The Three Charites
Also called the Gratiae in Roman Mythology, The Charites were thought to be the personification of beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility.
The youngest of the three was Aglaea.  Aglaea was the goddess of splendour, glory and magnificence. 
The second was Euphrosyne, the goddess of joy and cheer.
And the oldest was Thalia, the goddess of festivity and rich banquets.
Depending on the particular legend, the trio’s parents are either said to be either Zeus and Eurynome , Dionysus and Aphrodite or Helios and Aegle

The Three Charites

Also called the Gratiae in Roman Mythology, The Charites were thought to be the personification of beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility.

The youngest of the three was Aglaea.  Aglaea was the goddess of splendour, glory and magnificence. 

The second was Euphrosyne, the goddess of joy and cheer.

And the oldest was Thalia, the goddess of festivity and rich banquets.

Depending on the particular legend, the trio’s parents are either said to be either Zeus and Eurynome , Dionysus and Aphrodite or Helios and Aegle

Lyssa- Greek goddess of Rage
Lyssa (spelled Lytta by the Athenians) was considered to be the daughter of Nyx (goddess of the Night).  However other sources, such as Gaius Julius Hyginus list her as being the daughter of Gaea (creator of Earth) and Aether (god of the Upper Sky/Space/Heaven).
She served to personify fury, madness and rabies (mainly in animals).  She also worked with Dionysus, who used her to help drive the Minyades mad when they refused to take part in his orgies.  
In one myth (Euripides) Lyssa is sent by Hera to drive Heracles mad after he kills his family.

Lyssa- Greek goddess of Rage

Lyssa (spelled Lytta by the Athenians) was considered to be the daughter of Nyx (goddess of the Night).  However other sources, such as Gaius Julius Hyginus list her as being the daughter of Gaea (creator of Earth) and Aether (god of the Upper Sky/Space/Heaven).

She served to personify fury, madness and rabies (mainly in animals).  She also worked with Dionysus, who used her to help drive the Minyades mad when they refused to take part in his orgies.  

In one myth (Euripides) Lyssa is sent by Hera to drive Heracles mad after he kills his family.

Frigg- Norse goddess of Motherhood
On top of begin the goddess of Motherhood, Frigg was also more commonly known as the goddess of Destiny, Love, Marriage and the Sky.  She was the wife of Odin (the ruler of Asgard)
Frigg had numerous jobs as a Norse goddess.  She was known to protect and watch over women while they were giving birth.  She also had the ability to see into and prophecies the future, however she was unable to ever change what she saw. This was especially frustrating for her when she foresaw the death of her son Baldur and was powerless to do anything to stop it.
As the goddess of the sky, Frigg would use a spindle to literally weave the clouds and the destinies of the humans and the gods, which is why she is associated with the New Year.

Frigg- Norse goddess of Motherhood

On top of begin the goddess of Motherhood, Frigg was also more commonly known as the goddess of Destiny, Love, Marriage and the Sky.  She was the wife of Odin (the ruler of Asgard)

Frigg had numerous jobs as a Norse goddess.  She was known to protect and watch over women while they were giving birth.  She also had the ability to see into and prophecies the future, however she was unable to ever change what she saw. This was especially frustrating for her when she foresaw the death of her son Baldur and was powerless to do anything to stop it.

As the goddess of the sky, Frigg would use a spindle to literally weave the clouds and the destinies of the humans and the gods, which is why she is associated with the New Year.

The Maenad Women
Also called the Bacchante In Roman Culture, the Maenads were the females followers of Dionysus (Greek god of Wine and Intoxication).  The word “maenad” is a literal translation for “the raving ones” (which was appropriate seeing as how they would often celebrate by dancing and drinking copious amounts of alcohol to the point where they would lose all self control.)
During these Raves, the Maenads would often engage in ritual animal sacrifice and promiscuous sexual activity. According to legend, the raw flesh from the sacrificed animals would be fed to the men and children.

The Maenad Women

Also called the Bacchante In Roman Culture, the Maenads were the females followers of Dionysus (Greek god of Wine and Intoxication).  The word “maenad” is a literal translation for “the raving ones” (which was appropriate seeing as how they would often celebrate by dancing and drinking copious amounts of alcohol to the point where they would lose all self control.)

During these Raves, the Maenads would often engage in ritual animal sacrifice and promiscuous sexual activity. According to legend, the raw flesh from the sacrificed animals would be fed to the men and children.

