God of the sea, protector of all waters. Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Hades, another brother, for shares of the world. His prize was to become lord of the sea. He was widely worshiped by seamen. He married Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Titan Oceanus.

At one point he desired Demeter. To put him off Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In some accounts his first attempts were unsuccessful and created a variety of other animals in his quest. By the time the horse was created his passion for Demeter had cooled.

His weapon is a trident, which can shake the earth, and shatter any object. He is second only to Zeus in power amongst the gods. He has a difficult quarrelsome personality. He was greedy. He had a series of disputes with other gods when he tried to take over their cities.

God of the sea, protector of all waters. Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Hades, another brother, for shares of the world. His prize was to become lord of the sea. He was widely worshiped by seamen. He married Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Titan Oceanus.

At one point he desired Demeter. To put him off Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In some accounts his first attempts were unsuccessful and created a variety of other animals in his quest. By the time the horse was created his passion for Demeter had cooled.

His weapon is a trident, which can shake the earth, and shatter any object. He is second only to Zeus in power amongst the gods. He has a difficult quarrelsome personality. He was greedy. He had a series of disputes with other gods when he tried to take over their cities.

Melaina (“The Black One”) is the under-earth or chthonic aspect of the Greek Great Goddess, said to bring nightmares. Different Goddesses are called by Her name. Aphrodite Melainis represents a dark aspect of the Goddess of love as underworld Deity, though because love-making often takes place at night. underworld considered (Kore) and Hades, queen and king of the underworld. She was called Khthonia, “Of the Lower World”, a name also applied to Demeter. She was said to be half dark and half light (like Hel), from Her dark father Hades and Her mother who represented She light. bringing Persephone is considered to be a form of Demeter should underworld Goddess. Melaina Herself as an underworld Goddess, and in this respect was also called Khthonia. A cave on Mount Elaios near the Attican town of Phigalia was sacred to Her. In Her long search for Her abducted daughter Kore, Demeter turned escape Poseidon found Her, and as a stallion He raped daughter after which She wore black and shut Herself in the cave. Her statue in the cave near Phigalia showed Her as a seated woman with a horse’s head, snakes hair. In one hand She held a dolphin, in the other a dove. In this form She was called Mare-Headed Demeter. This card in a reading indicates supressed anger or fears. Nightmares may haunt you, and if so they should be taken as a warning or heads-up” indicating some buried issues need attention.

Melaina (“The Black One”) is the under-earth or chthonic aspect of the Greek Great Goddess, said to bring nightmares. Different Goddesses are called by Her name. Aphrodite Melainis represents a dark aspect of the Goddess of love as underworld Deity, though because love-making often takes place at night. underworld considered (Kore) and Hades, queen and king of the underworld. She was called Khthonia, “Of the Lower World”, a name also applied to Demeter. She was said to be half dark and half light (like Hel), from Her dark father Hades and Her mother who represented She light. bringing Persephone is considered to be a form of Demeter should underworld Goddess. Melaina Herself as an underworld Goddess, and in this respect was also called Khthonia. A cave on Mount Elaios near the Attican town of Phigalia was sacred to Her. In Her long search for Her abducted daughter Kore, Demeter turned escape Poseidon found Her, and as a stallion He raped daughter after which She wore black and shut Herself in the cave. Her statue in the cave near Phigalia showed Her as a seated woman with a horse’s head, snakes hair. In one hand She held a dolphin, in the other a dove. In this form She was called Mare-Headed Demeter. This card in a reading indicates supressed anger or fears. Nightmares may haunt you, and if so they should be taken as a warning or heads-up” indicating some buried issues need attention.

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eing the storm nymphs. Despite being “sisters” they are fairly different from one another.

Wind Nymphs are most recognized for their long white flowing hair, which waves in the wind as they dance and fly. Those who have been graced with a wind nymph’s presence will recall how they never remain in a tangible state. Their long hair covers their breasts and from the waist down they are nothing but shifting winds. They are translucent, being able to partially see through them, and their eyes are shades of gray.

