Greek mythology is highly popular folklore. It provides us with dramatic tales, fantastical creatures, and of course, the theatrical gods and goddesses.
There’s Hera, queen of heaven and who represented the ideals of matrimony. Or Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle, finding a perfect balance between knowledge and power. Why do we still love to read about these characters? Each god has their own unique symbolism and ideals they represent, and it’s fun for us to choose which one embodies us the best. Do you relate to Aphrodite, born from the ocean and representing love, beauty and pleasure? Or perhaps Artemis, goddess of the moon, who vowed to never marry and instead hunt with her sisterhood for eternity.
Maybe we love to relate to these characters because as opposed to other mythic deities, the greek gods were also heavily flawed. While Hera represented tradition and royalty, she was also intensely jealous and hateful towards her husband’s lovers. Athena was the wisest of the gods, but was also extremely proud, and unfairly punished those who claimed to be better. When we connect with certain characters, we take them in for their many attributes, flaws and all. But overall, the greek goddesses celebrated femininity, royalty and many other aspects that we can embrace and incorporate into our everyday lifestyle. So, which goddess do you connect with?
Hera: Queen of Heaven, goddess of marriage, women, and birth.
Demeter: Goddess of the harvest and fertility.
Athena: Goddess of wisdom and war.
Artemis: Goddess of the hunt, the moon and wildlife.
Aphrodite: Goddess of love, beauty and pleasure.
Hestia: Goddess of the home and family.
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