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The Myth Of The Rebuilding Of Pelops

Several ancient mythological figures, according to the tales told about them, were reportedly torn apart and put back together again by their loved ones....

The Odd Attempted Linkage Of Atlantis To The Ancient Greek Gods

Ah, origin stories. Every culture and religion has one, and sometimes they can be quite weird. In the mainstream traditional ancient Greek theology/philosophy, as...

The Birth Of Bacchus, By An 18th-Century Artist

This painting, by an unidentified 18th-century artist, strives to re-create the mythical birth scene of the ancient god, Bacchus—the Roman equivalent of the Greek...

According To Hesiod, The Love-God Eros Was One Of The Oldest Divine Beings

In his epic poem, Theogony, the 8th-century BCE Greek poet, Hesiod, strove not only to tell myths about the gods, but to also trace the...

Zeus Gained His Power Over Lightning From Thankful Cyclopes

New generations overthrowing the old was a repeated theme in ancient Greek mythology. The first ruling couple of ancient Greek myth was Gaia (Earth)...

Who Was The Eldest Of The Twelve Great Olympian Gods?

While there were many deities, spirits and minions known to the ancient Greek religious world, usually twelve were touted above the rest. The ranking...

The Alleged Sobering Powers Of The Amethyst Stone

Amethysts, semiprecious stones from the quartz family, have long been an admired item. Throughout history, the gem’s beautiful violet-purple hues have caught the appraising...

Mythology Madness: Dionysus

(Bacchus by Caravaggio, via Creative Commons)       Dionysus was much, much more than a partying god of wine   Remembering a god Of all the old Greek and...