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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 [...]

Menelaus and Helen – Trojan War

By |2018-04-23T09:02:50+00:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Menelaus and Helen lived in Sparta  Menelaus was the son of Atreus, so he was also the younger brother of Agamemnon. The older brother, Agamemnon, inherited his father's kingdom at Mycenae. So Menelaus didn't have a kingdom. Instead, he competed with everyone else and won the contest to marry Helen. Helen was the daughter of the [...]