Greek Mythology Stamps

Our forefathers in the most remote ages have handed down to their posterity a tradition, in the form of a myth, that these bodies are gods, and that the divine encloses the whole of nature. The rest of the tradition has been added later in mythical form with a view to the persuasion of the multitude and to its legal and utilitarian expediency; they say these gods are in the form of men or like some of the other animals, and they say other things consequent on and similar to these which we have mentioned. But if one were to separate the first point from these additions and take it alone-that they thought the first substances to be gods, one must regard this as an inspired utterance, and reflect that, while probably each art and each science has often been developed as far as possible and has again perished, these opinions, with others, have been preserved until the present like relics of the ancient treasure. Only thus far, then, is the opinion of our ancestors and of our earliest predecessors clear to us. Aristotle, Metaphysics 1074 b


Acheloos

Achilles

Ajax

Alkyoneus

Amazons (Hippolyte and Herakles)

Amymone

Andromeda

Antaeus

Aphrodite (Venus)

Apollon

Ares (Mars)

Argonauts

Artemis (Diana)

Asklepios

Athena (Minerva)

Atlantis

Atlas

Bellerophon

Boar, Erymanthian

Boreas

Centaurs

Charites (The Three Graces)

Chimaera

Danae

Demeter (Ceres)

Diomedes

Dionysus (Bacchus)

Eros (Amor)

Europa

Gaea

Ganymed

Geryon and his cattle

Giants

Hades (Pluto)

Hector

Hekabe (Hecuba)

Herakles (Hercules) , Hercules on Coins

Helen

Helios

Hephaistos (Vulcan)

Hera (Juno)

Hermes (Mercury) (The God of Stamps)

Hestia (Vesta)

Hydra

Ikaros (Icarus) and Daedalus

Ilissos

Iris

Kerberos (Why has the Dog of Hell three heads ???)

Kerynean Hind

Leda

Maenads

Marsyas

Medusa

Muses

Narcissus

Nemean Lion

Nessos

Notos

Nymphs

Olympus

Pan

Paris

Pegasus

Perseus

Polyphemus

Poseidon (Neptune)

Prometheus

Priam

Psyche

Rhodon (Rose)

Selene

Sirens

Skiron

Sphinx

Stymphalian birds

Theseus

Typhoeus

Zephyros


Zeus (Jupiter)



Herakles, The twelve labours

Homer's Iliad


Homer's Odyssey

The Gods of Olympus

Winds


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