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Everyone knows about the seahorse, but what about the star horse?

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The horse features relatively heavily in Greek mythology, with Hesiod referring to a horse during his invocation to the Heliconian Muses at the start of his Theogony. Thus it comes as no surprise that the ancients, who placed their greatest stories and symbols in the night sky,

The 5 Most Powerful Creatures From Mythology

Written by Michael Dehoyos, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom All cultures throughout the world have their own legendary creatures. These creatures were believed to be extraordinary animals or hybrids who possessed special abilities or attributes. While some were believed to be highly intelligent, others were known for being dangerous and powerful. Here we explore the top

The Eagle, or Aquila, Constellation

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Zeus features heavily in a lot of starlore, and the Eagle constellation is no exception.  The predominantly accepted mythos for this constellation is the abduction of Ganymede. Zeus had facilitated the kidnapping, fancying the beautiful mortal boy as his personal cup-bearer. In the constellation, which is situated

Oh Muses, You Sound So Heavenly!

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around, does it make a sound? What about a musical instrument in the stars? In the evenings, can you hear the eternal whisper of its strings? When you look up at the midnight sky, hidden amongst several

The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

The story of Daedalus and Icarus is a popular myth that recounts the escape from Crete by the crafty inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus. It is a story that is often attributed to the Roman poet Ovid in his magnum opus Metamorphoses. The general theme of the story involves the ingenuity and brilliance of man, and the misuse of