Diana- Roman Goddess of the Hunt

Diana was born to Jupiter (King of the gods) and Latona.  She was also the twin brother of Apollo

Diana was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis. Her cult only grew larger and stronger as the Romans began to interact and spread their influence into Greece. 

On top of being the goddess of the Hunt, she was also the goddess of animals, fertility, light (as the moon) and the woodlands. 

She is depicted as a virgin hunter with a bow and arrow who is often followed by deer and or hunting dogs.

The abduction of Psyche by Eros
Painting by William Bougeureau

The abduction of Psyche by Eros

Painting by William Bougeureau

Psyche- The Goddess of the Soul
Psyche has the distinction of not being born a goddess.  She was the mortal daughter of the King of Miletus.
According to Legend, Psyche was often thought to be as beautiful, if not more beautiful, than the goddess Aphrodite (the most beautiful being in existence). As a result, Aphrodite sent Eros to make Psyche fall in love with the first man she saw (or most hideous man she saw).
However, Eros after accidentally pricking himself with one of his own arrows and fell madly in love with Psyche.  He then abducts her and makes her promise to  never look at his face, claiming that he is an ugly monster.  She keeps this promise until one of her jealous sisters tricks her into looking upon Eros’ face, the face of a god.  Eros, feeling betrayed, leaves Psyche and she is left to wander the Earth looking for him. 
Psyche later goes to Aphrodite and begs her to help find Eros.  Aphrodite makes her a slave and forces her to carry out and perform embarrassing / humiliating chores and labours.  
Sort a massive pile of grain, rice, beans (she was assisted by an army of ants)
 Fetch a Golden Fleece that belonged to a ferocious and deadly Ram. (A reed told her to wait until night fall what the Ram was asleep)
Fill a crystal vase with water from the waterfall of the River Styx.      (An Eagle filled the vase for her)
Go to the Underworld and return with Persephone’s beauty ointment.
After returning from the Underworld she decides to open the box in order to make herself more beautiful.  In doing so, she casts herself into a death like sleep until Eros arrives and wakes her with as kiss. In the end Eros and Psyche are finally wed.

Psyche- The Goddess of the Soul

Psyche has the distinction of not being born a goddess.  She was the mortal daughter of the King of Miletus.

According to Legend, Psyche was often thought to be as beautiful, if not more beautiful, than the goddess Aphrodite (the most beautiful being in existence). As a result, Aphrodite sent Eros to make Psyche fall in love with the first man she saw (or most hideous man she saw).

However, Eros after accidentally pricking himself with one of his own arrows and fell madly in love with Psyche.  He then abducts her and makes her promise to  never look at his face, claiming that he is an ugly monster.  She keeps this promise until one of her jealous sisters tricks her into looking upon Eros’ face, the face of a god.  Eros, feeling betrayed, leaves Psyche and she is left to wander the Earth looking for him. 

Psyche later goes to Aphrodite and begs her to help find Eros.  Aphrodite makes her a slave and forces her to carry out and perform embarrassing / humiliating chores and labours.  

  1. Sort a massive pile of grain, rice, beans (she was assisted by an army of ants)
  2.  Fetch a Golden Fleece that belonged to a ferocious and deadly Ram. (A reed told her to wait until night fall what the Ram was asleep)
  3. Fill a crystal vase with water from the waterfall of the River Styx.      (An Eagle filled the vase for her)
  4. Go to the Underworld and return with Persephone’s beauty ointment.

After returning from the Underworld she decides to open the box in order to make herself more beautiful.  In doing so, she casts herself into a death like sleep until Eros arrives and wakes her with as kiss. In the end Eros and Psyche are finally wed.

Mars being disarmed be Venus, Cupid, and the Three Graces

Mars being disarmed be Venus, Cupid, and the Three Graces

Neptune- Roman God of the Sea. 

According to Roman Mythology, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter ( king of the sky and all of the gods) and Pluto (god of the underworld).

The Romans also knew him as Neptunus Equester when referring to him as the God of Horses, as he was often credited by some sources as being the creator of horses/ chariot racing. 

Neptune is very often depicted with his signature three pronged trident.  There really aren’t too many differences between Neptune and his Greek counterpart Poseidon (I just like Neptune better)

Prometheus stealing the fire from the Gods and giving it to Humanity. 

Prometheus stealing the fire from the Gods and giving it to Humanity.