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Autumn Equinox Marks Solemn Change of Seasons

In Greek mythology, the Autumn equinox (which occurs on Wednesday) marks the return of the goddess Persephone to the underworld for three months, where she is reunited with her husband, Hades. This somber event, as recorded by the ancient Greeks...

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology, the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

British Museum Returns Looted Ancient Greek Statue to Libya

After a long legal battle, London’s British Museum returned last week a looted ancient Greek statue of the goddess Persephone to Libya

Greeks Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Ancient Tradition of Martis

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual custom. The tradition of "Martis" entails that everyone, regardless of age, adorns themselves with red...

Greeks Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Ancient Tradition of Martis

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual custom. The tradition of "Martis" entails that everyone, regardless of age, adorns themselves with red...

New Revelations: Tenant of Amphipolis Tomb is A Member of The Royal Macedonian Family

In a press conference following the recent discovery of a stunning mosaic in the Kasta Hill tomb of ancient Amphipolis, Lena Mendoni, general secretary of the Greek Ministry of Culture, and Katerina Peristeri, head of the Amphipolis archaeological team,...

Amphipolis Mosaic Depicts Pluto's Abduction of Persephone

The Greek ministry of culture released today a set of pictures of the newly-excavated Amphipolis tomb mosaic. The mosaic is now fully uncovered, exposing a figure of a woman whom archaeologists have identified as Persephone. In a series of impressive...

Spring in Ancient Greece

Today is officially the first day of spring and a time when nature is reborn with fruitfulness. For the ancient Greeks, the natural phenomena such as the change of the season, were attributed to divine intervention. One of the most...

Persephone’s Ancient Myth Now in English

A new children's book-CD with the title Time For Flowers, Time For Snow, in the form of a song that tells the story of the ancient Greek myth of Persephone was to be presented on Oct. 5 to an...