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In Greek mythology, maenads (Ancient Greek: μαινάδες, mainádes) were the female followers of Dionysus (Bacchus in the Roman pantheon), the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication

Oedipus and the Sphinx by the French painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

Hesperides & the golden-apple tree, Athenian red-figure hydria C5th B.C., British Museum

HERA was the Olympian queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Sometimes she held a royal lion or had a cuckoo or hawk as her familiar.

EOS was the rosy-fingered goddess of the dawn. She and her siblings Helios (the Sun) and Selene (the Moon) were numbered amongst the second-generation Titan gods. Eos rose up into the sky from the river Okeanos at the start of each day, and with her rays of light dispersed the mists of night. She was sometimes depicted riding in a golden chariot drawn by winged horses, at other times she was shown borne aloft by her own pair of wings. Eos had an unquenchable desire for handsome young men, some s

THE AURAI (or Aurae) were the nymphs of the breezes. They were named as daughters of the earth-encircling river Okeanos or the north-wind Boreas. In the story of Kephalos they, or a single Aura, were equated with the dawn-goddess Eos. There was also a Titan goddess named Aura.

TERPSIKHORE (or Terpsichore) was one of the nine Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. In late classical times, when the Muses were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Terpsikhore was named Muse of choral song and dancing, and represented with a plectrum and lyre.

ASTERIA was the Titan goddess (perhaps) of the oracles and prophecies of night, including prophetic dreams, the reading of the stars (astrology), and necromancy. She was the mother of the goddess Hekate by Perses (the Destroyer). After the fall of the Titanes, Asteria was pursued by the god Zeus. She fled his advances, transforming herself into a quail and leaping into the sea where she became the island of Delos. Her sister Leto later sought refuge on the isle and there gave birth to her son Ap

Helius god of the sun, Athenian red-figure krater C5th B.C., British Museum, London

In Greek mythology the Erinyes (Ἐρινύες, pl. of Ἐρινύς, Erinys; literally "the avengers") from Greek ἐρίνειν " pursue, persecute"--sometimes referred to as "infernal goddesses" (Greek χθόνιαι θεαί)-- were female chthonic deities of vengeance. A formulaic oath in the Iliad invokes them as "those who beneath the earth punish whosoever has sworn a false oath."

Triton ~   The fish-man of Greek myth. Offspring of Poseidon & thr Nereid, Amphitrite & resides with them in the sea. He rides the waves on horses and sea monsters and he carries a twisted conch shell, upon which he blows either violently or gently, to stir up or calm the waves. Triton is represented as having the body of a man with the tail of a fish, but sometimes also with the forefeet of a horse.

PHAEDRA - From the Greek Φαιδρα (Phaidra), derived from φαιδρος (phaidros) meaning "bright". Phaedra was the daughter of Minos and the wife of Theseus in Greek mythology. her story is not happy but I love the name...

Theseus Slays the Minotaur