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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

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Anaximander’s Boundless Universe

Anaximander is often considered to be the first philosopher, at least in some circles. The more popular opinion, which is shared by your associate editor, is that the first philosopher was Thales of Miletus. As Bertrand Russell states in his History of Western Philosophy… “Philosophy begins with Thales.” However, Anaximander, Thales’ pupil, might take the

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Top Ten: Most Terrifying Monsters Of Greek Mythology

10. The Sphinx Known from: The Legend Of Oedipus Confronted by: Oedipus The first creature on our list is the sphinx; a monster that was said to have the body of a lion, the head of a woman, and the wings of an eagle.The sphinx is perhaps known best for her role in the legend

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The myth of Jason and the Argonauts

Imagine a group of superheroes, each with their own special power, traveling around on wild, improbable adventures. There is the guy who can fly, another with super strength and yet another fellow with a secret, unbeatable weapon. And of course there is also the captain of the team, usually an “all around good guy” who’s

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