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The Peacock in Greek Mythology Was Ancient Symbol of Royalty, Power

The peacock plays a role in ancient Greek mythology as the symbol of the goddess Hera, the consort of Zeus. Originally from India, where they were symbolic of royalty, they were later brought to ancient Babylon by Indian traders...

Greek God Dionysus’ Military Campaign to India

Dionysus is an Ancient Greek god and part of the Roman pantheon. He was known as Bacchus to the Romans and was connected with the Italian god of fertility and wine, Liber Pater. Interestingly, he is also associated with India...

What Did Ancient Greeks Think About Snow?

In many parts of the world, winter is the season that brings snow. Although this type of weather is less common in Greece than in northern Europe, it does occur, primarily in the mountains. The ancient Greeks were certainly no...

Epic Tales of Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...

Philoxenia: The Roots of Greek Hospitality

The ancient Greek value of hospitality which ranked at the top of the list of virtues, and still lives on today in Greece, is “philoxenia”

Ares vs. Mars: What Seperates the Greek and Roman Gods of War?

The ancient Greek and Roman gods are often virtually indistinguishable, but the two neighboring Mediterranean civilizations perceived their respective gods of war, Ares and Mars, very differently. Mars was a patron deity of Rome and was beloved by its people....

Top Mythological Sites in Greece

There is something about Greece that sets it apart from many other holiday destinations across the globe; its mythological sites.

Did Ancient Greeks Reach America Long Before Columbus?

The suggestion that ancient Greeks reached America before Columbus may seem far-fetched but certain researchers think otherwise. The idea is based entirely on a new examination of a dialogue written by the Greek historian Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 119...

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...