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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

Ares: The Greek God of War

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In the Ancient World, the most powerful forces that shaped human destiny were personified by polytheistic religions in the form of Gods. In this way, the ancients believed that they could influence impersonal forces and powers. One of these was war. In the past, conflict was a

Psyche and Cupid: Mythology’s Greatest Love Story

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There are many beautiful myths from Classical civilization. One of the most beautiful of all is that of Psyche and Cupid. Unlike most ancient legends, it is a romantic tale and has a happy ending. This myth has been enormously influential, and it has helped to shape

The Herdsman of the Stars

By Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Even to the modern mind, the starry abyss above us encourages a sense of awe and wonder. In the ancient times, they linked their mythos to the heavens and told tales of how the star clusters, or constellations, came to be. One of these constellations of the Northern

The Realm of Poseidon: A Mythical Voyage Around the Aegean

By Peter Marshall, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins “Poseidon the great god I begin to sing, he who moves the earth and the desolate sea… You are dark-haired you are blessed you have a kind heart. Help those who sail upon The sea In ships.” ~Homeric Hymn to Poseidon Gods and Legends Poseidon was the Greek

Dionysus the Mild: Eater of Flesh

By Ben Potter As a figure of myth and superstition even in his own time, Dionysus could well have been dismissed by the cynical as being an unworthy interpolation into the field of true religion. However, although “he represents an enchanted world and an extraordinary experience” (Albert Henrichs), the scope of his temporal power is