Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather

Greece has seen much turbulent summer weather with storms, rains and floods lashing different parts of the country. While tourists dash for shelter from the...

The Legend of Mouse Island, Corfu

Pontikonisi, also known as "Mouse Island", is a Greek islet located at the entrance of Halkiopoulos lagoon, opposite to the airport area in Corfu....

Homer’s Odyssey Is Officially the World’s Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey has been voted as the most influential story to have shaped the world, according to a poll of more than 100 international authors,...

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...

Greece’s Beautiful Mount Ziria, Home of the God Hermes

According to the legend, the Pleiad known as Maia gave birth to Zeus' son Hermes in a cave near the lake Dasios, on Mount...

The Moirai, the Fates of Greek Mythology

The Moirai, usually also known as the Fates, stand for the idea of destiny in the sphere of Greek mythology. It was common for...
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Read Greek Gods’ Epic Tales of Love and Jealousy

Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent entity in the ancient Greek pantheon, he also...

The Greek Myth Behind Winter’s ‘Halcyon Days’

The expression “halcyon days” refers to a period of time, right in the middle of winter, normally at the end of January and usually...
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...

The Colossus of Rhodes: 6 Facts about one of the Wonders of the Ancient...

The ancient island of Rhodes, the kállistin (best) of the Greek cities as historians like to call it, has long attracted the attention of...
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Promitheia: Reviving the Ancient Greek Spirit on Mount Olympus

Hundreds of people gathered on Mount Olympus in central Greece for the annual festival dedicated to the Ancient Greek spirit. The Prometheia festival, now in its 22nd...

The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece

Maios (Μάιος in Greek), the month of May, took its name from the ancient goddess Maia (in Greek Μαία, the mother, the midwife, she...

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