The Ancient Greek Τradition of March

According to the spring tradition of "Marti" or "Martia," adults and children wear a small bracelet made of red and white thread from March 1st...

Ancient Greek Influences on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day on February 14th is celebrated among lovers and couples as a day of affection, romantic love and commitment to each other. The...

10 Things You Missed About Greek Mythology

Many are the stories of Greek Mythology that are widely known around the world and many are the movies based on them. Over the...

Origins of Greek Ethnonyms

There are different theories about the etymology of the words Hellenes, Hellas, Graikos and Romios that come in question until today. According to Greek mythology,...

The Tragic Story of the Fall of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of those legends of Greek mythology that fascinates audiences especially because of the character's desire to go beyond...

Greek Mythology: The Little-Known Sea Deities Who Stir Up the Seas

Next time you see the waves crashing into a picturesque shoreline, think of the goddesses of the oceans, rivers, lakes, fountains, streams, and underworld...

Dolihi of Mt Olympus: The Giants’ Necropolis

According to a survey conducted by the Greek journalist and author Giorgos Lekakis, whose article was cited in the newspaper Eleftheros Tipos, the ancient...
The Valley is located at Thespies, in Boeotia, part of the region of Central Greece. As a matter of fact, the earliest known records of the Nine Muses are from Boeotia, the homeland of Hesiod.

A Visit to Greece’s Valley of the Muses

  The eastern slopes of Mount Helicon have been witnesses to the history of the Valley of the Muses, the site of an ancient Greek...

Ancient Greek Well Used For Hydromancy Discovered in Athens

The ancient Greek phrase "ΕΛΘΕ ΜΟΙ Ω ΠΑΙΑΝ ΦΕΡΩΝ ΤΟ ΜΑΝΤΕΙΟΝ ΑΛΗΘΕC" is written on the mouth of a well that came to light during the...

The Greek Islands: How were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors such as spelling, grammar, ancient...
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Most Popular Professions in Ancient Greece

The inscriptions on the exhibits Epigraphical Museum in Athens, Greece, reveal which professions were the most popular among the ancient Greeks. Painter, mason (architect or carpenter),...

The Wise Side of Greece — Aristotle’s Trail

Aristotle is one of the most famous Greek philosophers and scientists. He was born in Northern Greece in a town called Stagira, in 384...

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