Geryon was the grandson of the gorgon Medusa. His father, Chrysaor, was born from blood as Perseus separated Medusa’s head from her body, and the children she… Read more “Geryon – The Triple Headed Giant”
Tag: Greek myth
The Ages of Man – Hesiod, Pt.1
The Ages of Man were theoretical ages of humanity that existed before current day human being was created and formed a part of the greater cosmological understanding… Read more “The Ages of Man – Hesiod, Pt.1”
Amalthea: The Goat Who Nursed Baby Zeus.
Zeus was born into a prophecy; his father Cronus had been terrified to hear that one day one of his children would overthrow him and usurp his… Read more “Amalthea: The Goat Who Nursed Baby Zeus.”
Cupid: Stupid, Reckless Love.
Ah Cupid, the sweet chubby little baby that adorns cards and decorations this time of year. Son of Aphrodite (the Roman Venus), the Goddess of love, he flies… Read more “Cupid: Stupid, Reckless Love.”
Scylla and Charybdis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Have you ever uttered the phrase: “Stuck between a rock and a hard place”? This common idiom used to describe a choice between two unfavorable options comes… Read more “Scylla and Charybdis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.”
Reincarnation in Ancient Greece: Plato and the Myth of Er.
The idea of re-incarnation was not unknown to the ancient Greeks. The eminent philosopher Plato was a major exponent of this belief (as was Pythagoras and the… Read more “Reincarnation in Ancient Greece: Plato and the Myth of Er.”
Isis and Osiris
One of the most well known ancient Egyptian mythological stories is the story of Isis and Osiris: brother and sister, and husband and wife. Isis and Osiris were… Read more “Isis and Osiris”
Prometheus and The Gift of Fire
The ability to control fire by early humans was one of the biggest steps in our evolution. For our ancient ancestors, warmth meant we could travel through… Read more “Prometheus and The Gift of Fire”
Triptolemus: The Greek Demi-God of Agriculture.
As we sit munching on our toast each morning, there are few of us that would even think to thank the demi-god Triptolemus. The one who, according… Read more “Triptolemus: The Greek Demi-God of Agriculture.”
The Sword of Damocles: A Metaphor for Climate Change.
Mythological phrases and references make their way into our lives, and often the original story gets left behind. For example, anyone who has seen the cult movie… Read more “The Sword of Damocles: A Metaphor for Climate Change.”