The Greek History of Truffles: It All Started With a Thunderbolt from Zeus
The history of truffles is one of folklore and intrigue, but very few people know of its links to the ancient Greek god Zeus. The pricey, much sought-after fungi has played a prominent role in Greece for its nutritional...
Greece Boasts One of the Oldest Oak Trees in Europe
An ancient oak tree in northern Greece is believed to be among the oldest surviving tree of its kind in Europe.
The Goddess Hera’s Place in Ancient Greek Mythology
The goddess Hera, who loomed large in Ancient Greek mythology, was not only the wife and sister of Zeus, the King of the gods. She was also a powerful deity in her own right. Hera, known as Juno in Roman...
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.
10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology
Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths that are widely believed by many people around the world.
Ancient Greek Temple of Zeus Unearthed in Sinai, Egypt
Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, authorities in Egypt said on Monday. In a statement, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said the temple ruins were found in the Tell...
Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark 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 that which is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of...
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...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Slays Social Media as Zeus in BMW Campaign
The beloved actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is conquering social media in the runup to the Super Bowl, with last week's Instagram post he made with himself portraying the Greek god of thunder viewed more than 2.5 million times already. In the...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes Ancient God Zeus
Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will turn himself into the greatest of all the Greek gods for an upcoming Superbowl advertisement for the German automaker BMW, called simply "Zeus." With just an avatar and a few words on Instagram, he recently...