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#53 - rabbitfood (09/21/2012) [-]
I like this post
User avatar #208 to #53 - kievaughnb (05/02/2014) [-]
ding dang boomerang :^)
User avatar #49 - awesomenessdefined (09/21/2012) [-]
I would much rather re-learn the story of the Titan-God War.
#41 - redblueyellow (09/21/2012) [-]
Greek mythology is indeed fascinating. Like how they explain winter and their version of hell, Tartarus. And they had the original Romeo and Juliet, called Pyramus and Thisbe (although that story could also be roman).
Or the story of Oidipus, classic bad luck brian.

Greek mythology has great stories that can teach people alot
#44 to #41 - markonj (09/21/2012) [-]
I'm a bit rusty on my mythology.
Is the winter one about Demetra and Persephona or whatever you spell them, when Hades steals Demetra's daughter for 4 months every years, thus making Demetra sad and whatever and make her not care about fertility and nature so everything goes cold and **** ?
User avatar #45 to #44 - redblueyellow (09/21/2012) [-]
Spot on my friend. I forgot the names myself, so that is why I didn't go on about the myth, but you nailed it.
#46 to #45 - markonj (09/21/2012) [-]
Yeah I have a bigass book that I read a couple years back about the myths. I love the one about Helios' son. Like when he burns the land and whatever.
User avatar #183 to #46 - redblueyellow (09/22/2012) [-]
I came across a few myths during my Latin an Greek lessons. To be honest, I never was any good at them, but i loved most of the myths.
User avatar #43 to #41 - aurelianopeachdoor (09/21/2012) [-]
User avatar #39 - kumabear (09/21/2012) [-]
I told my girlfriend this story a long time ago, got me sex, was a good day
#36 - anon (09/21/2012) [-]
Ya idiots, there's more than one! You can stop arguing now, because this IS definitely one of several. This isn't Christianity with a single book explaining everything!
#34 - paedo (09/21/2012) [-]
I wouldn't mind if some lesbians mooned me....
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User avatar #32 - temporalguardian ONLINE (09/21/2012) [-]
this just might be crazy enough to potato!
User avatar #26 - frozenpickle (09/21/2012) [-]
hurr this isnt greek durrr, are we seriously going to do this guys?
#25 - sketchysketchist (09/21/2012) [-]
**sketchysketchist rolled a random image posted in comment #15 at Anime Mot Posters 633 ** Sex is the answer.
User avatar #24 - DaBullshiter (09/21/2012) [-]
Entertaining but obviously nothing to do with greek mythology.
Also Σ=S not E.Just sayian.
#23 - lefish (09/21/2012) [-]
That is not remotely Greek in any way shape or form. That's hippie ******** , probably from Tumblr. Greeks had several different creation myths, but in no version was Zues the creator of the earth sun or moon.
#38 to #23 - anon (09/21/2012) [-]
No, it comes up in the Symposium, a Socratic dialogue.
User avatar #28 to #23 - winsauceiswin (09/21/2012) [-]
you're wrong you ******* retard. maybe learn to read?
User avatar #27 to #23 - chuffberry [OP](09/21/2012) [-]
i didn't say zeus created the sun, earth, and moon. this is supposed to be the HUMAN creation myth, like the christian adam and eve story. i said the 3 forms of human REPRESENTED the sun, earth, and moon. and i know zeus didn't do the whole thing. i was simplifying it. i know in the actual greek creation myth, hephaestus cut the humans in half and apollo stitched them together.
User avatar #37 to #27 - joeyliquid ONLINE (09/21/2012) [-]
I thought the Greek human creation story was that Humans were molded out of the earth through the hands of Prometheus, these humans were said to live among the gods, and freely mingled with them (Golden age). That being wrote down from the poet Hesiod who lived between 750 and 650 BC. But you know I could be wrong. Probably not.
#51 to #37 - lefish (09/21/2012) [-]
Hesiod says that a golden race was created, and everything was fine and dandy, then the golden people got bitchy, so the gods made a silver race, which was pretty cool, then they got bitchy, and the gods made a bronze race, the homeric heroes, Hercules, etc. then finally they made the iron race, us, and we're all just awful. Everything was better back in the day.

Is what Hesiod says in his Theogeny and Works and Days. Thing is, Socratic dialogues and Hesiods work were not the type of oral tradition myths from which the ancient Greeks actually devised their religious practices. So I stand by my first statement.
User avatar #35 to #27 - angelojuusan (09/21/2012) [-]
I was gonna get all pissed off at you for making a ******** myth, but since you know your **** , I'll give you a pass and a thumb.
User avatar #84 to #35 - Spavaloo (09/22/2012) [-]
This IS a ******** myth.
User avatar #184 to #84 - angelojuusan (09/22/2012) [-]
All myths are technically ******** , but you know what, I chuckled. There's your thumb.
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User avatar #21 - riddlerenigma (09/21/2012) [-]
So gay people are the sun and Lesbians are the moon?

I'm okay with this.
User avatar #20 - welshdrag (09/21/2012) [-]
Implying you're actually being serious, this isn't the greek creation myth nor is it greek mythology in any form.
User avatar #19 - brothergrimm (09/21/2012) [-]
i like Narcissus and Echo better. the creation stories (no matter what they are) bore me
#18 - swordwoman (09/21/2012) [-]
that explains everything.
that explains everything.
#14 - thearrogantprick (09/21/2012) [-]
This song explains it best!

