Legends


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Actaeon
It was the misfortune of Actaeon to spy on the goddess Artemis

Arachne
The tale of a mortal woman who challenged a goddess, and the consequences

Callisto
Originally, Callisto was one of the companions of Artemis, but when Zeus became interested in her, that all changed

Charon
He transported the dead in the Underworld in his boat

Circe
Enchantress who took pleasure in turning men into animals. She later took pleasure in the company of Odysseus

Daedalus
A legendary artist and craftsman; he designed many clever things, including the notorious Labyrinth

Danaids
The fifty daughters of Danaus known as the Danaids or Danaides suffered eternal punishment in the Underworld for their crimes

Deucalion
During the great flood, Deucalion was instructed to build a boat and thereby escape destruction

Endymion
Mortal lover of the goddess Selene

Erichthonius
This son of the god Hephaistos became the King of Athens

Eurydice
The wife of Orpheus who died tragically; her husband tried to rescue her from the Underworld

Ganymede
This handsome prince caught the attention of Zeus...

Harmonia
This daughter of Aphrodite and Ares married the hero Cadmus

Hesperides
These nymphs were the guardians of the Golden Apple tree

Hylas
A companion of the hero Herakles who was seduced by the deadly lure of water nymphs

Icarus
Son of the inventor Daedalus who flew too close to the sun

Ixion
A mortal man who attempted to seduce the goddess Hera

Laocoon
A Trojan priest of Poseidon

Marsyas
This satyr challenged the god Apollo to a contest of musical skill guess who won...

Midas
The king who wished that everything he touched would be turned to gold

Minos
The legendary King of Crete

Myrrha
Myrrha was the unlucky daughter of a king who was overwhelmed by her inappropriate desires

Niobe
Niobe bragged that she had more children than the goddess Leto for this, she was punished by Apollo and Artemis

Pasiphae
Queen of Crete who developed a passion for a white bull

Phaedra
A daughter of King Minos and Pasiphae

Phaethon
Son of the god Helios, the boy was determined to prove that he shared his father's mastery over the sun

Pleiades
Seven sisters, daughters of Atlas and Pleione

Psyche
A beautiful mortal woman who made the goddess Aphrodite jealous

Semele
Daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia; she was the mother of the god Dionysos

Sisyphus
A man who so angered the gods that he was subjected to eternal punishment after death

Tantalus
His punishment was to spend eternity grasping for food and drink that was always just beyond his reach