Understanding daily references (planets, literature, folklore, etc) Eros (cupid in rome), his mom is aphrodites. Heracles (hercules in rome), has nothing to do with pegasus, nor does perseus except when he slays medusa and it flies out of her body, perasus actually has to do with bellerophon overview: Creation of world; birth of gods; creation of. The greek gods: olympians and other deities then midterm (final is non-cumulative) Ways that scholars have tried to break down myth to. Greeks were the first to question their own mythologies. Homer and hesiod (8c) - believed their myths were not falsehoods. Pindar (5c) - didn"t believe the myths he was telling were true. didn"t tell us why he didn"t think that. Plato (4c) - entertain and impress by image and narrative, argued that myths were meant to entertain us (through song, narrative, art, image, dance, etc) Aristotle (4c) - believed that if myths were broken down you would get to a special purpose.