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7th May '16 3:25:08 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* WretchedHive: Thrace, having Mars as a patron deity, tends to be filled with rather [[{{Understatement}} unkind]] men, Orpheus being the exception.


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* WretchedHive: Thrace, having Mars as a patron deity, tends to be filled with rather [[{{Understatement}} unkind]] men, Orpheus being the exception.
7th May '16 3:22:02 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* FoodChains: Proserpina in the Underworld.



* FoodChains: Proserpina in the Underworld.
29th Jan '16 8:13:03 PM molokai198
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* DoubleStandard: cross with ValuesDissonance: Iphis goes on a long monolog about how wrong and unnatural is love between two women but the poem has also many relationships between men (Zeus and Ganymede, Apollo and Hyacinthus...) that are not treated the same way.

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* DoubleStandard: cross with ValuesDissonance: Iphis goes on a long monolog monologue about how wrong and unnatural is love between two women but the poem has also many relationships between men (Zeus and Ganymede, Apollo and Hyacinthus...) that are not treated the same way.



* {{Transflormation}}: Happens in several of the stories.



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* YouAreWorthHell: Orpheus says that he will stay in the underworld with Eurydice if he isn't allowed to return with her.

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2nd Sep '15 2:06:59 PM Silverblade2
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* [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg The Gods And Juno]]: In later books, the text goes out of its way to show how affected the gods were by an event by mentioning that Juno herself is moved by it.

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* [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg The Gods And Juno]]: MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In later books, the text goes out of its way to show how affected the gods were by an event by mentioning that Juno herself is moved by it.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Venus in the tale of Ceres and Proserpina. Pluto falling in love with Proserpina was her idea (with Cupid' help, of course), as doing so would a.) allow her power (love) to spread to the Underworld, thereby claiming it along with Earth and Sky as under her domain, and b.) doing so would prevent Proserpina from remaining a virgin, thus allowing her to defy Venus, as Minerva and Diana had done.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBastard: Venus in the tale of Ceres and Proserpina. Pluto falling in love with Proserpina was her idea (with Cupid' help, of course), as doing so would a.) allow her power (love) to spread to the Underworld, thereby claiming it along with Earth and Sky as under her domain, and b.) doing so would prevent Proserpina from remaining a virgin, thus allowing her to defy Venus, as Minerva and Diana had done.


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* NoodleIncident: More than once, there are offhand mentions of metamorphoses whose stories are not elaborated. Some of them are known by other authors, others are not.
16th Aug '15 12:40:35 PM Silverblade2
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* AllStarCast: The stories center on many well known figures and heroes. The Calydonian Boar Hunt in particular brings ''many'' of them together.
** NotAsYouKnowThem. With the exception of [[ActionGirl Atalanta]], the assembled Greek heroes pretty much EpicFail. [[BadassGrandpa Nestor]] ends up [[LetsGetOutOfHere climbing a tree to escape danger]].



** JerkassGods: Though they arguably get better over time. Maybe not to the point of TookALevelInKindness, but they are a little more sympathetic.

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** * JerkassGods: Though they arguably get better over time. Maybe not to the point of TookALevelInKindness, but they are a little more sympathetic.



* NamesTheSame: Cygnus is a pretty popular name, with at least three appearing; they also tend to be turned into swans. There are also at least two Scyllas.



* VirginVision: Discussed. Ovid says that Diana couldn't see that Callisto lost her virginity to Jupiter because she's herself a virgin. The other nymphs on the other hand did notice...



* WordOfDante
4th May '15 11:57:11 AM nombretomado
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''The Metamorphoses'', completed in 8 AD, is a NarrativePoem by the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known today as Creator/{{Ovid}}. The fifteen books of the poem consist of many stories from [[ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman mythology]].

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''The Metamorphoses'', completed in 8 AD, is a NarrativePoem by the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known today as Creator/{{Ovid}}. The fifteen books of the poem consist of many stories from [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman mythology]].
11th Mar '15 6:04:48 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ThePowerOfLove


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* ThePowerOfLove
11th Mar '15 6:03:20 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* CuteMonsterGirl: The female centaur Hylonome. In contrast to the common depiction of centaurs as uncouth and savage, she is described as a beautiful creature (both her human and her horse parts) who bathes every day and wears flowers in her hair.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: The female centaur Hylonome. In contrast to the common depiction of centaurs as uncouth and savage, she is described as a beautiful creature (both her human and her horse parts) who bathes in the streams every day and wears flowers in her hair.
11th Mar '15 6:02:42 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is a good example. They finally meet again, but only in Hades after Orpheus too has been killed.
11th Mar '15 5:55:01 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* CuteMonsterGirl: The female centaur Hylonome. In contrast to the common depiction of centaurs as uncouth and savage, she is described as a beautiful creature (both her human and her horse parts) who bathes every day and wears flowers in her hair.
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