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The Triad of Artemis-Selene-Hecate

by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient religion was very dynamic and evolved over the centuries. One of the most interesting examples of this is the Triad of Artemis, or the Triple Goddess, wherein three goddesses were conflated or grouped together. These three goddesses were Artemis, Selene and Hecate. The group is frequently known

Ephesia Grammata: Magical Words in the Greek World

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Classical World is often seen as an age of reason and philosophy. In reality, the vast majority of people were very superstitious and belief in magic was very common. Spells, magical formulas, and incantations were popular and widely used. Some of the best known magical formulas

Hunting Dogs in the Ancient World

Written by Robert Gate, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom For millennia, dogs and people have shared a close partnership. No one is still ready to claim when and where the first dog was domesticated, but it is generally accepted that it was for hunting. Thousands of years ago, men did not have big guns to aid

Artemis: Wonder Woman of the Ancient World

Written by Katherine Smyth Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There’s more to this goddess than her Amazon-like reputation. Artemis, daughter of Zeus, twin-sister of Apollo, and with a host of temples dedicated to her, was once part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. More than just the goddess of the hunt, her influence can

The Bear in the Big Blue Abyss: Ursa Major

By Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When you look up at the twinkling stars in the velvet sky, what constellation is it you look for to orientate yourself? It is almost always the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor constellation duo – or as some (me) prefer to call them, the ‘saucepan set.’ This starry

The Greek Gods of the Countryside

Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena… these are just a few of the names that Greek mythology lovers know, as they are no doubt aware of the standard Greek pantheon, the Olympians. They get all the air time, after all, with their epic tales of love, murder, incest, revenge…and everything in between. The Titans, likewise, grab headlines