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Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees - A fun visual of the Greek Gods and their relations. all ages (educator note, mention of affairs, etc on the poster)
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Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees

Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees - A fun visual of the Greek Gods and their relations. all ages (educator note, mention of affairs, etc on the poster)

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Beautiful illustrations by Marta Dahlig

Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. One day, when she was collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, the earth suddenly opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her.

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Persephone was born to Demeter, the Goddess of harvest and was said to have been abducted by Hades who rules the Underworld. In her mother’s grief over her daughter being promised to Hades by Zeus, king of gods Demeter mourned and devised a punishment where all the crops became stillborn and the soil barren. Moved by this, Zeus ordered Hermes to escort Persephone back to her mother.

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In greek anmythology, Thanatos (Θανατος) was the god and personification of death. His touch was gentle, likened to that of his twin brother Hypnos (the god of sleep).He has been portrayed as a youth carrying a butterfly (symbolizing the soul of the dead) and an inverted torch.

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Hades and Persephone. Interesting perspective from the artist because it makes Persephone appear as though she actually loves Hades.

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In Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworld and tortured the damned.

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