Wind nymphs are the most passive as well as the most common of all nymphs. They strictly refrain from contact with mortals, especially humans, and stick to their roles as observers or guardians. They are kind and compassionate beings, known for being very understanding, to those who gain their audience. They are also known for their beautiful singing voices, and their dancing capability. There have been cases where a wind nymph appeared before someone gifted with a beautiful singing voice, singing along with the person. They are free spirited and will literally go wherever the wind blows them, riding on the currents of air.

Wind nymphs have control over any sort of wind, some even having the ability to control gale winds. They may conjure a gentle breeze to rock a baby in a cradle to sleep, or dance along sails of ships sending them into endless circles. It is said that the wind nymphs know all that occurs in the world presently.

eing the storm nymphs. Despite being “sisters” they are fairly different from one another.

Wind Nymphs are most recognized for their long white flowing hair, which waves in the wind as they dance and fly. Those who have been graced with a wind nymph’s presence will recall how they never remain in a tangible state. Their long hair covers their breasts and from the waist down they are nothing but shifting winds. They are translucent, being able to partially see through them, and their eyes are shades of gray.

Wind nymphs are the most passive as well as the most common of all nymphs. They strictly refrain from contact with mortals, especially humans, and stick to their roles as observers or guardians. They are kind and compassionate beings, known for being very understanding, to those who gain their audience. They are also known for their beautiful singing voices, and their dancing capability. There have been cases where a wind nymph appeared before someone gifted with a beautiful singing voice, singing along with the person. They are free spirited and will literally go wherever the wind blows them, riding on the currents of air.

Wind nymphs have control over any sort of wind, some even having the ability to control gale winds. They may conjure a gentle breeze to rock a baby in a cradle to sleep, or dance along sails of ships sending them into endless circles. It is said that the wind nymphs know all that occurs in the world presently.

Saturn

Title: God of time

Greek name: Cronos

Day of the Week: Saturday

Solar system: planet Saturn

Relations: Son of Uranus and Gaia Father of Jupiter Father of Pluto Father of Neptune

English word: Saturnine means serious and gloomy.

Saturn was god of Time and his weapon was a scythe. He is called Old Father Time.

Saturn ruled the gods before Jupiter. Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto were his children. They represent Air, Water and Death, the three things that Time cannot kill.

The Romans had a mid-winter festival in honour of Saturn, called the Saturnalia. It lasted seven days, and there was much merrymaking. Public business was suspended and schools were closed. Parents gave toys to their children and there was a public banquet. That is why we eat so much at Christmas, give presents and go to parties.

Saturn

Title: God of time

Greek name: Cronos

Day of the Week: Saturday

Solar system: planet Saturn

Relations: Son of Uranus and Gaia Father of Jupiter Father of Pluto Father of Neptune

English word: Saturnine means serious and gloomy.

Saturn was god of Time and his weapon was a scythe. He is called Old Father Time.

Saturn ruled the gods before Jupiter. Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto were his children. They represent Air, Water and Death, the three things that Time cannot kill.

The Romans had a mid-winter festival in honour of Saturn, called the Saturnalia. It lasted seven days, and there was much merrymaking. Public business was suspended and schools were closed. Parents gave toys to their children and there was a public banquet. That is why we eat so much at Christmas, give presents and go to parties.

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Pluto

Title: God of Death

Greek name: Hades

Solar system: dwarf planet Pluto

Relations: Son of Saturn Brother of Jupiter Brother of Neptune Husband of Proserpine

English word Plutonium

Pluto was the god of the Dead. Romans were afraid to say Pluto’s real name because they were afraid he might notice them and they would die.

Pluto sometimes got confused with the Greek god, Plutus, the god of wealth. This is not surprising, since the names sound alike, and also wealth, like gold, silver or jewels, are found underground, where Pluto ruled.

The metal Plutonium is radio-active. It was discovered soon after the planet Pluto. It is not only used for nuclear bombs, it is deadly by itself. It deserves to belong to the god of Death!

