Olympians: The 'A' Team

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Hey everyone!! This is my final post for this semester and I've chosen to cover the Olympians. I enjoy reading about Greek Mythology so for this social media post, I've decided to have 5 of these Olympians take time to answer questions and give advice "Aunt Agony" style.

So, let's meet the team shall we?

All of them have a unique font colour and handwriting style for you to differentiate them in the replies. I've included a small guide list on the tumblr, itself, for an easier reference.

Just a little break down, basically for this, I came up with some modern day questions and have these Olympians give advice/answer them based on their own experiences, personalities and traits.

I base most of the questions on stories of these Olympians so that we get a modern twist to a classic tale. If you feel like a few of these posts end with the siblings bickering (or sassing each other), it's because they often have a lot of clashes back in the day - but I'd like to believe that they are much more "tolerant" of each other now that hundreds of years have passed and it's 2016 (hah). Also, their advice might not always be the "right" thing because, well, they were notorious for a reason, but, I promise they try!!

A Tip: It helps if you know a bit about them before hand so do check out the links to their bios in the header of the tumblr. And if you want to read the posts chronologically, since some responses build on previous posts, scroll to the bottom and start from there :)

And without further ado, here's the tumblr page: ASK THE OLYMPIANS

Enjoy and thanks for hanging with me for the past 3 posts :)

Bibliography

Aphrodite and Ares, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AphroditeLoves.html#Ares

Apollo as the Olypian god of Music, Evangelia Hatzitsinidou. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/apollo/

Areopagus (Ares Rock) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areopagus

Ares’s murder of Hallirhothios, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AresWrath.html#Halirrhothios

Ares as the God of Violence, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AresGod.html#Violence

Artemis and the birth of Iakkhos, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/ArtemisMyths2.html#Iakkhos

Artemis Favour: Gigante Orion, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/ArtemisFavour.html#Orion

First of the Red-Hot Lovers: Aphrodite. Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology © 2004 by Kevin Osborn and Dana L. Burgess, Ph.D. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.infoplease.com/cig/mythology/first-red-hot-lovers-aphrodite.html

History of Greek Twins Artemis and Apollo. Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology © 2004 by Kevin Osborn and Dana L. Burgess, Ph.D. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.infoplease.com/cig/mythology/night-hunters-artemis-apollo.html

History of Athena and Ares. Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology © 2004 by Kevin Osborn and Dana L. Burgess, Ph.D. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.infoplease.com/cig/mythology/first-war-first-peace-athena.html

Judgement of Paris, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/JudgementParis.html

Tales of Orion, Melissa Lee. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.pantheon.org/articles/o/orion.html

The Encyclopedia of the Goddess Athena, Roy George. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.goddess-athena.org/Encyclopedia/Athena/

The Olympians - Aphrodite, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Aphrodite.html

The Olympians - Ares, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Ares.html

The Olympians - Athena, Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AthenaMyths.html

Trojan War, Peter T. Struck. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/php/homer/index.php?page=trojan

Wrath of Ares: Kadmos (Cadmus), Aaron J. Atsma. Last Accessed: 13 April 2016 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AresWrath.html#Kadmos

Picture Credits

Ares (2010) by Arturas Slapsys [Public Domain]

Apollo, God of Light, Eloquence, Poetry and the Fine Arts with Urania, Muse of Astronomy (c.1789-1800) by Charles Meynier [Public Domain] (cropped to fit dimensions in post)

Diana the Huntress (unknown date) by Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924) [Public Domain]

Flickr Mosiac: Belated Valentine 1.2 on Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" (2006) by Jim Bumgardner [CC BY-NC SA 2.0]

Retrospection (2008) by Bryan Larsen [Public Domain] (cropped to fit dimensions in post)