Ancient Greek Philosophy
The lovely Persephone was consort to Hades for one third of each year. He loved her so much that he kidnapped her with Zeus's permission, though he raped her and scared her half to death.
Hephaestus was handicapped with a clubfoot, making him both the only Olympian who worked and the only one who was not perfect. He was happy working with fire and metals, alone in his forge. Hephaestus made things of...
Actually, Hestia was the hearth in Ancient Greece. Later she became known as the Meditative one who helped make a home calm and centered. Her magic was passed from home to home with the torche's fire, so a little of...
Hades is very interesting, because he rules the dead, or people who need periodic times of privacy with which they can use to think about whatever troubles them. Hades was also the place where souls were thought to...
Aphrodite is the kind of woman who changes herself at will to be whatever her current man wants her to be. She may not even realize that she does this. She inspired many love songs and poems, and was a great beauty.
Apollo was the Favorite son of Zeus, and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek Myth. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the Lute. His love and family life has tragedy, but Apollo's...
Athena was a Daddy's Girl in Greek Mythology, but very wise and well versed in the crafts of the day. She is an archetype that I am sure you have in your life, or may be a part of you!
Dionysus was the greek god of wine, ecstacy and love. He was so charismatic that women left their homes to revel in the woods with him. He symbolizes the perpetual youth who never wants to grow up.
Wise Metis helped Zeus to save his siblings after they were swallowed by Cronus, his Father, who was afraid they would be stronger than him. And you thought your family has issues?
[The following is a Socratic dialogue I have written to help get at the meaning of the word beauty. All characters are fictional, except of couse, for Socrates]. Atreus is the director of the Art Gallery...
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