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Microsoft Releases Greek Mythology Pack For Minecraft

Fans of Minecraft and ancient Greek culture will be pleased to know that Microsoft has released a new Greek Mythology mash-up pack for Minecraft on Xbox. The pack, which is now available for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, Minecraft: Xbox...

Game of Thrones Reignites the Greek Tale of Iphigeneia

Like the myths that confounded the Greeks, the latest twist in Game of Thrones has challenged its audience.

Viral Infographic on Ancient Greek Gods' Family Tree

An infographic created by TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsTheBabyAteMyDingo and uploaded on imgur.com, depicting the ancient Greek gods’ family tree, has gone viral. From Gaia to Kronos, Zeus and Athens, the infographic covers a large part of the genealogical tree. However, as the creator...

First Ever Greek-Russian Book on Ancient Greek Myths

A bilingual (Greek-Russian) book featuring 279 illustrations of ancient Greek myths was published for the first time in Russia. This unique edition was created as part of the Year of Literature, which is currently being celebrated in Russia, but also...

Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

The celebration of May Day has its roots in ancient times. The first day of May is considered a celebration of the arrival of Spring. According to tradition, the month of May was named after the Roman goddess Maia,...

Ancient Greeks and Their Weather Knowledge

Ancient Greeks, as well as other civilizations of that time, often attributed weather changes and natural phenomena to the gods. For example, lightning was a way for Zeus to show his anger, just as Thor in ancient Nordic mythology. Ancient Greek...

Pay a Visit to Greek 'Europa' With New Banknote

While Greece was struggling to get its proposed reform measures accepted by the European Commission (EC) in order to succeed the extension of its bailout program, the European Central Bank (ECB) renewed its long-standing tough love vows with Athens, releasing new €20...

Graffiti Art From Greek Myth ‘Niobe’ in Gaza

Releasing a two-minute video on his website featuring his new art pieces scattered across depressing Palestinian ruins, world's best-known mystery graffiti artist Banksy repositions the popular ancient Greek myth of "Niobe" into the new spatio-temporal setting of Gaza. Banksy, using his artistic stubbornness as...

Ancient Greece has something to say about the three-person baby debate

By Helen King*, Open University The science and morality of creating a life with DNA from three different individuals is hot news. The UK parliament has voted in favour of allowing trials of mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), otherwise also known as three-person...

‘Myths 2015’: Greek Jewellery Exhibition in Germany

Munich's cultural menu will open our eyes to a whole new world of artistic awesomeness during "Schmuck"-Munich Jewellery Week 2015. With the city of Munich hosting one of the eldest contemporary jewellery exhibitions in the world since 1959, this special...