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Greek Gods and Goddess: Pandareus

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Introduction to Pandareus

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

About Pandareus

Pandareus was the son of Merops and an unnamed nymph, he married Harmothoe [sharp nail] and they had several children including Aedon, Cleothera [noble beauty] or Cleodora, Chelidonis, and Merope. Pandareus was highly favoured by Demeter, who bestowed the gift of never being able to suffer from indigestion, no matter what or how much he ate. Either by his own will or at the request of his close friend Tantalus stole a golden, or bronze dog made by the smithy god Hephaestus for the protection of the young Zeus, which was later kept in Zeus' temple on the island of Crete. The deed done Pandareus gave the statue to Tantalus for temporary safekeeping but when he returned to collect his trophy, Tantalus not only denied ever receiving it, but said he never heard that such a thing existed. What happened to the dog, or even why it was stolen in the first place is not revealed to us. ,

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