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The Creation of the World

In the beginning their was only Chaos.  Chaos was a dark and silent existence.  After Chaos Gaea the earth came into existence.  Gaea was to become the immortal loving mother of the gods and humanity.

Gaea had a son who was named Uranus.  Uranus who was heaven covered the entire world with his form.  Gaea and Uranus  had many children bringing forth more immortal gods.  These gods were the Titans, the Cyclops, and the hundred hands.  

Uranus feared his children as he believed that one day they would attempt to take his throne.  Every time Gaea would have a child Uranus would take it and bury it in the depths of Gaea, the earth.


The Titan Cronus

Geae wept for her children and where they had been placed.  Gaea decided that she had to revenge the cruelty that Uranus had perpetrated on their children.  One night as Uranus was sleeping low upon Gaea, Gaea took her son Cronos out from her depths.  Gaea gave Cronus a sickle and told Cronus to wound his father with it.

The great Titan Cronus arose from his mother without fear, attacking Uranus Cronus wounded him with the sickle.  The god Uranus wounded by his son poured out great amounts of blood from his wound.  The god became so weakened that he rose high above the earth,  never  to reach low onto Gaea (the earth), again.

As the blood of Uranus fell onto the earth and mixed with the soil it brought forth the Giants, the Nymphs, and the Nereids.  At this time the waves lapped over Gaea creating froth as one drop of Uranus's blood mixed with the  froth the goddess Aphrodite was born and came into existence. 

The god Cronus then became ruler and god of the entire world. 

 

Other Greek Myths:


  Creation Myths:

  Other Myths:

  • Oedipus and the Sphinx Oedipus defeats the riddle of the Sphinx yet in the end meets a tragic fate!
  • Persephone The beautiful daughter of Demeter, and how she became queen of the underworld.
  • The Naming of Athens Read about the contest of two gods of Olympus for the naming of the city of Athens.
  • Echo and Narcissus The story of the Nymph Echo, and unreturned love.
  • Thesseus and the Minotaur How Thesseus became a great hero by removing the curse of the Minotaur.
  • King Midas and the Golden Touch King Midas and how all the riches of the world could not satisfy him, until his greediness became his curse.
  • Medusa the Gorgon Who was Medusa and her Gorgon sisters? Why were they so hideous? This is their story.
  • Pandora This is the little girl that the ancient Greeks believed released the plagues on our world.  How did she do it, and why?
  • Athena and Arachne Our favorite! How the spider was created out of a disrespectful pupil!
  • The Flight of Icarus King Minos ruled the land and the sea how could Deadalus escape with his son?  Through the air! 
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