Myths of Ephesus

Myths of Ephesus

Nike of Ephesus

Nike in Ephesus

The date of Nike relief in Ephesus points to the late Roman period which is around the 4th and 5th centuries. Nike holds a palm in her right hand and a wreath of laurel leaves in her left hand. Nike is mentioned as the goddess of victory in Greek mythology,...

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Hermes of Ephesus

The root of the idea of Mercury lies in Greek mythology with the messenger god, Hermes. The Romans, whose culture was in many ways derivative of the Greeks, borrowed the old stories and myths from the Greek God Hermes and laid them on top of their own similar god, Mercury....

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Apollo of Ephesus

The son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and also of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery (but not for war or hunting), poetry, dance, intellectual inquiry, and the carer of...

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Asklepios of Ephesus

While the healing god Asclepius is not a major player in Greek mythology, he is a pivotal one. Counted as one of the Argonauts, Asclepius came into contact with many of the major Greek heroes. Asclepius was also a causal figure in a drama played out between Apollo, Death, Zeus,...

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Eros of Ephesus

Eros, the Greek god of love and sexual desire (the word eros, which is found in the Iliad by Homer, is a common noun meaning sexual desire). He was also worshiped as a fertility god, believed to be a contemporary of the primeval Chaos, which makes Eros one of the...

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Artemis Of Ephesus

Artemis was the goddess of healing, she also brought diseases such as leprosy. Also, though she was the divinity of hunting, she was the protector of wild game. She is full of contradictions like that. She hunted with a silver bow and golden arrows, both of which were made by...

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Hercules of Ephesus

Hercules was the son of Zeus, the god of the gods, and the daughter of the king of Mycenae, and of Amphitryon’s wife, Alcmene. In the absence of Amphitryon, who organized an expedition against the Teleboians, Zeus disguised as a man and slept with Alcmene, and from this union the...

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Zeus of Ephesus

Learn how much stronger am I than all the rest of you gods, If you really want to know and to prove it to other immortals, let drop a golden cord from the heavens, and seize the end, all you gods and goddesses! Pull it with all your might. Try...

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