The End of Humanity According to Ancient Greek Mythology
According to ancient Greek mythology, there are five ages known as "The Ages of Man," during which time humanity reaches its peak and then comes to an end. Hesiod, the Ancient Greek poet, is the most important source for information...
Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths
When it comes to Greek myths it seems that we are just as fascinated as ever. Not all myths are thought to be complete fabrications.
History of Mermaids and their Origins in Ancient Greek Sirens
Mermaids, 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 figure...
Mosaics of Greek Medusa Found in Ancient Roman Villa
Two mosaics depicting the Greek mythological figure Medusa were recently found at an ancient Roman villa by American archaeologists. In Greek mythology, Medusa is one of the three Gorgons. According to the myth, Medusa has hair made of serpents and...
Pomegranate: The Red Gold of Ancient Greece
The pomegranate is deeply embedded in human history. For thousands of years, it has been a vital food and medicine for people in many different cultures. It represents life, rebirth, fertility, marriage, and wealth in every religion. The pomegranate...
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...