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The Peacock in Greek Mythology Was Ancient Symbol of Royalty, Power

The peacock plays a role in ancient Greek mythology as the symbol of the goddess Hera, the consort of Zeus. Originally from India, where they were symbolic of royalty, they were later brought to ancient Babylon by Indian traders...

Greek God Dionysus’ Military Campaign to India

Dionysus is an Ancient Greek god and part of the Roman pantheon. He was known as Bacchus to the Romans and was connected with the Italian god of fertility and wine, Liber Pater. Interestingly, he is also associated with India...

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...

The Greek Origin of Zodiac Signs in Astrology

We all know our own astrological sign. However, 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...

Percy Jackson: Three More Greek Gods to Come

After nine long years, Rick Riordan has announced a brand new series on Disney+ which he will help create as executive producer. Additionally, it will feature three new, big shot Greek gods. It was in 2004 that 20th Century Fox...

Greece Nominates Mount Olympus as Natural World Heritage Site

Greece nominated Mount Olympus, the mythical residence of the Greek gods, as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Roman Mosaics with Stunning Greek Scenes Uncovered in Syria

A rare and stunning mosaic panel depicting Greek scenes has been uncovered in the Homs province of Syria. Experts say it dates back to the Roman era. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that archeologists unearthed the sizeable mosaic panel...

Greeks Return to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece

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

Lost Temple of Poseidon Unearthed in Southern Greece

Ancient ruins unearthed in Ileia, Greece, have been identified by archaeologists as the lost temple of Poseidon described by Strabo.

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...