The Olympian Gods (again). A smith, a lovely lady, and a lush. . Hephaestus/Vulcan. Who’s your daddy? Hephaestus had none. Hera conceived him to spite Zeus Some versions: retaliation for having Athena by himself Not pretty-- in fact, crippled Ugly dude from the get go
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A smith, a lovely lady, and a lush.
Hey, you’d limp too if you were tossed of Mt. Olympus!
Eros had a very popular following
Embodies physical desire
Very popular in homosexual relationships during the classical period of Greece.
In some versions, she had a son, Eros (daddy is Ares).
Other versions, Eros is older than most of the gods.
Cupid: small, pudgy, darling baby
Eros: a vindictive, malevolent teen whose arrows are full of mischief and even death! (Although sometimes can be a swell guy)
All My Gods
Aphrodite married Hephaestus: Beauty and the Beast.
Some versions say it was an arranged marriage by Zeus
what kind of a sick and twisted joke is that?
to get revenge from when Aphrodite refused his pick up lines (insert favorite pickup line here)
Hephaestus wanted to catch them sleeping in their wedding bed.
Rigged a booby trap
Busted: one naked goddess of love trapped with a naked god of war.
Hephaestus brought the gods back with him to see their naughty behavior
Everyone had a good laugh, except for the two naked, trapped deities.
Then, the mood soured.
Shame on Hephaestus for such a lowly trap!
Zeus promised Semele (mom) anything, made that pesky oath.
She wanted to see him in full glory.
Not a good idea: she died instantly.
Zeus took unborn baby and put in his his thigh
Don’t ask me how that worked! Who needs detail anyway?
After being born (don’t ask how that worked either), Hermes rescued him (Jealous Hera) and took him to be raised by nymphs (young, scantily clad women)Dionysus, Bacchus, Twice Born, Acratophorus (Bringer of Unmixed Wine), Nocturnal, Torch-bearing, Citizen Dionysus
He agreed. Semele and Dionysus went to live on Olympus
Hera became upset (go figure) and made Dionysus, his mom and the nymphs who raised him go insane with madness.
Hera relented eventually
God of madness
God of wine
God of parties
God of the vine/ivy
God of vegetation
A very popular god
Pan and other Satyrs (aka: Fauns)
Half human, half goat
Ran around woods drinking, playing pipes, dancing, having lots of sex
Very erotic creatures with all sorts of perverse depictions