Hermes

HERMES was the Olympian god of herds and flocks, travelers and hospitality, roads and trade, thievery and cunning, heralds and diplomacy, language and writing, athletic contests and gymnasiums, astronomy and astrology. He was the herald and personal messenger of Zeus, King of the Gods, and also the guide of the dead who led souls down into the underworld.

Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth or as an older, bearded man, with winged boots and a herald’s wand.

Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth or as an older, bearded man, with winged boots and a herald’s wand.

Persephone

Persephone was born to Zeus and harvest-goddess, Demeter, and became the queen of the Underworld. Zeus, however, did not care for Persephone, and left them both. Demeter would then raise Persephone alone

As soon as Persephone matured, she gained many suitors. She, however, remained a maiden. One morning, she was out picking flowers when Hades burst through the Earth, riding a golden chariot pulled by black horses. He had seen her earlier that day and had fallen in love with her. He grabbed her by the wrist and waist, took into the chariot, and down to the Underworld.

Persephone spent a year there. In this time period, during the first nine days her mother, Demeter, was distraught and searched for her. Hekate saw her one of the nine days and told Demeter. Demeter became intensely sad and stopped caring about nature and the Earth. This cause nature to die, and the first winter to occur.

Persephone longed for a friend, and hated Hades. However, he soon grew on her, and experienced true freedom (In Hades, at least). Soon, Hecate came down and befriended her, and Hades grew happy for Persephone.

Zeus then ordered Hades to return Persephone, but Hades sent a wonderful gift to Zeus. Persephone also ate six pomegranates, which cursed her to stay there for six months. Zeus was taken by the gift but was torn between it and nature. He, Demeter, and Hades came to an agreement: Persephone would stay three quarters of the year in Hades and one quarter of the year on Earth/Olympus with Demeter.

Zelos

Zelos (Ζηλος) is the daimon or God of eager rivalry, emulation, envy, jealousy, and zeal. He is the son of Pallas and Styx. Zelos and his siblings (Nike, Bia, and Kratos) are the winged enforcers of Zeus.

Zelos may have been the same as Agon, the daimon of contest, that was worshiped at the site of the Olympic Games. Zelos is also sometimes identified with Phthonos, the spirit of romantic jealousy. He is also closely connected with Eris, the goddess of discord and strife. His parents are Pallas (the Titan of war craft) and Styx (the goddess of Hate and the River Styx in the Underworld was named after her).

Nike

Nike, was the goddess of victory and daughter of Pallas and Styx. While she accompanies Athena into battles, she is well known for driving Zeus’ chariot for him during battle. Nike and her three other siblings, were the four Winged Enforcers of Zeus.

Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings, one of the most famous being the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena, and is thought to have stood in Athena’s outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon. Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins.

Cratus

KRATOS (Cratus) was the god or personified spirit (daimon) of strength, might, power and sovereign rule. He and his three siblings, Nike (Victory), Bia (Force) and Zelos (Rivalry)–were the winged enforcers of the gopd Zeus, angel-like beings who stood in attendance of the heavenly throne.

Kratos is also the deity who imprisoned Prometheus with chains.

The Aeschylus in the tragedy of Prometheus bound presents the Kratos and Bia as servants/believers Zeus to help the Hephaestus to bind Prometheus to the rocks of Caucasus. From the words of Kratos is that the viewer is informed that Prometheus was punished for stealing fire and gave it to humans. Kratos adds that “free one, only Zeus” (God would say today). But it’s praises since he also says that Zeus is more “crafty” from Prometheus and that “it is skliropsychos each new master”. Overall, however, Kratos simply accepts the command of Zeus otherwise without thinking. The justice of Zeus is on Kratos the only possible justice. Kratos is unable to feel friendship or pity, because it has its own value system accepting that which has been imposed by Zeus.

Bia

BIA was the goddess or personified spirit (daimona) of force, power, might, bodily strength and compulsion. She, her sister Nike (Victory), and brothers Kratos (Cratus, Strength) and Zelos (Rivalry), were the winged enforcers of Zeus who stood in attendance by his throne.

Oath

HORKOS (Horcus)/Oath was the personified spirit (daimon) of oaths who punished perjurers. He was a punitive companion of the goddess Dike (Justice).

Astraeus

straus was a Titan of astronomy and astrology. The son of Crius and Eurybia, his siblings were Pallas and Perses. He was the husband of his cousin Eos and, by her, father of the Anemoi (the wind gods – Boreas, Zephyrus, Notus and Eurus) and the Astra Planeta.

He participated in the Titanomachy and was imprisoned in Tartarus for this. He is sometimes considered to have taught mankind astrology. He also considered to be a deity of dusk and is one of the most popular myth character students buy essay cheap on.

Pallas


Pallas
 was a Titan god in Greek mythology, son of the Titans Crius and Eurybia. He had two brothers, Astraeus and Perses, and he was married to Styx, with whom he had a number of children; Zelus, Nike, Kratos, Bia, Scylla, Fontes and Lacus. He was the Titan of warcraft. During the Titanomachy, Pallas was killed by the goddess Athena. He was the Titan of warcraft and the Greek campaign season of late spring and early summer.

Perses

Perses was a Titan god in Greek mythology, son of the Titans Crius and Eurybia. He represented destruction and peace. He was married to the Titan goddess Asteria, with whom he had one daughter, Hecate