APHRODITE was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was often depicted nude.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME: 7/? ∟Henry Cavill as P O S E I D O N God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and the creator of horses; known as the “Earth Shaker”. He is a son of Cronos and Rhea, brother to Zeus and Hades. He rules one of the three realms of the universe as king of the sea and the waters. In classical artwork, he was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with an often luxuriant beard, and holding a trident. The horse and the dolphin are sacred to him.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME ® MINOR DEITIES & TITANS 2/30 ∟Taylor Kitsch as E R O S Eros, the god of desire and attraction. Some myths claim him as a primordial deity, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. As a primordial god, Eros had no parents, the fourth god to come into existence out of Chaos, or nothingness. As Aphrodite’s son, he is either the son of Ares or Hermes. Eros marries a human princess Psyche, and together have a daughter named Voluptas.
catmonocles: Cupid and Psyche (Greek Mythology Series) (asked by anonymous) His brow had a grace more than mortal around it, while, glossy as gold from a fairy-land mine, his sunny hair hung, and the flowers that crowned it seemed fresh from the breeze of some garden divine. (x)
Mythological creatures around the world | Humanoid Hybrids The Gorgons come from Greek mythology and are three sisters with hair like snakes and eyes that can turn people into stone. Two of the gorgons are immortal, Stheno and Euryale, but their sister Medusa is not.