When someone died, they travelled down to the Underworld. First, they had to cross the River of the Dead, called the Styx. Everyone was buried with a coin, to pay the ferryman, Charon. Then they had to get past Cerberus, a fierce dog with three heads, which would only let the Dead through. Finally they had to come before the Judges of the Dead. The only living man to fight Cerberus was Hercules, the strongest man in the world. He had to bring Cerberus back from the Underworld. (He let it go afterwards.)

The moon of planet Pluto is called Charon, after the ferryman over the Styx.

Pluto

Title: God of Death

Greek name: Hades

Solar system: dwarf planet Pluto

Relations: Son of Saturn Brother of Jupiter Brother of Neptune Husband of Proserpine

English word Plutonium

Pluto was the god of the Dead. Romans were afraid to say Pluto’s real name because they were afraid he might notice them and they would die.

Pluto sometimes got confused with the Greek god, Plutus, the god of wealth. This is not surprising, since the names sound alike, and also wealth, like gold, silver or jewels, are found underground, where Pluto ruled.

The metal Plutonium is radio-active. It was discovered soon after the planet Pluto. It is not only used for nuclear bombs, it is deadly by itself. It deserves to belong to the god of Death!

When someone died, they travelled down to the Underworld. First, they had to cross the River of the Dead, called the Styx. Everyone was buried with a coin, to pay the ferryman, Charon. Then they had to get past Cerberus, a fierce dog with three heads, which would only let the Dead through. Finally they had to come before the Judges of the Dead. The only living man to fight Cerberus was Hercules, the strongest man in the world. He had to bring Cerberus back from the Underworld. (He let it go afterwards.)

The moon of planet Pluto is called Charon, after the ferryman over the Styx.

Title: Queen of the gods



Relations: Wife of Jupiter Mother of Mars



Greek name: Hera

 Mother of Vulcan



Month: June



English word Junoesque means a large beautiful woman.

Juno was the wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods. She was the goddess of women and marriage. Her bird was the peacock.

The Romans believed that every man had a spirit that looked after him all his life. This was called his genius. Some people believed each man had both a good genius and a bad genius. Women didn’t have a genius, they had a juno instead.

The first day in each month (the Kalends) belonged to Juno.

Title: Queen of the gods

Relations: Wife of Jupiter Mother of Mars

Greek name: Hera

Mother of Vulcan

Month: June

English word Junoesque means a large beautiful woman.

Juno was the wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods. She was the goddess of women and marriage. Her bird was the peacock.

The Romans believed that every man had a spirit that looked after him all his life. This was called his genius. Some people believed each man had both a good genius and a bad genius. Women didn’t have a genius, they had a juno instead.

The first day in each month (the Kalends) belonged to Juno.

Jupiter was king of the Gods. The eagle was his messenger. His weapon was the Thunderbolt (thunder and lightning). All other gods were terrified of him, although he was a little scared of his wife Juno! Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto were the three sons of Saturn. They divided up the world between themselves. Jupiter took the air, Neptune had the sea and Pluto ruled under the earth, the home of the Dead.

Jupiter means Father Jove (Father in Latin is “pater”). There was a big temple on the Capitol in Rome dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus (which means Jupiter Best and Greatest). The Romans thought that Jupiter guarded their city and looked after them.

Jupiter was king of the Gods. The eagle was his messenger. His weapon was the Thunderbolt (thunder and lightning). All other gods were terrified of him, although he was a little scared of his wife Juno! Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto were the three sons of Saturn. They divided up the world between themselves. Jupiter took the air, Neptune had the sea and Pluto ruled under the earth, the home of the Dead.

Jupiter means Father Jove (Father in Latin is “pater”). There was a big temple on the Capitol in Rome dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus (which means Jupiter Best and Greatest). The Romans thought that Jupiter guarded their city and looked after them.

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Aegir was one of the three jotuns who lived in Asgard, the two others are Loki and Karl. Aegir was married to his sister Ran, and was the father of nine daughters, the waves. Who is said to be the mothers of Heimdall. The names of Aegir’s nine daughters were Himminglaeva, Dufa, Blodughadda, Hefring, Ud, Hrönn, Bölge, Dröfn and Kolga. A few stories claim that Aegir was the brother of Loki and Karl. Aegir was one of the oldest gods, and predates the Aesir, Elves, Dwarfs, Giants and Vanir. His house is under the island of Hlesey “laesoe” or “cat’s throat”, in the coral caves. The island is between Jutland and Zealand in Denmark. He had two servants Eldir and Fimafeng.

