The Greek Myths Quotes

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"The war lasted ten years but, at last, Mother Earth prophesied victory to her grandson Zeus, if he took as allies those whom Cronus had confined to Tartarus....The Cyclopes thereupon gave Zeus the thunderbolt as weapon of offence; and Hades, a helmet of darkness; and Poseidon, a trident." p. 40

"And the Cretans, who are liars." p. 41

"Cythera was an important centre of Cretan trade with the Peloponnese, and it will have been from there that her worship first entered Greece." p. 50

"Hera...is the pre-Hellenic Great Goddess....Hera's forced marriage to Zeus commemorates conquests of Crete and Mycenaean - that is to say - Cretanized - Greece, and the overthrow of her supremacy in both countries." p. 51

"Hephaestus, the Smith-god was...weakly at birth...Thetis and Eurynome...kept him...where he set up his first smithy and he rewarded their kindness by making them all sorts of ornamental and useful objects...[when Hera discovered he had developed this skill] At once she fetched him back to Olympus, where she set him up with a much finer smithy....and arranged that he should marry Aphrodite...Hephaestus is ugly and ill-tempered...and all of his work is of matchless skill." p. 87

"Agamemnon first made war against Tantalus, King of Pisa, the son of his ugly uncle Broteas, killed him in battle and forcibly married his widow Clytaemynestra, whom Leda had borne to King Tyndareus of Sparta." p. 413

"Heracles's Tenth Labour was to fetch the famous cattle of Geryon from Erytheia, an island near the Ocean stream, without either demand or payment." p. 494

"After spending four years in Pheneus, Heracles decided to leave the Peloponnese. At the head of a large Arcadian force, he sailed across to Calydon in Aetolia, where he took up his residence." p. 553

"...a hero shrine in Moschia on the Black Sea, 'where a ram is never sacrificed'...thus the Romans also built temples to Greek heroes and heroines fictitiously introduced into their national history." p. 606

"Among the Akan, the right hand still goes to the ruler." p. 377

"According to Homer, he died gloriously in battle." p. 376

"But when he tried to change these customs, Iocaste committed suicide in protest, and Thebes was visited by a plague." p. 377

"Hitherto it had been customary for women to commit suicide on the death of their husbands." p. 245

"At all events she married Menelaus, who became King of Sparta after the death of Tyndareus and the deification of the Discuri." p. 631

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