The current High Priest of Blind Io is Hughnon Ridcully, also informal leader of the priesthood in Ankh-Morpork. It is said that he isn't originally a Discworld god, that his universe suffered some catastrophe and he escaped and settled down on the Discworld. In art she was often depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows.
His attributes include the laurel wreath and lyre. His believers in separate countries or regions think that they believe in separate thunder gods, but in fact, they all believe in Blind Io.
Killed by Zeus.
If it's true that Io came from another dimension then "me" may possibly refer to the Author himself, as it can be truly said that he - if anyone - knows what's going on atop the Disc at any one time. He is a son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother to Zeus and Hades. It includes all those who are commonly named as one of the Twelve in art and poetry. Titan of sight and the light of the sky. She was usually depicted as a regal woman in the prime of her life, wearing a diadem and veil and holding a lotus-tipped staff. Titan of dusk, stars, and planets, and the art of astrology.
His attributes include the laurel wreath and lyre. Titan of light.
He is a son of Cronus and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. His wedding with Amphitrite is often presented as a triumphal procession. Goddess of intelligence and skill, warfare, battle strategy, handicrafts, and wisdom. The owl was sacred to him. Blind Io manages to be the Thunder God all over the Disc by diligently wielding the thunders and making appearances all over the Disc, wearing false moustaches and other accessories, and switching between different thunder-hammers when necessary. While in the Norse pantheon it is Odin's son Thor who is the thunder-god, the Greek thunder god is Zeus, another all-powerful father of the gods, who shares with Blind Io a penchant for seducing women while in various non-human forms.
In some accounts, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians in favor of Dionysus, and she plays little role in Greek myths. ", In ritual magick (note the "k") on Roundworld, as practiced by the Golden Dawn, Aleistar Crowley;s O.T.O. In the mystery religions and Athenian literature, Pluto (Plouton, "the Rich") was his preferred name, with Hades more common for the underworld as a place. Poets describe her as "grey-eyed" or having especially bright, keen eyes. He is often shown with his thiasos, a group of followers that includes satyrs, maenads, and his teacher Silenus. God of travel, animal husbandry, writing, trade, and more. Her sacred animals are doves and sparrows. She was depicted with a helmet, holding a shield and a spear, and wearing the Aegis over a long dress. Titan of air and the hunter's skill of stalking prey. Thundering is Blind Io's monopoly. This page was last edited on 7 January 2018, at 03:36. Both use a bow and arrow. Described as a, The god of love. "About the other siblings of Kronos no close inquiry is called for," observes Friedrich Solmsen, in discussing "The Two Near Eastern Sources of Hesiod", https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_figures_in_Greek_mythology&oldid=7120522, Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text, Pages using div col with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, The nothingness from which everything else came. With Theia, he is the father of, The leader of the Titans, who overthrew his father. Hades is not usually included among the Olympians, because his home was the underworld. and others, IO is an invocation of the Godhead, usually in the form of a repeated chant such as IO. Apollo was associated with the Sun; while Artemis was the Moon. Her sacred animals are doves and sparrows. Ceres was her Roman counterpart. Image: Hades lying down, holding a giant drinking horn and offering a bowl to Persephone. Titan of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom. Goddess of hunting, wilderness, animals and childbirth.
Titan of intellect and the axis of heaven around which the constellations revolved. Mother of Athena. The statue might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. She was described as a virgin. His Roman counterpart was Neptune. In art she is often shown holding a hunting bow and arrows. Goddess of wisdom and skill, warfare and tactics. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes. God of fire, metalworking and crafts. Another account describes him as a snake, born from the "World Egg".
The horse and the dolphin are sacred to him. The mortals include heroes, kings, Amazons and other people. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus, and sister of Zeus. The list does not include creatures; for these, seeList of Greek mythological creatures. Many people can name at least some of the major Greek deities, but the list of gods in ancient Greece runs into the thousands.The Greek creation myth begins with the god of love, Eros, who creates the sky and the earth and makes them fall in love. Image: Hestia from a relief depicting all twelve Olympians in procession.
God of wine, parties and festivals, madness, chaos, drunkenness, drugs, and ecstasy.
Queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires. She was depicted as an older woman, often wearing a crown and holding bunches of wheat. Io is the owner of the great goat Almeg, and is known to have had two children with the Goddess, later downgraded to a Virtue, Bissonomy. Gaia is depicted as nature or the Earth. Sometimes regarded as the destroying angel. The list does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures.
