ancient Greek mythology
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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