The 12 Greek Gods and Their Unique Superpowers
The ancient Greek gods remain a fascination around the world. As immortals with unusual powers, they appear in movies, books, video games.
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 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...
Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Sparking Controversy To This Day
Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals, sometimes taken for granted, such as Democratic rule and what is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of speech...
Eros and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story in Greek Mythology
The hauntingly beautiful myth of Psyche and Eros, a moving love story coming from the rich Greek mythology, has inspired countless artists all over the world throughout the centuries. From Renaissance painters all the way to today's filmmakers, Psyche and...
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”