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The Bizarre Alternate Myth Of A Human Golden Fleece

Ancient Greek myth and legend told of a Golden Fleece that was held by the people of Colchis, who lived along the eastern shores...

Diodorus Siculus’ Alternate Account For The Phrixus And Helle Myth

Phrixus (or Phrixos) and Helle, according to their traditional story from Greek mythology, were a brother and sister pair forced to flee their Greek...

The Daughters Of Pelias Asking Medea To Rejuvenate Their Father, By Charles-Édouard Chaise (c....

This painting, by the French artist Charles-Édouard Chaise (c. 1759-1798), recreates an early scene from one of the most notorious myths about the mythological...

The Poisoning Of Glauce And Creon, Painted By Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752)

This painting, by the French artist Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752), re-creates one of the murderous scenes from the catastrophic end of the...

The Battle Of The Soldiers Born Of The Serpent’s Teeth, Painted By Jean-François de...

This painting, by the French artist Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752), depicts an ancient Greek tale of a brawl between magical warriors who...

Jason and the Dragon, by Salvator Rosa (c. 1615–1673)

This image, by the Italian artist Salvator Rosa (c. 1615–1673), depicts the mythical Greek hero, Jason, disabling a serpent or dragon that guarded the...

The Myth Of Medea Being Criminally Cleared For Killing A King And Princess Of...

In ancient Greek mythology, Medea was an occult-inclined princess from the Black Sea city of Colchis who betrayed her people and her family after...

Jason And Medea, Painted By John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)

This painting, by the English artist John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), depicts two ill-fated lovers from Greek legend and mythology. On the right, the armed...

The Ancient Athenians Claimed A Great Snake Was A Guardian Of Their Acropolis

The sacred snake of Athens is an interesting topic of ancient Greece. The idea that a snake lived in the temple of Athena in...

10 Legendary Figures From Ancient Greek Folklore And Mythology

  (Guest Article) Numerous heroes, due to their super-human strength, cunning and courage, were worshipped as gods or demigods. Their diligence in doing their duty for...