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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...

Tyche, The Ancient Greek Goddess of Fortune

Ancient Greek goddess Tyche, which represented fortune, or luck, whether good or bad may not have been one of the twelve Olympians, yet her powers exceeded theirs. by Patrick Garner Ancient Greeks believed in supernatural causes for almost all events and...

Are the Irish Descendants of the Ancient Greeks?

It is not unusual for a nation to have a story about their origin. The Jews have the story of the Exodus, the Romans have the story of Romulus, and the British have the story of Brutus. But many...

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 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...

How Was Winter Solstice Celebrated in Ancient Greece?

The winter solstice occurs on December 21st in our current calendar and marks the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. For many ancient Greeks following the Attic calendar, the winter solstice was a time for celebrations...

Why NASA Names Its Spacecraft After the Ancient Greek Gods

Throughout its 64-year history, NASA has named several of its spacecraft and missions after ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. But what is the connection between NASA and ancient Greek mythology? From the Apollo program, which ran between 1961 and...

Artemis: The Goddess That Gave Her Name to NASA’s mission

In Greek mythology, Artemis is one of the twelve Olympians, the most important deities in the ancient Greek pantheon. She is the daughter of Zeus, king of the gods, and Leto, a lesser-known Greek goddess. Her brother was Apollo,...

The Ancient Greek Origin of the Word ‘Panic’

The word panic comes from the name of the Greek god Pan, who was reputed to cause humans to flee in maddening fear. Initially, the word described the intensity of a feeling of unjustified, individual, or collective fear similar to...

The Ancient Greek Origins of Wreaths

Wreaths, now commonly used as home decorations, bohemian headpieces, or even Snapchat filters have their origins in ancient Greece and have had a symbolic meaning in Western culture for over two thousand years. Since antiquity, the circular or horseshoe shaped...