Apr 9, 2014

H is for Horae #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #8: Horae

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The Horae were the three goddesses of the seasons and daughters of Zeus. There was Thallo (goddess of blossoms), Auxo (goddess of growth), and Karpo (goddess of ripe fruit).

They were also recognized as goddesses of social order as Eunomia (goddess of good order), Dike (goddess of justice), and Eirene (goddess of peace).

The multi-tasking does not stop there. They presided over the revolutions of the constellations, personified the twelve hours of the day, and guarded the gates of Olympus. I guess it's a good thing there were three of them. They were able to divide up some this work!

Happy H to Z!



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2 comments:

  1. They sound like all purpose deities! It's like whenever they thought of some smaller thing they needed a goddess for, they put it on one of these three instead of finding a new one.

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