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20 LGBT Greek Gods

Oil Painting The Gods On Mount Olympus Sketch By Antonio Verrio 1690 94

A gay cupbearer on Mount Olympus? Male lovers in the Trojan War? While tolerance is often presented as a sign of civilization’s progress, a reading of Greek mythology reveals greater acceptance of homosexuality in ancient Athens than can be seen within today’s world religions. These LGBT Greek gods and demigods prove gay culture is no modern invention. Above: Antonio Verrio, The Gods on Mount Olympus  (1690-1694)

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