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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.

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...

Eos, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Dawn

Eos, the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, with her abode the sky, was perhaps the most resplendent of all the beings in the Greek pantheon.

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...

Corfu, Homer’s Odyssey and Odysseus’ Petrified Ship

Odysseus' ship, which took him home from Corfu to Ithaka, turned to rock according to legend. Where might Odysseus have washed ashore in Corfu during his Odyssey? By Mike Millard Long before moving to Corfu, when I was a child growing...

Eirene, the Ancient Greek Goddess of Peace

Eirene, the ancient Greek Goddess of peace, is less well-known than the god of war, Ares, who in his Roman guise of Mars was an ubiquitous deity invoked by men who went to war. Perhaps this is an unfortunate reflection...

Greek Colony of Paestum Boasts only Preserved Ancient Greek Fresco

The city of Paestum, the Greek colony near the present-day city of Naples, Italy, is famous for its Ancient Greek fresco as well as three ancient Greek temples of the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC,...

Marble Statue of Woman Discovered at Epidaurus; Possibly Goddess Hygeia

A marble statue of a woman which may depict Hygeia, the wife or daughter of the ancient Greek god Asclepius, the god of medicine, was just found at the site of ancient Epidaurus, a center for healing in ancient...

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...

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...