Check out these top stories in greek mythology! This top 10 list of tales from ancient greece explain everything from powerful greek gods to facts and myths and mythical creatures!
6 . Pandora’s Box Everyone knows you shouldn’t open Pandora’s box! But do you know exactly why?? Who is Pandora? And where’d she get the box in the first place?? The story of Pandora begins with a feud between the gods. Zeus had given Prometheus and Epimetheus the job of creating all life on earth. Kind of a big responsibility!! And they had to be pretty creative!!!
5. Odysseus and the Cyclops After spending 9 years at the battle of Troy, the triumphant Odysseus and his men set sail for home, but on their way, they were blown of course. It would take them years and many obstacles before they could get back. At one point, they came across an island, and looking for some respite from their journey, they decided to make landfall.
4. Perseus and Medusa Perseus was the son of the god Zeus, and the human woman Princess Danae. An Oracle had told her father that her son (his grandson) would kill him so he locked her away in a tower. Zeus discovered her and paid her a visit because of course she was quite beautiful, and Perseus was born.
3. King Midas King Midas had it all. He ruled over the country of Phrygia and had everything a King could ever want. But beyond the luxurious castle, extravagant food, and a beautiful daughter that would one day rule, the only thing he truly cared about was his gold. He would spend most of his days counting his gold, and covering himself in it and bathing in it. He was pretty obsessed!
2. Theseus and the Minotaur King Minos of Crete had a problem. His wife, Pasiphae, had cheated on him- sleeping with a bull that had been sent by Zeus. She became pregnant, and gave birth to the Minotaur, a half man, half bull monster. Embarrassed by the affair, but unwilling to kill the Minotaur, King Minos decided to hide it in the Labyrinth underneath the Palace of Knossos.
1. Jason and the Golden Fleece Jason was the rightful heir to the kingdom of Iolcus, but his uncle Pelias had stolen the throne from his father. Fearful that he would lose grip on power, Pelias had Jason’s father locked up and, to save his life, Jason’s mother smuggled him out of the city where he was raised by a centaur. When he was old enough, Jason set out to regain what was rightfully his. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!