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'Pandora' by John William Waterhouse, 1896.

Pandora, the Goddess who Unleashed both Hell and Hope upon Humanity

Most people are familiar with the creation of Adam and Eve in the Book of Genesis. But the story of mankind’s creation in Greek mythology is probably less well-known, and is arguably darker in tone...
Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends

The masterful works of ancient sculptor Phidias

Phidias was a master sculptor in ancient Greece. Very little is known of his life, but his accomplishments are famous throughout the world. Phidias worked masterfully with bronze and other materials...
Dreams and Prophecy

Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks writers tend to distinguish two categories of dreams, those that are insignificant, caused by hopes, fears, digestion, and other residues of the day, and those that are significant...
Legend of Troy

The Legend of Helen of Troy – Part Two

Read Part 1 The Iliad of Homer concerns the tenth and final year of the Trojan War. Throughout this tale, Helen regrets her part in causing the war and longs to return to her husband and daughter,...
The Food of the Gods and the Elixir of Life

Immortality, the Elixir of Life and the Food of the Gods

When we look into the accounts of many different mythologies and religions, it becomes clear that the gods are either immortal or live a life of many thousands of years. What is rarely mentioned is...
Argos Panoptes

Argos Panoptes – A 100 eye giant or something else?

Argos Panoptes was one of the primordial giants of the Greek mythology. His epithet ‘Panoptes’ means the one who is all-seeing, which reminds us of the symbol of the ‘all seeing eye’ of God. However...
Olympia - Greece

Ancient Olympic Stadium Threatened by Budget Cuts in Greece

The ancient Olympic stadium of Nemea is under threat of closure as a result of steep budget cuts in the country as Greece enters its sixth consecutive year of recession. The Nemean Games were founded...
Alexander the Great and Egypt

The Canopus Way of Ancient Alexandria and the Birthday of Alexander the Great

In 332 BC after Alexander the Great defeated the Persian army of Darius III at Issus in Syria, he entered triumphantly with his army into Egypt. The twenty-four year old Macedonian king was hailed by...
Relief of Zeus in Bulgaria

Archaeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus in Bulgaria

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed an unusually large votive relief of the ancient Greek God Zeus near the Bulgarian village of Starosel. According to the National History Museum for...
Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Zeus and Hera - Bulgaria

Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Uncovered in Bulgaria

Archaeologists have found a Thracian temple and a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera in Sredna Gora, a mountain range in central Bulgaria. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting a...
Submerged Ancient Buildings Discovered in Zakynthos

Submerged Ancient Buildings Discovered in Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos is the third largest Greek Island in the Ionian Sea. The name of the island comes from a legendary Arcadian King Dardanus, son of God Zeus and Electra, founder of the mythical city of...
Zeus and Poseidon

The Mighty Gods Zeus & Poseidon

The Greek gods had much in common with Sumerian deities. Zeus was the Greek equivalent of Enlil (later Ammon), Babylonian God of Heaven and Earth. Poseidon was the Greek equivalent of Oannes , the...

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