In Greek mythology, Tiasa (Ancient Greek: Τίασα) was a Naiad nymph of a rivernear Amyclae, Sparta. She was a Laconian princess as the daughter of King Eurotas and thus, sister to Sparta. By the river Tiasa was situated a temple of Cleta and Phaenna, the two Charites recognized in Sparta, which was purported to have been founded by Lacedaemon.
Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the ancient Greeks. These stories concern the origin and the nature of the world, the lives and activities of deities, heroes, and mythological creatures, and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks' own cult and ritual practices. Modern scholars study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.
The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in Ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BCE to the 6th century CE. It is often roughly divided into the Archaic period, Classical period, and Hellenistic period. It is antedated in the second millennium BCE by Mycenaean Greek and succeeded by medieval Greek.
In Greek mythology, the Naiads are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.
Chalciope, in Greek mythology, is a name that may refer to several characters.
Aegle is the name of several different figures in Greek mythology:
In Greek mythology, the name Periboea refers to multiple figures:
In Greek mythology, Oxylus may refer to:
Tisamenus, in Greek mythology, was a son of Orestes and Hermione, daughter of Menelaus, or Erigone, daughter of Aegisthus who were first cousins twice over, so Tisamenus had only five great-grandparents, instead of the usual eight. Tisamenus succeeded his father to the thrones of Argos, Mycenae and Sparta.
In Greek mythology, Cynortas or Cynortes or Cynortus was a king of Sparta.
In Greek mythology, Eurotas was a king of Laconia.
In Greek mythology, Amyclas refers to two individuals:
Alcyone, in Greek mythology, was the name of one of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione or, more rarely, Aethra. She attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children, variously named in the sources: Hyrieus, Hyperenor, and Aethusa; Hyperes and Anthas; and Epopeus. By a mortal, Anthedon, Alcyone became the mother of the fisherman Glaucus, who was later transformed into a marine god. There are various etymological interpretations of her name's origin.
In Greek mythology, the name Chalcodon may refer to:
In Greek mythology, there were several people named Anthedon — at least two male and one female.
In Greek mythology, Calyce or Calycia is the name of several characters.
In Greek mythology, Glaucus was a Greek prophetic sea-god, born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. It was believed that he commonly came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen in storms, having earlier earned a living from the sea himself.
In Greek mythology, the name Zeuxippus may refer to:
In Greek mythology, the name Alcimus may refer to:
In Greek mythology, the name Caucon may refer to:
In Greek mythology, Amyclas or Amyclus was a king of Sparta and the founder of Amyclae in central Laconia.
In Greek mythology, King Argalus was a leader of the Lacedaemonid Greeks from the age of legend, now treated as being the Bronze Age in Greece.
In Greek mythology King Eurytus of Oechalia, Thessaly, was a skillful archer who even said to have instructed Heracles in his art of using the bow.
In Greek mythology, Argiope may refer to:
Athenaeus of Naucratis was a Greek rhetorician and grammarian, flourishing about the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD. The Suda says only that he lived in the times of Marcus Aurelius, but the contempt with which he speaks of Commodus, who died in 192, shows that he survived that emperor. He was a contemporary of Adrantus.
Pausanias was a Greek traveler and geographer of the second-century AD, who lived in the time of Roman emperors Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius. He is famous for his Description of Greece, a lengthy work that describes ancient Greece from his first-hand observations. This work provides crucial information for making links between classical literature and modern archaeology. Andrew Stewart assesses him as:
A careful, pedestrian writer...interested not only in the grandiose or the exquisite but in unusual sights and obscure ritual. He is occasionally careless or makes unwarranted inferences, and his guides or even his own notes sometimes mislead him, yet his honesty is unquestionable, and his value without par.
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