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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | History Documentary

Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the orig...
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Godchecker - your guide to the Gods

Godchecker - your guide to the Gods | Greek Mythology | Scoop.it
The famously irrerevent mythology guide featuring thousands of weird and wonderful Gods and Goddesses from all around the world.
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Rhea, Rheia, Rheiê, Rheê

Rhea, Rheia, Rheiê, Rheê | Greek Mythology | Scoop.it

Rheia, the daughter of Gaia and Uranus, the Titanis mother of the gods, and a goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generation.

 

Her name means "flow" and "ease".

 

Rhea was seen by the classical Greeks as the mother of the Olympian gods and goddesses, though never dwelling permanently among them on Mount Olympus.

 

As the wife of Kronos (Time), she represented the eternal flow of time and generations ; as the great mother (Meter Megale), the "flow" was menstrual blood, birth waters, and milk.

 

She was also a goddess of comfort and ease, a blessing reflected in the common Homeric phrase "the gods who live at their ease (rhea)."...

 

Her children are her children are Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.

 

Cronus, jealous of the future power of his children and to secure his dominion, ate his own children but Rhea managed to rescue one son, Zeus.

 

She hid him in the Dictean Cave in Crete and gave Cronus a stone wrapped in the clothes of the infant, which he swallowed.

 

Cybele is her Asia-minor counterpart.

 

Rhea is depicted between two lions or on a chariot pulled by lions...

 

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See Uranus:

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See Hades:

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See Poseidon:

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See Hestia:

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See Hera:

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See Demeter:

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See Cybele:

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