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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...

The Odyssey at a Glance

The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek epic poem that tells of the return journey of Odysseus to the island of Ithaca from the war at Troy, which Homer related in the Iliad. In the Greek tradition, the war...

2400-Year-Old Greek Ship is the Oldest Wreck Yet Discovered

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 75 foot...

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.

How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Weapons?

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.

Odysseus: Prehistoric Snake Species Identified by Greek Expert

A Greek researcher identified a prehistoric snake that migrated from Africa to Europe 5.5 million years ago and named it "Odysseus."

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

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...