Archive | Greek Myths

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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