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Lichadonisia: Experience the Mythical, Little-known Exotic Greek Islets

There is history and mythology abounding throughout Greece, and the exotic Greek islands of Lichadonisia are no exception. The enticing, magical tales of the creation of this island complex located northeast of Evia, in the North Evia Gulf, only adds...

The Tragic Story of the Fall of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of those legends of Greek mythology that fascinates audiences because of his desire to go beyond human boundaries and the tragic consequences this brought about. The tale of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology...

The Sea Goddesses Who Stir Up the Waves in 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...

Greece’s Beautiful Mount Ziria, Birthplace of Hermes

According to the legend, the Pleiad known as Maia gave birth to Zeus' son Hermes in a cave near the lake Dasios, on Mount Ziria, near the village of Trikala. Also known as Mount Kyllini or Mount Cyllene, this mountain...

The Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World," reveals that such women...

The Legend of Mouse Island, Corfu

Pontikonisi, also known as "Mouse Island", is a Greek islet located at the entrance of Halkiopoulos lagoon in Corfu. The islet is better-known for hosting the Byzantine chapel of Pantokrator, dating back to the 11th century and only open to...

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,...

The Best Operas on Themes from Greek Mythology

There are at least fourteen major operas that are based on themes and personages from Greek mythology and its glittering history. That says all one needs to know about the universality of Greek mythology and history, how much they...

Ancient Greeks Predicted Robots Claims Stanford Historian

Ancient Greeks not only created the foundations of modern civilization but they also predicted robots and other future technological innovations, according to a book on the subject. Stanford University historian Dr Adrienne Mayor, in the upcoming "Gods and Robots" argues...