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  • Chi Ling Zi: The Goddess Of The Silk

    the secrets of China methods for domesticating wild silk were revealed, allowing silk to be used in many forms in today’s society. Around 3000 BC in China, it is said, a mythical ruler, the Yellow Emperor wife, Chi Ling Zi, was known as the Goddess of the Silk. According to the story, the Empress spent long hours roaming the palace gardens. But one day a cocoon fell into her hot tea, and as she removed it the cocoon unraveled a long thin soft piece of thread. After this, she started weaving…

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  • Lucas Cranach's Venus: Roman Goddess Of Love And Beauty

    painting entitled Venus. This piece of art represents that of the Northern Renaissance. During the Renaissance, art was still heavily focused on spirituality, including mythology. The painting Venus depicts the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. Venus is the Roman equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Both goddesses were commonly portrayed in art due to their perceived beauty and appeal. The figure’s beauty is portrayed through the features of her body, precise placement of accessories, and…

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  • Hesiod's Theogony: Aphrodite, The Greek Goddess Of Love

    Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, desire and procreation. She was conceived in an unconventional matter. According to Hesiod 's Theogony, Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, and his flesh was cast into the sea creating a white foam. It is believed that Aphrodite was born a full grown woman from the foam. Aphrodite was so beautiful and desired by all men forcing Zeus to marry her off to Hephaestus to appease the jealous gods and goddesses. Hephaestus walked in on Aphrodite and Ares…

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  • Goddess Of Summertime: Uncertainty In Ancient Greek Religion

    explanations. Such as why do the crops become bare, and the land cold during certain times? Because of this uncertainty, humans looked to the gods actions for explanations. This is why Demeter is not always called the "happy goddess of summertime" or Dionysus a"joy-god". Demeter, goddess of the harvest, provides and protects the crops, while Dionysus, god of wine, would rule the vine and production of wine. The two are considered a natural pairing as they both bring Earth's pleasant gifts. But…

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  • Minoan Snake Goddess Vs Aphrodite In Greek Art

    Snake Goddess and the Greek Aphrodite of Knidos have many features in common, but they also have other different features from one another. Between the two statues, Minoan Snake Goddess and Greek Aphrodite of Knidos, the Snake Goddess is the older of the two because it was created during the c.1600 BCE in Knossos, Crete while the Greek Aphrodite of Knidos…

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  • The Character Of Mount Everest In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    In Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, Mount Everest is described as a vengeful goddess who is trying to intimidate the climbers for disrespecting its beauty and taking her generosity for granted through trashing and commercializing the mountain. Krakauer acknowledges the goddess, through the use of descriptive words that Mount Everest holds no place for mercy in her ruthless heart; especially for those who dare to underestimate her power and abilities by using her beauty and opportunities for own’s…

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  • True Beauty In Hansi's Aphrodite

    from others around her yet open to everyone. Everyone loved Hasani she became known as the daughter of the goddess of love, as she loved everyone no matter their appearance or any hatred of there heart. Although she did not believe herself to be beautiful. Her eyes were two different colors and her skin spotted dark and light. One day a beautiful maiden decked with flowers, Chloris the goddess of flowers, visited Hasani’s village. Seeing Chloris beauty Hasani was weary to approach her. She…

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  • Hemera And The Primordial Gods Of Homer's Odyssey

    primordial god of darkness and Nyx primordial goddess of the night. Then Eros primordial god of love appeared. However in some myths Eros is also considered as a son of Aphrodite not Chaos. From love, together Nyx and Erebus gave birth to Aether primordial god of the upper atmosphere, Hemera primordial goddess of the day. Once there was light and day, formed Gaia primordial goddess of the earth. Then light and day gave birth to Thalassa primordial goddess of the sea. Beneath the earth arises…

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  • The Power Of Ares, The Greek God Of War

    untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.Ares is the Greek god of…

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  • Diana Of Versailles Analysis

    Athenian sculptor, Leochares, created Diana of Versailles in 325 BCE to honor Artemis who is the Greek Goddess of hunting, wilderness, and childbirth. The Romans later created a marble copy of the sculpture in the Imperial Roman period to honor Diana, the Roman Goddess of hunting, the moon, and childbirth. The statue currently resides on display at the Louvre in Paris, France (Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture). Artemis, the daughter of Leto and Zeus, is a principal Greek God who spends most of…

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