Mythology/Hidden Talents


Hello Frank,

I'm searching for mythological characters / creatures who have hidden talents or who prove to be much more valuable, skillful or virtuous than originally assumed, or who are otherwise discovered to be true heroes against popular opinion, assumption or first appearance.

Thank you so much!!

Hi Zoe,

your question had me baffled but I will try to answer it a bit
If I did not get youur meaning than dont hesitate to explain some more (and I will answer quicker)

one of the creatures I always thought was misinterpreted was Pegasus
Although born from the blood of the gorgon Medusa (and having had Poseidon as a father) the creature turns out to be the fiery steed of Bellerphon.

Persephone starts out as a happy go-lucky goddess who later on becomes Hades' wife and in becoming this counterbalances his negativeness

these are a few of the examples I could come up with
Hope it helps

Kind regards



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Frank Terveen


I am a long time member of mythological creatures here at all experts I specialize in Greek Mythology and Norse Mythology I also have a lot of knowledge of cross over usage of mythology in books and current day affairs


I have been reading almost everything I could find about Norse and Greek mythology since I was seven. I have written a paper about the story of Eros and Psyche I have done extensive research after the parallels between Greek mythology and the bible


I followed a few classes at university about Greek mythology.

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