Greek Myths – What are the Greek Myths ?

Greek Myths have always been an indispensable part of the Greek mentality and culture; since the ancient years, Greeks were creating myths to justify and explain anything they couldn’t understand, things that happened in nature, the birth of flowers and animals, the bad or good luck and anything they wanted to commemorate and glorify. The […]

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Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology; an eerie and unearthly world of Gods, deities, heroes, weak men and women fighting for the overall good, monsters, creatures from an unknown world. Greek Mythology is the body of all the legends, stories and myths created by the ancient Greeks, and it used to be the basis of their spiritual and religious […]

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Greek Gods of Love

Greek Gods of love and desire play a very important role in Greek mythology. Winged or not, warm hearted or not, the gods of love and desire would cause the greatest joy and the greatest pain among both Gods and humans – pretty much what happens today as well. Here we will present a list […]

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The myth of Sisyphus is one of the most known myths in the Greek Mythology, due to the cunningness of Sisyphus and the punishment that was awaiting him. If you could cheat death, would you? Most people would. But few have ever had the cunning of Sisyphus, the legendary rogue who cheated death not just […]

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Picture with the Pantheon of Greek Gods

Are you a little confused when reading about the Greek myths and all the stories in Greek mythology? Did you lose track who is whose father, mother, son? Here is an image depicting the Pantheon of the Greek Gods, the Family Tree of the Gods of the Olympus and of all the semi Gods and […]

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Ursa Major in Greek Mythology

Are you aware of the myth about Ursa Major in Greek Mythology? Did you know that the famous constellation of Big Bear or Ursa Major originates from the Greek mythology? The constellation of Ursa Major Ursa Major is among the most known and oldest constellations. It has the greatest number of  stars compared to all […]

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The myth of Tantalus

The myth of Tantalus is about the punishment of Tantalus by the Gods and it is associated with many other myths in Greek mythology referring to heroes, that were punished by the Gods for their behavior or crimes. According to the myth, Tantalus was one of the residents of the deepest portion of the Underworld […]

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The Myth of Pygmalion and Galatea

The myth of Pygmalion and Galatea is probably one of the most known stories in Greek Mythology. The myth of Pygmalion and Galatea is also one of the most influential and inspiring ancient Greek myths, and became the main theme for theatrical plays, movies and artistic paintings. Pygmalion the Sculptor Pygmalion was a talented Greek […]

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Cerberus, the guardian of Hades

Cerberus was one of the most known monsters in Greek Mythology. Cerberus was the monstrous dog, guardian of the Hades. Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna and the snake-bodied Typhon. According to other Greek myths, Cerberus was associated with Hydra. Featured in both the Greek and the Roman mythology, Cerberus was a multi-headed hound (usually […]

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Odysseus and the Cyclops

The myth of Odysseus and the Cyclops is one of the most known Greek myths, narrated by Homer in his Odyssey. The myth of Odysseus and the Cyclops  is about the one-eyed, giant Cyclops who menaced and almost put an end to the hero Odysseus. The Cyclops is one of the memorable characters of Greek […]

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The Myth of Hades and Persephone

The myth of Hades and Persephone is one of the well known Greek myths. Hades was the brother of Zeus and the god of the underworld. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of nature. The myth of Hades and Persephone is one more myth of love and abduction in the Greek mythology. Hades […]

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Aesop and Aesop’s Fables

Aesop was an Ancient Greek writer who lived in the 6th century BC in Athens, Greece. Aesop (Aisopos in Greek, Αίσωπος) is known about the myths he wrote, referred to as Aesop’s Fables. Little is known about the life of Aesop. According to historical facts he was a slave, while some legends suggest Aesop was […]

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Heroes in Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology and Greek myths are filled with an impressive array of Greek heroes, each one having his or her own story to tell. These mythological figures, are unique and very distinctive in their own right. The English word hero comes from the Greek word heroas (iroas, ήρωας). The word has different meanings depending on […]

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Hades the Greek God of the Underworld

Hades was the Greek God of the Underworld, the ruler of the dead.  Hades was an important God, because he incorporated the concept of the “other world” and sometimes the idea of the good and the evil. Hades in Greek means the Unseen. Although the name Hades was the name of the God himself, it […]

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The Myth of Aphrodite and Adonis

The myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is one of the most popular Greek myths, since it is directly associated with love and Eros. Not even Gods and deities could escape the powerful arrows of God Eros and fell in love with mortals with catastrophic results. Aphrodite and Adonis is a classic myth about lust and […]

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The Royal House of the Atreids in Mycenae

The Royal House of the Atreids is along with the house of the Pelopids and Labdacids, one of the most important houses in Greek Mythology and History. The Atreids were carrying a heavy curse that tormented the family for many generations. The Royal House of the Atreids, its curse and history have become one of […]

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