Baby Minotaur. Red-figure vase, produced in Etruria, ca. 340 BCE.

Pasiphae wife of the King of Crete Minos, suckling the baby Minotaur, Red-figure vase, Etruria, ca.

Hades kidnapped Persephone as his wife. Demeter begged for her daughter back and she was allowed to spend part of the year with her mother.  When she comes to the Earth, it's spring. When she descends to Hades, winter.  Celebrating the myth was the occasions of great festivals, among them the Elefsinian rites, whose secrets were so closely guarded that little is known today. Some experts believe they helped to lay the groundwork for Christianity, of perfect life after death.

Hades was the Greek God of the Underworld, the ruler of the dead. Hades and Persephone. Hades in Greek means the Unseen. Hades was the Ruler of the Dead

Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art.

Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature and Art Titans Gods/ Goddess Creatures Etc

Phanes- primeval god of creation and procreation entwined with a serpent inside the cosmic egg

Mithraic relief representing a youthful divinity, perhaps Mithra (marble). Roman / Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy / The Bridgeman Art Library

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