure of the archaic temple. During the excavation in 1901 may Mycenaean findings came to light. So we can conclude that the inhabitants of that area worshiped that deity from the prehistoric era. Cretans called Aphaea “Dictynna”.

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The owner of the first temple was not Athena but Aphaea, as was all of the small temples that had formerly been built in that very place, which temples were something like country chapels. Many centuries before, since the founding of the holy site, it was Aphaea who was worshiped in Aegina. Athena was added just to the second (and last) temple in 500 BC as a “splendid housemate”.

 

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Brizo – A Prophet Goddess and Protector of Mariner, Sailors, and Fishermen

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Brizo (Briy-Zow) – She was known as the protector of mariners, sailors, and fishermen. She was worshiped primarily by the women of Delos, who set out food offerings in small boats. Brizo was also known as a prophet specializing in the interpretation of dreams

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She was sent dreams and she would reveal their meaning to man. Her name is connected with brizein, “to fall asleep”.

Done 2The sacrifices offered to her consisted of many things but fish were never offered to her. Prayers were addressed to her that she might grant everything that was good, but especially, that she might protect ships.  It is interesting that she was the protector of fisherMEN because men did not worship her.

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She dwelt in any ocean Greece had to offer, and could breathe underwater. She was not a mermaid or siren, but she was spotted long ago by some nearby mortal fishers, and they mistook her for a monster because of her scaly legs and body.

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Astraea – Goddess of Innocence and Purity

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Astraea (Aes-Trey-aa) – She was the daughter of Astraeus and Eos. She was the virgin goddess of innocence and purity and was often associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike. She is not to be confused with Asteria the goddess of the stars and the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe.

Done 12She was the last of the immortals to live with the humans. According to Ovid, Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age. Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo.

Done 9According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.

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Ceto – Goddess of Sea Monsters

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Ceto (Cee-Tow) – She was the goddess of the dangers of the sea and, more specifically, of sea-monsters, whales and large sharks (all called ketea in Greek). She consorted with Phorkys (Phorcys) to produce a brood of fearsome monsters, including, the she-dragon Ekhidna (viper), sailor-devouring Skylla (crab), the hundred-headed serpent Ladon, the one-eyed Graiai (grey ones), and the petrifying Gorgones (terrible ones).

Done 7As the mother of Skylla Keto was also named (Crataeis, of the Rocks), Lamia (the Shark) and Trienos (the Thrice). The last title appears to equate her with the thrice-swallowing whirlpool-monster Kharybdis (Charybdis). Krataiis was also identified or confused with the goddess Hekate (Hecate), a divinity whose power extended over the sea. There was also a river named Krataiis in the territory of the Brutti, near the Straits of Messina in Italy.

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This goddess should not be confused with the minor Oceanid also named Ceto, or with various mythological beings referred to as ketos (plural ketea); this is a general term for “sea monster” in Ancient Greek.

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Ceto is also known in some Greek texts as Crataeis, which means “mighty,” and as Trienus, which means “within three years.” Some scholars blended her with the goddess of Hectate, whose nicknames are also Crataeis and Trienus.

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Antheia – Goddess of Flowers, Gardens, Swamps and Marshes

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Antheia (An-th-ee-aa) – Her name is derived from an Ancient Greek word meaning “blossom” or “flower”. She was especially worshiped in the Spring or near the marshes and lowlands. She was one of the Charites, or Graces of Greek mythology. She was often depicted on vases as an attendant of Aphrodite.

Done 8Antheia was very quiet to everyone except for Iris. She was often misunderstood as a helpless and gentle being who didn’t know how to defend herself, but Iris knew better. She was actually a defensive and active friend who was extremely loyal and loving. She would help anyone in need. She always kept her promises, and she was always very smiley and a bit mischievous. She was one of the kinder goddesses.

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In ancient Greece, Arretophoria – the festival of trust and friendship, was held at some point between June and July. Each year, two maidens were given a special honey-laden diet and clothed in golden robes to take on a special trust. They delivered a package untouched to a secret place in a local temple, then they spent the year in community service, never peeking inside the box. This sounds like a fun activity for couples or friends. Each person picks out a trust gift for the other and gives it to them to put ina special place. The enitre time the gift remains there unopened, Antheia will energize it and bless the people in that relationship, so they don’t get tempted to peek. At the end of the year, they donned gold and burned myrrh to create a sacred space in which Antheia could dwell. There they would finally open up all the gifts.

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Antheia’s center of worship was on the island of Crete. She also had a temple in Argos. Along with being one of the Graces, she was also apart of the Horea. The Horea was a group of gods and godesses of seasons.

Antheia was a influence to Greek culture in two ways. The first would be, she always wore flowery wreaths where ever she went and so the people of Greece also wore them as a sign of respect.

The second would be, over half of greek gods and goddesses were very prideful and Antheia was very humble. She made everything about the people of Greece. She made the people of Greece have hope and peace and made them feel good about themselves, unlike the other gods.

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Alectrona – First Sun Goddess

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Alectrona (Alec-trona) – She was the early goddess of the Sun and morning. Not unlike the other goddess of the sun she was related to Helios. In fact Helios was her father while Rhode was her mother. Her sister was Helidae (Offspring of the Sun) and they had a very good sister relationship.

Done 8It is possible that she was also the goddess of the mornings, or man’s waking sense. Her being the reason that men woke up in the morning.

Done 15Alectrona, although in love with Apollo, died a virgin. She was killed by Hades in the war with the Trojans. Before her death she would frequently appear when a child was hurt or in danger. She was a happy and kind goddess.

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Achelois – Moon Goddess

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Achelois (AA-h-eh-I-aw-EE-s) – A minor goddess of the moon. She was frequently the recipient of sacrifices ordered by the Dodonian Oracle. Her name translated into English means “She who takes away pain”. The Oracle would have people send sacrifices to her so they could be relived of their ailments.

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Some accounts refer to her as the Goddess of Healing. She is also known as one of the seven muses and daughters of Pierus. Because she is a minor goddess, there is not much written about her. However, it is said that she was loved by everyone because of her kind nature.

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Her siblings are Aegle, Hygeia, Panakeia, and Iaso (Asclepius and Epione) or Neilo, Triton, Asopo, Heptapora, Tipoplo and Rhodia (Pierus). Being related to Hygeia and Asclepius is tells her that she indeed is a goddess of healing because the family of Asclepius was once venerated as a mini-pantheon of healing. Epidarus is believed to be the cult centre of Goddess in ancient times.

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Achelios can be petitioned was you are suffering from stress due to hectic life styles and want to heal yourself with divine intervention. She can also be petitioned by those who work in the medical or pharmaceutical industry.

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