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Netflix Greek Mythology Series KAOS Casts Jeff Goldblum as Zeus

In KAOS, Netflix's recreation of Greek mythology, Jeff Goldblum has been cast as Zeus, replacing Hugh Grant who was originally cast. Along with Jeff Goldblum's Zeus, KAOS will also include Janet McTeer as Hera, Cliff Curtis as Poseidon, the god...

How Europe Got Its Name: The Greek Myth of Europa

Europe got its name from the Greek princess of Phoenicia, Europa. According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, transformed into a beautiful white bull to abduct the girl he loved. The story of Europa is one...

The Evil Bird Women of Greek Mythology

According to Greek mythology Harpies were half-women, half-bird creatures known as the agents of divine punishment They were depicted as having a female head but the body of a bird, and although they are described by certain sources as quite...

Artichokes: The 3,000-Year-Old Greek Superfood

The artichoke is one of the oldest known Greek superfoods, with many powerful medicinal properties, while it is also used in delicious recipes

The Most Prolific Couples in Ancient Greek Mythology

Greek mythology has captured people's imaginations for millennia, particularly the stories of love that feature adoring and often tragic couples, some of which produced countless children. Oceanus and Tethys Oceanus and Tethys seem to be one of the few monogamous couples...

Zeus, The King of All the Gods in Greek Mythology

Zeus, the greatest of all the figures of Greek mythology, ruled over all the assembled gods and goddesses of the realm atop his mountain fastness on Mt. Olympus along with his wife Hera. He was the god of the sky,...

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...

Russell Crowe Fought to Add Greek Accent as Zeus in “Thor”

For his role as Zeus in the latest installment of the Thor franchise, Russell Crowe had to convince director Taika Waititi that the god of thunder and ruler of Olympus should have a Greek accent. The Oscar-winning actor fought for...

Jeff Goldblum Replaces Hugh Grant as Zeus in Netflix Show Kaos

Jeff Goldblum will be replacing actor Hugh Grant in the role of Zeus, king of the Greek gods, in the upcoming Netflix show, Kaos. Initially, Grant was cast in the role, but had to pull out of the dark comedy...

Face of Zeus on Mt Olympus: Ancient Carving or Optical Illusion

Some claim that they can see the face of Zeus on the rocky face of Mt. Olympus, the traditional home of the gods in Greek mythology. The rocky face, which is located at around 2,400 meters (7874.016 feet) high, near...