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The most famous Greek myths and their origins

 Today we will talk about the title of Greek myths, because they formed a large part of our lives, especially in childhood. Who among us has not seen the children's cartoon called Hercules or Hercules. We saw Greek deities like Zeus. And others, these stories, and films tell us part of the Greek myths but what are the Greek myths.

About the Greek civilization

The Greeks are residents of Greece and their stories and legends are famous. The ancient Egyptian civilization and the Greek civilization also participated in many aspects, such as the plurality of gods, life after death, and offerings to the gods.

The myths that were passed down through generations and believed by peoples at that time distinguished Greek civilization, and this affected various aspects of their lives, such as the arts, like sculpture, painting, and others. So we will talk about famous Greek myths briefly and simply.  

Excerpts from famous Greek myths

Greek or Greek myths like other myths of ancient civilizations begin. This is according to human nature, which always seeks to analyze and explain, and if there is no logical explanation, myths and legends are born. So let's start by looking at the first Greek myth of the beginning of creation and the universe.

The legend of the struggle or war of the titans

  • This part of Greek myths tells that the universe before it was formed was an eternity of chaos and darkness. Out of this complete darkness, the earth emerged with its composition of mountains, seas, and others. The earth is considered the mother embodied in the goddess Jaya. It also gave birth to the sky, which contains stars, clouds, etc., and was depicted by the god Father Uranus.
  • After that, Uranus (the sky) and Earth married Gaia to give birth to the Titans. But it seems that Uranus was terrified that one of his mighty sons would take his throne, so he imprisoned them in the ground.
  • But the most powerful son among them, whose name was Cronus, fought him and defeated him, and he became the one who leads the world.
  • He married Rhea, who gave birth to two male Greek gods and three female gods: Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter.
  • The legend tells that Cronos inherited a fear that one of his sons would abduct him from the throne from his father, so he would eat them as soon as they were born. Of course, his wife and mother of the god Rhea did not like this, and she was expecting another child. Rhea thought about how she could protect her baby from the same fate as his five brothers, so she gave birth to him secretly on the island of Crete on a mountain.
  • Her husband had to be deceived, so she gave him a stone, disguising him as the infant, and placed the stone inside a piece of cloth to deceive Cronus. Cronus ate the stone, thinking it was the infant.
  • This infant was Zeus and she was raised and cared for by the nymphs and fed on goat's milk.

The rule of the gods according to Greek myths

  • When Zeus grew up and knew the story of his father and his brothers, he deceived his father and made him drink wine with the mustard, which caused his father to vomit.
  • After that, the wars began between the five gods and the titans, a war that lasted for ten years, according to legends, in which Zeus was the leader of the gods, and the gods won in the end, and they exiled the titans in a bleak place and the black ankle is far from the earth from the sky.
  • Then came what is known in Greek or Greek civilization and myths as giants, who were also fought by the gods to rule the world. These wars with the giants lasted for many years and also the gods were victorious and were able to rule the world. They were led by Zeus and eventually settled on a great mountain known as the Olympus, and this is the most famous thing that has been mentioned in Greek myths and passed down through generations.
  • Now that we are done with the myth of the beginning of creation, let's move on to a famous myth in Greek mythology, which is the Pandora's Box.

the Greek myth of Pandora

  • Greek myths told of Pandora, the woman created by Zeus, very beautiful, but despite her beauty, she was very curious and suspicious, the messenger of Zeus (Hermes) gave her a chest made of gold to keep. And warn her not to open it so that no evil things happen that she will regret later. 
  • Pandora kept the box without opening it for a while but was always followed by her curious questions about what was inside the box and what would happen if she opened it. One day, her curiosity overcame her, and she opened the golden box to liberate from it all the evils and evils of human beings from greed, murder, jealousy, hatred, and, others.
  • There was nothing left in the box but hope, which men cling to in the hope of overcoming these human evils.

The myth of Hercules or Heracles from Greek myths

  • It is one of our excerpts from famous Greek myths and Hercules is a very famous mythical figure whose parents were Zeus and a woman called Alkmene. Zeus had many marriages and romantic relationships, and this upset his wife, the goddess Hera, who was always trying to take revenge on him for his multiple infidelities.
  • But what made this matter worse was that Zeus loved and preferred Hercules much more than the rest of his sons from Hera. This angered Hera, the wife of Zeus.
  • Hercules was very special, he had supernatural powers. But Hera never left him alone, as she ordered snakes to attack and kill him. But Hercules, thanks to the forces that were born with him, managed to kill them.
  • But the story did not end here, as Hera plotted against him until she caused him to go crazy after marrying a princess named Megara. 
  • After Hercules and Myra have children, Hera tricks Hercules into thinking his sons are dangerous monsters, causing him to kill them and then flee away to the Delphi oracle.
  • After his escape, Heraclius was forced to work for ten years for the Prince of Messinia Eurysthes. Hercules performed the most famous heroic deeds in Greek mythology, including the slaying of the nine-headed monster called Hydra. After Hercules died, his father, Zeus, ordered that it be placed among the stars in the form of faint stars that no one could see except on pitch-black nights.  
  • Many Greek myths were written to explain many matters of daily life, spiritual, scientific, and sometimes existential. This is certainly because of the human spirit's constant thirst for interpretation, learning, and faith.

Thus, we have listed some of the very famous Greek myths, and we hope that we have provided some interesting and important information as well.