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Some Greeks Have Returned to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece

Some Greeks have returned to worshipping the ancient gods as groups dedicated to the adoration of mythological figures spring up across modern-day Greece. Several different organizations and events exist that are working to create modern forms of celebration and ritual...

Things You Probably Missed About Greek Mythology

Many are the stories from ancient Greek mythology that are widely known around the world and many are the movies based on them. Over the centuries, Greek Mythology has set the basis of how people view the ancient world,...

Epic Tales of Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...

Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather

Ancient Greeks believed that the weather -- like nearly everything else on earth-- was the result of divine activity. Wind, specifically, was associated with the Anemoi, or the Greek gods of the wind. The Anemoi are the four gods named...

Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow

Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also served as a messenger of the gods. Although now a little known member of the pantheon, Iris was a prominent figure in many ancient myths and is now even a character...

The Greek Origin of Zodiac Signs in Astrology

We all know our own astrological sign. But you might not have known that the origins of astrology link back to ancient Greek mythology, with every sign of the zodiac representing a Greek god, goddess or other important figure...

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it, has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

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.

An Ancient Greek Approach to Risk and the Lessons it Can Offer the Modern World

The ancient Greek approach to risk teaches us lessons that men and women had to endure in their time and compare them to modern life.