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The Dangerous Danaids

By Carly Silver, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins The ancient Greeks had no problem painting their mythological women as murderesses. Among the most lethal ladies were the Danaids, the fifty daughters of a king whose crimes condemned them to Sisyphean fates in the Underworld. But what was so bad about them that the Roman poet Horace

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

Ajax The Lesser

The first mistake many make when discussing the hero Ajax and his role in the Trojan war, is that they fail to realize that there are actually two men named Ajax. We are undoubtedly familiar with Telamonian Ajax, king of Salamis who would throw himself on his sword whilst under the weight of public shame. He

The Mystery of Plato’s Atlantis (part 1)

The mystery of the ancient civilization of Atlantis, and its sudden disappearance into the depths of the ocean, have captured the imagination of thousands. The story has been retold in countless forms of modern media and remains a topic of genuine interest, but the situation continues that Atlantis is often considered myth and is dismissed

The War For The Universe and the Rise of the Olympians

In order to properly understand the setting of this myth and to become familiar the birth of the Olympians , be sure you read In Be Beginning, which can be found here.  After Cronus overthrew his father and former ruler of heaven Uranus, he married his sister Rhea. Together they ruled over the universe and for