About Clymene – Titan Goddess of Greek Mythology
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Greek mythology consists of teachings and myths of the ancient Greeks. These teachings involved heroes and gods, the world, nature and the significance and origins of ritual and cult practices part of the Greek religion. One of the Titan goddesses was called Clymene, and there were . Here’s more information about her:
About Clymene the Titan Goddess
According to Greek mythology, Clymene was one of the Titan Goddesses of infamy and fame. Her parents were Tethys and Titans Oceanus. This means she was an Oceanid. Her husband was the Titan Iapetus. Together, they had four sons. Epimetheus, Atlas, Menoetius and Prometheus. Clymene also consorted with Helios resulting in the birth of a son named Phaeton.
She was believed to be an earth goddess just like the other Titan wives. Her name was reminiscent of Klymenos, a euphemistic and common title for the god Hades. Clymene is reputed to have beautiful eyes then referred to as ox-eyed. She became a servant of Helen when she was taken to Troy along with her mother by Helen to serve as handmaidens. Once Troy had called, they were released by Demophon and Acamas.
There were several other figures prominent in Greek mythology with the same name. One Clymene was Theseus’s half-sister and Aethra and Hippalces daughter. Another served Helen of Troy. Yet another was born to Catreus in addition to Aerope. Her father believed his children would kill him so he sold his daughters. Later on, she married Nauplius and had three sons, Nauismedon, Oeax and Palameded.
Clymene Was Also the Name of an Oceanid
One of the elder Okeanides was named Clymene. She was also called Asia. When in this guise, she was known as Asia Minor or the eponymous goddess of Anatolia. There is a painting of an ancient Greek vase where Clymene is portrayed as a handmaiden to the goddess Hera. In another depiction, she is attending the Judgement of Paris. The belief is she has been personified as the goddess offered to the prince and the gift of fame.
Asia Klymene was often confused with Asia Hession. She was married to Prometheus. Klymene was also a nymph the sun god Helios fell in love with. Even though she has the same parentage and name as the wife of Iapetos, she is believed to have had a distinct personage of her own. The name of Clymene was not applied to this continent until much later by geographers.
In the painting on the vase, she is believed to be a symbol of rulership fame because she was promised to a price for the golden apple. Although there are many gods only know by one name such as Hades and Zeus, others including the Titan goddess Clymene had several names in addition to other goddesses of the time receiving the same name.
Clymene was a highly-loved goddess during the time of the Greeks. Both her husband and children are considered important when teaching Greek mythology. The story of Clymene is one of many depicting the mythology of Greece.
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