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

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

Fact or Fiction? Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths

By Cliff Blaylock Why is it that the myths of Ancient Greece have not only been able to survive, but continue to have a profound...

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...

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....

Greek Goddesses Appear as Black Women on Ancient Ceramic Cup

The image of black people plays a key role in the reconciliation between the everyday world of ancient Greeks and spiritual revelation, says an...

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...

Viral Infographic on Ancient Greek Gods’ Family Tree

An infographic created by TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsTheBabyAteMyDingo and uploaded on imgur.com, depicting the ancient Greek gods’ family tree, has gone viral. From Gaia to Kronos, Zeus and...

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...

Mycenaean Era Tombs Found in Southern Greece

Tombs dating back to the Mycenaean period 1600-1100 BC were found at the town of Kiveri in the Argolis region, in southern Greece. According to...
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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...

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...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger", is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much...

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