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Of Gods and Laurel Trees

Next year, 2020, will be the XXXII Olympiad, and once again the world will be cheering for their most acclaimed athletes. But, have you ever wondered why in ancient Greece the winners of competitions were garnered with Laurel wreaths? Well, herein lies the tale of Daphne… Playing hard to get? As appears to be somewhat

The All Seeing Greek but Overlooked God: Helios

By Alicia McDermott, Contributing writer, Ancient Origins An unpunished second-generation Titan of Greek myth, Helios was a deity who was important, but not always recognized for his powers. Until his role was usurped by a newer god, Helios was the deity of the life-giving, season-changing sun. He appeared in artwork riding his horse-drawn chariot across

The Top 5 Dragon Slayers from Greek Mythology

By John Mancini The original sword-wielding dragon slayer of legend was not the knightly Orlando saving Angelica, nor was it Sigurd killing Fafnir… And it wasn’t even the Archangel Michael or St. George. It goes much further back than all of those… straight to the Ancient world. In fact, the ancients had a fairly well-documented