Introduction to Mythology

BY: Bryan To                   May-20-2014

What is mythology? Well,mythology is a collection of myth especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition. One greek myth is Poseidon, god of seas,earthquakes,storms,and horses. His role is to cause major earthquakes. His powers can make tsunamis,storms,and flood whirlpools. His symbols are the trident,fish,dolphin,horse,and bull. Poseidon is also one of the 12 Olympians.

One beast of greek is the Hellhound. The Hellhound is a supernatural beast in folklore. His features include:

black fur, glowing red - or sometimes yellow - eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, foul odor, and sometimes even the ability to talk.

Certain European legends state that if someone stares into a hellhound's eyes three times or more, that person will surely die.

Another famous greek myth is Arachne.

Arachne was a great weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that of Athena, goddess of wisdom, weaving, and strategy. Arachne was born a shepherd's daughter and began weaving at an early age. When Arachne refused to acknowledge that her skill came, in part at least, from the goddess, Athena took offense and set up a contest between the two. Presenting herself as an old lady, she approached the boasting girl and warned: "You can never compare to any of the gods. Plead for forgiveness and Athena might spare your soul".

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