Many of the Roman Gods and Goddesses have similar attributes for the Greek counterparts, for Venus, the Goddess of Love her Greek counterpart is Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty. Venus is always depicted in art as being a vision of purity and beauty.
In Ancient Egypt, the Sun God Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world; the sun, the sky, the earth, and the Underworld. He was commonly depicted with the head of a falcon. Some people mistake the images of Ra with Horus. You can tell them apart from their headdress. Ra is shown with a sun disk on its falcon head, while Horus is depicted with having a Pschent headdress, which is a double crown worn by rulers in ancient Egypt.
In Ancient Egyptian mythology the world began with the Mighty Ra, the King of the Gods and Sun God. His wife Nut was in love with another God named, Geb. In knowing this betrayal, Ra forbid Nut from having any children during the year. Nut was very saddened and wanted children, so she called on her friend Thoth, also known as wisdom. to help her.
In every culture there is an isolated world where the souls of the dead are forced to dwell. In Norse mythology those who die heroically or in battle are taken to Valhalla. The heroes prepare for the upcoming battle that would end the world. Those who died as a coward or took their own life were sent to Nifetheim, known as the world of darkness and ice. Nifetheim is the prison for these souls and Hel the Goddess of Death, is their warden.
There are many who believe that the myths and legends created by ancient civilizations were more than just stories. That these legends were recording or warning of what the Gods were known for. Loki is a God that is well-known in myths being reintroduced to the media in the most recent films for Marvel.
Many people were introduced to three of the Norse Gods. Thor, Odin, and Loki through the adaption of Marvel’s comic, Thor in 2013. The film lightly touches on the Gods but fails to go into detail of the mythology behind the characters. It is a good way to introduce those unfamiliar with Norse mythology to the characters, but additional research required to fully appreciate their roles in history.
In Greek mythology Cronos was the youngest child of the Titans Gaia and Uranus. He was the father of Zeus and his siblings. Zeus was tasked with defeating his father and claiming his throne. This story arch is the basis for the Sony hack/ slash franchise God of War created by David Jaffe.
When heroes went on great quests or adventures they would pray to the Greek Goddess Athena for guidance and protection. Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom, Goddess of Victory, and Goddess of War. She is often drawn with an owl on her shoulder dressed in full battle armor. The Goddess has been mentioned in numerous mythology legends detailing of her helping heroes and getting revenge on the misguided.
There is mot many animes that mix action, family, and mythology into a show. Yet Luck and Logic was able to combine these three factors without the show appearing cheesy or overcrowded with ideas. The show focuses on the typical team of teenagers yet unlike other shoes and anime the focus is based on helping the innocents even those that deny help in the first place.