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The First Beauty Pageant in the Ancient Greek World

The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's first beauty pageant, set off one of the most important narratives in ancient Greek mythology. While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions,...

10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology

Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths that are widely believed by many people around the world.

Migrating Birds That Travel 4,000 Miles to Greece Threatened by Extinction

Migrating birds, Aproparis, journey 4000 miles from Africa to Greece to be threatened by immediate extinction by harsh travel, poisoning

Talos: The Giant Mythological Robot Protecting Crete

The legend of Talos, the Ancient Greek robot, can be given an impressive distinction: it birthed the first humanoid robot in history.

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...

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...

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.

Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

The Nymphs of Ancient Greece

For ancient Greeks, every waterway was protected by nymphs. These were invariably ageless young girls who existed even before the Olympic gods -- and long before the birth of mortals. By Patrick Garner They were not all immortal. Some died after...

The Oceanids: Powerful Water Nymphs of Ancient Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, there are over 3,000 Oceanids, or water nymphs. Although most commonly associated with water, not every Oceanid has an aquatic connection. Some were even linked to land. The Oceanids are the daughters of two Titans, the pre-Olympian,...