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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.

Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Sparking Controversy To This Day

Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals, sometimes taken for granted, such as Democratic rule and what is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of speech...

The Peacock in Greek Mythology Was Ancient Symbol of Royalty, Power

The peacock plays a role in ancient 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...

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...

Epic Tales of 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...

Philoxenia: The Roots of Greek Hospitality

The ancient Greek value of hospitality which ranked at the top of the list of virtues, and still lives on today in Greece, is “philoxenia”

Netflix Greek Mythology Series KAOS Casts Jeff Goldblum as Zeus

In KAOS, Netflix's recreation of Greek mythology, Jeff Goldblum has been cast as Zeus, replacing Hugh Grant who was originally cast. Along with Jeff Goldblum's Zeus, KAOS will also include Janet McTeer as Hera, Cliff Curtis as Poseidon, the god...

The Evil Bird Women of Greek Mythology

According to Greek mythology Harpies were half-women, half-bird creatures known as the agents of divine punishment They were depicted as having a female head but the body of a bird, and although they are described by certain sources as quite...

Artichokes: The 3,000-Year-Old Greek Superfood

The artichoke is one of the oldest known Greek superfoods, with many powerful medicinal properties, while it is also used in delicious recipes

Russell Crowe Fought to Add Greek Accent as Zeus in “Thor”

For his role as Zeus in the latest installment of the Thor franchise, Russell Crowe had to convince director Taika Waititi that the god of thunder and ruler of Olympus should have a Greek accent. The Oscar-winning actor fought for...