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On the day of his birth, he stole his brother's cattle and did many other tricky things.
Hermes
This half-bull half-man creature lived in the labyrinth.
Minotaur
She foolishly opened a box, releasing all the troubles and ills upon the world.
Pandora
He led his people to a new land, Italy, and fulfilled his destiny and Rome's.
Aeneas
He killed Medusa, escaping her stony gaze by using a shield as a mirror.
Perseus
When he was born, a stone was substituted for him, and it was swallowed by his father.
Zeus
She rode a white bull which carried her to Crete.
Europa
This monster grew two heads each time one was chopped off.
Hydra
This goddess invented the flute, but threw it away because it distorted her features.
Athena
The gods swore their strongest oaths by this river.
Styx
She was the muse of Epic Poetry.
Calliope
The Roman god Saturn was identified with this Greek god.
Cronus
She boasted of her weaving abilities and lost a match with the goddess Athena.
Arachne
He and his brother Pollux were the children of Leda, and the brothers of Helen.
Castor
Every time he touched earth, he regained strength from his mother, so he was 'unbeatable'
Antaeus
This sprang forth where Pegasus first touched earth on Mt. Helicon.
Hippocrene
She sat down on a Golden Throne and could not get up.
Hera
He remains seated in the Chair of Forgetfulness.
Pirithous
He was the half-brother of Telamon and Peleus, killed by them out of jealousy.
Phocus
A prophecy at his birth meant he was destined to be the ruin of his city, bringing destruction.
Paris
Eos asked for eternal life for him; she forgot to ask for eternal youth.
Tithonus
He should have not looked back at his wife so soon, he lost her forever.
Orpheus
He had a choice of two destinies; a long uneventful life or fame and glorius death at Troy.
Achilles
He killed his adulterous mother and her lover in vengeance for his father's death.
Orestes
Odysseus spent seven years stranded on her island.
Calypso
Her father begged Apollo to send a plague when she was not returned to him.
Chryseis
He valiantly defended his city of Troy until Achilles killed him.
Hector
Because his son was killed, he made war on Athens.
Minos
This robber forced travelers to werstle with him until Theseus put an end to it.
Cercyon
He was willing to guarantee the repayment of dowry money for the snared Aphrodite.
Poseidon
He is ambushed by his son, who attacks him with a sickle and cuts off his family jewels.
Uranus
No one ever believed her, even though her prophecies were true.
Cassandra
She saw her sons killed defending Troy and her husband Priam die when the city fell.
Hecuba
He went to seek his father, and he met him as he came from the sea, killing him.
Telegonus
She assists Theseus in his struggle, but then she is abandoned on Naxos.
Ariadne
She threw the Apple of Discord incribed "For the Fairest"
Eris
She hesitated to help her sister bury their brother.
Ismene
He released Prometheus from his chains in the Caucasus Mountains.
Heracles
Her brother-in-law cruelly treated her, ravishing her and cutting out her tongue.
Philomela
This king of Colchis was suspicious of Jason and his Quest for the Fleece.
Aeetes
He knew the answer to the riddle of Delphi that Aegeus did not understand.
Pittheus
He did not relinquish the throne of Thebes to his brother when the year was up.
Eteocles
He foolishly challenged Apollo to a musical contest; when he lost, he was flayed alive.
Marsyas
Amphitrite put herbs into her bath waster to transform her and make her undesirable.
Scylla
This sculptor scorned all women due to their sinful ways; then he fell in love with his statue.
Pygmalion
This beloved of Aphrodite was killed while hunting a wild boar, just as she feared.
Adonis
He defeated Atalanta in a footrace by distracting her with Golden Apples.
Milanion
The sight of this beast caused Eurystheus to take refuge in a large jar.
Cerberus
She fell in love with her father and desired to sleep with him.
Myrrha
The father of Niobe
Tantalus
Sisyphus told him that Zeus bad carried off his daughter, which angered the god.
Asopus
He accompanied Odysseus on a night raid against a Trojan ally.
