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The Great Flood of Deucalion, the Greek Equivalent of Noah’s Story

Deucalion, who, in Greek legend, constructed an ark to save himself and his wife when Zeus, the king of the gods, resolved to destroy all humanity by a Great Flood, is the mythical counterpart of Noah. Deucalion was the son...

Ancient Greek Temple of Zeus Unearthed in Sinai, Egypt

Archaeologists recently unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, authorities in Egypt said. In a statement, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said the temple ruins were found in the Tell el-Farma...

Pyrrhichios: The Ancient Greek War Dance

Pyrrhichios was the ancient Greek war dance that originated from the mythical Couretes deities, who danced to save the newborn Zeus from the hands of Cronus. The ancient Greek war dance has survived through the ages. It can be traced...

Curetes, the Mythical First Inhabitants of Crete

The Curetes were purportedly the first inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete. They were mythical creatures, specifically legendary benign deities who lived prior to the Minoan Civilization. There are several myths and versions thereof pertaining to the Curetes, or...

Eros and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story in Greek Mythology

The hauntingly beautiful myth of Psyche and Eros, a moving love story coming from the rich Greek mythology, has inspired countless artists all over the world throughout the centuries. From Renaissance painters all the way to today's filmmakers, Psyche and...

Did Ancient Greeks Reach America Long Before Columbus?

The suggestion that ancient Greeks reached America before Columbus may seem far-fetched but certain researchers think otherwise. The idea is based entirely on a new examination of a dialogue written by the Greek historian Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 119...

What Did Ancient Greeks Think About Snow?

In many parts of the world, winter is the season that brings snow. Although this type of weather is less common in Greece than in northern Europe, it does occur, primarily in the mountains. The ancient Greeks were certainly no...

Peacock in Greek Mythology was a Symbol of Royalty and Power

The peacock plays a role in Greek mythology as the symbol of the goddess Hera, the consort of Zeus. Originally from India, where they were symbolic of royalty, they were later brought to ancient Babylon by Indian traders many...

Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...

The Goddess Hera’s Place in Ancient Greek Mythology

The goddess Hera, who loomed large in Ancient Greek mythology, was not only the wife and sister of Zeus, the King of the gods. She was also a powerful deity in her own right. Hera, known as Juno in Roman...