Eros and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story in Greek Mythology
The hauntingly beautiful myth of Psyche and Eros, a moving love story coming from the rich Greek mythology, has inspired countless artists all over the world throughout the centuries. From Renaissance painters all the way to today's filmmakers, Psyche and...
5 Love Stories from Greek Mythology
Why has Greek mythology resonated with audiences for thousands of years? Beyond the fantastical appeal of mighty gods and mythical beasts, these stories, as exaggerated as they may seem, capture the essence of what it is to be human. Of...
Goddess Aphrodite is the Everlasting Role Model for Greek Mothers
The Greek goddess Aphrodite threatening her unruly child, Eros, with the back of her sandal appears to have started a tradition that is still practiced in cultures around the world today. It is depicted on ancient Greek vases such as...
Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?
Who, exactly, was considered beautiful in ancient Greece? Were their beauty standards much different from our own?
Ancient Greek Medallion of Goddess Aphrodite Unearthed in Russia
Russian archaeologists discovered a detailed ancient Greek silver medallion showing the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Roman Venus) in the 2,100-year-old grave of a priestess on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea. The unique medallion depicts ten rather than the known...
Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet in Cyprus
A team of Polish archeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus has recently unearthed a 1,500-year-old, two-sided amulet depicting a palindrome inscription written in ancient Greek. Palindromes are phrases that are read the same both forward and backwards. The amulet's 59-letter inscription reads: "ΙΑΕW...
Statuary Heads of Greek Gods Unearthed in Ancient City of Aizanoi
The sculpted heads of Greek gods Aphrodite and Dionysus were recently unearthed in the ancient city of Aizanoi in western Turkey. The heads of both Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine, "are important findings for...
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.
10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology
Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths that are widely believed by many people around the world.
Ancient Marble Bathtub from Greek City of Aphrodisias Seized
A marble bathtub from the ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias in western Anatolia was seized earlier in April by Turkish police before it was sold by smugglers in the western province of Aydın’s Karacasu district. Turkish Archaeo News reports that...