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Dionysus in Delos

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Most people think that Dionysus, the god of wine, was no more than the drunken sidekick of Greek mythology. In fact, he was a rather powerful god who controlled the wild forces of nature. He did not care for the … Continue reading

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A plant of gods and mortals

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In the beginning of spring, an impressive flower towers high above all others. It is usually found on roadsides, abandoned fields and archaeological sites all over Greece. It is giant fennel (ferula communis) but, despite its similarity with fennel, it … Continue reading

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Hercules’s second labor: the Hydra

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Inspired by the graffiti I posted a couple of days ago, I thought I might say a few things about Hercules, the greatest hero in Greek mythology. As I’ve already said, he is one of my boys’ favorite heroes, and … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Pan’s epiphany

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To the south of the temple of the Olympian Zeus, is a cluster of ancient sites, most of them unknown to the general public. Here was, for instance, the temple of Artemis, as well as many more smaller temples and … Continue reading