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War and Theater in Ancient Greece

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

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....

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 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 Most Prolific Couples in Ancient Greek Mythology

Greek mythology has captured people's imaginations for millennia, particularly the stories of love that feature adoring and often tragic couples, some of which produced countless children. Oceanus and Tethys Oceanus and Tethys seem to be one of the few monogamous couples...

The Nymphs of Ancient Greece

For ancient Greeks, every waterway was protected by nymphs. These were invariably ageless young girls who existed even before the Olympic gods and long before the birth of mortals. By Patrick Garner They were not all immortal. Some died after living...

Hugh Grant to Star as Zeus in Upcoming Netflix Greek Myth Thriller “Kaos”

Hugh Grant will be starring as Zeus, king of the Greek gods, in an upcoming Netflix thriller based on Greek mythology called Kaos. The dark comedy series, which will be in production this summer, is a modern retelling of 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 Boreas,...

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 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.