Aegir was one of the three jotuns who lived in Asgard, the two others are Loki and Karl. Aegir was married to his sister Ran, and was the father of nine daughters, the waves. Who is said to be the mothers of Heimdall. The names of Aegir’s nine daughters were Himminglaeva, Dufa, Blodughadda, Hefring, Ud, Hrönn, Bölge, Dröfn and Kolga. A few stories claim that Aegir was the brother of Loki and Karl. Aegir was one of the oldest gods, and predates the Aesir, Elves, Dwarfs, Giants and Vanir. His house is under the island of Hlesey “laesoe” or “cat’s throat”, in the coral caves. The island is between Jutland and Zealand in Denmark. He had two servants Eldir and Fimafeng.

THE HESPERIDES were the goddesses of the evening and golden light of sunset. The three nymphs were daughters of either Nyx (Night) or the heaven-bearing Titan Atlas. They were entrusted with the care of the tree of the golden apples which was first presented to the goddess Hera by Gaia (Earth) on her wedding day. They were assisted in their task by a hundred-headed guardian drakon named Ladon. Herakles was sent to fetch the apples as one of his twelve labours, and upon slaying the serpent, stole the precious fruit. However, Athena later returned them to the Hesperides.

The Hesperides were also the keepers of other treasures of the god. Perseus obtained from the artifacts he required to slay the Gorgon Medousa.

The three nymphs and their golden apples were apparently regarded as the source of the golden light of sunset, a phenomena celebrating the bridal of the heavenly gods Zeus and Hera.

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THE HESPERIDES were the goddesses of the evening and golden light of sunset. The three nymphs were daughters of either Nyx (Night) or the heaven-bearing Titan Atlas. They were entrusted with the care of the tree of the golden apples which was first presented to the goddess Hera by Gaia (Earth) on her wedding day. They were assisted in their task by a hundred-headed guardian drakon named Ladon. Herakles was sent to fetch the apples as one of his twelve labours, and upon slaying the serpent, stole the precious fruit. However, Athena later returned them to the Hesperides.

The Hesperides were also the keepers of other treasures of the god. Perseus obtained from the artifacts he required to slay the Gorgon Medousa.

The three nymphs and their golden apples were apparently regarded as the source of the golden light of sunset, a phenomena celebrating the bridal of the heavenly gods Zeus and Hera.

PARENTS

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NYX was the goddess of the night, one of the ancient Protogenoi (first-born elemental gods). In the cosmogony of Hesiod she was born of Air (Khaos), and breeding with Darkness (Erebos) produced Light (Aither) and Day (Hemera), first components of the primeval universe. Alone, she spawned a brood of dark spirits, including the three Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain.

Nyx was a primeval goddess usually represented as simply the substance of night: a veil of dark veil of mist drawn forth from the underworld which blotted out the light of Aither (shining upper atmosphere). Her opposite number was Hemera (Day), who scattered the mists of night, or Eos, the goddess of the dawn.

In ancient art Nyx was portrayed as a either a winged goddess or charioteer, sometimes crowned with an aureole of dark mist.

NYX was the goddess of the night, one of the ancient Protogenoi (first-born elemental gods). In the cosmogony of Hesiod she was born of Air (Khaos), and breeding with Darkness (Erebos) produced Light (Aither) and Day (Hemera), first components of the primeval universe. Alone, she spawned a brood of dark spirits, including the three Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain.

Nyx was a primeval goddess usually represented as simply the substance of night: a veil of dark veil of mist drawn forth from the underworld which blotted out the light of Aither (shining upper atmosphere). Her opposite number was Hemera (Day), who scattered the mists of night, or Eos, the goddess of the dawn.

In ancient art Nyx was portrayed as a either a winged goddess or charioteer, sometimes crowned with an aureole of dark mist.

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