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Open Achelous (Greek deity)
Achelous (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, Achelous was a river god. He was the son of Oceanus and Tethys and the eldest of 3,000 brothers. His union with one of the Muses

Open Achilles (Greek mythology)
Achilles (Greek mythology)

According to Homer's Iliad , Achilles was the Greeks' best fighter in the Trojan War, famed for his strength and courage. The story of Achilles is

Open Adonis
Adonis

In Greek mythology, Adonis was the personification of male beauty. Although a mortal by birth, after he was killed he was deified and worshiped as a

Open Aeneas (Legendary character)
Aeneas (Legendary character)

Aeneas was a hero of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. A Trojan prince, he was the son of a mortal, Anchises, and the Greek goddess Aphrodite (the

Open Aesir
Aesir

The gods; also the main group of gods, as opposed to the vanir. The medieval Icelandic word æsir is a plural; the singular is áss , and a derived

Open Agamemnon (Greek mythology)
Agamemnon (Greek mythology)

The legendary leader of the Greek forces during the Trojan War, Agamemnon was one of the principal characters of the epic conflict. The story of his

Open Alchemy
Alchemy

( ăl'kӘmē ), ancient art of obscure origin that sought to transform base metals (e.g., lead) into silver and gold; forerunner of the science of

Open Aliens
Aliens

in law, any person residing in one political community while owing allegiance to another. A procedure known as naturalization permits aliens to become

Open Altars
Altars

table or platform for the performance of religious sacrifice. In its simplest form the altar is a small pile, with a square or circular surface, made

Open Amon (Egyptian deity)
Amon (Egyptian deity)

Amun was one of the most important deities in ancient Egypt and remains one of the best represented in the surviving material culture. His name means