We are probably no stranger to Anime series with youkai, youkai, fox or oni demon. Japanese mythical creatures have long been included in Manga and Anime as a cultural beauty. But there are also many Anime inspired by other myths in the world, the most famous of which is Greek mythology.
1. Blood of Zeus
Blood Of Zeus is an anime produced by Netflix, inspired by Greek Mythology. Blood of Zeus follows an ordinary man named Heron, who one day discovers he is the son of the supreme god Zeus and is tasked with protecting humans from an evil force. The highlight of the anime series is the vividly recreated mythical battles, with the appearance of famous gods such as Hera, Zeus, Apollo and Ares.
2. Fate/Grand Order
Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Battlefront: Babylonia features both Mesopotamian and Greek mythology. One of the famous characters that have appeared in this Anime are the Gorgon sisters, Medusa, Stheno and Euryale.
In Fate/Grand Order, Medusa is exiled to an island by the goddess Athena, accompanied by Stheno and Euryale. But the three could not live in peace because of the rumors Athena spread about Medusa, leading her to be considered a cold-blooded monster that lures people to the island to kill them.
In mythology, the three Gorgons sisters are also dangerous and deadly creatures. They possess snake hair or snake bottom half, with the power to petrify anyone who looks them straight in the eye.
3. Record of Ragnarok
Although inspired by many myths around the world, the Greek gods are not overshadowed in the Record of Ragnarok. The story begins when the gods gather to decide the fate of mankind, and assume that mankind must go extinct. However, a Valkyrie has offered humanity a chance to prove its worth, in a dramatic war dubbed Ragnarok.
Many Greek gods have also been included in the Record of Ragnarok, as it is one of the world’s most massive mythological foundations. Among them are Zeus, Poisedon, Hades, Aphrodite, Ares and many other gods.
4. Kamigami No Asobi
Kamigami No Asobi revolves around a high school student named Yui Kusanagi. One day, she comes across a mysterious sword in her warehouse. When she picks it up, she is transported to a whole new world where she meets Zeus and the gods of Greek mythology.
Zeus’s goal was to mend the relationship between the gods and humans, so he created the Academy of the Gods, choosing Yui as his “guide”. She was tasked with educating the practitioners here for a year. Some of the Greek gods appearing in this Anime are Dionysus, Thor, Apollon and Hades. However, there are also many gods from Egyptian and Japanese mythology that appear in the Anime, such as Anubis and Takeru.
5. Bride of Deimos
Bride of Deimos is about a high school girl named Minako who accidentally catches the eye of a demon, Deimos. In Greek mythology, Deimos was a fearsome god, the son of Ares and the goddess Aphrodite. Minako was noticed by the demon because of her uncanny resemblance to his lover (also twin sister), Venus. In Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, corresponding to the Greek goddess Aphrodite.