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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 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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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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Hypnos, the god of Sleep

Hypnos is the Greek god of Sleep. In many artistic works inspired by the Greek Mythology,  Hypnos was represented as a gentle young man, usually with wings attached to his temples or shoulders. In Hesiod’s portray, Hypnos and his brother Thanatos, the god of Death, were both terrible gods and pretty much inseparable in their […]

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The Trojan War – Myth and Reality Combined

One of the most famous Greek myths, balancing between reality and fiction is the Trojan War; infamous all over the world due to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Trojan War still stirs people’s fantasy and artist’s creative imagination. The myth of the Trojan War originates from a quarrel between three Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite and Hera. They […]

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