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★ Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology: see Greece & Gods & Mythology & Hittites & Turkey & Rome & God & Religion & Cults

Ancient Aliens TV - Gates of Hell 2010 - Robin Lane Fox TV - Bettany Hughes TV - Rick Riordan - Alexander Pope - Simon Armatage TV - Marvin Meyer - Ancient X Files TV - Herodotos - Acts 19:24-28 - Troy 2004 - 

 

 

8,569.  For thousands of years ancient myths have told of gods who came down from the heavens.  Who were these mystical beings who ruled the skies with their supernatural powers?  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology)  Ancient Aliens: Gods & Aliens s2e2

 

8,570.  If Mount Olympus was home to alien visitors, was Zeus their leader?  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

8,571.  One of the most important Greek gods is Apollo who rode the skies in his chariot of fire.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

8,572.  Norse legends record the triumphs of great warriors with advanced weaponry, sophisticated combat techniques and navigational prowess.  Like the Greeks, Norse mythology recounts supernatural beings, other worlds and powerful gods.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

8,573.  Such similarities are not limited to the Greek and Norse myths.  In India the ancient epic of the Maharbarata describes visitations from God who possess the advanced technology of space travel.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology & India)  ibid.

 

8,574.  But technology was not the only characteristic these ancient deities had in common.  According to legends the gods enjoyed intimate relations with humans.  If aliens chose human women as their sexual partners, what was their motivations?  And what was the outcome of these very close encounters?  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology & Anunnaki & Nephilim & India)  ibid.

 

8,575.  Some of the oldest accounts of gods and humans interbreeding can be found in ancient Hindu texts.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Myth & Gods & Greek Mythology & Anunnaki & Nephilim & India)  ibid.

 

 

47,333.  On his descent into the underworld the Greek hero Theseus lost his memory.  For four years he was trapped there constantly goaded and attacked by serpents.  (Hell & Greek Mythology)  Gates of Hell 2010

 

61,854.  In Greek mythology Orpheus ventured into Hades to save his wife Euripides.  ibid.

 

47,336.  Hades was the Hell of the ancient Greeks.  (Hell & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

47,337.  On the southernmost tip of the Greek mainland on the Peloponnese coast portals to Hades have been identified.  (Hell & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

 

61,825.  In this film I will reveal how Greek’s myths of their battling gods was shaped by the minds of people from a particular place, living at a time that has been described as a dark age.  (Greek Mythology & Gods)  Professor Robin Lane Fox, Greek Myths: Tales of Travelling Heroes, 2010

 

61,826.  The Ashmolean Museum ... Here I always reflect how Greek art, philosophy, politics, are at the roots of our Western world.  And at the heart of their legacy lie the Greek myths.  (Greek Mythology & Gods)  ibid.

 

61,827.  Ruling over them – Zeus himself, the father of gods and men.  The most exiting of these myths are the stories of wars of the gods in Heaven.  I believe we can understand their roots.  (Greek Mythology & Gods & War in Heaven)  ibid. 

 

61,828.  And in their travels I believe the Euboeans encountered landscapes and stories that inspired new myths.  ibid.

 

61,829.  Myths were never fixed.  They evolved and mutated.  (Greek Mythology & Myths)  ibid.

 

55,665.  The pagan Greeks had no scriptures; they had many gods who never died.  They never expected mercy from them.  They prayed to them as if they were great aristocrats in heaven.  Unpredictable in their favours to mortals.  And unpredictable in their quarrels.  (Gods & Greek Mythology & War in Heaven)  ibid. 

 

92,984.  Of course the story of Aphrodite is connected to much grander stories in Heaven – When Father Heaven is castrated of course, blood and white sperm flies everywhere.  And according to the Greeks when the  sperm falls down into the sea somebody very significant is born from it ... Aphrodite.  (Gods & Greek Mythology & War in Heaven)  ibid.

 

55,666.  Long before Christ, Mount Ida was a sort of pagan Bethlehem.  Because of its role in the myth of the Greek’s supreme God – Zeus.  That myth begins with Zeus’s father Kronos, who had castrated his own father Heaven.  But it was prophesied that Kronos himself would be overthrown by his son.  So he swallowed his babies at birth.  (Gods & Greek Mythology & War in Heaven)  ibid.

 

61,830.  At Delphi a prophetess would predict the future as an oracle.  Her prophecies were made here at the Temple of Apollo itself.  In response to petitioners’ questions she would enter a trance, and her garbled words were later translated into elegant hexameter verse.  ibid.

 

56,990.  Mount Cassius was a holy mountain for the Hittites.  The Hittites’ old empire had fallen around 1,200 B.C. four centuries before Nubians settled here.  At its peak it had ruled over a vast swathe of land.  (Hittite & Turkey & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

56,991.  The stories we know from other Hittite texts about the many battles and fights of the Hittite gods for control in Heaven.  Most remarkably, these Hittite myths share many details with the Greek myths of how their ruling gods came to power.  The myths are so similar.  Did the Hittite one influence the Greeks?  (Hittite & Turkey & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

56,992.  One of the stories we have of the Hittite snake monster is that at first it defeated the storm god Tarhunda then stole his eyes and heart, which he hid in a cave.  In later Greek myth, Zeus too is defeated at first by the snaky monster – in Greek Typhon.  On Mount Cassius itself we’re told.  (Hittite & Turkey & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

61,831.  Away at the furthest edge of the Greek world - In the mid-8th century B.C. the Euboeans founded settlements on the island of Sicily’s eastern shore.  And every day dominating the view was the great volcano Mount Etna.  (Greece & Sicily)  ibid.

 

61,832.  Homer was composing I believe around 750 B.C.  ibid.

 

61,833.  Across a vast expanse of sea, Euboeans linked the evidence they saw and made sense of it through myth.  ibid.

 

61,834.  They live still vivid in our world.  ibid.

 

 

4,792.  Zeus overthrows his elders and becomes supreme.  He is now top god.  (Woman & Gods & Greek Mythology)  Professor Bettany Hughes, Divine Women I: When God was a Girl, BBC 2012

 

4,793.  Zeus was wiser than any other god ... or any woman.  (Woman & Gods & Greek Mythology)  ibid.

 

 

4,797.  Aphrodite, daughter of Zeus, enchantress.  (Woman & Gods & Greek Mythology)  Professor Bettany Hughes, Divine Women II: Handmaids of the Gods, BBC 2012

 

 

55,662.  In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong.  For instance, when you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day.  (Gods & Greek Mythology)  Rick Riordan, The Titan’s Curse

 

 

61,685.  Achilles’ wrath, to Greece the direful spring

Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!  (Greece & Greek Mythology)  Alexander Pope, translation of The Iliad

 

 

61,835.  I’m in the Mediterranean on the trail of a legend.  A warrior from Greece who triumphed at Troy.  His name is Odysseus.  And he is the hero of a two and a half thousand year old poem called the Odyssey.  It’s the diary of a wandering man and a lost soul.  He describes a ten-year journey criss-crossing these oceans and pinballing between islands.  (Greece & Troy)  Professor Simon Armitage, Gods and Monsters: Homer’s Odyssey, 2010

 

61,836.  The Troy described by the poet Homer is a powerful city state.  But then the Greeks came here to fight a famous war.  For ten years they tried to smash through its impregnable walls.  And for ten years they failed.  It’s a bloody and blinding conflict.  (Greece & Troy)  ibid.

 

61,837.  Before he can find out who he really is he must first be broken.  ibid.

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