What’s your favorite Greek myth and why? by QuestionGuy March 29, 2022, 4:45 am What’s your favorite Greek myth and why? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeFavoritegreekmythQuestion and AnswerWhats See more Previous article TIL that Alopecia just means “hair loss” and that male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness are the same thing (androgenic alopecia). So everyone out there saying that Jada has a disease and bald men are just bald, you’re wrong. This is female pattern baldness. Next article I heard you were good at algebra 25 Comments Leave a Reply I like the tale of Athena and Arachne. It really shows why people were so subservient to the gods. You weren’t even allowed to take credit for your own skills. Log in to Reply The Gordian Knot. (I *think* it’s Greek.) Basically, a ruler of a kingdom offered a huge reward (riches, land) if a brave knight could separate 2 ropes that were tied together in a crazy knotted ball. Knights tried untying the knot for hours and days, but all left in failure. Finally, one knight came and hacked the knot in half with his sword, separating the two ropes. The moral (for me) is not to approach a problem as it’s presented, but to find the simplest solution even if it’s unconventional and out-of-the-box. Log in to Reply i like the story of cepheus and cassiopeia chaining up their little girl until the dashing hero perseus killed a gorgon because you can see it playing out in the sky. cassiopeia hangs upside down for half of the year as punishment, that’s pretty funny Log in to Reply The Iliad. Just fun to hear that story Log in to Reply Hyacinthus – he was a really, really pretty guy who managed to earn the attentions of both Apollo and Zephyrus, the West Wind. One day, he’s playing discus with Apollo, as you do, only for Zephyrus, the jealous bastard, to blow the discus into Hyacinthus as he chases it to impress Apollo. Boom. Pretty boy is dead. That’s not how you healthily express your jealousy, Zephyrus, dude. Apollo is having none of this shit and makes a flower from Hyacinthus’s blood so that he doesn’t get taken by Hades, and the flower becomes stained by Apollo’s tears. All we really learn from this tale is that discuses are bloody dangerous. Don’t play discus with your boyfriend. Log in to Reply These are just the personal lessons I took from these myths… **The story of Icarus** – when soaring towards success, be aware and do research first. **Orpheus and Eurydice** – a hard lesson in staying focused and, faithful during times of uncertainty. **Eros and Psyche** – trusting your own feelings when it comes to love, is what really matters. Log in to Reply Zeus and Hera stories. I think there’s a few, but Zeus will cheat on Hera and she’ll curse whoever he’s with. Jealous queen. Log in to Reply The contest between Athena and Poseidon over naming rights for the future city of Athens. I think it teaches that while some things may seem logical or practical, in reality, they aren’t. Spoiler: [Athena won.](/s) Log in to Reply Echidna, because i like snek Log in to Reply Echo, it’s pretty tragic but very interesting Log in to Reply Persephone and Hades. Not really sure why. But I do remember in the first version I read, Persephone was sad to be in the Underworld and desperate to go home. So imagine how surprised I was when I read other versions where she actually likes being down there. In retrospect, my first version was much more kid friendly. Log in to Reply I enjoyed the one about apollos and the ravens Log in to Reply I always liked Atalanta and the golden apples. Log in to Reply There are times when the story of Pandora answers some questions, but most of the time the myth of Eris engineering the start of the Trojan War with nothing but a golden apple hits just right. That’s my girl. Log in to Reply Greek fire Log in to Reply The story of Eris and her golden apple. It is still being played out every day… Log in to Reply Just imagining how good Jackie Kennedy Onassis woulda been in the sack. Log in to Reply Well i don’t have one. And i’m Greek! Log in to Reply Pygmalion and Galatea. The guy made the first waifu. Log in to Reply The Odyssey it relates to the passage through life and the importance of love and family and home. Log in to Reply Orpheus and Eurydice always stuck out to me. Never celebrate the goal until you’re all the way across the finish line. Log in to Reply Artemis being such a powerful goddess in terms of her skills. The fact that she was the goddess of wild, vegetation, hunt and chastity along with being great at archery, made me super curious about her as a kid. I even remember fangirling her when I first read about her. Log in to Reply I always loved Hestia. She seemed the most level-headed of all the Greek gods. She’s not really well known even though she was Rhea’s firstborn because she didn’t really cause any trouble, just tended to the fire, kept things running smoothly and took care of the family quietly without expecting any recognition. At least that’s how she seemed to me. Only one to actually value family and modesty. Log in to Reply That Jesus doesn’t count Greek as sex Log in to Reply Perhaps these don’t count as myths, but I just finished *Ion* which was like a Bollywood soap. It was a nice break from all the other Greek Tragedies I’d been reading. For other reasons, *the Osteria* trilogy was amazing. So intense, with so many horrible characters that you simultaneously cheer for everyone and no one… It reminds me of some Roald Dahl books, actually. Just wretched characters. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.