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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 Icarus' desire to transgress human boundaries, thus culminating in tragic consequences. The tale of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology is the story...

History of Mermaids and their Origins in Ancient Greek Sirens

Mermaids, or folkloric creatures with the head and upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish, appear in many cultures across the world. Many have traced the contemporary conception of a mermaid to the ancient Greek...

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....

Anti-Aging and Ancient Greeks

Although medicine and healing were important in ancient Greece, anti-aging may have been considered unnatural by the ancient Greeks. by Patrick Garner In the last decade some branches of modern medicine have shifted from viewing aging as inevitable to treating it...

The Evil Bird Women of Greek Mythology

According to Greek mythology Harpies were half-women, half-bird creatures known as the agents of divine punishment They were depicted as having a female head but the body of a bird, and although they are described by certain sources as quite...

Lefkada Island: 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...

What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with The Odyssey,...

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.

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 living...

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.