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16 07, 2017

Who was Niobe? Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T13:38:24-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Apollo and Artemis kill Niobe's children (Athens, 400s BC) Niobe (Nye-OH-bee) was a woman in Greece - in Thebes - a long long time ago (in the story). She was the daughter of Tantalus, and so she lived under a curse. Niobe had seven children, boys and girls, who were called the Niobids, meaning children of Niobe (I don't know what happened [...]

15 07, 2017

Daedalus and Icarus – Greek mythology

By |2019-04-30T14:52:38-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Daedalus and Icarus: Icarus falling (on a wall painting from Pompeii,about 79 AD) Daedalus the inventor Once upon a time on the island of Crete, maybe about 1325 BC, there was a king whose name was Minos (in the story; this is only a story). He had living in his palace at Knossos a great architect and [...]

14 07, 2017

Arachne and Athena – the Arachne story in Greek mythology

By |2018-10-02T09:32:08-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|8 Comments

The Arachne story: Greek women weaving at a warp-weighted loom - Athens, 500s BC Who was Arachne? Arachne was a girl who lived in Greece a long long time ago (in the story; this is a story). She was a very good weaver and spinner. Who invented weaving?  Why did women spin? Arachne wove all sorts of beautiful pictures into her cloth, and people [...]

13 07, 2017

What is hubris? an easy definition

By |2019-09-03T21:16:57-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Hubris definition: Aegisthus murdering Agamemnon Definition of hubris Hubris (HOO-briss) is a Greek word which we translate into English as "pride" or "arrogance." (You can also spell it hybris). What is Xenia? Nomos and physis More Greek philosophy All our ancient Greece articles Its original meaning in Greek was to hit something. But hubris [...]

13 07, 2017

Greek religion – ancient Greece

By |2019-09-14T06:45:42-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks|6 Comments

Greek religion: Athena protects her worshippers (Andokides Painter, ca. 520 BC)W Where did Greek religion come from? Greek religion was a mixture of old Minoan beliefs, Central Asian gods that the Yamnaya brought to Greece, West Asian ideas and African ideas they got from their neighbors. Who were the Minoans? Central Asian religion West Asian gods and goddesses Egyptian [...]