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Open Andromeda (Greek mythology)
Andromeda (Greek mythology)

Andromeda plays a significant role in the Perseus legend in Greek mythology. Her father was Cepheus, king of Ethiopia, and her mother Cassiopeia,

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( ān'jӘl ), [Gr.,=messenger], bodiless, immortal spirit, limited in knowledge and power, accepted in the traditional belief of Judaism, Christianity,

Antigone (Greek mythology)

Antigone was one of four children born from the incestuous relationship between Oedipus, king of Thebes, and his mother, Jocasta. In Greek myth and

Open Anubis (Egyptian deity)
Anubis (Egyptian deity)

In ancient Egypt the jackal-headed god Anubis was originally the most important deity linked to funerals and death. Over time, however, this role was

Open Aphrodite (Greek deity)
Aphrodite (Greek deity)

Aphrodite was one of the mightiest Olympians, traditionally known as the goddess of love, sex, and beauty. However, recent scholarship underlines her

Open Apis (Egyptian deity)
Apis (Egyptian deity)

In Ancient Egypt, the Apis bull was the calf of a cow that was never able to have another calf. It was a calf with distinctive features that made it

Open Apollo (Greek deity)
Apollo (Greek deity)

Apollo was a major Greek god, son of zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis. The statement attributed to him in the Homeric hymn to Apollo , "let the

Open Arachne (Greek mythology)
Arachne (Greek mythology)

The story of Arachne, a woman turned into a spider by the goddess Athena, was a warning to ancient Greeks to respect their deities. Arachne was the

Open Ares (Greek deity)
Ares (Greek deity)

Strong, muscular, tall, and often cruel, Ares, the Greek god of war, was the most despised of all the Olympians. However, despite the low opinion the

Open Argonauts (Greek mythology)
Argonauts (Greek mythology)

In Greek mythology, the band of heroes who accompanied Jason when he set sail in the Argo to find the Golden Fleece . The Argo , a 50-oared ship, was