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What Are the Pillars of Hercules Mentioned in Greek Mythology?

The Pillars of Hercules appear in ancient Greek mythology in a variety of different settings. They are mentioned in the context of Atlantis, various quests, and of course, in the stories of Hercules himself. They are even mentioned in...

Massive Hercules Statue Restored by Vatican After Lightning Strike

Experts at the Vatican are busy with restoration work on a massive gilded statue of Hercules that was struck by lighting thousands of years ago. For over 150 years, the statue, which stands four meters tall (13 foot), remained neglected...

Xena: How Hollywood Created a Greek Warrior Princess who Never Existed

Xena the Greek warrior princess, who started as an antagonist of Hercules, captivated audiences around the world more than 20 years ago.

Statue Of Man With Hercules Guise Discovered In Rome

An ancient statue of a man wearing a lion headdress, initially thought to be a statue of Hercules, was discovered in Rome, Italy.

Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran

The Caves of Karaftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia.

Twelve Labors of Hercules Exemplify Greek Mythology

The Twelve Labours of Hercules occupy a special place in the pantheon of Greek mythology, exemplifying the ancient beliefs of the Greeks.

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...

Statue of Hercules Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Aizanoi

A stunning statue of Hercules, the Greek demigod, was recently unearthed in the Ancient Greek city of Aizanoi in Asia Minor, according to archaeologists statements. The statue was found during the excavations being carried out along Penkalas Stream in the...

2,200-Year-Old Greek ‘Victory’ Sling Bullet Discovered in Israel

A lead sling bullet inscribed with the message, "Victory of Heracles and Hauronas" in Greek, was discovered in the Israeli city of Yavne. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday that the sling bullet told The Times of Israel that...

The Twenty Most Famous Movies Based on Greek Mythology

These timeless stories from ancient Greece or Greek mythology have been reinterpreted for modern audiences in engaging and beloved movies.