Tag: Olympian Gods

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

The word ‘Symposium’ comes from the infinitive ‘Sympinein’ which means ‘to drink together’ (‘syn’ which means ‘together’, ‘pinein>pino’ which means to ‘drink’). As it is revealed by the etymology, the Symposiums were gatherings taking place after meals, where the guests could drink wine for pleasure and start a conversation, accompanied by music, the most times

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

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

Sweet, dry, sour, white or black -equivalent of the red wine today- these all are descriptions found in Ancient Greek texts, revealing the leading role of wine in the greek culture for centuries. In Ancient Greece, the ‘symposia’ were intellectual gatherings where the philosophers would gather around a table, discussing and drinking wine, letting the

The Greek God Hephaestus is often considered a minor God in Greek Mythology, but that is far from the truth as Percy Jackson fans will know! Here’s more about him.