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How Was Winter Solstice Celebrated in Ancient Greece?

The winter solstice occurs on December 21st in our current calendar and marks the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. For many ancient Greeks following the Attic calendar, the winter solstice was a time for celebrations...

Greece Celebrates the Real Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas

Greece celebrates Saint Nicholas, who according to the Christian Orthodox faith is the predecessor of Santa Claus, on December 6th. The omnipresent, joyous, white-bearded man who dressed in red most of the time, became particularly popular in the 19th century,...

What Ancient Greece Thinkers Believed About Extraterrestrial Life

There were schools of thought in Ancient Greece that speculated about extraterrestrial life, in trying to answer questions about the universe

Top 10 Ideas for Halloween Costumes Based on Greek Mythology

Forget cats, witches, and skeletons—figures from Greek mythology make the most impressive Halloween costumes. From frightening creatures, beautiful goddesses, and powerful heroes, ancient Greek myth provides all the inspiration you need for the best costume. With some creativity and crafting...

Roman Mosaics with Stunning Greek Scenes Uncovered in Syria

A rare and stunning mosaic panel depicting Greek scenes has been uncovered in the Homs province of Syria. Experts say it dates back to the Roman era. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that archeologists unearthed the sizeable mosaic panel...

Lost Temple of Poseidon Unearthed in Southern Greece

Ancient ruins unearthed in Ileia, Greece, have been identified by archaeologists as the lost temple of Poseidon described by Strabo.

Ancient Swimming Pool in Greece Among the Most Beautiful Ever Built

An ancient swimming pool near Corinth in Greece is still regarded 2,000 years later as an aesthetic and engineering marvel. The swimming pool located on a prominent height overlooking the Great Ravine on the Isthmus of Corinth was built over...

Poseidon: The Almighty Greek God of the Sea

God of the sea, rivers, storms, earthquakes, bulls, and horses, Poseidon occupies a large amount of ancient Greek mythology, literature, and theology, as well as multiple appearances in modern pop culture. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis He had an unpredictable temperament that reflected...

How Athens Got Its Name

The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. The initial name...

Fashion Show for Charity Dazzles Audience at Sounio's Temple of Poseidon

Internationally-acclaimed Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and the organization "ELPIDA - Association of Friends of Children with Cancer" put on an impressive fashion show at Greece's Cape Sounio, under the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon, on Thursday evening. This was...