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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 Pallas and the myths and legends surrounding Pallas, Pallas relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
Pallas was the son of Crius and Eurybia, and brother of Perses and Astraeus, and husband of Styx. His union with Styx brought forth, Scylla, Fontes and Lacus. Pallas was also reported as the father of Zelus (zealousness, and emulation,) Kratos (strength,) Bia (might, power, force of violence,) and Nike (victory). Pallas was sometimes seen as a god of the season of war (spring). He is also sometimes associated with Selene, a moon goddess, but Ovid seems to use the patronymic, Pallantis, as signifying dawn, as Aurora, Greek Eos, who was the sister of Selene. It would seem to me, that as the title Pallas may well have a connection to spear, and as I have seen depictions of Pallas as a warrior, riding a horse and armed with a great spear, that he is more likely connected to Athena, often called Pallas Athena, the equivalent of the Roman Minerva. Which considering his connection the season of war, and the children he fathered with Styx, Zeal, Strength, Violent force, and Nike, Victory, would seem far more relevant.
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