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    Default Greek pantheon

    Come on ppl, put at least one scent for each, might be fun

    1.) Aphrodite - Goddess of love, lust, beauty, seduction and pleasure. Her symbols include the dove, apple, scallop shell and myrtle wreath.

    2.) Apollo - God of music, healing, plague, prophecies, poetry, and archery; associated with light, truth and the sun. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including a laurel wreath, bow and quiver, raven, and lyre.

    3.) Ares - God of war, bloodlust, violence, manly courage, and civil order. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as either a mature, bearded warrior dressed in battle arms, or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear. His attributes are golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear, and his sacred animals are the eagle owl, the vulture and the venomous snake.

    4.) Artemis - Virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, childbirth and plague. In later times she became associated with the moon.In art she was usually depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows. In addition to the bow, her attributes include hunting spears, animal pelts, deer and other wild animals.

    5.) Athena - Virgin goddess of wisdom, warfare, strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason. The daughter of Zeus and Metis, she was born from Zeus's head fully-formed and armoured. Her symbols include the aegis, the owl and the olive tree.

    6.) Demeter- Goddess of fertility, agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest. Demeter is a daughter of Kronos and Rhea and sister of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone. She was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and a torch. Her symbols are the Cornucopia (horn of plenty), wheat-ears, the winged serpent and the lotus staff.

    7.) Dionysus - God of wine, parties and festivals, madness, drunkenness and pleasure. He was depicted in art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine and a crown of ivy. A later addition to the Olympians, in some accounts he replaced Hestia.

    8.) Eros - Eros was the god of love, sexual intercourse, cupids, desire and pleasure. Eros was the son of the goddess of love-Aphrodite-and the god of war-Ares. He was often shown with wings and arrows and with his mother. He had four brothers and one sister. He was married to Psyche and had two daughters: Hedone and Voluptas. His symbols were Bow, Arrows, Candles, Hearts, Cupids, Wings and Kisses.

    9.) Hades - King of the Underworld and god of death, the dead, and the hidden wealth of the Earth. His consort is Persephone and his attributes are the key of Hades, the Helm of Darkness, and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. Despite being the son of Kronos and Rhea and the elder brother of Zeus, he is only rarely listed among the Olympians.

    10.) Hephaestus- Crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry, sculpture and volcanism. The son of Hera by parthenogenesis, he is the smith of the gods and the husband of the adulterous Aphrodite. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs—the tools of a smith—and riding a donkey. His symbols are the hammer, tongs and anvil.

    11.) Hera - Queen of Heaven and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings and empires. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Her symbols are the diadem, lotus-staff, peacock, cuckoo and pomegranate.

    12.) Hermes - God of travel, messengers, trade, thievery, cunning wiles, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics, and animal husbandry. He is the messenger of the gods, a psychopomp who leads the souls of the dead into Hades' realm, and the son of Zeus and Maia. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His attributes include the herald's wand or caduceus, winged sandals, and a traveler's cap.

    13.) Hestia-Virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus. She was depicted as a modestly veiled woman, whose symbols are the hearth and kettle. In some accounts, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians to tend to the sacred flame on Mount Olympus for Dionysus.

    14.) Poseidon - God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes and horses; known as the "Earth Shaker" or "Storm Bringer". He is a son of Kronos and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. In classical artwork he was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard, and holding a trident. His attributes are the trident, dolphins and horses.

    15.) Zeus - The king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, law, order and fate. He is the youngest son of Kronos and Rhea, whom he overthrew, and brother-husband to Hera. In artwork, he was depicted as a regal man, mature with sturdy figure and dark beard. His symbols are the thunderbolt, royal sceptre, and eagle.

    P.S. Xeryus was supposed to be a Greek God, but I've found no info about it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    ...P.S. Xeryus was supposed to be a Greek God, but I've found no info about it at all.

    I understand Xeryus was a Titan, also known as Nereus:

    See this and this

    1.) Aphrodite - Penhaligon's LP no. 9
    2.) Apollo - Amouage Lyric Man
    3.) Ares - Rochas Macassar, Trussardi Uomo
    4.) Artemis - Gucci No. 3, Paco Rabanne La Nuit
    5.) Athena - Boadicia The Victorious' Goddess and Warrioress
    6.) Demeter - eerm, Demeter Fragrance Library's Ivy, Angel Food, etc, etc...
    7.) Dionysus - Frapin 1270
    8.) Eros - Muscs Khoublai Khan
    9.) Hades - aaaaah! Salvador Dali pour Homme
    10.) Hephaestus - Creed'sVintage Tabarom, or any BaseNotes-anointed old-man frag
    11.) Hera - By Kilian's A Taste of Heaven?
    12.) Hermes - obvious! Voyage d'Hermes
    13.) Hestia - Estee Lauder's Cinnabar
    14.) Poseidon - Creed's Erolfa, king(?) of aquatics
    15.) Zeus - Patou pour Homme, or any other higly-regarded (read sacred on BaseNotes) frag


    This was fun, Zgb, and educating. Thanks.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    1) Aphrodite - By Kilian's Prelude to Love

    2) Apollo - Amouage's Lyric Man

    3) Ares - Mazzolari Lui

    4) Artemis - Serge Lutens' Muscs Kublhai Khan

    5) Athena - Frederic Malle's Carnal Flower

    6) Demeter - Diptyque's Philosykos

    7) Dionysus - Dior's Hypnotic Poison

    8) Eros - Creed's Green Irish Tweed

    9) Hades - Creed's Vintage Tabarome

    10) Hephaestus - Chanel's Antaeus

    11) Hera - Guerlain's Mitsouko

    12) Hermes - Frederic Malle's Bois d'Orage

    13) Hestia - Coming up blank on this one right now lol

    14) Poseidon - Nautilus' Aqua Nautilus

    15) Zeus - Creed's Windsor

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    Default Re: Greek pantheon

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    I understand Xeryus was a Titan, also known as Nereus:

    See this and this

    1.) Aphrodite - Penhaligon's LP no. 9
    2.) Apollo - Amouage Lyric Man
    3.) Ares - Rochas Macassar, Trussardi Uomo
    4.) Artemis - Gucci No. 3, Paco Rabanne La Nuit
    5.) Athena - Boadicia The Victorious' Goddess and Warrioress
    6.) Demeter - eerm, Demeter Fragrance Library's Ivy, Angel Food, etc, etc...
    7.) Dionysus - Frapin 1270
    8.) Eros - Muscs Khoublai Khan
    9.) Hades - aaaaah! Salvador Dali pour Homme
    10.) Hephaestus - Creed'sVintage Tabarom, or any BaseNotes-anointed old-man frag
    11.) Hera - By Kilian's A Taste of Heaven?
    12.) Hermes - obvious! Voyage d'Hermes
    13.) Hestia - Estee Lauder's Cinnabar
    14.) Poseidon - Creed's Erolfa, king(?) of aquatics
    15.) Zeus - Patou pour Homme, or any other higly-regarded (read sacred on BaseNotes) frag


    This was fun, Zgb, and educating. Thanks.
    Thank you, my friend, I had a feeling about Xeryus being one of the Titans but never knew he was also called Nereus and never made the connection! Thanks again

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