Sex In Greek Mythology

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Ancient Greek mythology has always fascinated me. Ever since I was a teenager I have been drawn to the stories and lore associated with Greek mythology. In my eyes, there's no other history, culture, or back-story that is as complete and classical as that found within Greek mythology.

For those who have not yet had the pleasure of experiencing Greek mythology first-hand, let me qualify it first and say that there is so much more than what is found in modern cinema and video games. What you see in the theatres is the watered down, "en masse" version of Greek mythology. It does little to showcase the sex, family drama, arts, and the religious spider-web that brings Greek mythology to life. Allow me to digress.

Sex in Ancient Greek Mythology
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Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was married to the god Hephaestus. Hephaestus was known for being both homely and, in Aphrodite's eyes, boring. Aphrodite, being the enchanting and beautiful female goddess, was known for having affairs with both immortals and immortals alike.

Achilles, son of the king of the Myrmidons (Pelus) and his immortal sea-nymph wife (Thetis), was described as being the most handsome warrior to do battle during the Trojan war. His long list of accomplishments including capturing 23 Trojan villages and hundreds of sexual encounters between both men and women.

Throughout Greek mythology there are dozens of stories of infidelity, god/human love, and other sexual deviances. For those of sexual intrigue, this mythology may be of particular interest.

Family Drama in Ancient Greece

Contrary to what may be believed today, family drama didn't take it's root from the Young and the Restless. Did you know that Zeus, son of the Titan Cronus, forced his father to release his captive brothers and sisters and then usurped him from the throne, banishing him to the underworld of Tartarus. In fact, Zeus ended the age of the Titans and brought in the age of the