History Characters / ClassicalMythologyOlympians

7th Jun '17 6:12:06 PM CJCroen1393
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* TheRival: Had a notable rivalry with Athena. The two quarreled over Athens.
1st Apr '17 5:45:42 AM CthonisPrincess
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* ParentalIncest: He had a creepy habit of taking on various forms (such as a serpent, or [[BedTrick Hades]]) to have sex with Persephone, resulting in several children.

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* ParentalIncest: He had a creepy habit of taking on various forms (such as a serpent, or [[BedTrick Hades]]) to have sex with Persephone, resulting in several children. Pre-Orphic Hymns argue that this was not originally the stories of Melinoe and Zagreus and that they were changed to fit that particular cult.



* ShapeshiftingLover: Pre-Orphic Hymns state that this was the case of Zagreus' birth. After falling in love with Persephone and before he decided to marry her, Hades turned himself into a snake to get past Demeter and into the bed of Persephone, resulting in Zagreus' conception.



* ParentalIncest: In the Orphic Mysteries, her father Zeus tricked her into sleeping with him at least twice.

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* ParentalIncest: In the Orphic Mysteries, her father Zeus tricked her into sleeping with him at least twice. Pre-Orphic Hymns argue that this was not originally the stories of Melinoe and Zagreus and that they were changed to fit that particular cult.
27th Mar '17 8:20:36 PM triton
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Sometimes implied to have one with Artemis. Other times [[TokenYuriGirls they don't even bother with just implying it]].



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Sometimes implied to have one with Athena. Other times [[TokenYuriGirls they don't even bother with just implying it]].
22nd Mar '17 9:23:43 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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God of the Underworld, though ''not'' a GrimReaper-type figure. Reigned over the dead, wealth hidden in the ground and the earth as an element in general. Despite his association with death, his original depiction and characterization was never as despicable as [[EverybodyHatesHades the usual modern interpretation]]. In fact, he was a rather ambivalent figure towards mortals. [[note]]The only two times he interacts with mortals at all (defending Pylops from Heracles and lending Perseus his helmet), he's shown to be helpful.[[/note]] Romans called him '''Pluto''', latinizing the Greek epithet Plouton/Ploutos (meaning "wealthy"; gold and silver come from underground, he's the lord of the underworld--makes sense, right?), and also named him '''Dis''' (Latin for "wealthy").

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God of the Underworld, though ''not'' a GrimReaper-type figure. Reigned over the dead, wealth hidden in the ground and the earth as an element in general. Despite his association with death, his original depiction and characterization was never as despicable as [[EverybodyHatesHades the usual modern interpretation]].interpretation]] (though understandably, the Greeks still weren't too fond of the guy). In fact, he was a rather ambivalent figure towards mortals. [[note]]The only two times he interacts with mortals at all (defending Pylops from Heracles and lending Perseus his helmet), he's shown to be helpful.[[/note]] Romans called him '''Pluto''', latinizing the Greek epithet Plouton/Ploutos (meaning "wealthy"; gold and silver come from underground, he's the lord of the underworld--makes sense, right?), and also named him '''Dis''' (Latin for "wealthy").
22nd Mar '17 7:33:00 AM ansang
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* MoodSwinger: Poseidon was a very moody divinity and his temperament could sometimes result in violence.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Somehow survived having his mother being burned to ashes after seeing Zeus's true form… while she was pregnant with him. Or, depending on the myth, having his entire body except his heart eaten by titans as a child. The Greeks thus gave him the epitaph of dimētōr, which means "of two mothers", the second being Zeus who transferred him to his thigh until he was born {or regrown}.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Somehow survived having his mother being burned to ashes after seeing Zeus's true form… form; while she was pregnant with him. Or, depending on the myth, having his entire body except his heart eaten by titans as a child. The Greeks thus gave him the epitaph of dimētōr, which means "of two mothers", the second being Zeus who transferred him to his thigh until he was born {or regrown}.
22nd Mar '17 7:28:51 AM ansang
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Somehow survived having his mother being burned to ashes after seeing Zeus's true formů while she was pregnant with him. Or, depending on the myth, having his entire body except his heart eaten by titans as a child. The Greeks thus gave him the epitaph of dimētōr, which means "of two mothers", the second being Zeus who transferred him to his thigh until he was born {or regrown}.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Somehow survived having his mother being burned to ashes after seeing Zeus's true formů form… while she was pregnant with him. Or, depending on the myth, having his entire body except his heart eaten by titans as a child. The Greeks thus gave him the epitaph of dimētōr, which means "of two mothers", the second being Zeus who transferred him to his thigh until he was born {or regrown}.
11th Mar '17 4:20:35 PM CthonisPrincess
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* AbusiveDad: He is not the best dad around, but depending on what myth you read, he is downright horrible to some of his children. According to Orphic narratives, he sexually abused his daughter Persephone (seduced her in the form of a serpent, committing [[BedTrick rape by fraud]]). However since the Orphic Narratives were ret-conned myths, it's highly possible that Hades had originally been the one who seduced her in the form of a serpent (Serpents were associated with the Underworld).

