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4 09, 2017

Who was Minerva? The Roman goddess Minerva

By |2018-06-01T16:17:54-07:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

The goddess Minerva: A Roman temple from the forum in Ostia, near Rome. It was probably dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Is the goddess Minerva the same as Athena? Minerva was Jupiter's daughter for the Romans, the way Athena was Zeus's daughter for the Greeks. (More about the goddess Athena) But the goddess Minerva was not exactly [...]

30 07, 2017

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul

By |2019-08-01T14:00:22-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (500s AD) Rioters burned the old churches The Roman emperor Constantius II built a big church next to the imperial palace in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the 300s AD. But people burned it down in riots in 404. Pulcheria soon had the church rebuilt. But rioters burned it down again during the Nika Riots of 532. So [...]

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 [...]