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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...

The Greek Myth Behind the Word ‘Tantalize’

The English word "tantalize," which means to torment someone by showing them something they desire but cannot have, comes from the Greek myth of Tantalus. According to Greek myth, Tantalus was the ruler of the ancient city of Sipylus in...

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 Connection of the Word ‘Panic’ to the Greek God Pan

The word panic comes from the name of the Greek god Pan or Panas, 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...

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...

The Connection Between Sumerian and Bible Creation Stories

The most famous account of creation is undoubtedly the one contained in the first two chapters of Genesis. However, many other creation stories exist from all around the world. A few of them were even written in the Late...

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.

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...

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...

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,...