Guide to Choosing a Greek God Costume
Greek costumes have always been popular among people who love religion and mythical lore about the greatness of Gods and to some people, they just appeal so well that they want to try one on themselves. After all, pretending to be an all powerful God or Goddess never really runs out of fashion. And you just cannot go wrong with our Greek Costumes collection. Let me tell you about 10 of my favorites among the Greek costumes.
1 - Hera - The Goddess Of Women
This is the costume of the Greek goddess Hera who is the wife of The Olympian God King Zeus and is a pre-eminent deity. She depicts the quintessential women and is also the goddess of women and marriage. She is also renowned for her very acrimonious and unforgiving nature towards the lovers of her husband and their unlawful progenies. She was very few of the Gods and Goddesses who remained devoted and faithful to their husbands or lovers which became a reason why she exemplifies monogamy and loyalty. The lore of how Hera took a colossal revenge from Zeus when she came to know about his disloyalty with Alkmene, and how their son Hercules was the one who had to face her wrath is infamous all around the Greek world. This makes this a perfect Greek costume for independent and strong women.
2 - Selene - The Goddess Of Moon
This next Greek costume here belongs to the goddess of Moon Selene. She is also known as one of the lunar goddesses. She was the daughter of Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of Helios, the god of Sun. She is known to fly over the sky at every night, bathing everybody with the ocean of the beautiful moonlight. The myths of her love relations with gods Zeus, Pan and a mortal named Endymion are also well known. Goddess Selene is also known to drive her mesmerizing moon chariot all around the heaven. This Greek costume is especially for women who are calm like the Moon and would like to wear something that personifies it.
3 - Theia - The Goddess Of Divine and Light
This particular Greek costume is of the goddess of divine and light and sky, Theia. It was believed by the ancient Greeks that her eyes oozed of a beam of invisible light, which allowed us to see. She was one of the Titans, and the mother of the above-mentioned goddess Selene and god of Sun Helios which became a reason why she's also famous as "Mother of the Sun." Her name Theia literally translates to the word 'divine'. Theia also plays a very vital role in science. Being the mother of Moon goddess Selene, it is said that the planet that collided with Earth and resulted in the formation of Moon was Theia. This Greek costume is made for bright and divine women in my personal opinion and you should have it if you're a woman of such kind.
4 - Medusa
Here is a Greek costume who all the women who are interested in wearing something evil and hideous, fundamentally for the purpose of looking scary. The name Medusa, meaning 'guardian or protectress' was one of the three Gorgon sisters. The Greek word gorgós translates to "dreadful". She is generally demonstrated as a gruesome face, with live snakes with real venom all over hear head instead of hair. Her ability to turn any living thing to stone just by gazing at is is just pure savage. Though she was beheaded by the demigod Perseus, and he used her head as a weapon to turn his enemies to stone for a long time. If you want to show up as something dreadful, Medusa's costume should be your first choice.
5 - Aphrodite - The Goddess Of Love
This Greek costume belongs to the goddess of love, beauty, desire, hedonism and procreation, Aphrodite. She is known to be one of the most beautiful women and goddess that ever existed, and since she was a goddess, she had a magical waistband that constrained everyone to desire her. Goddess Aphrodite delineates the desire that tethers people together with affection, sex and love. What kind of women wouldn't want to be her? Doesn't all this make you want to buy this costume and become the goddess of love Aphrodite yourself? Don't wait now. Go, add this costume to your beauty.
6 - Polyphemus - The Giant Cyclopes
This Greek costume belongs to the giant son of Poseidon and Thoosa, and he is known to be of the race of cyclopes. There have been a lot of interpretations about him so far. The earlier chronicles expound him to be a ferocious man-eating giant, but if we are to believe the classical writers, he really wasn't a monster as they present him in a whole new light, away from the darker shadows. If big costumes with an eye on the forehead are your thing, then this should be your ideal choice.
7 - Iris - The Goddess Of Rainbow
Ah! Rainbows! Beautiful, aren't they? So this shouldn't really be a surprise that the Greek goddess Iris who personifies it wasn't any less beautiful. This Greek costume 'belongs' to her. Iris is also interpreted as the messenger of God and the handmaiden of goddess Hera. Iris is the goddess that serves the link between all the gods and humans. She is Interpreted differently among different regions: as a rainbow, or as a winged angel, and ladies, that's exactly what this costume is for; to make you an angel.
8 - Athena - The Goddess Of Wisdom
Now we have the Greek costume of probably the wisest goddess that ever existed in the Greek mythology. She had a temper too, but it is said that anyone who faced her wrath, deserved it because her temperament always had a reason. She is also one The Virgin Goddesses: her children are known to be born literally by her thoughts. She is one of the purest and the wisest of gods in the Greek mythology. She is also believed to be the goddess of war and philosophy by some of the followers. If you're looking for a costume that makes the wisest among people, this should be your pick.
9 - Hades - Ruler of the Underworld
This Greek costume is of the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea and brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He fought with his brothers against his own father's generation of gods, the Titans. The three brothers took the charge of the entire universe after they conquered over the Titans, becoming the rulers of the cosmos. The rulership of the underworld, known as the hell was given to Hades. Hades felt betrayed as he was given a realm to rule where dead people who committed horrible sins were sent, as a punishment for their sins on the surface. Myths are told about how Hades. The myths do not portray him as an evil god, but rather an altruistic one, even though her attire was kind of dark and scary, which makes it a perfect costume for Halloween and other themed parties where you can show up like the ruler of the underworld.
10 - Zeus - The God Of Thunder and Sky
This a Greek Costume that almost all of us are familiar with - the king of the gods, the mighty Zeus. His home is said the be the highest mountain in all the Greece: Mount Olympus. Zeus is the younger brother of Hades, originally married to the goddess Hera, but he is known to have relations and progenies with other women, who later came to be known as the demigods (half human, half god). After he conquered the universe from his father and lifted his cruelty from the world, his devotees looked at him as a father for every living thing that existed. Being the king, he was the most respected among all the Gods, and they rose whenever he was present to show him respect and honor.