Category: Greek Mythology

“Most people seem to realize that Greek mythology is part of our cultural heritage. Knowing about Classical Greece and Rome is part of being an educated person,” Rick Riordan said in an interview in 2010. Riordan’s best-selling children’s series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, chronicles the adventures of a 12-year-old demigod—half-human and half-Greek god—named Percy.

Being the 12th and youngest God of the 12 Olympian Gods, (alternately with Estia), but deeply engaged in the daily cults of the ancient Greeks, he was the God of the grape harvest, wine, ritual ecstasy, and theatre in ancient Greek religion and mythology. As for the origins of its name, its first part ‘Dio’

Following our latest post related to the Olympian Gods’ symbols, we continue talking about what attributes and symbols the Ancient Greeks had connected to them. Hermes The God of trade, communication, heralds, and sports, as well as the youngest one of all the Olympians, Hermes, was mostly associated with the winged sandals that were symbolizing

As you are digging more and more into the Ancient Greek Mythology, it is unavoidable to notice patterns and symbols that accompany mythological scenes and heroes. In this blog post, we start to clear up the symbols that are associated with the Olympian Gods.    Zeus The king of the Gods and ruler of Olympus

Having already talked about the Mouses, it is a good reason to dedicate more blog posts to other smaller deities that enriched the daily lives of the Olympian Gods and the mortals with their supernatural attributes. In this article, we are going to focus on the Nymphs, the feminine divine spirits associated with nature. It

Nowadays, talking about the muse of an artist, we are referring to a person or a force that is the source of inspiration of the creative process. Sometimes it might be a lover, a relative, a friend or even a spiritual situation. However, according to ‘Theogony’ of Hesiod and the ancient Greek mythology, the word

Crete is the biggest island of Greece. It is a region with a rich history, famous not only for its amazing landscapes, the local food, and the authentic hospitality and culture, but also for the Greek Mythology that is connected to it and has influenced the art and literature worldwide. Let’s clear up how the

Greece is portrayed as the ultimate destination for the summer due to the sun and the lacy beaches of the numerous little and bigger islands, as well as the tradition and the local tastes that captivate each and every visitor. However, the Greek islands constitute history poles, so new archaeological excavations are being conducted constantly

Although most people prefer the sunny days instead of the cold, rainy ones, it seems that we can’t appreciate the gifts of each season, if we want to skip the natural cycle. In other words, we can’t really enjoy the summer without the winter, and the spring without the autumn or vice versa. However, in

Love and tragedy feature strongly in Greek mythology, often in the same tales. Here, we look at the most intense love stories in Greek Mythology and their not-so happy endings. Love Stories in Greek Mythology Ancient Greek myths are roller-coaster adventures. The characters often go through ‘hero cycles’, where they have to overcome adversity to