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Circe, the First Witch of Greek Mythology

Witches have had a long and elaborate history, even back to ancient Greece. Thanks to Homer and his epic adventure tale the Odyssey, we met Circe, who has often been identified as the first witch in Greek mythology. Circe was...

The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful, and often deadly, forces, despite the fact that...

Greece Braces for Hail Storms as Weather Front Circe Closes In

Τhe low pressure front responsible for the weather system Circe is already moving east and will begin to affect the southwest of Greece early on Wednesday, with the phenomena gradually spreading toward the northeast and affecting a large part...

Italian Towns Fight Over Odysseus

Two neighboring cities in central Italy claim to be the mythological place cited by Homer where Odysseus fell in love with Circe. One is the  island of Ponza and the other, the Mount Circeo. Italian hotel keepers and restaurateurs are exploiting the...