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Greek Gods and Goddess: Alastor

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Introduction to Alastor

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Alastor and the myths and legends surrounding Alastor, Alastor relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Alastor

He was the son of Neleus (a Greek name of the river Nile) and Chloris, he was betrothed to Harpalyce the daughter of Clymenus, who had a longterm affair with his daughter, and had a boy child by her. When Alastor turned up to claim his bride, he at first let them go, but later after they had left he changed his mind and abducted her, and lived openly with her as if they were married. But Harpalyce was far from happy and slew the child and served him up for Clymenus to eat. Having done so she prayed to the gods who turned her into an owl (an omen of death). Neleus was reported to have quite a number of brothers and atleast one sister, he and al his brothers, except Nestor were killed by Hearacles when he overthrew Pylos.

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