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Top Baby Names Inspired by Greek Mythology

Baby names inspired by Greek history and mythology are gaining popularity in the United States. The cast of gods and goddesses of Roman and Greek myth offers a treasure trove of baby name ideas. From Athena to Zeus, you might...

The Curse of the House of Atreus One of Worst in Greek Mythology

The Curse of the House of Atreus is one of the most well known and disturbing family curses in all of Greek mythology. by Patrick Garner The ancient Greeks dealt with the normal problems that still vex us today, but they...

What Did Ancient Greeks Think About Snow?

In many parts of the world, winter is the season that brings snow. Although this type of weather is less common in Greece than in northern Europe, it does occur, primarily in the mountains. The ancient Greeks were certainly no...

Steve Reeves, the Bodybuilder Who Brought Greek Mythology to Cinema

Steve Reeves made his cinematic breakthrough in 1958, with the movie Hercules. By the late 1950s, the sword and sandals genre was already becoming popular, but Reeves was the first performer to fully embody the physique of ancient Greek...

What Was the Origin of Ancient Sparta?

Sparta is one of the most famous ancient Greek city-states of all time. It has featured in numerous myths and legends from Greek mythology, as well as plenty of modern films too. It had a massive impact on Classical...

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

To the Greeks, the Trojan War is one of the most famous events in their history, and it is also one of the most well-known stories in Greek mythology. However, the question about whether or not the Trojan War...

Exploring South Korea’s Greek Mythology Museum

The island of Jeju in South Korea is home to the Greek Mythology Museum where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the Greek gods. The museum itself is modeled after classical Greek architecture, featuring a row of columns...

Peacock in Greek Mythology was a Symbol of Royalty and Power

The peacock plays a role in Greek mythology as the symbol of the goddess Hera, the consort of Zeus. Originally from India, where they were symbolic of royalty, they were later brought to ancient Babylon by Indian traders many...

Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...

Why Did the Trojan War Last for Ten Years?

One of the things that makes the Trojan War such a famous event within Greek mythology is the fact that it was a siege which lasted for ten years. Something else that makes it so famous is the fact...