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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 myth of Europe

The myth of Europe is a fascinating myth of the Greek Mythology that inspired writers, historians, painters and politicians who gave her name to coins, a continent and created several several pieces of art depicting the love making of Zeus and Europe. Europe and Zeus Europe was a beautiful princess, who was abducted by Zeus, […]

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Titans and Titanomachy

In Greek mythology, the Titans were a powerful race of deities that reigned during the Golden Age of Ancient History. They were the elder gods of the known world and they were overthrown by the younger Gods, the ones we know as the Olympian Gods. The Reign of Titans Titans ruled the world overthrowing their […]

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The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology

“Sing to me oh Muse”… The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology were deities that gave artists, philosophers and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. Hesiod reveals that they were called Muses or Mouses in Greek, as the Greek word “mosis” refers to the desire and wish. The word museum also comes from the Greek […]

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