Category: Greece

Ananke

Ananke (uh-nan-kee) (Greek: “force, constraint, necessity”), is a personification of inevitability, compulsion and necessity. Roman counterpart is Necessitas (“necessity”). She was born from Gaia (Earth), Hydros (Water) and Chronos (Time). She is often depicted as holding a spindle and is one of the Primordial Deities, she marks the beginning of the cosmos. She was seen […]

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The First Olympics

Our news feeds are filled with gold medal winners and world records broken lately.  However, we are experiencing games that are a part of the resurgence of an ancient tradition.  The modern Olympic games began in the 19th century, but the games as a whole are much older. The original Olympic games were held as […]

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Arachne

I have a fear of spiders which is known as Arachnophobia. The term has its roots in Greek myth. Arachne means spider in Greek. This is the tale of why you should just keep somethings to yourself even if you are that good at it. A weaver named Arachne felt that her skill at weaving […]

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Helike – Real life Atlantis

The sinking of Atlantis is one of the many famous stories to come out of ancient Greece. That area is one of the most earthquake prone in Europe, so it is not difficult to see how such a legend developed. However, the city of Helike was destroyed in 373 BCE by a catastrophic earthquake and […]

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