History YMMV / ClassicalMythology

18th Mar '18 1:08:47 AM akanesarumara
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** Hope in Pandora's Box myth could mean either of two things: That it is a force of good that will be released later to help fix everything that has gone wrong, or that it is the worst of all evils and Pandora has done good by sealing it.

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** Hope in Pandora's Box myth could mean either of two things: That it is a force of good that will be released later to help fix everything that has gone wrong, or that it is the worst of all evils and Pandora has done good by sealing it. How can it be evil? Well there's the hope that helps you get back up... and the hope where you tell yourself someone else will come along to fix your problems for you, which the Greeks saw as the worst reaction possible.
18th Mar '18 1:06:24 AM akanesarumara
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18th Mar '18 1:02:53 AM akanesarumara
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** There's a story where one of Hera's faithful priestesses has trouble getting to the temple to fulfil her duties so the priestess' sons take the place of the horses and take her there. Touched by their piety and duty, the priestess asks Hera to grant the greatest boon to her sons that a mortal can have. Hera kills them in their sleep. We are supposed to focused on how they died without pain and getting sick and weak (they were young men at the peak of their health), but readers likely forget this in the fact that they, well, ''died''.
16th Mar '18 6:19:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The story of Arachne has multiple endings, each of which paints Athena in a different light. In some Arachne lost and committed suicide, causing Athena to make her a spider in respect (making Athena look gentle and loving), or Athena turned her into a spider just for losing (making her look proud and unforgiving). Or in some versions ''Athena'' was the one who lost the contest and killed Arachne in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and HotBlooded, prone to throw fits and then regret her reckless actions). Or a combination such as Arachne winning and Athena destroying her work out of spite, leading to Arachne killing herself and Athena turning her into a spider out of regret (Making Athena still a spiteful jerk but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold less so then other interpretations.]])

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** The story of Arachne has multiple endings, each of which paints Athena in a different light. In some Arachne lost and committed suicide, causing Athena to make her a spider in respect (making Athena look gentle and loving), or Athena turned her into a spider just for losing (making her look proud and unforgiving). Or in some versions ''Athena'' was the one who lost the contest and killed Arachne in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and HotBlooded, prone to throw fits and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regret her reckless actions).actions]]). Or a combination such as Arachne winning and Athena destroying her work out of spite, leading to Arachne killing herself and Athena turning her into a spider out of regret (Making Athena still a spiteful jerk but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold less so then other interpretations.]])
16th Mar '18 6:13:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Can be this for modern audience. Since many hero have [[DesignatedHero questionable behavior]] and very few of them get a happy ending.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Can be this for modern audience. Since many hero heroes have [[DesignatedHero questionable behavior]] and very few of them get a happy ending.
11th Feb '18 7:44:32 PM fixc
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* SignatureScene: If there's any entry into the Greek myths that just about everyone knows about, it's of Persephone and Hades.
25th Jan '18 2:33:29 PM Agronac919
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** The story of Arachne has multiple endings, each of which paints Athena in a different light. In some Arachne lost and committed suicide, causing Athena to make her a spider in respect (making Athena look gentle and loving), or Athena turned her into a spider just for losing (making her look proud and unforgiving). Or in some versions ''Athena'' was the one who lost the contest and killed Arachne in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and HotBlooded, prone to throw fits and then regret her reckless actions).

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** The story of Arachne has multiple endings, each of which paints Athena in a different light. In some Arachne lost and committed suicide, causing Athena to make her a spider in respect (making Athena look gentle and loving), or Athena turned her into a spider just for losing (making her look proud and unforgiving). Or in some versions ''Athena'' was the one who lost the contest and killed Arachne in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and HotBlooded, prone to throw fits and then regret her reckless actions). Or a combination such as Arachne winning and Athena destroying her work out of spite, leading to Arachne killing herself and Athena turning her into a spider out of regret (Making Athena still a spiteful jerk but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold less so then other interpretations.]])
6th Dec '17 10:30:34 PM harharhar
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** Hope in Pandora's Box myth could mean either of two things: That it is a force of good that will be released later to help fix everything that has gone wrong, or that it is the worst of all evils and Pandora has done good by sealing it.
21st Nov '17 1:50:03 PM Drakos25
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** Hera is almost always seen as the enemy of Heracles. However, there were other interpretations in which they have more of a positive relationship with each other. (After all, Hera ''was'' the patron deity of where Heracles lived. His name means "Hera's glory," and it's usually read as a pathetic attempt on Zeus' part to appease Hera, but maybe in another version, there's a different reason.)
*** Indeed as alternately according to anthropologists or other workers in the similar field, the Heracles and the Twelve Labors myth root way long ''before'' Zeus' time when his cult reached to popularity and that instead of Zeus' son, Heracles was originally ''Hera's consort''. So it is possible to have a myth exist where Hera and Hercles have a good relationship, or lovers to be such...
27th Oct '17 5:17:29 PM wedward
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** Diomedes for being badass enough to wound two Olympian gods during one of the battles at Troy.
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