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I've always loved Greek mythology. That's why I chose this topic for my first challenge 'If I were...' I found it quite fun to create my own Greek goddess. I hope you like it and are encouraged to do it. Let's begin.

๐‘ต๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†: ๐‘ด๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’‚

The name Melissa means honeybee in Greek. Melissa derives from the Greek word mรฉlissa, meaning bee, which was taken from the word for honey, meli.

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๐‘ป๐’Š๐’•๐’๐’†: ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’Œ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’”, ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’๐’„๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†

Melissa is the goddess of all animals found on Earth, from the smallest to the largest ones, from those that fly to those that crawl, the wild and the domesticated ones.

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She is also the goddess of empathy. Melissa helps humans understand the feelings and emotions of other men and animals. Empathy makes people help each other. When an individual manages to feel the pain or suffering of others by putting himself in their place, he awakens the desire to help and act according to moral principles. Melissa helps humans to establish healthy relationships, generating a better coexistence between individuals.

In addition, she is the Greek goddess of innocence, closely related to the naivety of animals and children. As a result, Melissa is free from malice, bad intentions, and mischief.

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๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”: ๐‘จ๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’†๐’–๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’“๐’„๐’†

Aristaeus is a minor god, protector and creator of various arts, such as cheese making and bee keeping. When Aristaeus was born, he was taken by Hermes who fed him nectar and ambrosia, while Gaea gave him immortality. The nymphs taught him how to make cheese, bee keeping, and many other crafts. He later passed on this knowledge to humanity.

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Circe is the daughter of Helios and Perse. She is a powerful enchantress versatile in the arts of herbs and potions and capable of turning human beings into animals. She did just that to Odysseusโ€™ sailors when they reached her dwelling place, the secluded island of Aeaea. Odysseus, however, managed to trick her with the help of Hermes and, instead of becoming an animal, he became her lover for a year.

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Melissa is very close to her parents. She has always respected and admired them. Her father taught her the art of taking care of bees, a hobby they have always shared. When she was little, Melissa feared her mother for her ability to turn men into animals, over time she lost this fear of her and they have become very close. Her mother is capable of doing anything for Melissa, she would protect her at all costs.

๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†: ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’–๐’๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’“๐’

Melissa is slim and petite. She has dark green eyes, tanned skin, and beautiful golden freckles on her cheekbones. Her hair is very thick and light brown with golden highlights.

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๐‘บ๐’•๐’š๐’๐’†: ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’‚๐’

Melissa's style is relaxed, original, comfortable, romantic and with a bit of a hippie influence.

Among humans, she usually dresses in earthy tones combined with accessories that add a touch of color. She almost always wears her hair down with an accessory.

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In her goddess form, Melissa dresses in an ankle-length white robe and is always barefoot with her loose hair blowing in the wind. In addition, she is usually accompanied by bees flying over her head and a white lamb walking by her side.

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๐‘ท๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š: ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’๐’„๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’“๐’†-๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’†๐’…

Melissa has a big heart. She is kind to all living creatures. She likes to help them and take care of them. She is also responsible and hard-working. Sometimes she can be too innocent, so others try to take advantage of her.

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๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’”: ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’‚, ๐‘จ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‚, ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘จ๐’“๐’†๐’”

Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth, one of the original Twelve Olympians. She is pure and peaceful. Melissa loves being with her while she tends to the fireplace. For Melissa, Hestia is her role model. Many times she saw her as a mother.

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Athena is the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens. A virgin deity, she is also associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving. Melissa loves listening to Athena. She believes she has a lot of wisdom to share.

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Themis is one of the Titans, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She is the human-like representation of the natural and moral order. She also represents the law and undisputed order, the divine right. Melissa likes Themis way of being, always being fair and following her moral conscience. They are great friends and can spend hours and hours talking about any topic.

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Ares is the Olympian god of war. However, unlike Athena, he represents merely its destructive capacity and is typically the personification of sheer violence and brutality. Consequently, he is loved neither by gods nor by men. Melissa always felt sorry for him. And although Ares can be aggressive and difficult to get to know at times, she is always looking for a way to help him. Over the thousands of years, the friendship between these two opposite poles has grown enormously, causing curiosity among the other gods and demigods.

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๐‘น๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•: ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’

Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, prophecy and knowledge, order and beauty, archery and agriculture. He is harmony, reason and moderation personified, a perfect blend of physical superiority and moral virtue.

Before meeting Melissa, Apollo had had quite a few lovers. One day while walking on Olympus, Apollo heard the buzz of a million bees. Curious, he approached to see what was the origin of the noise and there he saw Melissa taking care of her bees, surrounded by several animals. Apollo, fell for her and persistently stalked her, until one day Melissa accepted their courtship and since then they have been one of the happiest couples on Olympus. The god swore to love her forever and ever.

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๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’: ๐‘จ๐’”๐’„๐’๐’†๐’‘๐’Š๐’–๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚

Melissa had two children with Apollo, Asclepius and Harmonia.

Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and he was married to Epione, the goddess of soothing. Asclepius was given to the Centaur Chiron, who raised him and taught him medicine and the healing arts. At some point, Asclepius healed a snake, which in return taught him secret knowledge. Asclepius was so good at healing that he had managed to cheat death and bring people back from the underworld. As a result, Zeus killed him to maintain the balance and placed him on the night sky under the constellation of the Ophiuchus (the snake holder).

Since then Melissa and Apollo often visit Earth at night, from where they observe the constellation that represents their beloved and lost son. Many times Melissa regretted not taking more care of him and spending more time with him, but she realized that the past cannot be changed and now she must learn to live without her firstborn.

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Harmonia is the goddess of concord and harmony. She is married to Cadmus, the founder and first king of Thebes, with whom she had six children. After the death of Asclepius, Melissa and Harmonia have grown closer. They get along very well and spend a lot of time together.

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๐‘ฏ๐’๐’Ž๐’†: ๐‘ด๐’๐’–๐’๐’• ๐‘ถ๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’–๐’”

Melissa lives with Apollo on Mount Olympus, although she frequently visits Earth to care for animals and instill empathy in humans.

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๐‘บ๐’š๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’”: ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’”, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ƒ, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’”

Melissa loves bees, like her father. She is always surrounded by them and enjoys taking care of them. Bees symbolize order and prosperity, two virtues that Melissa possesses. The white lamb, the babies and the white lilies symbolize their purity and innocence.

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๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’“๐’”: ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’•๐’†, ๐’š๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’๐’๐’†๐’”

White symbolizes its purity, while yellow refers to bees. For their part, earth colors represent animals.

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