User avatar #8 - dingojohn (09/21/2012) [-]
This isn't the Greek Mythology's creation myth.

This is a philosopher's thoughts on sexual attraction and the meaning of life, searching for our counterpart to fulfill us. Can't remember whose story this is, but it was told at a gathering of philosophers among several other stories like it. It has got nothing to do with the old religions beliefs.
User avatar #29 to #8 - winsauceiswin (09/21/2012) [-]
a philosopher huh? what was he? was he perhaps GREEK?!
User avatar #93 to #29 - dingojohn (09/22/2012) [-]
Indeed he was! Your point being?
User avatar #9 to #8 - techketzer (09/21/2012) [-]
This story is an ancient Greek myth and religious teaching.
I don't see your problem.
User avatar #15 to #9 - reinmar (09/21/2012) [-]
Prometheus created a figure in the image of gods and Athena breathed life into it. Thus humans were born

Your story comes from Aristophanes
User avatar #17 to #15 - techketzer (09/21/2012) [-]
"Zeus summoned his sons Prometheus (fore-thought) and Epimetheus (after-thought). He told them to go to Earth and create men and animals and give them each a gift.

Prometheus set to work forming men in the image of the gods and Epimetheus worked on the animals. As Epimetheus worked he gave each animal he created one of the gifts. After Epimetheus had completed his work Prometheus finally finished making men. However when he went to see what gift to give man Epimetheus shamefacedly informed him that he had foolishly used all the gifts.

Distressed, Prometheus decided he had to give man fire, even though gods were the only ones meant to have access to it. As the sun god rode out into the world the next morning Prometheus took some of the fire and brought it back to man. He taught his creation how to take care of it and then left them."

And here's yet another one.
So which one is "the real" one? Is there a "false" one at all?
I say they're all legit, that's my entire point.
User avatar #30 to #17 - jlyoung (09/21/2012) [-]
You're version is his version,just more detailed.
User avatar #189 to #30 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Nope, it isn't.
His has Athena, breath of life, no brother of Prometheus, no fire, and no link to Pandora afterwards.

Mine has no Athena, no breath of life, a brother to Prometheus, fire and the direct link to Zeus' wrath and Pandora.

All they have in common is creation of Man and Prometheus. Two different myths.
User avatar #190 to #189 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
They're not different,he got the Athena thing wrong,left out Epimethius because he had little to do with the creation of humanity,and din't bother to mention Pandora because that wasn't important for the discussion.
The point here is,this content is retarded and has nothing to do with greek mythology.It's just some ******** from tumblr.
User avatar #192 to #190 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Yes, he just changed >50% of the story, but it's still totally the same.
Do you even think what you're writing here?

And Aristophanes is everything but retarded.
User avatar #193 to #192 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
Yes in the scheme of things it is a big difference,however compared to the massive inaccuracy of this post, it is minor.
And the 'retarded ********* is calling this the greek creation myth.Not the story itself.
User avatar #194 to #193 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
It is an ancient Greek creation myth, so I really don't get what's all the butthurt on this page about.
User avatar #195 to #194 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
It's not considered a creation myth,it's just an allegory for love and a philosophical statement.
User avatar #196 to #195 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Says who?
User avatar #197 to #196 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
Says that it's based on a speech given by Aristophanes in Plato's The Symposium.
#198 to #197 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Still counts.
User avatar #199 to #198 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
In this context for you to be right it would have to be an accepted religious teaching.
User avatar #200 to #199 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Nope. A myth is a myth, whether people believe it or not.
User avatar #201 to #200 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
Yes if you want to be technical i guess you could be considered right whether or not this is an accepted story,but the post is still wrong in actuality.
User avatar #202 to #201 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
Its only fault is that it say "The" instead of "A".
User avatar #203 to #202 - jlyoung (09/22/2012) [-]
Look,it's a stupid You need to login to view this link really doesn't matter.
User avatar #204 to #203 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
User avatar #13 to #9 - dingojohn (09/21/2012) [-]
I don't recall mentioning I had a problem.

I just stated that what you wrote was untrue, and it still is.
User avatar #16 to #13 - techketzer (09/21/2012) [-]
I didn't write anything.
I'm just saying this is a legit ancient Greek creation myth, so OP actually isn't wrong apart from saying it's "the" Greek creation myth.
User avatar #95 to #16 - dingojohn (09/22/2012) [-]
Sorry, I mistook you for OP.

What I meant was that this story, about the double-human, wasn't what they were taught to believe in generally. It is not how the ancient Greek religion's creation myth were percieved or believed to have happened. It was a philosophers thoughts on genders and our raving for sexual partners, as Reinmar wrote, it is Aristophanes.

That is how it differs from the 'general' religious beliefs at the time.
User avatar #191 to #95 - techketzer (09/22/2012) [-]
There were no general religious beliefs. There were as many different gods and myths as there were cities, all telling a different story with different morals, answering different questions.

There was no such thing as "Ancient Greece". Greece? What's that supposed to be, they would have asked you.
There was Sparta, Athen, Theben, Delphi, Argos, Rhodos, Syrakus, Ephesos, Milet and many many more, each their own nation, each an own culture, each one unique.

So what makes a myth from Athen more authentic than one from Delphi or Syrakus?
Nothing. They're all equally legit ancient myths of the collective of civilisations we today label as ancient Greek.
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