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* AbusiveDad: He is not the best dad around, but depending on what myth you read, he is downright horrible to some of his children.
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According to Orphic narratives, he sexually abused his daughter Persephone (seduced her in the form of a serpent, committing [[BedTrick rape by fraud]]). However since the Orphic Narratives were ret-conned myths, it's highly possible that Hades had originally been the one who seduced her in the form of a serpent (Serpents were associated with the Underworld).
11th Mar '17 1:38:34 AM CthonisPrincess
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* AbusiveDad: He is not the best dad around, but depending on what myth you read, he is downright horrible to some of his children. According to Orphic narratives, he sexually abused his daughter Persephone (seduced her in the form of a serpent, committing [[BedTrick rape by fraud]]). He also may have been responsible for making his son Hephaestus lame by throwing him off of Olympus (though another version stated it was Hera who did that). He also badmouths Ares(though to be fair, ''everybody hates him'') and let him get imprisoned by giants.

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* AbusiveDad: He is not the best dad around, but depending on what myth you read, he is downright horrible to some of his children. According to Orphic narratives, he sexually abused his daughter Persephone (seduced her in the form of a serpent, committing [[BedTrick rape by fraud]]). He However since the Orphic Narratives were ret-conned myths, it's highly possible that Hades had originally been the one who seduced her in the form of a serpent (Serpents were associated with the Underworld).
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also may have been responsible for making his son Hephaestus lame by throwing him off of Olympus (though another version stated it was Hera who did that). He also badmouths Ares(though to be fair, ''everybody hates him'') and let him get imprisoned by giants.



* ShapeshiftingLover: Perseus was conceived when Zeus rained on Perseus' mother in the form of gold, and Zeus turned into ''Hades'' just to seduce Persephone!

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* ShapeshiftingLover: Perseus was conceived when Zeus rained on Perseus' mother in the form of gold, and Zeus turned into ''Hades'' just to seduce Persephone!Persephone! However this story was a ret-con when the rise of Polis was occurring and Hades was re-written as simply being a chthonic god and his paternity was passed on to Zeus.



* HappilyMarried: By Greek standards, she absolutely is.

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* HappilyMarried: By Greek standards, she absolutely is. Pre-Orphic and polis myths state that she mothered three children with Hades (Makaria, Melinoe and Zagreus). However the Orphic hymns re-wrote these stories to portray Melione and Zagreus as 'rape babies', Zagreus being the product of Zeus seducing her in the form of a serpent (Originally it was Hades and serpents were associated with the Underworld). And Melinoe was re-written to have been the result of 'Zeus disguising himself as Hades', however reading between the lines of the Hymn to Melinoe, it is easy to realise that Melinoe was originally Hades' daughter.
9th Mar '17 7:09:49 PM ansang
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Ares had a very difficult character to deal with and was therefore rather unpopular among the other deities (Except Aphrodite and possibly Hestia) and mankind. For this reason, no Greek city wanted to have him as its patron. He often had conflicts and fights with his half-sisters Artemis and Athena, especially during the Trojan War.


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* TokenEvilTeammate: Ares is said to be the cruelest of the Olympians although, most of the Olympians were corrupt and arrogant jerks.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: Hestia is by far the nicest and most approachable of the Greek Gods and is said to get along with anyone.
7th Mar '17 8:36:49 PM ansang
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* LifeOfTheParty: Could I BE more obvious?
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