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The Sea Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

Ancient Greek mythology is full of a huge variety of monsters. Since the Greeks were a sea-faring nation, it is no wonder that they were fascinated by stories of monsters of the sea. In this article, we will take...

Exploring Samos, Greece’s Island of Legends

Samos, a legendary Greek island steeped in beauty, is found in the eastern Aegean Sea off the coast of Asia Minor (Asian Turkey).

The End of Humanity According to Ancient Greek Mythology

According to ancient Greek mythology, there are five ages known as "The Ages of Man," during which time humanity reaches its peak and then comes to an end. Hesiod, the Ancient Greek poet, is the most important source for information...

What Are the Pillars of Hercules Mentioned in Greek Mythology?

The Pillars of Hercules appear in ancient Greek mythology in a variety of different settings. They are mentioned in the context of Atlantis, various quests, and of course, in the stories of Hercules himself. They are even mentioned in...

The 12 Greek Gods and Their Unique Superpowers

The ancient Greek gods remain a fascination around the world. As immortals with unusual powers, they appear in movies, books, video games.

Naxos, Greece’s Island of the Gods

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades island group, and although it is comparatively unknown relative to Greece's many other idylls, it is one of the most enchanting places for any visitor. Despite flying somewhat under the radar, the...

The First Mother Spanking Her Child With a Sandal is a Greek Goddess

The Greek goddess Aphrodite threatening her unruly child, Eros, with the back of her sandal appears to have started a tradition among mothers that is still practiced in cultures around the world today. It is depicted on ancient Greek vases...

Mother’s Day in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks had a lot of respect for the mother and honored her accordingly as the life-giver, centuries before Mother's Day was celebrated

Patmos: The Greek Island of John’s Revelation

Patmos island in the Aegean Sea is the location apostle John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament

The Story of Oedipus: The Most Tragic of All Greek Myths

The story of Oedipus is perhaps the most tragic story of ancient Greece. The mythological character was the king of Thebes and lived under the shadow of a curse that could not be avoided to the end of his...