Diomedes
This son of Hector was thrown from the walls of Troy so he could not avenge his father.
Astyanax
Achilles killed this Amazon ally of the Trojans; he wept when he saw her beauty.
Penthesilea
This wife of one of the Seven was faithful to her husband, leaping on his funeral pyre.
Evadne
Ultimately, he had to threaten Thebes to gain honorable burial for the fallen Seven.
Theseus
This seer was reluctant to join the Expedition of the Seven, knowing its fate.
Amphiaraus
He welcomed the Trojan refugees to Italy, offering the hand of his daughter in marriage.
Latinus
He and his sons were so wicked that they were changed into wolves.
Lycaon
Each night he swam the Hellespont to be with his beloved, until he drowned in a storm.
Leander
The grandson of Polynices and Amphiaraus, he fuled Thebes.
Tisamenus
Some say that after he returned from Troy, Odysseus married this queen.
Callidice
Midas washed in this river to rid himself of the Golden Touch; its sands still have gold flecks.
Pactolus
He bound Death to avoid dying; then he tricked Hades so he could escape the Underworld.
Sisyphus
He received a guest who bore a message: "kill the bearer".
Iobates
He was king of the Winds.
Aeolus
He was bound to a wheel of fire in the Underworld.
Ixion
She falsely accused her stepson of improper advances, his father cursed him; he died.
Eurydice
He revealed the true sanity of the faking Odysseus, causing him to report for duty for Troy.
Palamedes
He attempted to recapture the Cretan Bull but died in the attempt.
Androgeus
He forced travelers to work in his vineyard and then robed them, until Heracles killed him.
Syleus
She was the mother of Belus and Agenor.
Libya
Driven mad by an image of Dionysus he found at Troy, he has to perform a task to recover.
Eurypylus
Revolted by his sister's declaration of love, he fled his town and native land.
Caunus
While hunting, he threw a spear at a rustling noise and killed his wife.
Cephalus
This king of Thebes denied the divinity of Dionysus and was punished, torn apart by women.
Pentheus
According to some, while he was swimming in the sea, Artemis shot him.
Orion
A daughter of Eurytus, she was won as a prize in an archery contest.
Iole
She was carried away by the North Wind and became the mother of his sons.
Oreithyia
He waited twenty years for his son to return from Troy; then he fought the suitor's kinsmen.
Laertes
He loved Hyacinthus, the first man to love another man.
Thamyris
Daedalus sought refuge from Minos as his court.
Cocalus
She prophesied that the Trojans would only reach a home when they ate their tables.
Celaeno
He pursued his daughter's suitors in a chariot, killing them when he caught up with them.
Oenomaus
A daughter of Iobates, she married Bellerophon and was the mother of Laodameia.
Philonoe
She was angry that Aeneas would marry her daughter.
Amata
He declined to die int he place of his son Admetus.
Pheres
A daughter of Zeus; pursued by Minos, she leapt into the sea to escape, became a seagoddess.
Britomartis
He was the foster father of Ion; he was told to take the first youth he saw as his son.
Xuthus
This pirate son of Boreas assaulted a Bacchante and was punished by Dionysus.
Butes
He refused to purify Heracles for the murder of Iphitus; Heracles later punished him.
Hippocoon
She gave her love to Poseidon; he rewarded her with a spring.
Amymone
He angered Artemis, she drove him mad; he threw himself into a fire thinking he was safe.
Broteas
The death of this king of Orchomenus caused Thebes to pay a heavy annual tribute.
Clymenes
This son of Licymnius was killed by the son of hippocoon.
Oeonus
He was falsely accused of improper advances by his stepmother Philonome.
Tenes
This sister of Agamemnon and Menelaus was the mother of Pylades.
Anaxibia
She betrayed her father Pterelaus out of love for Amphitryon.
Comaetho
He purified Alcmaeon for the murder of his mother, then he married him to his daughter.
Phegeus
He planted a vineyard but did not live to taste its wine; the Calydonian Boar killed him.
Ancaeus