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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...

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.

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,...

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...

Young Actors in Venezuela Perform Ancient Greek Mythology Plays

Around twenty young actors from Venezuela are part of a theater group, called Mythological Hybris, which explores ancient Greek mythology and psychology. The group was created in 1996 and is directed by José Enrique “Chely” Escalona. The company is “the...