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Andromeda: The Beauty of the Mediterranean

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The story of Perseus and Andromeda is well known from the hero’s side, but who really was the woman he saved? No one seems to know. For eons scholars and bards alike have argued and debated. Artists have studied her, represented her in statues, music, and paintings.

Minor but Mighty: Ursa Minor

By Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The night sky might seem like a random collection of twinkling stars to some, but to others, the stars create images and patterns filled with stories and legends. These images and patterns are known as constellations, and they’ve been captivating human imagination for as long as records have

The Tumultuous Tale of Heracles and Hera

Heracles and Hera had a difficult relationship. In fact, the queen of the Gods tremendously hated the half-man known for his strength and hero status, and really went out her way to make his life as difficult as possible. Snubbing Heracles publicly would just not do… Hera wanted to make him suffer. It all started

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

That Time Heracles Met Snake Woman…

By Carly Silver, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins While completing his Twelve Labors, the Greek hero Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules) got up to tons of mischief—and that included bedding a lot of women. In the process, he fathered a whole host of legendary sons, called the Heracleidae, from whom many clans across the Mediterranean claimed descent. According

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