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Duryodhana and Karna – India’s Mahabharata

By |2018-10-26T08:01:07+00:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

Duryodhana (Cambodia, ca. 900s AD) Who was Duryodhana? Duryodhana was the enemy of the Pandavas in the story of the Mahabharata. He's forced out of power when the Pandavas defeat him. His friend Karna fights for him, defeating many kings, but eventually Arjuna kills Karna in a great battle. More about the Mahabharata Lots of India [...]

Who is Achilles? Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:05:29+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Achilles, on a Greek black-figure vase from around 530 BC Who were Achilles' parents? Achilles was a great warrior in ancient Greek stories. He was the son of Peleus and Thetis. Peleus was a king in Greece, and Thetis was a nymph. (That's a sort of fairy.) What is an Achilles heel? When Achilles was [...]