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The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths in Greek mythology. Until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace...

The Death of Actaeon and the Capriciousness of Fate

Disasters are inevitable, even in Greek mythology; a great example of this is the unfortunate fate suffered by the young protagonist of the ancient myth of Actaeon and Diana. By Alastair Blanshard Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question...

The Tragic Story of the Fall of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of those legends of Greek mythology that fascinates audiences because of Icarus' desire to transgress human boundaries, thus culminating in tragic consequences. The tale of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology is the story...

Hermes, the God of Thieves in Ancient Greece

In Greek mythology, Hermes is considered the messenger God, in charge of protecting travelers, thieves, and guide the souls to the Hades

Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Greek Mountains?

In ancient times, the mountaintops of Greece held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of Greece and the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The...

The Myth of Narcissus: Being Vain in Greek Mythology

The word "narcissistic" is often used to refer to someone who is self-centered or does not stop looking in the mirror. This word comes from the ancient Greek myth about Narcissus, a youth of incredible beauty who fell insatiably...

Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art

Giorgio de Chirico is considered one of the foremost surrealist painters of the 20th century. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Netflix Greek Mythology Series KAOS Casts Jeff Goldblum as Zeus

In KAOS, Netflix's recreation of Greek mythology, Jeff Goldblum has been cast as Zeus, replacing Hugh Grant who was originally cast. Along with Jeff Goldblum's Zeus, KAOS will also include Janet McTeer as Hera, Cliff Curtis as Poseidon, the god...

Lichadonisia: Experience the Mythical and Exotic Greek Islets

There is history and mythology abounding throughout Greece, and the exotic Greek islands of Lichadonisia are no exception. The enticing, magical tales of the creation of this island complex located northeast of Evia, in the North Evia Gulf, only adds...

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries, is a drink few know of and of which even fewer speak or write about. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It was an essential part of a ritual that took...