The Rod of Asclepius: The Symbol of Medicine from Ancient Greece
The Rod of Asclepius remains a symbol of health and medicine around the world to this day. Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo, who developed such incredible powers of healing that his Rod continues to be a famous...
The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Traditions
Christmas is one of the most important and perhaps the most treasured celebration of Christianity and is a day filled with joy and love. Surprisingly, many elements of Christmas celebrations have their roots in ancient Greece. Every country celebrates with...
Why NASA Names Its Spacecraft After the Ancient Greek Gods
Throughout its 64-year history, NASA has named several of its spacecraft and missions after ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. But what is the connection between NASA and ancient Greek mythology? From the Apollo program, which ran between 1961 and...
The Myth of Daphne, Who Chose Eternal Silence Over Sexual Assault
This ancient myth of Daphne, in which the nymph transforms herself into a tree to escape the lustful attention of the god Apollo, has inspired countless retellings in art. Its themes resonate today.
The Island of Delos: Where Greek Mythology and History Come Alive
When you want to escape to an Greek island which can transport you back to the times of the ancient Greek gods, look no further than Delos.
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.
Skeleton of Ancient Woman Lying on Her Bronze Bed Found in Greece
Greek archaeologists presented never-before-seen discoveries from the Kozani region at an archaeological conference over the weekend.
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...
Ophiuchus and the Theory of the Long Lost 13th Sign of Zodiac
The word 'Ophiuchus' might mean nothing to most people, but to astrology aficionados it could have been the 13th zodiac sign
Apollo Vs Agamemnon: The Plague in Ancient Greece was Divine Wrath
The plague appeared in Greece as a weapon of divine wrath. Agamemnon, offended the priest of Apollo and the God spread pestilence among the Greeks.
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