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Who was Niobe? Greek mythology

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

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 [...]

What is hubris? Hubris definition in easy words

By |2018-04-18T17:27:47+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

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). Its original meaning in Greek was to hit something. But hubris means thinking you are better than you really are, as in the expression "Pride [...]

Thebes – a city in ancient Greece

By |2017-07-07T01:09:59+00:00July 7th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|

Thebes bell in the shape of a person, 700 BC (Louvre Museum, Paris) In Greek mythology, Thebes was where Oedipus lived with his mother-wife Jocasta. It was where Oedipus' daughter Antigone died, and where Dionysos drove Pentheus mad. In Thebes, Niobe boasted about her children, and Medea killed her children. The Athenians (who we get [...]