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Greek Gods and Goddess: Peitho

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Introduction to Peitho

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

About Peitho

Was a goddess of persuasion, desire, and seduction, and an intimate companion of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, several possible parents are listed including, Oceanus and Tethys, or Dionysus and Aphrodite, or Aphrodite alone. The author Nonnus lists her as one of the Charities-Graces, but this seems foolish to me the same author reports that she was the wife of Hermes? In another source she is given as the consort of Phoroneus, and mother of Aegialeus (sea shore, beach) and Apia (long ago). But Aegialeus is also reported to be the son of the king of Argos, Adrastus, and either Amphithea or Demonassa. She also said to have helped the three Graces adorn the first woman Pandora.

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