Superstitions are a big part of popular culture. Some are held onto out of ritual, while others originate from ancient religions but continue to be believed today. The ancient world was pagan, and the shift between the polytheistic pantheon and...
Many people in Greece have roots from Asia Minor, and their refugee ancestors brought with them many unique Christmas traditions and customs. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an opportunity for many people, especially for the...
In both ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, reflected images were thought to hold mysterious powers. Damaging a mirror was believed to invite the wrath of the gods.
There are so many quirky and even down right weird superstitions that Greeks believe. Let’s take a look at the weirdest Greek superstitions.
There is much more to Greece than meets the (evil) eye! Here are 15 facts about Greece that you won't learn in school or in a guidebook!
A superstition shared by all Greeks is the evil eye, or “mati.” It is believed that someone can cast the evil eye onto another person out of envy (either good or bad) and jealousy. You are said to be “matiasmenos”...