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Greek Gods and Goddess: Melinoe

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Introduction to Melinoe

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

About Melinoe

Moon goddess, of nightmares and madness, she has by name an association with trees, (as Melia, or Meliae, ash trees, or ash nymphs) however more so the fruits of trees, especially the like of quince, which naturally turn from green to yellow as they ripen, but it may be any fruit that overripens on a fruit tree, which was seen as similar to the pale colour that people near to or dead turned. It is reported that Zeus in the guise of hades, had union with Persephone, who conceived Melinoe, who was born out of the mouth of the underworld river Cocytus [lamentation]. Melinoe appears to have a connection with Hermes as a conductor of souls, but, see under Hecate, and also, Hermes.

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