Greek Mythology: This article is a stub / placeholder and still should be worked out!
- The creation story starts with two primordial gods, Gaea (Earth) and Ouranos (Sky). Their children include twelve Titans, one of which is Chronos who will turn on his father and castrate him. Out of Ouranos' testicles, Aphrodite will be born. One of the sons of Chronos is Zeus who turns against his father.
- There were many battles between the Greek gods and goddesses.
- They frequently interacted with humans.
- They play a role in the stories of Greek heroes, cf. the Ilias and Odyssey.
There is a very intimate link with Roman Mythology. Essentially, the Romans just adopted the Greek Gods, and gave most of them a new name:
Zeus became Jupiter;
Hera became Juno (or Io);
Chronos became Saturnus (Saturn);
Ares became Mars;
Aphrodite became Venus;
Hermes became Mercurius [Mercury];
Poseidon became Neptunus [Neptune];
Athena became Minerva;
Artemis became Diana;
Hephaistos became Vulcanus [Vulcan];
Hades became Pluto
Hestia became Vesta;
Demeter became Ceres.
Apollo and Dionysus kept their names, as did Uranus.