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Greek Gods and Goddess: Lethe

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Introduction to Lethe

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

About Lethe

The river of forgetfulness that flows from, and around the cave of Hypnos (sleep), it also signifies, concealment, or oblivion. Lethe can also take the form of a spirit, as mist, or fog, whence people are given to say, their remembrance of an event has become foggy, or lost in the mist of time. It was thought that, it was necessary for the dead (the shades) to forget all previous life, before they could be reincarnated. There were four, main rivers that flow through underworld, see Styx, Acheron, Cocytus, and Phlegethon; some of the mystery religions added a sixth, Mnemosyne.

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