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Top Five Ancient Greek Beauty Tips Everyone Should Know

Beauty was extremely important in ancient Greece, and not just for women but for men as well. As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks placed great emphasis on healthy skin, and naturally, they developed many useful, natural beauty tips. The countless...

Where Do the Names of Greek Islands Come From?

Many Greek islands derive their names from mythical heroes, ancient gods and kings, along with geological features. The Greek territory is composed of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, a truly unique phenomenon of...

Twelve Labors of Hercules Exemplify Greek Mythology

The Twelve Labours of Hercules occupy a special place in the pantheon of Greek mythology, exemplifying the ancient beliefs of the Greeks.

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

Quince: Greece’s “Golden Apples” Have High Nutritional Value

Ancient Greeks called quince 'the golden apple', a fruit of high nutritional value and medicinal qualities that also symbolized love

Boris Johnson Gives Newborn Daughter Greek Name ‘Iris’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson have welcomed a new baby daughter into the world and given her a name inspired by Greece. The newborn baby girl has been named Romi Iris Charlotte Johnson. Romi is...

Old and New Christmas Traditions in Greece

One of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar is the annual commemoration of the birth of Christ. Each country has its own unique traditions and each region of Greece has a different history, along with different myths...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Traditions

Christmas is one of the most important, and perhaps the most treasured, celebration of Christianity, and is a day filled with joy and love. Surprisingly, many elements of Christmas celebrations have their roots in ancient Greece. Every country celebrates with...

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries -- few know of its existence, and fewer still speak or write about it. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani But it was an essential part of a ritual that took...

The History of the Ancient Greek City of Thebes

The ancient Greek city of Thebes played a central role in the long pageant of Greek history; appearing in many of the age-old legends of Greek mythology, it was part of the Mycenaean civilization during the Bronze Age. Later becoming...