Who is your favorite character in mythology?

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  1. Ivann profile image61
    Ivannposted 12 years ago

    Mine would have to be Hades.

    1. Dave Barnett profile image56
      Dave Barnettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Charon, the boatman to the underworld on the river Styx.

      1. Ivann profile image61
        Ivannposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That's awesome.
        Mine would have to be Odysseus, the cunning king of Ithaca.

        1. Dave Barnett profile image56
          Dave Barnettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Ithaca NY?

          1. Ivann profile image61
            Ivannposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            No. silly.

            1. Dave Barnett profile image56
              Dave Barnettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Well, it is just south of Syracuse!

              1. Ivann profile image61
                Ivannposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                Dave you need hot coffee and cookies

  2. akirchner profile image92
    akirchnerposted 12 years ago

    Helen - of Helen of Troy - as she pulled off a great surprise attack and also put Trojans 'on the map'. 

    All kidding aside, think the idea of her is timeless.  The face that could launch a thousand ships - oh to have that face - and be brave in battle and a 'goddess' at strategy!  I think she was one of the first 'modern' or evolved women!  She could do it all.

    1. Ivann profile image61
      Ivannposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very true.

      I love the character of Hector, as a brother and as a son of Troy. He is very charismatic and his charms lights up the whole city. Unlike Paris, I'm not really into Paris.
      But Hector he has it all. He's actually very much like Achilles if you'd dot on into their positive sides.

    2. Sufidreamer profile image81
      Sufidreamerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful Helen is a true heroine in this part of the world - she was born in Pellanas, about 3 miles from here. smile

      I am with mythbuster - I also love the tricksters and would add Hanuman to that list. Got a soft spot for Loki - we even named one of our cats after him!

  3. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    Bacchus / Pan - of course!

  4. sabrebIade profile image75
    sabrebIadeposted 12 years ago

    Thor, God of Thunder.

  5. mythbuster profile image76
    mythbusterposted 12 years ago

    Tricksters are my favourite mythological archetypes.


    It's a toss-up over Coyote and Prometheus tho'.

    1. Haunty profile image77
      Hauntyposted 12 years agoin reply to this
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    ralwusposted 12 years ago


  7. Flightkeeper profile image64
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    Athena, she was smart, warlike, and liked crafts.

  8. Ivann profile image61
    Ivannposted 12 years ago

    I adore Cerebrus, (:

  9. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Dragons, for their representing wisdom, and longevity

  10. mysterylady 89 profile image59
    mysterylady 89posted 12 years ago

    Dionysus, because as god of the vine, he also was symbol of resurrection.  Cut down each year, in the spring he was reborn.

  11. carmaluda profile image71
    carmaludaposted 12 years ago

    Pandora... I can relate to her, my curiosity always gets the better of me!

    1. ARTHUR NJUGUNA profile image53
      ARTHUR NJUGUNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The ever lasting Cinderella story and it attendant drama

      I revisit this story because of the way it connects me to the realities of modern life. Cinderella did not struggle so much to earn her place. She is the eternally epitomized image of beauty to a point of vanity. She had it - she had it - she had nothing to do with its creation and I think she must have been very curious to watch the racket of heel cutting that went on in her village.

      But I cannot help to feel that the world today is filled by her competitor women who continue to cut their heels in order to fit in them.   The worst of it today is that there is no real prince charming in mind for those who are worst hurt to attain that perfect heel on society.

      There is competition to dethrone her in real life. To take her place and knock her off the pedestal and put ourselves on it. It is costing us so dearly and we don't seem to mind how much our cut heels are bleeding.  I am curious to know whether finally one can be comfortable when you end up with wounded heels inside her shoe.

      The game is enlarge in other spheres of our lives. To be like the Joneses even when this is naive. I am not here to say that there are no Cindarellas in real life. The worst part of that is that she might be thinking that she is someone else and today she might be doing that messy job of cutting further. The whole heel is gone yet she feels more cutting is still need.

      our politics? Get rich quick? ha ha

      1. lightning john profile image60
        lightning johnposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Is that Greek or German? Myth.

  12. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 12 years ago

    Media, because she goes rightfully nuts and just...kills everything. And, Gilgamesh, because the story makes me giggle flamboyantly. And, probably many more - that's just all I recall atm.

    1. sunforged profile image69
      sunforgedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      as in Medea? who kills her children?

  13. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    the siren, Lorelei rocks! she even has a famous rock named after her along the Rhine river. I wrote a poem about her years ago and lost it in one of my computers..

    Iris too because she's the messenger of the Olympian gods, goddess of the rainbow..


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