Africans in ancient Greek mythology

Africans in ancient Greek mythology

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Ethio

Ashburn, VA

#1 Feb 7, 2013
Andromeda wife of Perseus, son of Zeus. Cassiopeia son of Agenor, father of Andromeda and Husband of Cepheus. Cepheus wife of King Cassiopeia -- just to name a few.
Ethio

Ashburn, VA

#2 Feb 7, 2013
Correction: Cassiopeia is wife of Cepheus. Posted without proof reading
Ethio

Ashburn, VA

#3 Feb 7, 2013
Agenor is father of Europa whom Europe is named after.
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#4 Feb 7, 2013
Ethio wrote:
Andromeda wife of Perseus, son of Zeus. Cassiopeia son of Agenor, father of Andromeda and Husband of Cepheus. Cepheus wife of King Cassiopeia -- just to name a few.
Give it a rest, sockie. Those weren't 'Africans' in Greek mythology. Here are Andromeda wife of Perseus, son of Zeus. Cassiopeia son of Agenor, father of Andromeda and Husband of Cepheus. Cepheus wife of King Cassiopeia from Greek myth. Hardly what you wrongly believe them to be.
http://www.theoi.com/image/H1.5Perseus.jpg
http://www.google.com/imgres...
http://www.google.com/imgres... (mythology)&docid=26SZbK6W Eo__0M&itg=1&imgurl=ht tp://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki pedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Museo _Nazionale_Napoli_Perseus_And_ Andromeda.jpg/220px-Museo_Nazi onale_Napoli_Perseus_And_Andro meda.jpg&w=220&h=261 &ei=w0oUUfjnH-q30AHmqYDoBQ &zoom=1&iact=hc&vp x=1051&vpy=287&dur=514 1&hovh=208&hovw=176 &tx=68&ty=56&sig=1 12482831290934680312&page= 8&tbnh=146&tbnw=122 &ndsp=46&ved=1t:429,r: 79,s:300,i:241
Mo Coco buttah plz

Warner Robins, GA

#5 Feb 7, 2013
Just proves that the ancient Greek's owned pets.
pn2cladelover

Netherlands

#6 Feb 7, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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Give it a rest, sockie. Those weren't 'Africans' in Greek mythology. Here are Andromeda wife of Perseus, son of Zeus. Cassiopeia son of Agenor, father of Andromeda and Husband of Cepheus. Cepheus wife of King Cassiopeia from Greek myth. Hardly what you wrongly believe them to be.
http://www.theoi.com/image/H1.5Perseus.jpg
http://www.google.com/imgres...
http://www.google.com/imgres... (mythology)&docid=26SZbK6W Eo__0M&itg=1&imgurl=ht tp://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki pedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Museo _Nazionale_Napoli_Perseus_And_ Andromeda.jpg/220px-Museo_Nazi onale_Napoli_Perseus_And_Andro meda.jpg&w=220&h=261 &ei=w0oUUfjnH-q30AHmqYDoBQ &zoom=1&iact=hc&vp x=1051&vpy=287&dur=514 1&hovh=208&hovw=176 &tx=68&ty=56&sig=1 12482831290934680312&page= 8&tbnh=146&tbnw=122 &ndsp=46&ved=1t:429,r: 79,s:300,i:241
they were obviously based on black people

the king and queen of ethiopia, why even use the name if your not talking about black people
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#7 Feb 7, 2013
Ethio wrote:
Agenor is father of Europa whom Europe is named after.
Again you are wrong. Agenor was a Phoenician king. All these mythical figures you keep bringing up including Europa trace their roots back to Europe and Hellenes genealogy via the Greek Princess Io, the mythical nymph beloved of Zeus, so Zeus basically had incestuous relations with his descendant Europa. Ancient Greeks believed the universe was centered in Hellas so all their mythical figures traced their roots back there.
THX Repatriation Czar

United States

#8 Feb 7, 2013
"African SLAVES in ancient Greek mythology"

FTFY
THX Repatriation Czar

United States

#9 Feb 7, 2013
Mo Coco buttah plz wrote:
Just proves that the ancient Greek's owned pets.
Wow, Macon, huh? 60 - 70% Negro...?
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#10 Feb 7, 2013
pn2cladelover wrote:
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they were obviously based on black people
the king and queen of ethiopia, why even use the name if your not talking about black people
No they were not based upon black people. They were not depicted nor described as black people, as the depictions I posted showed. The term was used to describe dark skinned people in later times. Early writings didn't even give a good description of where Ethiopia was, some even placed the region in Asia. Trying to place peoples ethnology based on Greek mythology is dubious and very confusing when many times these depictions and writings don't match up with the people that we known today. Even in 'Aethiopica' there is a passage about when an Ethiopian King was making love to his Queen she was gazing at the image of a naked Andromeda's white skin. Greek mythology is confusing like that.
Mo Coco buttah plz

Warner Robins, GA

#11 Feb 7, 2013
THX Repatriation Czar wrote:
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Wow, Macon, huh? 60 - 70% Negro...?
Unfortunately
Your epidermis is peeling

Paterson, NJ

#12 Feb 7, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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Again you are wrong. Agenor was a Phoenician king. All these mythical figures you keep bringing up including Europa trace their roots back to Europe and Hellenes genealogy via the Greek Princess Io, the mythical nymph beloved of Zeus, so Zeus basically had incestuous relations with his descendant Europa. Ancient Greeks believed the universe was centered in Hellas so all their mythical figures traced their roots back there.
I notice this white worshipping Asian isn't in any of the many threads made by whites claiming blacks civilization. Yet quickly jumps on this one.

