What are demigods? Real or fiction?

DEFINED:

dem·i·godˈdemēˌɡäd/ noun plural noun: demigods

  1. a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity, the offspring of a god and a mortal, or a mortal raised to divine rank.

“some Roman emperors claimed descent from demigods such as Hercules”

  • a man who is greatly admired or respected.

“a former juvenile delinquent who would become a counterculture demigod”

http://www.greek-gods.info/ancient-greek-gods/ all information can be found on this website.

FIRST GREEK GODS

Ancient Greek mankind, trying to explain certain metaphysical phenomena and anxieties, invented amazing myths concerning the Cosmogony (the creation of the World) and the Theogony (the birth of the Gods). Thus, the ancient Greek people created their own splendid, yet human-like world of gods, justifying the various abstract significances like Love, Birth or Death.

  • CHAOS a dark silent formless and infinite oddity with no trace of life
  • THEOGONY creation of Greek gods
  • THE TITANS primordial powerful deities that rules the Golden age
  • DEUCALION’S FLOOD creation of new Human race

OLYMPIAN GODS

were the main gods of Ancient Greece. After overthrowing their ancestors, the Titans, the Olympian gods became the rulers of the World (Cosmos), representing the civilization of the world. The Olympian gods majestically and democratically dwelled on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, built by the Cyclopes. The leader of the Olympian gods was Zeus. The gods were born and grew just like human beings, some of them even married, however they were unaging and death never came to them. They lived inside human-like bodies with an ethereal fluid called ichor running through the veins. They had passions and human weaknesses and were many times at fault, but were then obliged to take the full responsibility of their actions. Greek myths always refer to the twelve Gods of Mount Olympus, but actually, in total there were more Olympian Gods in Greek Mythology. However, there were never more than twelve at one time. The four alternative gods were HestiaHadesDionysus andDemeter, depending on the location.

  • Aphrodite the sensual goddess of love and beauty
  • Apollo the youthful of the sun and music
  • Artemis the wild goddess of the hunt
  • Ares the fierce god of war
  • Athena the sophisticated goddess of wisdom and arts
  • Demeter the natural goddess of the harvest
  • Dionysus joyful god of wine
  • Hades gloomy god of the underworld
  • Hephaestus the ill-favored god of metallurgy
  • Hera the mature goddess of the family
  • Hermes the cunning god of the trade
  • Hestia the calm goddess of the hearth
  • Poseidon the moody god of the seas
  • Zeus superior king of the Gods and Rulers if Mankind

DEMIGODS & SPIRITS

In addition to the Greek gods of Mount Olympus, there were also other Greek deities and various spirits which were created when immortal gods mated with extraordinary mortals. Those deities were called Demigods. They had great strength and noble souls and were usually supplementing the Olympian gods’ powers, but at times tended to dispute the Olympian gods’ proposals.

Marine Deities Gods of the sea

  • Nereus the old gentleman of the seas
  • Proteus the sea god from Egypt
  • Sirens alluring sea nymphs
  • Triton the messenger of Poseidon

Groups of DEMIGODS and SPIRITS

  • Amazons mighty skillful female warriors
  • Cabeiri the great Pygmies of fire
  • Charites the Goddesses of Joy Charm and beauty
  • Erinyes the Goddess of revenge and retribution
  • Fates (Moirae) The spinners of the Thread of Life
  • Horae the Goddess of the seasons
  • Muses the Goddess of Art and science
  • Nymphs the Goddess of Nature
  • Pleiades the goddess of the mountains
  • Winds the Gods of winds

MINOR POWER GODS

  • Adonis the lover of Aphrodite
  • Asclepius the Greek God of healing
  • Eros the winged God of Love
  • Hebe the goddess of youth
  • Helios the God of the sun
  • Hemera the goddess of the day
  • Hyacinthus Apollos handsome partner from Sparta
  • Hygieia the Greek Goddess of health
  • Hypnos the personification of sleep
  • Iris the personification of the rainbow
  • Nemesis the divine spirit of retributive justice
  • Nyx the goddess of the night
  • Persephone the queen of the underworld
  • Selene the goddess of the moon
  • Styx the sacred river of the oaths
  • Tyche the Greek Goddess of fortune

MONSTERS

  • Centaurs rude, aggressive half horse creatures
  • Cerberus guard of the underworld
  • Cyclopes one eyed monstrous creatures
  • Giants huge frightful monsters
  • Graeae the grey guards with the one eye
  • Harpies the snatchers of souls
  • Hecatonchires  hundred-handed dreadful monsters
  • Medusa the frightful opponent of Perseus
  • Minotaur the creature with the head of a bull
  • Satyrs joyful goat creatures
  • Sphinx the monster with the famous riddle
  • Telchines the evil eyed demons
  • Typhon the monstrous opponent of Zeus

GREEK HEROS

were playing a significant part in the Greek myths and folk tales. They usually were characters with a daring personality and extraordinary abilities, mostly arising from the Trojan War.

  • Heracles the strongest hero of ancient greece
  • Jason the leader of the argonauts

TROJAN HEROES

  • Achilles the most important hero of the Trojan war
  • Odysseus the cunning hero of the Trojan war

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  • Calchas interpreter of omens
  • Tiresias the blind seer from thebes

From Biblical perspective: video below

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