Narcissus and Echo
Narcissus was known far and wide for his amazing beauty and one day in the forest, the mountain nymph Echo saw him and fell in love with him. As he followed him, Narcissus felt that someone was following him and called out to Echo, shouting "who's there?" again and again, only to have Echo repeat his words. Eventually, Echo showed her self and tried to embrace Narcissus, only to have him reject her and send her away, leaving her heartbroken.
This angered Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, who then lead Narcissus to a pool deep in the woods where he gazed upon his reflection of himself as a young man. He did not realize it was his own reflection, and instead, he fell in love with it, unable to leave.
The epic struggle between the kingdom of Troy and the Greek alliance contains many fascinating stories, however the most famous is most likely the story of the Trojan Horse.
After 10 years of war, the Greek army grew tired of the conflict and came up with an idea to finally breach the walls of Troy. The cunning Odysseus suggested that the Greek army use subterfuge to breach the walls. In the span of three days, the Greek army constructed a giant wooden horse, burned their tents, and sailed just out of sight, leaving Sinon behind to tell the Trojans that the Greeks had indeed sailed home.
The Greeks had engraved an inscription on the horse, saying it was an offering to Athena, and Sinon is able to convince the Trojans that the offering was in good faith. Despite reservations ....
As the equivalent of the Roman Vesta, Hestia was known known to the ancient Greeks as the virginal daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and sister of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. She tended the fires of Mount Olympus, and because of her devotion to her duty as hearthkeeper, she managed to stay out of a lot of the shenanigans of the other Greek gods. She doesn't appear in too many of the Greek myths or adventure stories.
Hestia took her role as a virgin seriously as well, and in one legend, the lustful god Priapus tried to take advantage of her. As Priapus crept to her bed, planning on raping Hestia, a donkey brayed loudly, waking the go....
King Midas and His Golden Touch
Apollo and Daphne
Pygmalion was a talented Greek sculptor from Cyprus. After becoming disgusted by some local prostitutes, he lost all interest in women and avoided their company completely. Pygmalion saw women as flawed creatures and vowed never to waste any moment of his life with them. He dedicated himself to his work and soon created Galatea, a beautiful statue of a woman out of ivory. and he fell in love with this statue.