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The First Greek Gods and Goddesses


The ancient Greek mankind, trying to explain certain metaphysical phenomena and anxieties, invented amazing myths concerning the Cosmogony (the creation of the World) and the Theogony (the birth of the Gods).

Thus, the ancient Greek people created their own splendid, yet human-like world of gods, justifying the various abstract significances like Love, Birth or Death.

Chaos
Chaos (the Creation)
by Ivan Aivazovsky

Chaos

A dark, silent, formless and infinite oddity with no trace of life
Theogony
The castration of Uranus by Giorgio Vasari

Theogony

The Creation of the First Greek Gods
the Titans- Atlas
Statue of the Titan Atlas

The Titans

Primordial, powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age
Deucalion's Flood
Pyrrha and Deucalion by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Deucalion's Flood

The Creation of the new Human Race