History Characters / ClassicalMythologyOlympians

27th Jan '16 5:47:31 AM AdamC
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Her husband Hephaestus, was said to be hideously ugly. In many stories their marriage wasn't really her choice; Zeus arranged for it to appease Hephaestus from trapping Hades or just to keep all the other Gods from fighting over Aphrodite's hand in marriage. Either way, in nearly all stories she sleeps around shamelessly.

* TheDogBitesBack: Was treated like crap by the other Gods, but when pushed too far he got even. After his mother threw him off Olympus (for being born ugly) he gave her a golden throne... that she couldn't get out of until she apologized. When he found out Ares was sleeping with his wife he booby-trapped their bedchambers with an elaborate cage so he could drag them in front of the other Gods to be mocked.
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* TheDogBitesBack: Was treated like crap by the other Gods, but when pushed too far he got even. After his mother threw him off Olympus (for being born ugly) he gave her a golden throne... throne that she couldn't get out of until once she apologized.sat down. When he found out Ares was sleeping with his wife he booby-trapped their bedchambers with an elaborate cage so he could drag them in front of the other Gods to be mocked.
27th Jan '16 5:42:07 AM AdamC
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* AbusiveParents: Hera was hopeful her new baby would be impressive enough to show up Zeus after he'd given solo-birth to Athena (see ContinuitySnarl below), but was disgusted by how ugly Hephaestus was. Ashamed of him, she chucked him off the side of Olympus to die.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Was treated like crap by the other Gods, but when pushed too far he got even. After his mother threw him off Olympus (for being born ugly) he gave her a golden throne... that she couldn't get out of until she apologized. When he found out Ares was sleeping with his wife he booby-trapped their bedchambers with an elaborate cage so he could drag them in front of the other Gods to be mocked.
27th Jan '16 5:27:25 AM AdamC
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* AbusiveParents: In many versions of the story of Hephaestus's birth, Hera threw him off the side of Olympus because he was ugly and crippled.
19th Jan '16 4:56:19 PM CJCroen1393
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: A more symbolic example, but she was frequently associated with pomegranates, [[FoodChains for obvious reasons]].
18th Dec '15 2:20:51 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* BerserkButton: May have been TheStoic most of the time but oh did not like resurrecting the dead in the least. He disliked Hecate creating ghosts, he arranged for special punishments for mortals who tried to break into the underworld and he was so pissed off at Asclepius for reviving the dead that Zeus had to strike him down first to keep Hades from going nuclear on the entire city.
18th Dec '15 1:55:06 AM Aribter-Nelson
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Hestia- Morality Pet/ Living Emotional Crutch. Demeter Mood-Swinger
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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Acted as this to all her relatives when they were going through hard times.

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* MoralityPet: Since she is the only goddess who got along with EVERYONE, she's pretty much the only reason they could/would share the same room. She's the only thing that keeps the BigScrewedUpFamily from imploding.

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* ThePollyanna: Very often portrayed as this. She is the only god who never gives into anger.

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* MoodSwinger: Put the polar in bi-polar.
8th Dec '15 7:00:41 AM fbiuzz
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* IncestIsRelative: Had sex with ''many'' of his relatives.
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* IncestIsRelative: Had sex with ''many'' of his relatives. Heck, he had sex so many times that the majority of the mortal women he seduced are descended from him.
8th Dec '15 6:59:32 AM fbiuzz
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** There might be ValuesDissonance involved here, though, as getting your daughter a high-status husband probably would've qualified as good parenting back in a time where ArrangedMarriage was more common.
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** There might be ValuesDissonance involved here, though, as getting your daughter a high-status husband probably would've qualified as good parenting back in a time where ArrangedMarriage was more common.the norm.
3rd Dec '15 7:21:40 AM FF32
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** It's often subject to {{Flanderization}} in modern media. No, she didn't like men, but looking at her relationship with [[TheNotLoveInterest Orion]], [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Apollo]], [[DaddysGirl Zeus]], and others, she didn't ''dislike'' them either. Considering how much misogyny was in ClassicalMythology, that's actually rather impressive.
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** It's often subject to {{Flanderization}} in modern media. No, she didn't like men, but looking at her relationship with [[TheNotLoveInterest Orion]], [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Apollo]], [[DaddysGirl Zeus]], and others, she didn't ''dislike'' them either. Considering how much misogyny was in ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, that's actually rather impressive.
24th Oct '15 2:31:36 PM sorako
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y.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty much how his character comes across overall. Of course, whether you encountered the "Jerk" or the "Heart of Gold" depended on who you were, what you had done, and whether you encountered the big guy on a good da
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty much how his character comes across overall. Of course, whether you encountered the "Jerk" or the "Heart of Gold" depended on who you were, what you had done, and whether you encountered the big guy on a good daday.
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