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5 Ancient Greek and Roman Superstitions Still Alive Today

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...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home and avoid everything that might cause an accident. The main reason Tuesday the 13th is not...

Greek Christmas and New Year’s Customs From Asia Minor

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...

Broken Mirror Superstition Started in Ancient Greece

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. 

Greek Superstitions: Weird Things People in Greece Believe

There are so many quirky and even down right weird superstitions that Greeks believe. Let’s take a look at the weirdest Greek superstitions.

Ten Wacky Facts About Greece That Will Surprise You

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!

Cure the Evil Eye With a Ksematiasma App on Your Phone!

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”...