Apollo's Temple on Pollux IV

Greek mythology was in part reflective of a humanoid race that once visited the Mediterranean region of ancient Earth around 2700 BC. They were considered by Humans to be the Greek gods.

Humanity gradually outgrew the need of these gods until they were simply myths. Unable to survive without the love, admiration, and worship they thrived on, the aliens departed Earth to eventually settle on Pollux IV. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

Despite their absence, Greek mythology remained a cornerstone of Humanity since many astrographic names, such as those of planets, trace their origins to Greek mythology.

Among the sources of Greek mythology were the Homeric Hymns. (TNG: "Darmok")

Characters of Greek mythology Edit

Greek gods Edit

Other mythological figures Edit

Other concepts Edit

Greek mythology inspired naming Edit

Several Earth colonies,starships, and other things apparently were named in honor of various characters and creatures in Greek mythology. These include:

Background information Edit

The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Icarus Factor" references the character of Icarus. The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Chimera" was named for the Chimera in Greek mythology. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion). The Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Daedalus" was named for the legend of Daedalus.

Star Trek: Discovery is particularly prolific in using Greek myth in episode titles. The episode "Lethe" references the mythical river Lethe, or the goddess of forgetfulness, and "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" is a quotation from the Iliad. The episode "An Obol for Charon" references the ferryman carrying the dead to Hades. The Star Trek: Short Treks episode "Calypso" was named for a character from the Odyssey.

In addition to the above references, a deleted scene from Star Trek Nemesis referenced the USS Talos, while a deleted scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan referenced the titan Prometheus.

Roman Gods based on the Greek are mentioned in TOS: "Bread and Circuses". It is not explained in the episode if these modern Roman Gods are intended to be the same ones mentioned in "Who Mourns for Adonais?".

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