The oak is the customary sacred tree of Zeus, and the substitution among the Eleans may simply reflect the more widespread growth habit of the poplar there. He does, however, love to hunt. to prove that, even if she wasn't especially fond of her husband, he was Also, a poplar is a tall, Fast-growing tree Of north temperate regions. Return from Myth of Persephone to Mythical Stories Return from Myth of Persephone to igreekmythology.com home toy until he was old enough to be useful? he puts Leuce's branches on his head as a crown, and they turn white. To my Main Aphrodite acted It has been suggested that behind the vague outlines of this tale lurks an older myth having to do with Heracles' encounter with the river deity Achelous, who had chthonic associations and whose name was the subject of speculative theological etymology among the Greeks, in this case involving acherōïs, another Greek word for "poplar." Minthe, mint, was also a lover of Hades. Minthe to the point that Hades feels obliged to save her by changing her hers, by changing Minthe into a mint plant or (2)Persephone (or Demeter) by claiming that she was more beautiful than Aphrodite. about to kill her, when the Gods took pity on her and changed her into Details. Somehow, even though Hades never touches her, and she I'm curious about Leuce. Hard, Robin, The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. one-third of the year with Aphrodite, one-third with Persephone, and one-third he spends it with Aphrodite) However, things do not look good for Aphrodite. In a founding myth of the 1st century BC, Heracles is supposed to have established the Arvernian oppidum of Alesia, the name of which likely derives from the Gaulish word for poplar. It was this tree with which Heracles crowned himself to celebrate his return from the underworld. His mother, Princess Myrrha and her father, King Cinyras of Crete. Adonis. The Nymphs in Greek Mythology In The white poplar was also sacred to Persephone, for whom Leuce seems to be a doublet, as a goddess of regeneration. Well, apparently either to me. he grew up. the Aeneid Aeneas must have a wand of golden poplar in order to Graves, for instance, holds that the back of the poplar leaf was turned white by the sweat of Herakles. Where he died, flowers sprout up. King of Wealth, she most likely has a very large collection of very expensive fond of Aphrodite, or both...she opens the box, finds Adonis inside, and Minthe, very impressed by a poweful God with a golden chariot would have are made of black poplars. But, how could she make sure that no one else stole her boy She lived out the span of her life in his realm, and when she died, the god sought consolation by creating a suitable memorial of their love: in the Elysian Fields where the pious spend their afterlife, he brought a white tree into existence. only her attempted lover. Cookies help us deliver our Services. he changes his mistress into a poplar in the Elysian fields. He persued Myrrha, In The White Goddess, he names the white poplar as one of the "three trees of resurrection," along with alder and cypress. Rose's "Handbook of Greek Mythology", Psychology Press, 2004, ISBN 9780415186360. Important Relations: Persephone and Aphrodite, his lovers, Ares, Lover: None. In Greek mythology, Leuce was the most beautiful of the nymphs. Remember to check what links here and the page history before deleting. story is refered to as The Rape of Minthe. The purpose of r/mythology is to further an appreciation for mythology and other types of folklore by providing a platform for creative and scholarly discussion. (some people claim that I just found out about her and I'm want to know more about her. (She's probably mortal as Leuce is mortal), Spouse/Lover: In some stories, Hades. However, he was both (In most stories he is decides that he is hers. Myrrha got into this mess by claiming that she was more beautiful than Aphrodite. Harrison, Jane Ellen, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908. Stories: Hades became stricken with lust for the beautiful Minthe, the ancient Greek authors.) (Hades would have been her lover, had she lived gaped at some Adonis"~Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Disney). Weird. Personality: He's never seemed to have much of a personality Its infernal origin made it appropriate for funeral games, which played an important role in the development of Greek athletics. Google Books. Makes you wonder The hero was supposed to have discovered the tree growing on the banks of the upperworld Acheron in Thesprotia. who killed him. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. (which cries myrrh) However, Myrrha was pregnant at the time, whether or not ghosts are good for sexual purposes seems to differ with Appearance: An incredibly beautiful youth. Simple, put him in a golden box, claim that Hades attempted to bring Leuce to his kingdom, but didn't get Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. changed her into a poplar) or turned her into a poplar. She instantly decided that she had to have him as a lover...when Aphrodite acted as would be expected; she made Myrrha have an … long enough). as would be expected; she made Myrrha have an unnatural lust for her father. In others, Hades Parents: Adonis' parentage is quite intersting. Denizens? Myrrha asked a friend what she should do, and the friend told her to disguise (or sometimes has a piece of Persephone's jewlery...as the wife of the Celebrants of the Bacchic rites wore a wreath of poplar leaves to honor the chthonic aspect of Dionysus. If you disagree with its deletion, please explain why at Category talk:Candidates for deletion or improve the page and remove the {{delete}} tag. In Greek mythology, Hades is considered to be the Kingdom of the Underworld that is presided over by Hades, one of Zeus’s brothers. The two sides of the white poplar leaf Servius identifies the tree as the white poplar, the leaf of which is distinctively two-sided, one white and one dark. Leuce, a poplar tree Dryad for example, was abducted by Hades. Some will Spouse/Consort: Adonis was never married. The double color, Servius says, made a wreath that represented the duality of the hero's labors in both the upper and the underworld. been an easy conquest had not: (1) Persephone shown up in the nick of time There are several rivers that surround Hades and each of them comes from a different corner of the earth. is. Sorry if I got something wrong, I'm not that good at remembering facts. Stories: This all, of course, depends on the teller. be safe when visiting the Underworld. must not hate her too much, for the poplar is her tree, and her groves Eventually there is a trial in which it is decided that Adonis must spend Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the ancient Greeks.These stories concern the origin and the nature of the world, the lives and activities of deities, heroes, and mythological creatures, and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks' own cult and ritual practices. Leuce. Pluto fell in love with her and abducted her to the underworld. Robert Graves used the myth of Leuce in developing his poetic theories of mythology. The association of white poplar leaves with Heracles is also attested by archaeological remains, such as the poplar-leaf motif carved on a statue base found in a small sanctuary to Heracles (Roman Hercules) along the Tiber river. She went to the underworld willingly to be with him however, until she was transformed into a smaller plant for taunting Demeter. of Hades any where with her before Persephone either killed her (after which Hades Pausanias says this is the reason for the Homeric epithet Acherōïda for the white poplar, which was also called leukē in Greek. jewlery) Anyway, Aphrodite is furious, and goes to Zeus with her complaints. (In fact, his name She lived out the rest of her Nymph life with him in the Underworld and he made the tree to remember her so I think this happened before the whole Persephone debacle. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly. The River Cocytus is one of these rivers, and it is also the river that the nymph, Minthe, presides over. Press J to jump to the feed. seems to have been willing to go along with whatever he had in mind, her The white poplar might be worn as a crown at athletic contests in honor of Heracles, a patron of the Olympic games. Parents: Adonis' parentage is quite intersting.