History YMMV / ClassicalMythology

12th Jul '16 7:50:49 PM TheBuddy26
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* CounterpartComparison: There are plenty of people that mistake Hades as the God of ''Death'' instead of ''the Dead'' (Death was Thanatos' and the Keres' position).



* WhyDoesEveryoneThinkImDeadpool:There are plenty of people that mistake Hades as the God of ''Death'' instead of ''the Dead'' (Death was Thanatos' and the Keres' position).
29th Jun '16 3:20:27 PM Salsh_Loli
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*** Even more weird thing about it, 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 there is a possibly to have a myth exist where Hera and Hercles have a good relationship, or lovers to be such...

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*** Even more weird thing about it, 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 there it is a possibly possible to have a myth exist where Hera and Hercles have a good relationship, or lovers to be such...
20th Jun '16 4:10:04 PM Salsh_Loli
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*** Even more weird thing about it, 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''.

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*** Even more weird thing about it, 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 there is a possibly to have a myth exist where Hera and Hercles have a good relationship, or lovers to be such...
20th Jun '16 3:59:38 PM Salsh_Loli
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*** Even more weird thing about it, 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''.
20th Apr '16 4:30:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, as mentioned earlier, [[http://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/77535721358/lillian-raven-hungrylikethewolfie was considered a Greek wedding.]] By today's standards, it would be kidnapping, but an appropriate modern interpretation of the events would be Hades and Persephone falling in love, reaching an agreement and then eloping behind Demeter's back to dodge a ParentalMarriageVeto, and not to mention they're [[HappilyMarried most stable couple in the Pantheon]]. And that's not even getting into whether you prefer Persephone as the sweet little innocent who gets kidnapped and perpetually victimised, or the [[{{MyBelovedSmother}} smothered]] teen who intentionally seduced Hades to get free from her, [[TakeAThirdOption (Or maybe both)]].

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** Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, as mentioned earlier, [[http://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/77535721358/lillian-raven-hungrylikethewolfie was considered a Greek wedding.]] By today's standards, it would be kidnapping, but an appropriate modern interpretation of the events would be [[http://kata-chthonia.com/post/69903384941/yes-im-officially-creeping-on-you-i-just Hades and Persephone Persephone]] falling in love, reaching an agreement and then agreement, eloping behind Demeter's back to dodge a ParentalMarriageVeto, her ParentalMarriageVeto and THEN dealing with the aftermath, and not to mention they're [[HappilyMarried most stable couple in the Pantheon]]. And that's not even getting into whether you prefer one prefers Persephone as the sweet little innocent who gets kidnapped and perpetually victimised, or the [[{{MyBelovedSmother}} smothered]] teen who intentionally seduced Hades to get free from her, and snag some agency for herself, [[TakeAThirdOption (Or maybe both)]].
24th Oct '15 6:38:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Ares doesn't get much respect for his savage nature. As Mars, the Romans thought he was hardcore. Though that may be a little bit of CrazyPrepared. A city at war as often as Rome might prefer to [[GenreSavvy have his favor]] after all. And after all one could argue that [[TheEmpire Mars was grateful]] to Rome.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Ares doesn't get much respect for his savage nature. As Mars, the Romans thought he was hardcore. Though that may be a little bit of CrazyPrepared. A city at war as often as Rome might prefer to [[GenreSavvy have his favor]] favor after all. And after all one could argue that [[TheEmpire Mars was grateful]] to Rome.
15th Sep '15 3:30:07 PM AdamC
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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 Arache in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and petty).

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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 Arache in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and petty).
15th Sep '15 3:29:42 PM AdamC
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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 Arache in a rage over it, making her a spider afterward as a way of apologizing (which makes Athena look spiteful and petty).
8th Sep '15 6:01:05 PM RainFairy
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** Either Persephone was tricked into eating pomegranate seeds so that she'd have to split her time, or she chose to eat them so she could stay with Hades and just claimed she was tricked in order to get MyBelovedSmother off her back. Some versions of the story even indicate that Persephone was equally attracted to Hades ([[PowerIsSexy mostly because of his power]]) and knew what she was doing when she plucked the flower that brought on her abduction

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** Either Persephone was tricked into eating pomegranate seeds so that she'd have to split her time, or she chose to eat them so she could stay with Hades and just claimed she was tricked in order to get MyBelovedSmother off her back. Some versions of the story even indicate that Persephone was equally attracted to Hades ([[PowerIsSexy mostly because of [[PowerIsSexy for his power]]) power]] and knew what she was doing when she plucked the flower that brought on her abductionabduction. And others state that the "abduction" was just the final part of a BatmanGambit from ''both'' Hades and Persephone so they would be able to get married.



