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The adjective "jovial," from the root "jove," has been used to describe things related to Jupiter, who was the Roman equivalent of the god Zeus of Greek mythology. Both were gods of the sky and were symbolized by the lig... More »

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The English word "lethargy" comes from the legend of the river Lethe in Greek mythology. The river Lethe is also called the River of Oblivion or River of Forgetfulness and is one of the five rivers that flowed into Hades... More »

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Many of the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology were related to each other through marriage, shared parentage or both, with almost all of them being connected to Zeus. The 12 major deities of ancient Greek religion, al... More »

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Allusions to Greek mythology are brief references to characters, things, places or events from ancient myths, explains LiteraryDevices.net. The significance of the myth being alluded to is generally well known, and the a... More »

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Zeus is the god of the sky and aerial phenomena in Greek mythology; his brother Poseidon is the god of the sea. Poseidon is the elder of the two, but Zeus is more powerful and the ruler of all gods. Zeus' signature weapo... More »

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Odin is the leader of the gods in Norse mythology and typically described as a seeker of knowledge, while Zeus is the rulers of the gods in Greek mythology and possesses the power to control weather. Zeus wields bolts of... More »

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Greek mythology is a collection of stories about Greek gods, goddesses, demi-gods and creatures that provide explanations for how things came into existence, natural order and certain Greek traditions. The earliest Greek... More »

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