Browsing the archives for the Greek tag

Greek Mythology Trivia Quizzes

The Goddess Athena wants you to strap on your thinking caps and test yourself! I’ve created a series of Greek Mythology Trivia Quizzes. Some are tough; they’re designed for students of Greek mythology and classics to test themselves. Others are easier. For all of them, I’ve included “mini-myths” and Greek art (mostly vase paintings) following […]

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Hope, Blessings, and a Return

Well, that was a longer absence than intended. Moving into my new home, starting my dissertation, and a flurry of life happenings pushed my mythology blog onto the back burner for nine months. Let me jump right back in on a current topic: politics and myth. The recent U.S. election campaigns revolved largely around myth […]

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Demeter and Persephone

Of Lady Demeter, goddess of the golden grain, I sing, and her fair-ankled daughter Persephone whom the ancients addressed as Kore, The Maiden, in whose laughter is the promise of spring. Now Kore was playing away from the protection of her mother, who is also the lady of the golden sword. In a meadow she […]

The Atlantis Legend

(Syncroblog suggested by Mahud: Theme “Landscapes”) I’ll tell you a story about Atlantis, the Lost Land. Once upon a time, a Greek philosopher named Plato was writing about his mentor Socrates and their circle of learned friends. Sometimes they would talk about right and wrong, the soul and other erudite matters by telling stories that […]

The Goddess Athena

In ancient times, there was not simply Apollo or Athena. Each area, city, or shrine had its particular god, who may have evolved from an earlier local deity that later became merged with one of the popular, Olympian gods that spread throughout the Greek-speaking world. (Amazingly, the popular epics about the Trojan War composed by […]