** Tantalus, who, in order to prove that the gods were not infallible, served them his son, Pelops as the main course at dinner, expecting them to eat it. Instead he proved that even [[JerkassGods Olympian gods]] [[EveryoneHasStandards have standards]]. It was this myth that established cannibalism, infanticide, and violating ''xenia'' (the Greek code of hospitality) as major taboos in Greek society, and Tantalus is consistently portrayed as one of the, if not ''the'', most reprehensible character in the mythos.

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** Tantalus, who, in order to prove that the gods were not infallible, served them his son, Pelops as the main course at dinner, expecting them to eat it. Instead he proved that even [[JerkassGods Olympian gods]] [[EveryoneHasStandards have standards]]. It was this myth that established cannibalism, infanticide, and violating ''xenia'' (the Greek code of hospitality) SacredHospitality) as major taboos in Greek society, and Tantalus is consistently portrayed as one of the, if not ''the'', most reprehensible character in the mythos.



* {{Misblamed}}: Some stories depict that Aphrodite took her wrath to anyone who was claimed to be [[TheWorfEffect more beautiful than her]], and even said that she was the one who turned Medusa into a Gorgon because she's more beautiful than Aphrodite, or she was the one Cassiopeia boasted Andromeda on in terms of beauty, causing her to request Poseidon to demand Andromeda's sacrifice. The more believed versions was that Aphrodite has no business within these territories, she only did those jealousy things on Psyche; Medusa became a gorgon because Poseidon raped her in Athena's temple, which incited Athena's wrath, whereas Cassiopeia boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than ''the Nereids'', beautiful creatures of the sea, which was taken as an insult by Poseidon. There were also several women considered most beautiful/on equal/better than Aphrodite, and she didn't go on a jealous rage: Helen of Troy (in which she even approves and uses to persuade Paris in Trojan War) and Heracles' mother Alcmene.

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* {{Misblamed}}: Some stories depict that Aphrodite took her wrath to anyone who was claimed to be [[TheWorfEffect more beautiful than her]], and even said that she was the one who turned Medusa into a Gorgon because she's more beautiful than Aphrodite, or she was the one Cassiopeia boasted Andromeda on in terms of beauty, causing her to request Poseidon to demand Andromeda's sacrifice. The more believed versions was that Aphrodite has no business within these territories, she only did those jealousy things on Psyche; Medusa either became a gorgon because Poseidon raped her in Athena's temple, temple which incited Athena's wrath, wrath or was a monster from the very, whereas Cassiopeia boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than ''the Nereids'', beautiful creatures of the sea, which was taken as an insult by Poseidon.''Poseidon''. There were also several women considered most beautiful/on equal/better than Aphrodite, and she didn't go on a jealous rage: Helen of Troy (in which she even approves and uses to persuade Paris in Trojan War) and Heracles' mother Alcmene.



** Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, as mentioned earlier, [[http://lillian-raven.tumblr.com/post/52137657436/hungrylikethewolfie-cure-krismoth was considered a Greek wedding.]] By today's standards, it would be kidnapping, but an appropriate modern interpretation of the events would be Hades and Persephone falling in love, reaching and agreement and then eloping behind Demeter's back to dodge a ParentalMarriageVeto, and not to mention they're [[HappilyMarried most stable couple in the Pantheon]]. And that's not even getting into whether you prefer Persephone as the sweet little innocent who gets kidnapped and perpetually victimised, or the [[{{MyBelovedSmother}} smothered]] teen who intentionally seduced Hades to get free from her, [[TakeAThirdOption (Or maybe both)]].

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** Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, as mentioned earlier, [[http://lillian-raven.[[http://herskyofdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/52137657436/hungrylikethewolfie-cure-krismoth com/post/77535721358/lillian-raven-hungrylikethewolfie was considered a Greek wedding.]] By today's standards, it would be kidnapping, but an appropriate modern interpretation of the events would be Hades and Persephone falling in love, reaching and an agreement and then eloping behind Demeter's back to dodge a ParentalMarriageVeto, and not to mention they're [[HappilyMarried most stable couple in the Pantheon]]. And that's not even getting into whether you prefer Persephone as the sweet little innocent who gets kidnapped and perpetually victimised, or the [[{{MyBelovedSmother}} smothered]] teen who intentionally seduced Hades to get free from her, [[TakeAThirdOption (Or maybe both)]].
20th Aug '15 11:06:04 AM Rjinswand
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* MemeticMolester[=/=]MemeticSexGod: ''Zeus''. There's a reason he's the page image for DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal. Notably, though, most depictions of him leave out such things as Ganymede...even if [[VideoGame/GodOfWar those works]] which depict him without his bisexuality will [[DoubleStandard happily show]] [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female-on-female action.]]

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* MemeticMolester[=/=]MemeticSexGod: MemeticMolester: ''Zeus''. There's a reason he's the page image for DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal. Notably, though, most depictions of him leave out such things as Ganymede...even if [[VideoGame/GodOfWar those works]] which depict him without his bisexuality will [[DoubleStandard happily show]] [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female-on-female action.]]]]
** May have something to do with Ganymede being underage.
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