Singlehood Does Exist in Greek Mythology

@Shavkat (137339)
Philippines
April 9, 2017 8:58am CST
A good moral lesson from the Apollo's story. If you could still remember that Apollo was the son of Zeus. He is so handsome but in vain of loving someone. Why? It all started when Apollo scrutinized the short stature of Cupid. As it expected, Cupid had his revenge by shooting the heart of Daphne. Daphne is a goddess that captured the attention of Apollo. The arrow that struck the heart of Daphne made her hate Apollo. Head over heels, Apollo pursued to court Daphne. Daphne cannot stand the presence of Apollo and asked the help of her father Peneus. She was turned into a laurel tree. Because of this, Apollo cannot forget his love to Daphne. He made the laurel to be his sacred tree and played his lyre on the same spot every day. It seems singlehood does exist in gods or goddesses. It is really a sad ending story of losing someone. If I am going to end it, I will make Cupid and Apollo be friends again. Then, reverse the curse that has been cast. Image CreditZ: pixabay.com
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
a Greek mythology indeed.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
It is where love started in Greece.lol
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@Shavkat seeing the movies "Clash of the Titans","Wrath of the Titans", "Immortal", even "Helen of Troy" and some other films about mythology, i somehow think these gods were really alive. maybe, because of these structures in Greece, like the Parthenon.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@ridingbet I agree. The gods and goddesses turned into life in films.
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@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
9 Apr 17
For what I know about Greek mythology, Apollo had many love affairs with both mortals and goddesses. The most famous was a mortal named Hecuba (married to the King of Troy). The union between Apollo and Hecuba produced a son named Troilus. He had other sons.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
That seems interesting, my friend. I haven't gone into this story. Perhaps Apollo is a polygamous character. In reality, his character is similar happening in real life.
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@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
10 Apr 17
@Shavkat All the Greek Gods were polygamous, if I remember well Apollo had 15 wives.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
@LadyDuck That's too many. It has proven that some men are polygamous in nature.
@royanne (372)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
That's a nice story about true love. I didn't know this kind of story existed. Since Apollo loved Daphne so much he stayed single and faithful even though Daphne is no longer. :)
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@royanne (372)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
@Shavkat It feels like it's just a metaphor or refection of his/her experiences.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
@royanne I agree.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
It was nice to know, right? During the time was written, I assumed that the Greek author experiencing or seeing this in reality.
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@epiffanie (11326)
• Australia
11 Apr 17
Myths are fascinating, aren't they .. They capture our imagination and influence our way of thinking ..
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
I agree. At some point, it is relatable in real life. It is a story that reflects what's going on people's lives from the past to present days.
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@amadeo (111941)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Same here.Green on this.Than you sharing this interesting post.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
Thank you for appreciating it. I hope you are doing fine, my friend.
@aninditasen (16033)
• Raurkela, India
9 Apr 17
It does exist among human beings too.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
I agree. Perhaps the Greek authors had this kind of notion that singlehood is not a bad thing after all.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
@aninditasen I agree. It is not a big deal if a person to choose to be a single person.
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@aninditasen (16033)
• Raurkela, India
9 Apr 17
@Shavkat Singlehood by own choice is not bad. If a person want's to stay single by his own choice he should be allowed to do so.
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@Freelanzer (10744)
• Canada
9 Apr 17
Nice to see even gods have their own issues, broken hearts and all.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
I agree. The story of gods are relatable in real life.
@moffittjc (119933)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Apr 17
Considering they were gods, they sure did like to argue and fight a lot among themselves! Not exactly what you would expect from a deity.
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@Shavkat (137339)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
I think gods are having a complicated relationship with each other. I assume that the stories are based in real life.
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