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Being Older Than Feudalism, Classical Mythology is a prolific Trope Namer. It is the biggest Trope Namer on this site. It is one of only two works on this site to have named over 50 Tropes (the other one being The Bible).
- Titans and Protogenoi
- Cupid Hates Odd Couples: Cupid.
- Everybody Hates Hades: Hades being cast as a villain in modern works because he was the God of the Dead. In the actual myths he was one of the nicer Gods.
- Hades Shaded: Hades when he's darkened.
- Forged by the Gods: Hephastus, God of the Forge is the Trope Namer. If there's any powerful weapons or master craftworking in a myth, 9 times out of 10 it was made by him.
- Father Neptune: Neptune isn't an example, but he's the Trope Namer none the less.
- The Ferry Man: Charon, ferryman of the dead is the Trope Namer and the Ur Example.
- Living Aphrodisiac: Named for the Goddess of love.
- Mercury's Wings: Winged feet or wings on the head, named by Mercury, the messenger of the Roman Gods.
- Planet Eris: Planet of Discord.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Poseidons trident is the Trope Namer.
- Spear Counterpart: Named after the symbol for Mars.
- Monsters and Beasts
- Gorgeous Gorgon: Sort of. Gorgons weren't beautiful, but this is for when they are.
- Enthralling Siren: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Fauns and Satyrs: Creatures from Classical Mythology.
- Medusa: The lady with the snake hair. Contrary to popular belief, she was not a monster, nor was she actually evil.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Half man and half horse.
- Pegasus: Flying Horse.
- Sirens Are Mermaids: Sort of. Sirens are from Classical Mythology.
- Western Zodiac: The constellations are based on or in some cases named by characters from Classical Mythology. Mostly monsters.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Named by Hercules. The Amazon queen Hyppolita, who was a strong indipendent woman, fell in love with Hercules.
- Atlas Pose: Atlas' pose basically.
- The Hero: The word was first used for Greek mythology. In fact, hero is derived from Heracles.
- Hydra Problem: Named for the Hydra who grew two heads to replace one that was cut.
- Nemean Skinning: Hercules is the Trope Namer of this one too.
- World's Strongest Man: Hercules. However, unlike Helen he was stronger than the Gods too.
- Bronze Age
- Don't Look Back: Orpheus went to The Underworld to get his wife after she died. Hades, Lord of the Underworld told him that he could take his wife so long as he didn't look back before getting out of the Underworld. He did right before leaving.
- The Hecate Sisters: The Maiden, the mother, and the crone. Named for the Goddess.
- Hermaphrodite: Half man and half woman.
- Pygmalion Plot: Falling in love with your creation.
- Oedipus Complex: Kill the father and marry the mother.
- Show of Theseus: Named for the actually serious philosophical paradox of the Ship of Theseus, which asks whether a vessel replaced plank by plank is still the same boat.
- Woman Scorned: Medea is the Trope Namer. She sacrificed a lot for Jason because she loved him. Then he ditched her. That was a bad idea.
- Achilles Heel: Named for Achilles' heel. In the story of Achilles, his mother made him Nigh Invulnerable in every part of the body except for his heel. Didn't end well for him.
- Achilles in His Tent: Another one named by Achilles. Achilles' Beautiful Slave Girl Briseis was taken away from him by Agammemnon, so in anger he chose not fight for the Greeks. Considering the fact that he was their ace it really screwed them over.
- Apple of Discord: The Apple of Discord that caused the Trojan War.
- Cassandra Truth: Cassandra was a princess of Troy who could read the future, but was cursed to never be believed.
- Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Helen of Troy is the Trope Namer. So beautiful that almost every prince in Greece wanted to marry her. Her father, who was afraid of upsetting them, was advised by Odysseus, to make them take an oath that they'd protect her should anything happen to her. Then Paris came along and eloped with her. And suddenly a 1000 Greek ships were setting off for Troy.
- The Cassandra: Someone who is not believed, even though they speak the truth.
- Trojan Horse: A tactic, where a group or person pretends to give up and offers a gift. They hide in that gift, in order to pass their enemies defenses and catch them off guard.
- Trojan Prisoner: The Trojan Horse without the gift.
- Watching Troy Burn: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Helen of Troy again. Aphrodite was considered the most beautiful if we're counting the Gods though.
- It is also the Trope Namer for the Ages of Man
- Golden Age
- It stands to reason that these were also named by Classical Mythology.
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