Calamos Supports Greece

Mythology

Ancient Greeks Had More Than One God of Love

In the complicated and intricate world of ancient mythology, the Greek deities of love hold a prominent place of honor. In this mesmerizing world, deities govern every aspect of physical nature and human existence. Love, however, holds a particular...

Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths

When it comes to Greek myths it seems that we are just as fascinated as ever. Not all myths are thought to be complete fabrications.

The Tragic Story of the Fall of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of those legends of Greek mythology that fascinates audiences because of Icarus' desire to transgress human boundaries, thus culminating in tragic consequences. The tale of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology is the story...

The Curse of the House of Atreus One of Worst in Greek Mythology

The Curse of the House of Atreus is one of the most well known and disturbing family curses in all of Greek mythology. by Patrick Garner The ancient Greeks dealt with the normal problems that still vex us today, but they...

Are the Irish Descendants of the Ancient Greeks?

It is not unusual for a nation to have a story about their origin. The Jews have the story of the Exodus, the Romans have the story of Romulus, and the British have the story of Brutus. But many...

Exploring South Korea’s Greek Mythology Museum

The island of Jeju in South Korea is home to the Greek Mythology Museum where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the Greek gods. The museum itself is modeled after classical Greek architecture, featuring a row of columns...

The First Beauty Pageant Is Found in Greek Mythology

While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions, their roots can actually be found in ancient Greek mythology with the judgement of Paris. The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's...

Pomegranate: The Red Gold of Ancient Greece

The pomegranate is deeply embedded in human history. For thousands of years, it has been a vital food and medicine for people in many different cultures. It represents life, rebirth, fertility, marriage, and wealth in every religion. The pomegranate...

How Was Winter Solstice Celebrated in Ancient Greece?

The winter solstice occurs on December 21st in our current calendar and marks the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. For many ancient Greeks following the Attic calendar, the winter solstice was a time for celebrations...

Was the Golden Fleece Mentioned in Greek Mythology Real?

The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous stories in Greek mythology. It is a classic quest story, and the goal at the end of the quest is the Golden Fleece. This is what...