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16 07, 2017

Perseus and Andromeda – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T11:45:26-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Medusa's sisters, from an Athenian Proto-Geometric vase about 675-650 BC So Perseus took the winged sandals and the sword and the shield and he said thank you and he flew to where Medusa's cave was. She lived there with her two sisters who were ugly too like her. When Perseus got there all three sisters were asleep. Perseus remembered [...]

16 07, 2017

Perseus and Medusa – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T11:45:11-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Perseus and Medusa: Danae and Perseus adrift in their box Once there was a good king, but he died. His bad brother killed him so that he could be king. The bad brother needed to get rid of the good king's wife (Danae) and baby (Perseus), but he was afraid to kill them too. [...]

15 07, 2017

Medusa – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T11:45:26-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Medusa herself, from the pediment of the Temple of Artemis on Corfu, about 600 BC According to one version of the Greek story, Medusa was once a lovely young girl who had a boyfriend she loved very much. One afternoon she and her boyfriend were looking for a place where they could be [...]

12 07, 2017

Who is Athena? Ancient Greek gods

By |2019-02-05T05:07:19-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Birth of Athena Who are Athena's parents? Athena is one of the younger Greek goddesses; she is Zeus's daughter. Her mother was Metis (Wisdom). More about Zeus More Greek gods All our Ancient Greece articles How was Athena born? The story is that Zeus swallowed Metis, already pregnant with Athena, and then Athena [...]

12 07, 2017

What are nomos and physis? Greek philosophy

By |2018-04-23T09:41:10-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Philosophy|0 Comments

Nomos and physis: Laocoon: being strangled by snakes People in ancient Greece often thought of the world as being a fight, or an agon, between the two forces of rationalism and chaos, or between law and nature. The Greeks called these two forces "nomos", meaning law and order and rationalism, and "physis" (FU-sis), [...]

30 06, 2017

Rhythm in Greek Temples

By |2017-06-30T15:14:16-07:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Temple of Zeus at Cyrene (North Africa) Greek architects weren't just copying their old wooden temples for the fun of it though, or just because they couldn't think of any better ideas. There was a lot of thought behind each little decision. For one thing, these are religious buildings, so they have to [...]