The Roman version of Hera is Juno.
In sculpture, Apollo was depicted as a very handsome, beardless young man with long hair and an ideal physique. A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or several deities.
He overthrew Cronus and gained the sovereignty of heaven for himself. Wife of Oceanus, and the mother of the rivers, springs, streams, fountains, and clouds. The screech owl was sacred to him. These gods are usually depicted as a place or a realm. He was usually depicted as a bearded man with hammer, tongs and anvil—the tools of a smith—and sometimes riding a donkey. These figures are described by ancient writers, the oldest of which are Homer and Hesiod. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. The Roman version of Athena is Minerva. The Roman version of Artemis is Diana. A later addition to the Olympians, in some accounts he replaced Hestia. In appearance, Blind Io is a muscular old man with slightly long gray hair, a piece of cloth tied around the place on his face where eyes would be found on a normal face. Although married to Hephaestus she had many lovers, most notably Ares, Adonis, and Anchises. The list does not include creatures. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes. Titan forced to carry the sky upon his shoulders by Zeus. An elder Titan, in some versions of the myth he ruled the Earth with his consort Eurynome before Cronus overthrew him. The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. The celestial politics are played not god-against-god, but believers-against-believers, or other playing pieces chosen against their will by the gods. He is the son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the messenger of the gods.
Hades reclines, holding a giant drinking horn, offering a wine bowl to Persephone. The list does not include creatures.. It may also be a pune on "I Am. Image: Roman marble head of the war god, modelled after a Greek bronze original. Image: Demeter, sitting down, on a relief from Turkey. His wife is Amphitrite. The Giants (Γίγαντες, Gigantes) were the children of Gaia.
He was killed by Athena during the Titanomachy. His sacred animals are the tortoise, the ram and the hawk. Cronus' consort was his sister Rhea. They fought a war called the Titanomachy. Briareus or Aigaion (Βριάρεως), The Vigorous, Aisa (Αἴσα), personification of lot and fate, Hedylogos (Ἡδύλογος), god of sweet talk and flattery, Delphin (Δέλφιν), the leader of the dolphins, Poseidon placed him in the sky as the constellation Delphinus, Eidothea (Ειδοθέα), prophetic sea nymph and daughter of, Aglaope (Αγλαόπη) or Aglaophonos (Αγλαόφωνος) or Aglaopheme (Αγλαοφήμη), Peisinoe (Πεισινόη) or Peisithoe (Πεισιθόη), Thelxiope (Θελξιόπη) or Thelxiepeia (Θελξιέπεια), Dexithea (Δεξιθέα), mother of Euxanthios by, Aparctias (Απαρκτίας), another name for the north wind (not identified with Boreas), Apheliotes (Αφηλιώτης), god of the east wind (when Eurus is considered southeast), Argestes (Αργέστης), another name for the west or northwest wind, Caicias (Καικίας), god of the northeast wind, Circios (Κίρκιος) or Thraskias (Θρασκίας), god of the north-northwest wind, Euronotus (Ευρονότος), god of the southeast wind, Skeiron (Σκείρων), god of the northwest wind, The Astra Planeti (Αστρα Πλανετοι), gods of the five wandering stars or planets, The Pleiades, nymphs that represented a star cluster in the constellation, Taurus and were associated with rain, Heracles (not to be confused with the hero, The goddesses of the natural portions of time and the times of day, Anatole (Ανατολή) or Anatolia (Ανατολία), sunrise, Mousika or Musica (Μουσική), the morning hour of music and study, Gymnastika, Gymnastica (Γυμναστίκή) or Gymnasia (Γυμνασία), the morning hour of gymnastics/exercise, Nymphe (Νυμφή), the morning hour of ablutions (bathing, washing), Elete, prayer, the first of the afternoon work hours, Akte, Acte (Ακτή) or Cypris (Κυπρίς), eating and pleasure, the second of the afternoon work hours, Arktos (Άρκτος), night sky, constellation, Okythoos (Ωκύθοος) "the one running swiftly", Hekaerge (Εκαέργη), represented distancing, The Leucippides (Λευκιππίδες), wives of the Dioscuri, Pandaisia (Πανδαισία) "banquet for everyone", Pannychis (Παννυχίς) "all-night (festivity)", Olympian Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. She was one of the main deities of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and pleasure. Brooklyn Museum, New York, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.400E.
He often appears in the company of the Muses.
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