Greek mythology is fascinating. There’s something about these stories that resonates with us on such a deep level that it’s hard to imagine for them to ever fall out of fashion.

I’ve recently stumbled across the work of French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau which frequently features mythological characters like Amor abducting Psyche or Nyx, the personification of night. That sparked the idea to create a family tree of the Greek gods, using classical artworks for illustration. There are many family trees floating around, but most of them feel rather sterile or use cartoonish drawings, which in my opinion do not really fit the tone of this topic.

I’ve decided to go with a tarot card like aesthetic for this. Certain tarot cards are often linked to certain archetypes, while Greek gods are often personifications of human or societal traits. Both of them are tools created by humans to try to understand ourselves better, both of them are clouded in an air of mysticism.

The family tree of the Olympian gods

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