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Min Chine

Min Chine

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Description The goddess of love, beauty, and desire. Although married to Hephaestus she had many lovers, most notablyAres.


She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by her son Eros. Her symbols include the rose, scallop shell, and myrtle wreath. Her sacred animal is the dove. The god of music, healing, plague, prophecies, poetry, and archery; associated with light, truth and the sun. He


is Artemis's twin brother and Hermes' elder brother, and son of Zeus and Leto. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including a laurel wreath, bow and quiver,raven, and lyre. Animals sacred to Apollo include dolphins, roe deer, swans, cicadas, hawks, ravens, crows and snakes. The god of war, bloodlust, violence, manly courage, and civil order. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as


either a mature, bearded warrior dressed in battle arms, or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear. His attributes are golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear. His sacred animals are the vulture, venomous snakes, alligators, and dogs. Virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth and plague. In later times she became associated with the moon. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. In art she was usually depicted as a


young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows. In addition to the bow, her attributes include hunting spears, animal pelts, deer and other wild animals. Her sacred animals are deer, bears, and wild boars. The goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason. According to most


traditions, she was born from Zeus's head fully formed and armored. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and a spear. Her symbols include the olive tree. She is commonly shown accompanied by her sacred animal, the owl. The goddess of agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister


of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone. She was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and a torch. Her symbols are the Cornucopia (horn of plenty), wheat-ears, the winged serpent and the lotus staff. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes. The god of wine, parties and festivals, madness, drunkenness and pleasure at forever young. He was depicted in


art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes include thethyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, and a crown of ivy. Animals sacred to him include dolphins, serpents, tigers, and donkeys. A later addition to the Olympians, in some accounts he replaced Hestia. King of the Underworld and god of the dead and the hidden wealth of the Earth. His consort is Persephoneand his attributes are the key of Hades, the Helm of Darkness, and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. The screech owl was

Hades or Pluto sacred to him. Despite being the son of Cronus and Rhea and the elder brother of Zeus, as achthonic god he is only rarely listed among the Olympians. The name Pluto became more common in theClassical period with the mystery religions and Athenian literature. Crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry, sculpture and volcanism. The son of Hera byparthenogenesis, he is the smith of the gods and the husband of the adulterous Aphrodite. He was usually depicted as a bearded man Hephaestus holding hammer and tongs—the tools of a smith—and riding a donkey. His symbols are the hammer, tongs, and anvil. His sacred animals are the donkey, the guard dog and the crane. When he was born, he was thrown off of Mount Olympus by Hera as he was considered ugly. Hera Queen of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings and empires. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and veil and holding a royal, lotus-

The horse and the dolphin are sacred to him. Others exclude all genres such as romance. encyclopedias. for example. While there are critical debates on the construction of prose. The word literature literally means "acquaintance with letters" and the pars pro toto term "letters" is sometimes used to signify "literature. letter) is the art of written works. mature man with a sturdy figure and dark beard. the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky. language. magazines. In artwork. writing. weather. the lion. he was depicted as a regal. His usual attributes are the royal scepter and the lightning bolt.tipped staff. poor characterization and shallow or contrived construction. and the hawk. whose symbols are the hearth and kettle. or as an older bearded man. Literature (from Latin litterae (plural). law. and animal husbandry. known as the "Earth Shaker". horror and fantasy." The two major classifications of literature are poetry and prose. on grounds of weak or faulty style. She Hestia was depicted as a modestly veiled woman. thunder. His attributes include the herald's wand or caduceus. and some critics exclude works from being "literary"." as in thefigures of speech "arts and letters" and "man of letters. . She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus. she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians in favour of Dionysus. under circumstances unpublished sources can be exempt). have also been drawn into this controversy. a making: a forming. which are not technically a written medium at all. In some accounts. or the art of poetry. history. diplomacy. its apparent meaning Prose is the most typical form of written language. and the cuckoo. Pop lyrics. its simplicity and loosely defined structure has led to its adoption for the majority of spoken dialogue. In classical artwork. winged sandals. and a traveler's cap. and fate. in literature. thievery. messengers. film. He is the messenger of the gods. law and many other forms of communication. Her sacred animals are the heifer. cunning wiles. earthquakes. athletics. creating. newspapers. applying ordinary grammatical structure and natural flow of speech rather than rhythmic structure (as in traditionalpoetry). floods. a psychopomp who leads the souls of the dead intoHades' realm. "Literature" is differentiated from popular and ephemeral classes of writing. and Hermes the son of Zeus and Maia. philosophy. His sacred animals are the tortoise. use of slang. The king of the gods. It is commonly used. trade. crime and mystery. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea. science fiction. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth. CLASSIFICATIONS Poetry (from the Greek 'poiesis'/ποίησις [poieo/ποιέω]. the ram. for example. droughts. and is not bound to published sources (although. order. rivers. The god of travel. whom he overthrew after Cronus swallowed his brothers and sisters and Zeus he is brother-husband to Hera. and holding a trident. or in lieu of. factual discourse as well as topical and fictional writing. he was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard. Poseidon He is a son of Cronus and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to. Virgin goddess of the hearth. the peacock. and his sacred animals are the eagle and the bull. home and cooking. The god of the sea.broadcasting. and the creator of horses. Terms such as "literary fiction" and "literary merit" are used to distinguish individual works as art-literature rather than vernacular writing.


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