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User avatar #3 - mrmuffins (06/23/2013) [-]
Fun fact: In Greek Mythos, They explain how black people came to be.
Can anyone guess how?
#17 to #3 - Womens Study Major (06/23/2013) [-]
Helios once had a son who wonted to drive the sun-chariot more than anything (the greeks believed that every day Helios would ride across the sky in his sun-chariot. This would be the sun, which they saw.) But his father Helios forbid him to do so. The steeds, that pulled the chariot, were very fierce and intractable. Helios didn't trust anyone but himself to control them.
But his son ignored this warning and one day got up earlier than Helios and went out with the sun-chariot. But the steeds wouldn't let him steer them. They bolted and the sun-chariot fell to the earth.
The place were it impacted everything was burned. That's how the Sahara desert became. The humans who lived there survived through Helios' blessing, as he didn't wanted them to pay for his son's mistake. But their skin was burnt and ever since the humans, who come from the Sahara desert have black, or dark skin.
TL;DR: There were an accident from Helios's son.
User avatar #37 to #17 - newforomador (06/23/2013) [-]
I'm always confused by this. Sometimes I hear Helios and Selene, other times I hear Apollo and Artemis. Which is it?
#71 to #37 - ending (06/23/2013) [-]
apollo and artemis are brother and sister.
User avatar #83 to #71 - newforomador (06/23/2013) [-]
I know that, but sometimes they are called Helios and Selene, and other time Apollo and Artemis. CapnInterwebz's answer seems pretty likely.
User avatar #67 to #37 - CapnInterwebz (06/23/2013) [-]
I believe Helios and Selene are older, Egyptian names for the same gods.
#79 to #67 - Womens Study Major (06/23/2013) [-]
Helios, at least, is the Titan who controlled the Sun, and Apollo's predecessor. After the Titan War, he was naturally fired and Apollo took over his job.

Really, when you think about it, the Greek Gods are all kind of douches.
#50 to #37 - Womens Study Major (06/23/2013) [-]
artemis wouldnt have been involved in this
User avatar #51 to #50 - newforomador (06/23/2013) [-]
I know, its just that since they are siblings in the mythology, and both seem to have multiple names, I decided to include her.
User avatar #27 to #17 - bulbakip (06/23/2013) [-]
If I were black, i'd like that as my origination story.

#36 to #27 - comanderspy (06/23/2013) [-]
better than being monkey slave *******
User avatar #9 to #3 - bitchplzzz (06/23/2013) [-]
They rolled in **** ?
#8 to #3 - nirvanaishdude (06/23/2013) [-]
Helios burnt them ************* .
User avatar #6 to #3 - rogueninja (06/23/2013) [-]
I dunno, did Zeus have sex with something he probably shouldn't have again?
User avatar #28 to #6 - kotos (06/23/2013) [-]
You just described every time he had sex
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