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Pronunciation : hess-PAIR-uh-deez

(Greek Deity)HESPERIDES

Also known as HESPERIDS
Greek Goddesses of : Evening, Golden Sunsets
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Aegle, Erytheia and Hesperia, three sexy gorgous nymphs whose radiance generates the Golden Light of Sunset.

Living in their own garden at the western rim of the world they guard the magic tree which grew from the pips of a golden apple, a wedding present from Gaia to Hera. It was shipped there because the wife of Zeus was cheesed-off with her husband using the fruit as leverage for sexual favours, which doesn't suprise me.

The garden of the Hesperides was kind of like a greek garden of eden except the apple wasn't eaten, it was nicked by Eris and inscribed with the words 'to the fairest' then rolled among three egotistical goddesses at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. The lack of a name-tag had Hera, Athena and Aphrodite throwing handbags at each other then themselves at Paris and ultimately brought about the Trojan war, but thats a different story.

The parentage of the Hesperides is a subject for much debate, not to mention confusion, with Nyx, Erebos, Zeus, Themis and Hesperus all staking their claim, but the smart money is on Atlas, which was an enormous stroke of luck from Heracles point of view.

Having already sorted out the tree guardian serpant by peppering it with arrows tipped with Hydra poison, Heracles held up the skies leaving Atlas with the relatively simple task of nicking the apples while the Hesperides weren't looking.

The ex-Titan seemed to get the best of this particular deal as the death of Ladon also released Atlas from the eternal mocking he was forced to endure as he shouldered the weight of the heavens, but trying to trick Heracles into a permanent job swap is a funny way of showing your gratitude.

See Heracles eleventh labour (coming soon) for the full story.
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'HESPERIDES' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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