Volume 1

DIONYSUS

This page offers an interpretation of the myths related to Dionysus. This character belongs to the lineage of Cadmos and Harmonia, and therefore to the the process of purification-liberation. It is a symbol of ecstasy or divine enthusiasm in the first sense of the...

THE STYMPHALIAN BIRDS

As sixth labour, Heracles was ordered to chase out the Stymphalian birds. These birds represent the perturbators that must be eliminated in order to achieve progressive quietness in the mind. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the...

THE AUGEAN STABLES

The manure of the Augean Stables represents the "fallout" from the first spiritual experiences that the seeker must free himself from. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This...

THE ERYMANTHIAN BOAR

The wild Erymanthian boar us which Heracles must bring back alive represents the manifestations of the low vital which must be gradually rejected. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths...

THE CERYNEIAN HIND

The Ceryneian Hind which Heracles must bring back alive symbolizes the purification of the planes located above the intellect. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This progression...

THE LERNAEAN HYDRA

The Lernaean Hydra that Heracles must overcome during his second labour symbolizes the victory over desire and the primary movements of appropriation. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths...

THE NEMEAN LION

The Nemean lion that Heracles has to defeat in his first labour symbolizes victory over the ego, from habitual selfishness to physical ego. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This...

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 2: DOMAINS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

This page of the site presents the domains of consciousness that constitute the underlying frame of Greek myths. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This progression follows the...

CRONOS: THE OLYMPIAN GODS AND HADES

Hades is the son of Cronus (or Cronos) and Rhea See Family tree 17 Hades holding the cornucopia (or Horn of plenty) - Louvre Museum To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This...

IAPETUS: ATLAS AND THE PLEIADES

The children of the Titan Iapetus include Atlas who is the father of the Pleiades and symbolizes the necessary ascent of the planes of consciousness, as well as the descendants of Prometheus who illustrates the corresponding experiences and achievements. See Family...

COEUS: LETO AND ASTERIA

Coeus had with Phoebe two daughters, Leto and Asteria. The first united with Zeus and bore the two great gods Apollo and Artemis. The second united with Perseus, son of the Titan Crius, and bore the mysterious goddess Hecate. See Family tree 5 Apollo piercing with his...

HYPERION: HELIOS AND PHAETHON, SELENE, EOS

His name itself situates Hyperion at the highest level of the world of the Titans. Hyperion is 'Hyper+IΩ, the highest consciousness'. In addition, the character omega 'opens' this consciousness in the direction of matter for a transformation into new states of being....

THE REIGN OF THE TITANS AND ZEUS’ RISE TO POWER

The reign of the Titans corresponds to the childhood of humanity, to its golden age before the mind takes over when Zeus rose to power. During the growth of life, the twelve Titans and Titanides ruled over the vital evolution of mankind and the gestation of mind: it...

THE CHILDREN OF TYPHON AND ECHIDNA

Typhon symbol of ignorance, united with Echidna "the viper", the perverted force of evolution, and begot four great monsters: Orthros, Cerberus, the Lernaean Hydra and the Chimera which represent the lie, the guardian of mortality, the desire and the illusion See...

THE REIGN OF ZEUS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF PROMETHEUS

The reign of Zeus marks in humanity the beginning of the preponderance of the mind over the forces of life. Simultaneously, humanity entered in long cycles of the mind during half of which the connection to the Real is lost: it is the symbol of the punishment of...

THE OFFSPRING OF PONTOS – HARPIES AND GORGONS

The children of Ouranos are known as the Ouranides and include principally the Titans, while the children of Pontos, younger brother of Ouranos, are known as the Pontides. The descendants of Pontos represent the five stages of evolution of life and the active forces...

GENESIS

The Genesis in Greek myths related by Hesiod include for two different lineages starting respectively with Chaos and Gaia. It begins as follows: "Verily at the first Chaos came to be, but next wide-bosomed Earth, the ever-sure foundations of all the deathless ones who...

THE COMPLEMENTARY GODS

Before considering the organisation of the complementary gods of Olympus, we can review the symbolism of the twelve elementary forces sustaining human evolution. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek...

HERMES

Hermes is a son of Maia and Zeus and the last of the Greek gods arrived on the Olympus. He is the god of occult knowledge which gives access to the overmind. He is always full of goodwill for mortals and maintains a perfect equanimity. Hermes and Athena welcoming...

APHRODITE

Aphrodite is the power that watches over the evolution of love in man. In today's humanity, it operates mainly through the destruction of forms. Aphrodite on a swan - British Museum The origins ascribed to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, differ depending on the...

ATHENA

A virgin warrior goddess and later on goddess of wisdom, Athena is the symbol of the quest, of the power of discerning intelligence that contributes to the growth of the inner being for the mastery of the outer being. Athena and Poseidon -Cabinet des Médailles To...

ARTEMIS

Artemis, twin sister of Apollo, is the power of the overmind that watches over the growth of integrity, of the enlightened will. Artemis in a chariot drawn by hinds - Louvre Museum Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. She represents the feminine aspect of the force...

APOLLO

Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto and brother of Artemis, is the god of the inner psychic light. Dispute of Heracles and Apollo for the Delphic tripod - Louvre Museum Poseidon concludes the list of the seven gods originating from Cronos. The five other gods of Olympus are...

POSEIDON

Poseidon is the power that reigns on the subconscious. By the upheavals it raises, it forces a progressive control of the vital. Poseidon. Louvre Museum To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths...

DEMETER

Demeter, "the mother of the union", is the power that supports the effort of perfecting our nature in order to realize union of spirit and matter. Demeter and Persephone - Louvre Museum Demeter, the goddess of domesticated nature and crops - especially of wheat, the...

HESTIA

Hestia is the force of aspiration and rectitude. It calls for refuse of compromises, for purity (everything in its right place) and sincerity. Hestia is the firstborn of the six children of the Titan Cronos, but the last one whom he regurgitates. Her function is to...

HEPHAESTUS

Hephaestus, brother of Ares, is the force forging new forms. Hephaestus attending with the other gods the birth of Athena. Hephaestus is represented in the extreme left holding the axis - Louvre Museum To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the...

ARES

Ares is the destroyer of obsolete forms, the force that severes. It is a strength that the weak fear but that is appreciated by the strong. Zeus between Athena and Ares - British Museum To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression...

HERA

Hera is the wife of Zeus. She embodies the power of limitation, the one that sets the limits, encourages vigilance and full awareness Hera and Zeus - Cabinet des Médailles To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab...

ZEUS

Zeus is the youngest of the children of the Titan Cronos. He is the highest power of the overmind that embodies the aspiration to grow, the expansion of consciousness, the crossing of boundaries See Family tree 17  Zeus. Cabinet des Médailles. Detail. To fully...

THE TWELVE OLYMPIAN GODS

The twelve Olympian gods are the main powers of the overmind plan that ensure the evolution of humanity in its mental phase of development Gods attending the birth of Athean - Louvre Museum Remember that within you reside all the gods of Olympus Origen Thou hast to...

KEYS FOR INTERPRETATION OF GREEK MYTHS

To proceed with the interpretation of Greek myths - keys for decryption essentially include the symbol letters, the elementary symbols, the family trees and the chronology of the myths. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression...

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERPRETATION OF GREEK MYTHS

What is necessary is that there should be a turn in humanity felt by some or many towards the vision of this change, a feeling of its imperative need, the sense of its possibility, the will to make it possible in themselves and to find the way. Sri Aurobindo The Life...

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INTERPRETATION OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY

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