Ares vs. Mars: What Seperates the Greek and Roman Gods of War?
The ancient Greek and Roman gods are often virtually indistinguishable, but the two neighboring Mediterranean civilizations perceived their respective gods of war, Ares and Mars, very differently. Mars was a patron deity of Rome and was beloved by its people....
Top 10 Ideas for Halloween Costumes Based on Greek Mythology
Forget cats, witches, and skeletons—figures from Greek mythology make the most impressive Halloween costumes. From frightening creatures, beautiful goddesses, and powerful heroes, ancient Greek myth provides all the inspiration you need for the best costume. With some creativity and crafting...
Trojan War Hero Ajax and the Anguish of War in Ancient Greece
Sophocles' tragedy Ajax, about a triumphant Greek hero of the Trojan War who was driven to suicide, powerfully explores the anguish of war
Greek-French Romain Gavras’ Film ‘Athena’ Premiers on Netflix
Greek-French filmmaker Romain Gavras’ latest film Athena has premiered on Netflix with a primordial bang. Critics and fans alike are raving about its opening scene, which sets the tone for Gavras’ daredevil take on race, revenge, rebellion, and redemption. Athena...
How Athens Got Its Name
The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. The initial name...
Ancient Greek Gods Found in Israel
A 2,300-year-old image depicting the birth of the Greek goddess Athena has been unearthed by scientists studying the remains of a Biblical site in Israel, local media have reported. The find in e-Tell, just north of the Sea of Galilee,...
Archaeologists Search for Traces of Ancient Temple of Athena in Turkey’s Manisa
Archaeologists have started excavation works in order to unearth the Temple of Athena in the ancient city of Aigai, in the Yuntdağı region of the province of Manisa, Turkey. According to Hurriyet Daily News, the Temple of Athena, in the...
German Playmobil Makes Greek Toy Gods for Children's Charity
Toymaking giant Playmobil has, for the first time, created Olympian gods Zeus and Athena inspired by Greek mythology. The figures are specifically for the Greek market with proceeds from the sales going toward the ELPIDA association of friends of...
Summer Solstice Celebrated by Ancient Religions
According to an article posted on the BBC, there are still many Greeks who follow Pre-Christian gods. For those, June 21, is considered as a very unique day. Many of them participate in the Prometheia festival, an event which honors...
TEI Patras Brouhaha Over Athena Project
Students at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Patras engaged in scuffles over disagreements concerning the government's so-called Athena project to consolidate colleges. It reportedly began when some assembly members refused to resign their positions. A large group of students...
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