Saturday 11 August 2018


        In Greek mythology, Hecatoncheires { hundred-handed giants } were the three sons of  Gaea { Earth } and Uranus { Sky }. Each had a hundred hands for wielding clouds and fifty heads for blustering wind. Cyclopes were their companion brothers, who were masters of thunder and lightning. 

                According to Greek Legend, Uranus {heaven or sky} came every night to cover the Gaea
{Earth} and mate with her. Their first six sons and six daughters were the Titans, and then three Hecancheires and three Cyclopes.
                                   Fearing the power of his gigantic sons {the Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires }, Uranus locked them away in the Tartarus. Uranus drew the enmity of Gaea when he imprisoned her children in Tartarus. According to other version, to protect her children from her husband { the Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires), Gaea hid them all within herself in Tartarus.  To prevent more monstrous offspring Gaea plan to castrate Uranus.
                                   Gaea created a great stone sickle and gathered together male Titans to persuade them to castrate Uranus. Only Cronus, youngest and most ambitious of the Titans, was willing. he ambushed his father and castrated him.
                                               However, once in power, Cronus turned into the terrible king, re-imprisoning his sibling the Hecatoncheires and Cyclopes in Tartarus and set monster Campe as its guard. Cronus swallow each of his children whole as they were born from his sister Rhea {fearing to be overthrown by his offsprings} Rhea however managed to hide her younger child Zeus, by tricking Cronus into swallowing a rock wrapped in a blanket instead.
    Zeus killed Campe and released the imprisoned giants. The Hecatoncheires fought against the Titan, throwing rocks as big as mountains, one hundred at a time and overwhelming them. After this, the hecatoncheires became the guards of Tartarus.

Briareus- One of the Hecatoncheires, was more specifically a god of sea storms and in this guise he was often named Aegaeon. Briareus wed sea god Poseidon's daughter Cymopoleia {Wave-Ranging} and dwelt with her in the depths of the sea.

Kottus and Gyes -were appointed guardians of the gates of the Tartarus.

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Tuesday 18 July 2017


  In Greek mythology, Epione was described as the goddess of soothing of pain. Epione was the wife of Asclepius (god of  the medical art).

 Epione had five daughters: Hygieia, Panacea, Aceso, Iaso, and Aglaea, and three sons: Machaon, Podaleirios and Telesphoros. 


Friday 30 June 2017


     In Greek mythology, Iaso was described as the goddess of recovery. She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione, sister of Aceso, Hygieia, Panacea, and Aegle.



                            In Greek mythology, Aceso was described as the goddess of healing process. She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione, sister of Iaso, Hygieia, Panacea, and Aegle.


Sunday 7 May 2017


 In Greek myhtology, Pyrrha was described as the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora and wife of Deucalion.
Deucalion and Pyrrha....
                                        When Zeus decided to end the Bronze Age with the great deluge, Deucalion and his wife, Pyrrha, were the only survivors. Even though he was imprisoned, Prometheus who could see the future and had foreseen the coming of this flood told his son, Deucalion, to build an ark and, thus, they survived. During the flood, they landed on Mount Parnassus, the only place spared by the flood.

Once the deluge was over and the couple were on land again, Deucalion consulted an oracle of Themis about how to repopulate the earth. He was told to throw the bones of his mother behind his shoulder. Deucalion and Pyrrha understood the "mother" to be Gaia, the mother of all living things, and the "bones" to be rocks. They threw the rocks behind their shoulders, which soon began to lose their hardness and change form. Their mass grew greater, and the beginnings of human form emerged. The parts that were soft and moist became skin, the veins of the rock became people's veins, and the hardest parts of the rocks became bones. The stones thrown by Pyrrha became women; those thrown by Deucalion became men.
Deucalion and Pyrrha .......

Deucalion and Pyrrha had three sons, Hellen, Amphictyon, Orestheus; and three daughters Protogeneia, Pandora 2 and Thyia.