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The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology, the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

The Most Prolific Couples in Ancient Greek Mythology

Greek mythology has captured people's imaginations for millennia, particularly the stories of love that feature adoring and often tragic couples, some of which produced countless children. Oceanus and Tethys Oceanus and Tethys seem to be one of the few monogamous couples...

How Ancient Greece Shaped the Thought of Dante

Dante, the beloved poet of Italy, who penned the monumental and immortal works "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "Paradiso," never visited Greece, but his thought was heavily influenced by the ancient Greeks and his poetry and, in turn, influenced Greek and...

The Greek Islands: How Were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...

Nyx, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Night

Nyx is the is the Ancient Greek goddess of the night.  Unlike her sister, Eos, the goddess of the Dawn, Nyx is a mysterious figure.

Jeff Goldblum Replaces Hugh Grant as Zeus in Netflix Show Kaos

Jeff Goldblum will be replacing actor Hugh Grant in the role of Zeus, king of the Greek gods, in the upcoming Netflix show, Kaos. Initially, Grant was cast in the role, but had to pull out of the dark comedy...

The Nymphs of Ancient Greece

For ancient Greeks, every waterway was protected by nymphs. These were invariably ageless young girls who existed even before the Olympic gods and long before the birth of mortals. By Patrick Garner They were not all immortal. Some died after living...

Face of Zeus on Mt Olympus: Ancient Carving or Optical Illusion

Some claim that they can see the face of Zeus on the rocky face of Mt. Olympus, the traditional home of the gods in Greek mythology. The rocky face, which is located at around 2,400 meters (7874.016 feet) high, near...

The Ancient Greek Tradition of Birthday Cake

The global tradition of blowing out candles on a birthday cake might be rooted in an ancient Greek votive ritual to honor the goddess Artemis

Greek Man in Roman-Era London Used Amulet to Ward Off Plague

A Greek inhabitant of the Roman city of Londinium, lived through the Antonine plague by wearing a scroll with a Greek prayer in the form of rhyming hexameters.