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Pegasus, the Most Terrifying Spyware with an Ancient Greek Name

Pegasus, the most terrifying spyware developed by the Israeli cyber-arms firm NSO Group, borrows its name from ancient Greek mythology. Pegasus, the mythical winged divine horse, is one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. The cyber-surveillance company’s Pegasus spyware...

Eleusis, One of the Most Important Religious Sites in Ancient Greece

Eleusis, the site of the eponymous Eleusinian Mysteries, was the center of worship for the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, who returned to the Underworld every year in the Autumn. The mysteries celebrated in honour of these goddesses were...

Zeus, The King of All the Gods in Greek Mythology

Zeus, the greatest of all the figures of Greek mythology, ruled over all the assembled gods and goddesses of the realm atop his mountain fastness on Mt. Olympus along with his wife Hera. He was the god of the sky,...

Nyx, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Night

Nyx is the is the Ancient Greek goddess of the night.  Unlike her sister, Eos, the goddess of the Dawn, Nyx is a mysterious figure.

The History of the Ancient Greek City of Thebes

The ancient Greek city of Thebes played a central role in the long pageant of Greek history; appearing in many of the age-old legends of Greek mythology, it was part of the Mycenaean civilization during the Bronze Age. Later becoming...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Samothrace

Samothrace, a small, rocky Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, has a storied past that belies its diminutive size. One of the most rugged of all the Greek islands, its Mt. Saos rises to 1,611 meters (5,285 feet). Known best...

Aesop’s Fables: Ancient Greek Stories with Important Lessons for Children

Aesop's Fables are some of the most famous stories with moral lessons in history, and many of the tales are used to guide children in regard to moral themes and life lessons. Teaching children moral lessons from a young age...

When Greek Hero Achilles Fell in Love with an Amazon

The famed ancient Greek hero Achilles was known as a fierce warrior, but the deeply emotional story of his love for the Amazon Queen Penthesilea is less well known. According to Greek mythology, Penthesilea was a strong and brave Amazonian...

Korean Boyband BTS Inspired by Ancient Greek Mythology

K-pop megastars BTS who met President Biden at the White House on Tuesday have referenced and drawn inspiration from Ancient Greek mythology. “Hi, we’re BTS, and it is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to...

Medusa, the Most Fearsome Figure of Greek Mythology

The representation of females in Greek mythology, including Medusa, has often showed men's fear of female power and their need to control it.