Adonis gradually gained confidence in commanding his Cryptid legion, yet he had no desire to conquer the world. He merely wanted to ensure that no one would ever play him for a fool or interfere in his affairs. His thirst for power continued unabated, not hesitating to use the strength at his disposal to obtain more.
See Mighty Ruler Adonis.
Adonis, in Greek mythology, the god of beauty and desire, is a figure with Northwest Semitic antecedents, where he is a central figure in various mystery religions. His religion belonged to women: the dying of Adonis was fully developed in the circle of young girls around the poet Sappho from the island of Lesbos, about 600 BCE, as revealed in a fragment of Sappho's surviving poetry.
Adonis is one of the most complex figures in classical times. He has had multiple roles, and there has been much scholarship over the centuries concerning his meaning and purpose in Greek religious beliefs. He is an annually-renewed, ever-youthful vegetation god, a life-death-rebirth deity whose nature is tied to the calendar. His name is often applied in modern times to handsome youths, of whom he is the archetype. Adonis is often referred to as the mortal god of Beauty. The Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis) was a borrowing from the Canaanite word ʼadōn, meaning "lord", which is related to Hebrew Adonai, one of the names used to refer to the God.