EROS was the mischievous god of love, a minion and constant companion of the goddess Aphrodite. The poet Hesiod first represents him as a primordial deity who emerges self-born at the beginning of time to spur procreation. (See the Protogenos Eros and Phanes for more information.) The same poet later describes two love-gods, Eros and Himeros (Desire), accompanying Aphrodite at the time […]
Greek ancient song, and images from Greece. Dear Vardarskans: Why did ancient Macedonians speak Greek? Why did they believe in the 12 gods of Olympus? Why when Alexander the Great conquered half of Asia the official language there became Greek? Why his generals had Greek names? Why did he avoid attacking Greek territories? Why did […]
The Minotaur and the labyrinth is a story that many of us may know but how well do you really know the story of Theseus and his battle with the Minotaur?