Ponos, the Greek God of Labor #MythologyMonday #MythologyMonandæg #LaborDay

If you enjoy this post, please retweet it.

I don’t know if the ancient Greeks had a Labor Day, but if they did, it was likely a festival dedicated to Ponos. Ponos was the minor god of labor. Starting with his mother, Eris, the goddess of discord, his entire family tree was populated with gods of terrible things, such as murder, lies, and pain. They say hard work builds character, but I think the ancient Greeks may have had a different perspective since it was lumped in with the nasty side of life, like fighting.

Happy Labor Day!

Follow me on Twitter @gsllc


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.