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Greek Gods and Goddess: Althaea

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Introduction to Althaea

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 Althaea and the myths and legends surrounding Althaea, Althaea relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Althaea

She was the daughter of Thestius and Eurythemis, and had two sisters, Leda and Hypermnestra, and four brothers Iphiclus, Evippus, Eurypylus, Plexippus. She was said to be the wife of vintner Oeneus, a mythical Calydonian king, who introduced the art of growing grapes and producing wine to the region. By him she had multiple children, including, Toxeus, Thyreus, Clymenus, Agelaus (who was apparently killed fighting the Curetes.) [Marshmallow] (Althaea officinalis) was traditional a medicinal plant, in use since ancient Egyptian times at the least

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