The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World belongs to a category of texts and Greek myths written by the Ancient Greek historians and travelers. Myth and reality about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Although not completely mythological, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were associated with several Greek myths and […]

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The Myth of Halcyon – The Halcyon Days

The ancient Greek myth of Halcyon is a tender story of love and commitment, which explains the Halcyon sunny days of calm seas and winds. The Halcyon days or Alkionides Meres, as Greeks call them, appear in mid January every year. Halcyon is a type of kingfisher bird that nests by the sea where sea-charming […]

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Centaurs

Centaurs were half-men and half-horses and lived in a region called Pelion in Magnesia, a coastal region in Central Greece. Centaurs in Greek Mythology The Centaurs in Greek Mythology were  a particular tribe that stood out from anything else known in history. The Centaurs were a usual theme in the arts, and were usually depicted […]

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Goddess Athena

Goddess Athena was the mythological goddess of wisdom, but also the poetic symbol of reason and purity. Goddess Athena was very important to the Greeks, since they named her the Iliad’s goddess of fight, the warrior-defender, the protector of civilized life and artisan activities and so on… Indeed, the Greek Mythology seems to be endlessly […]

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Helios the Sun God

Helios is the Greek Sun god, whom the Romans called Sol. Most often, people viewed or portrayed Helios as a mighty charioteer, driving his flaming chariot (or gleaming horses) from east to west across the sky each day. At night, according to the legend, Helios crossed back to the east by floating in a golden […]

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Jason and The Argonauts

Jason, the hero of one of the most famous Greek myths  often known as “Jason and the Golden Fleece” or “Jason and the Argonauts”, was the son of Aeson king of Iolcus, in Thessaly Greece, and of Queen Alcimede. The beginning of the myth of Jason When Pelias, the half-brother of Aeson, deposed Aeson and […]

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God Apollo or Apollon

Greek God Apollo or Apollon was one of the greatest Olympian Gods in Ancient Greece and the only one to appear with the same name in both Greek and Roman mythology. Apollo or Apollon? In Greece the name of this God is Apollon (Απόλλων) or Apollonas (Απόλλωνας), but internationally he is mostly known with the […]

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Myth of King Midas and the Gold

King Midas is one of the most known and controversial personas in the Greek Mythology. King of Phrygia, Midas, was known for his wisdom but also his greed. Although one of the most known kings of his time, a fanatic lover of the Arts and Culture, creator of a gorgeous rose garden, Midas was known […]

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Tyche, the Greek deity of fortune

Tyche represented in Greek Mythology something everybody has always been searching or wishing for: fortune. Tyche was the personification of the hidden dreams and wishes of all mortals or immortals, ancients or moderns. She has been adored, worshiped, celebrated, accused., but always called for. In Greek, Tyche means “luck” and sometimes refers to the destiny […]

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The Myth of Prometheus – The Thief of Fire

The myth of Prometheus and fire makes us contemplate on a serious question: If Prometheus hadn’t stolen the fire from Zeus, what the mankind would have done? But the mischievous Titan in the Greek Mythology stole it and while he was celebrated by the mortals he was cruelly punished by the God of all Gods. […]

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Morpheus – The God of Dreams

Morpheus was the God of Dreams, the one with the amazing ability of appearing in dreams of mortals in any form. As his name implies – the Greek word “morphe” means “form” – he was the one who shaped and formed the dreams. In The Arms of Morpheus Morpheus was the God responsible for the […]

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The myth of Perseus and Medusa

The myth of Perseus and Medusa is one of the best thriller-like tales in Greek Mythology. With a promising plot that gets more complicated as the story progresses, this myth has a typical Hollywood-like scenario with the main character not being born yet at the moment when his destiny was determined. Here, we will present […]

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The myth of Pegasus and Bellerophontes

The myth of Pegasus and Bellerophontes has a particular place in Greek Mythology because it speaks about betrayal and loyalty, dreams and expectations, coincidences and chances, and all that through a story that has more juicy parts beforehand and aftermath than in the actual story of those two. Pegasus and Bellerophontes Pegasus was a winged […]

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Pegasus, the Winged Horse in Greek Mythology

Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek Mythology, was involved in some of the most intriguing tales of the times. From his birth to his death, Pegasus remained a mysterious creature capable of everything, symbolizing the divine inspiration or the journey to heaven, since riding him was synonymous to “flying” to the heavens. Pegasus was represented […]

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