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E. M. Berens
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

From, A Handbook of Mythology, New York 1886
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CONTENTS.   PART I.—MYTHS.

 

FIRST DYNASTY. - ORIGIN OF THE WORLD— URANUS AND GAEA (Coelus and Terra)

 

SECOND DYNASTY. - CRONUS (Saturn), RHEA (Ops)

DIVISION OF THE WORLDTHEORIES AS TO THE ORIGIN OF MAN

 

THIRD DYNASTY. - OLYMPIAN DIVINITIESZEUS (Jupiter), HERA (Juno), PALLAS-ATHENE (Minerva), THEMISHESTIA (Vesta), DEMETER (Ceres), APHRODITE (Venus), HELIOS (Sol), EOS (Aurora), PHOEBUS-APOLLO, HECATESELENE (Luna), ARTEMIS (Diana), HEPHAESTUS (Vulcan), POSEIDON (Neptune)

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SEA DIVINITIESOCEANUSNEREUSPROTEUSTRITON AND THE TRITONS, GLAUCUS, THETIS, THAUMAS, PHORCYS, AND CETO, LEUCOTHEA, THE SIRENS, ARES (Mars), NIKE (Victoria), HERMES (Mercury), DIONYSUS (Bacchus or Liber), AÏDES (Pluto), PLUTUS

 

MINOR DIVINITIESTHE HARPIES, ERINYES, EUMENIDES (Furiae, Dirae), MOIRAE OR FATES (Parcae), NEMESIS

 

NIGHT AND HER CHILDRENNYX (Nox), THANATOS (Mors) and HYPNUS (Somnus), MORPHEUS, THE GORGONS, GRAEAE, SPHINX, TYCHE (Fortuna) and ANANKE (Necessitas), KER, ATE, MOMUS, EROS (Cupid, Amor) and PSYCHE, HYMEN, IRIS, HEBE (Juventas), GANYMEDES, {v} THE MUSES, PEGASUS, THE HESPERIDES, CHARITES OR GRACES, HORAE (Seasons), THE NYMPHS, THE WINDS, PAN (Faunus), THE SATYRS, PRIAPUS, ASCLEPIAS (Aesculapius)

 

ROMAN DIVINITIESJANUS, FLORA, ROBIGUS, POMONA, VERTUMNUS, PALES, PICUS, PICUMNUS AND PILUMNUS, SILVANUS, TERMINUS, CONSUS, LIBITINA, LAVERNA, COMUS, CAMENAE, GENII, MANES, PENATES

 

PUBLIC WORSHIP OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS

      TEMPLES, STATUES, ALTARS, PRIESTS, SACRIFICES, ORACLES, SOOTHSAYERS, {vi} AUGURS, FESTIVALS

 

GREEK FESTIVALSELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES, THESMOPHORIA, DIONYSIA, PANATHENAEA, DAPHNEPHORIA

 

ROMAN FESTIVALSSATURNALIA, CEREALIA, VESTALIA

 

PART II.—LEGENDS.

      CADMUS, PERSEUS, ION, DAEDALUS AND ICARUS, THE ARGONAUTS, PELOPS, HERACLES, BELLEROPHON, THESEUS, OEDIPUS, THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES, THE EPIGONI, ALCMAEON AND THE NECKLACE, THE HERACLIDAE, THE SIEGE OF TROY, RETURN OF THE GREEKS FROM TROY - HOMEWARD VOYAGE OF ODYSSEUS

 

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