And if it weren't for the tears on your cheeks, I'd say you were a monster like me.
Greek mythology meme: [4/4] pairings
↳ Hades and Persephone
Persephone was gathering flowers in a field when she was kidnapped by Hades, who was in love with her and who’d been permitted to Persephone’s hand by Zeus. Demeter, however, was so distraught by the abduction of her daughter that she refused to let anything grow until Persephone was safely returned aboveground. Eventually, Zeus told Hades to release the goddess from the underworld and Hades complied. However, since Persephone had eaten pomegranate seeds in the underworld, she was forever bound to it and so had to spend half of each year with Hades.
Greek mythology meme: [3/4] pairings
↳ Hero and Leander
Hero was a young priestess of Aphrodite who lived on one side of Hellespont and Leander was a young man from the opposite side of the strait. They met in Hero’s home-town, and even though Hero’s parents wanted her to remain eternally a maiden, she fell in love with him. Each night Hero would light a lantern to guide her lover and Leander would swim across the strait to be with her. However, as summer changed into autumn, the weather got bad and there were many storms. Still, Leander couldn’t bear the thought of being without Hero and so dived in regardless of the tempest. The howling wind blew out Hero’s lantern, which caused Leander to lose his way in the waves and drown. His body washed ashore the next morning and in her grief, Hero threw herself down from her tower into the sea.
Greek mythology meme: [2/4] pairings
↳ Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
After her husband Agamemnon embarked on the journey to retrieve his brother’s wife (and his own wife’s twin sister) from Troy, Clytemnestra became involved with Aegisthus, the son of Thyestes and cousin of Agamemnon. When Agamemnon returned ten years later, the lovers decided to murder him. After Agamemnon’s death Aegisthus assumed the throne and ruled with Clytemnestra for seven years before they were both killed by Orestes.
Greek mythology meme: [1/4] pairings
↳ Pyramus & Thisbe
Pyramus and Thisbe are two ill-fated lovers whose story first appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and has been referenced or reproduced many times.
Pyramus and Thisbe were young lovers from two rivalling families. Since they lived in houses with a shared side, they could whisper to each other through a crack in the wall. They agreed to meet under a mulberry tree to see each other face to face. Thisbe arrives first but finds a lioness there and so she flees, leaving her veil behind. When Pyramus gets there, he sees Thisbe’s torn veil and the lioness with her bloody mouth and so he assumes his lover has been killed. Desperate in his grief, he commits suicide by throwing himself upon his sword, and his blood stains the mulberry fruits red. Soon after, Thisbe returns, and finds her lover’s corpse. After a brief lament, she stabs herself with the same sword and her spraying blood colours the fruits an even darker red. To honour the young lovers’ dedication to each other, the gods allow the mulberry fruits to remain red as a reminder of Pyramus and Thisbe’s love.
'Course there is! It's one I came up with on my own and it might be subject to a few changes still, but right now it goes:
Greek mythology meme: [3/3] mortals
Ariadne was the daughter of king Minos of Crete and the sister of the Minotaur. She was tasked with keeping the Labyrinth in order and assuring the human sacrifices from Athens would be properly delivered to her brother. However, she fell in love with the Athenian hero Theseus, who eventually showed up in Crete as one of the intended sacrifices to end the terror reign of the Minotaur. Ariande helped Theseus by giving him a ball of yarn to help the hero orient in the labyrinth. After killing the Minotaur, Theseus took Ariadne with him when he started homeward. However, soon he abandoned her on the island of Naxos, where she was found by the god Dionysus. In the end, Ariadne went with Dionysus to Mount Olympos to live there together as husband and wife.
Greek mythology meme: [2/3] mortals
Psykhe was a mortal princess, considered so beautiful that her glow left even Aphrodite in the shade. The goddess became jealous and told her companion Eros, the god of love, to make Psykhe fall in love with the ugliest man on Earth. However, Eros himself fell in love with Psykhe and stole her away. He told her never to look at his face, and eventually her jealous sisters convinced her to disobey him. Eros fled and Psykhe searched the world to be reunited with him. Eventually she wound up in the service of Aphrodite, who made her perform a series of difficult tasks. She might’ve failed had she not been assisted by Eros, who, despite everything, still loved her dearly. Psykhe managed to complete her labours and was reunited with Eros. She later became known as the goddess of the human soul.
Greek mythology meme: [1/3] mortals
Ganymedes was a Trojan prince, considered the most beautiful of mortals. Zeus noticed his beauty and decided to abduct the young man in order to make him his lover and cup-bearer of the gods. The god disguised himself into an eagle and carried the youth off with him. Later, Ganymedes became associated with the constellation Aquarius, the water-carrier.
Greek mythology meme: [6/6] titans
Hekate was the daughter of the Titans Asteria and Perses. She was the goddess of magic and witchcraft, ghosts, necromancy, and the night. In later traditions, she gained rule over the three-way crossroad, and was depicted as a three-form goddess.
Greek mythology meme: [5/6] titans
Krios was one of the elder Titans, the god of constellations, and along with his four brothers, he played a part in the downfall of Ouranos. Krios was associated with the southern pillar of the Universe, and the constellation of Aries. His children were the titans Astraios, Pallas, and Perses.