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Greek Gods and Goddess: Hesperides

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Introduction to Hesperides

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

About Hesperides

Are the nymphs of evening and the golden, orange, or red light of sunset, reported to be the daughters Hesperis, and Atlas, or Phorcys and Ceto, or even of Hesperos? They tended the garden of Hera, where the golden Apples grew, but the ever-doubtful Hera, wife of the infamous womanizer Zeus, did not trust them not to eat some of the apples, so she placed the serpent Ladon in the garden, where he coiled himself around the tree and guarded the apples from all comers.

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