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A Visit to Greece’s Valley of the Muses

The eastern slopes of Mount Helicon have been known as the Valley of the Muses since ancient times. They were the site of an ancient Greek sanctuary where, since the 3rd century B.C., the Thespians would organize Mouseia festivals...

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....

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger," is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks, however, it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that expresses generosity and courtesy...

Homer’s Iliad, the Story of the Trojan War

Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature—and many would say it is the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there. In...

How Europe Got Its Name: The Greek Myth of Europa

Europe got its name from the Greek princess of Phoenicia, Europa. According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, transformed into a beautiful white bull to abduct the girl he loved. The story of Europa is one...

What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with The Odyssey,...

The Ancient Greek Goddess Chimera Embodied Fear of Females

The Greek goddess Chimera, was a monstrous composition of disparate parts that embodied an ancient fear of females.

The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful and often deadly forces despite the fact that Greek...

The Sea Goddesses of Greek Mythology

Next time you see the waves crashing into a picturesque shoreline, think of the sea goddesses and underworld sea monsters in Greek mythology who create those swells. There are two deities in particular to whom those who love to play...

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.