Among Zeus' more notable daughters are the goddesses Persephone, Aphrodite, Eileithyia and Hebe. As the king of the gods, Zeus fathered more than 100 children, some of whom were gods and goddesses and some of whom were mortals, depending on the nature of their mother. Zeus also had the ability to give birth to a daughter by himself, without the need of a female for a mother.Know More
Athena was born when the god Hephaestus, the result of his mother Hera's asexual conception, cracked open Zeus' head. In the mythology, Athena sprang forth fully formed and ready to defend her father. She was inside Zeus's head to begin with because Zeus had swallowed her pregnant mother, Metis, acting upon Gaia's prophecy that the daughter of Metis would bear a son who would in turn destroy Zeus.
Also among Zeus' celestial daughters were the three Horae (Seasons), the three Moirae (Fates) and the three Charites (Graces). These goddesses served as moral guides for mankind.
Zeus often disguised himself in order to seduce mortal women, including Leda and Electra. Zeus famously seduced Leda in the form of a swan. From such liaisons, he fathered a great many daughters, including Clytemnestra, Helen of Troy and Harmonia.Learn more about Folklore
According to folklore, a male vampire can father children with a living woman. Sometimes known as dhampirs, such children exhibit unusual tastes for blood, and some have advanced hearing, smell and taste.Full Answer >
The moral of "The Ugly Duckling" is that people should never give up on following their passions and finding their place in society. "The Ugly Duckling," a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen that was published in 1943, focuses on the story of a young "duckling" who doesn't appear to fit in with or look like the rest of the group.Full Answer >
"The Rake" is an invention of the 4chan bulletin board, not a real thing. In 2005, an anonymous 4chan member asked for help in creating a new urban legend of a monster, and the community enthusiastically responded.Full Answer >
The Jack Sprat of the famous nursery rhyme about eating fat and lean is likely not a real person. Rather, the content of the rhyme seems related to the contrast between two people who like dramatically different things and yet complement each other because of these differences.Full Answer >