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Some would query, "Why so many stories about sex?". It would seem that (in reality) many Greek sailors were on journeys that lasted for (literally) years... so were all horny so-and-so's.
24.xxx.xxx.xxx, why did you delete Minos from the list of gods? Am I mistaken in the belief that he's a greek god? --[[Colin dellow]]
 
: Appears so. He was King of Crete, and he's king in Feyworld and some other RPGs but not apparently in Ancient Greece. But I'm not 24.xxx.xxx.xxx, and my only source is a quick Google search for 'minos god' and some vague memories of some stuff I learnt long ago.
 
   
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In ancient days, strong men were fertile, and fertile men were strong and potent. Naturally, as the gods were greater that men, they were much more potent. The chief god, [[Zeus]], in particular was always after a girl (or a boy!). Since Zeus was all-powerful, every time he had sex with a woman, she became pregnant. As he didn't confine himself to goddesses, this resulted in many half-human, half-god people (demigods??). -- firepink
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Here's a link to Bulfinch's mythology, which is in the public domain, and could be useful for some of these articles...
 
 
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=3327
 
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Minos, someoneother and Rhadamanthos are 3 mortal judges who, because of their justice AS mortals, get to assign people to their appropriate divisions in Hades.
 
: They are three brothers, Minos (which may mean king), Sarpedon and Rhadamanthys. They were the sons of Zeus and Europa; following their deaths they were appointed as judges of the dead in the underworld.
 
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The three judges of the underworld (Hades) are Minos, ''Aiakos'' and Radamanthys. I can not recall any connection (i.e. they were not relatives) between each other. They were honoured this way because of their great sense of justice. Another aspect suggests they were not real ''judges'': They 'd rather "assist" the soul to judge itself by its deeds (makes better sense considering the ideas of old greek religion).
 
 
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Revision as of 14:54, 15 February 2002

Some would query, "Why so many stories about sex?". It would seem that (in reality) many Greek sailors were on journeys that lasted for (literally) years... so were all horny so-and-so's.

In ancient days, strong men were fertile, and fertile men were strong and potent. Naturally, as the gods were greater that men, they were much more potent. The chief god, Zeus, in particular was always after a girl (or a boy!). Since Zeus was all-powerful, every time he had sex with a woman, she became pregnant. As he didn't confine himself to goddesses, this resulted in many half-human, half-god people (demigods??). -- firepink