Yes were involved in Rome and Greece not just as slaves. Slaves were able to move up the ranks in those days blacks held many powerful positions in those times. They were not scared or jealous of blacks like the cave dwellers of today.

http://www.google.com/url...
THX Repatriation Czar

United States

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Mo Coco buttah plz wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunately
Yipes. Ever have any problems with that?
pn2cladelover

Netherlands

#14 Feb 7, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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No they were not based upon black people. They were not depicted nor described as black people, as the depictions I posted showed. The term was used to describe dark skinned people in later times. Early writings didn't even give a good description of where Ethiopia was, some even placed the region in Asia. Trying to place peoples ethnology based on Greek mythology is dubious and very confusing when many times these depictions and writings don't match up with the people that we known today. Even in 'Aethiopica' there is a passage about when an Ethiopian King was making love to his Queen she was gazing at the image of a naked Andromeda's white skin. Greek mythology is confusing like that.
yeah so if i made up a myth story about blacks but name them scandinavians people thousands of years later would think the scandinavians i mentioned were blacks and not the real white scandinavians

the greeks knew there were a people called ethiopians
Ethio

Ashburn, VA

#15 Feb 7, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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Give it a rest, sockie. Those weren't 'Africans' in Greek mythology. Here are Andromeda wife of Perseus, son of Zeus. Cassiopeia son of Agenor, father of Andromeda and Husband of Cepheus. Cepheus wife of King Cassiopeia from Greek myth. Hardly what you wrongly believe them to be.
http://www.theoi.com/image/H1.5Perseus.jpg
http://www.google.com/imgres...
http://www.google.com/imgres... (mythology)&docid=26SZbK6W Eo__0M&itg=1&imgurl=ht tp://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki pedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Museo _Nazionale_Napoli_Perseus_And_ Andromeda.jpg/220px-Museo_Nazi onale_Napoli_Perseus_And_Andro meda.jpg&w=220&h=261 &ei=w0oUUfjnH-q30AHmqYDoBQ &zoom=1&iact=hc&vp x=1051&vpy=287&dur=514 1&hovh=208&hovw=176 &tx=68&ty=56&sig=1 12482831290934680312&page= 8&tbnh=146&tbnw=122 &ndsp=46&ved=1t:429,r: 79,s:300,i:241
Cry me a river, Jeff, then show me where I have stated that Perseus was African. If you cannot do the latter then kindly f off back to wherever you crawlled out off (probably your parents' basement).
Ethio

Ashburn, VA

#16 Feb 7, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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Again you are wrong. Agenor was a Phoenician king. All these mythical figures you keep bringing up including Europa trace their roots back to Europe and Hellenes genealogy via the Greek Princess Io, the mythical nymph beloved of Zeus, so Zeus basically had incestuous relations with his descendant Europa. Ancient Greeks believed the universe was centered in Hellas so all their mythical figures traced their roots back there.
Do you even know that greek mythology was copied from ancient Kemetic beliefs? Probably not. Now show me where I stated that Agenor was African. If cannot do that -- you know the drill.
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#17 Feb 7, 2013
pn2cladelover wrote:
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yeah so if i made up a myth story about blacks but name them scandinavians people thousands of years later would think the scandinavians i mentioned were blacks and not the real white scandinavians
the greeks knew there were a people called ethiopians
Again you are confusing Mythology with actually history. And no in mythology the Greeks did not know where Ethiopia was, in fact even in historiography they couldn't agree where Ethiopia was, they placed Ethiopia in Africa, the Middle East and all the way into Asia.
Mo Coco buttah plz

Warner Robins, GA

#18 Feb 7, 2013
THX Repatriation Czar wrote:
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Yipes. Ever have any problems with that?
No, I live in a nice rural area, everyone owns their homes and keeps to themselves.
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#19 Feb 7, 2013
Ethio wrote:
<quoted text> Cry me a river, Jeff, then show me where I have stated that Perseus was African. If you cannot do the latter then kindly f off back to wherever you crawlled out off (probably your parents' basement).
Go cry yourself a river, sockie. You are trying to connect MODERN people and nations to ancient mythology and the two DO NOT MATCH.
Jeff

Framingham, MA

#20 Feb 7, 2013
Your epidermis is peeling wrote:
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I notice this white worshipping Asian isn't in any of the many threads made by whites claiming blacks civilization. Yet quickly jumps on this one.
Yes were involved in Rome and Greece not just as slaves. Slaves were able to move up the ranks in those days blacks held many powerful positions in those times. They were not scared or jealous of blacks like the cave dwellers of today.
http://www.google.com/url...
Oh please, I've been on many threads on here getting into arguments with Eurocentrics who try to claim African history and civilizations. Its people like YOU don't do the same, instead you are SO obsessed with European history and civilizations that you can't go a day without starting a new thread based upon Europeans and European civilizations and people. Case in point, this thread.

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