Pasiphae and the Bull. Why Did They Mate?

Pasiphae and the bull - Pompeii Fresco

In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of the personification of the Sun, Helios. Pasiphae was immortal, and as a queen of Crete, but she is perhaps best known for her relationship with a bull, and for being the mother of the mythical creature, the Minotuar.  Read on to learn about Pasiphae and the bull. … Read more

How many Gorgons are there in Greek mythology?

How Many Gorgons Were There

As the title suggests, this article is about the Gorgons in Greek mythology. Specifically, how many Gorgons there were. To answer the question quickly, there were three Gorgons in total – Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale.  The most famous myth relates to Perseus’ slaying of Medusa, but there is much more to learn about the Gorgons. … Read more

How was Polyphemus Blinded?

How was Polyphemus Blinded

Polyphemus is one of the most widely known Cyclopes, famous for being gigantic beings with one-eye and incredible power. Though, he wasn’t one of the original Cyclopes born from Uranus and Gaea. Polyphemus was instead said to be one of the lesser-thought-of violent and unintelligent cyclopes.  We know that Polyphemus only had one eye as … Read more