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Meet Odysseus the Golden Eagle Mascot of Greek Football Club AEK

The AEK football stadium is well under construction and the eagle mascot of the club is  familiarizing itself with its new environment

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...

Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is the quintessential quest that relates to our passage through life and the importance of love, family and home. Odysseus’s adventures have influenced everyone from Batman to Bob Dylan.  By Chris Mackie The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek...

The Oldest Intact Shipwreck “Odysseus” was an Ancient Greek Vessel

The discovery of the ancient Greek shipwreck "Odysseus," thought to be the oldest of its kind ever found, at the bottom of the Black Sea could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world. The 75ft ancient...

How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Versions of the Weapon?

Odysseus' bow has been famous ever since Homer's Odyssey told the tale of how the returning hero strung it after no other man could.

Stone Age Tools on Crete Show Man Sailed the Mediterranean 130,000 Years Ago

Stone age tool finds on Crete in 2010 indicate that man traveled the Mediterranean 130,000 years ago, and not 10,000 years ago as originally believed, according to Science magazine.

Mosaic Odysseys: An Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaics by Mosaicists from Greece and the UK

Mosaic Odysseys, is an international group of eleven acclaimed mosaic artists who have been brought together for a unique exhibition of mosaics inspired by the story of Odysseus. Part of a Summer Festival of Mosaics being held in London Mosaic...

Greek Epic ‘Odysseus’ Moves Forward; Director On Board

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is moving forward on production of the Greek epic "Odysseus," based on Homer's "The Odyssey," by hiring Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk to get behind the camera for the upcoming drama. The film, which has gone through...

Italian Towns Fight Over Odysseus

Two neighboring cities in central Italy claim to be the mythological place cited by Homer where Odysseus fell in love with Circe. One is the  island of Ponza and the other, the Mount Circeo. Italian hotel keepers and restaurateurs are exploiting the...

Gods and Monsters: Homer’s Odyssey

And the fascination with the Greek heroes never stops! In another yet documentary of BBC4 Simon Armitage undertakes his own Greek adventure, following in the footsteps of one of his own personal heroes, Odysseus and at the same time...