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Naxos, Greece’s Island of the Gods

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades island group, and although it is comparatively unknown relative to Greece's many other idylls, it is one of the most enchanting places for any visitor. Despite flying somewhat under the radar, the...

The Story of Oedipus: The Most Tragic of All Greek Myths

The story of Oedipus is perhaps the most tragic story of ancient Greece. The mythological character was the king of Thebes and lived under the shadow of a curse that could not be  avoided to the end of his...

How Athens Got Its Name

The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. The initial name...

Ikaria, A Stunning Greek Island of Many Myths

The Greek island of Ikaria is home to a rich history dating back to antiquity, as well as countless natural wonders.

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.

Mother’s Day in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks had a lot of respect for the mother and honored her accordingly as the life-giver, centuries before Mother's Day was celebrated

Medusa, the Most Fearsome Figure of Greek Mythology

The representation of females in Greek mythology, including Medusa, has often showed men's fear of female power and their need to control it.

What Ancient Greeks Taught US About Taking Risks

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.

Exploring Samos, Greece’s Island of Legends

Samos, a legendary Greek island steeped in beauty, is found in the eastern Aegean Sea off the coast of Asia Minor (Asian Turkey).

The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece

One aspect of modern May Day celebrations is the preparation of a flower wreath from wild flowers against a background of green leaves