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Spring came to Eleusis

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A short distance from Athens, Eleusis was the centre of the cult of goddess Demeter, who embodied Earth’s fertility. It was the place where the famous Eleusinian Mysteries took place. Initially it was a rite symbolising the circle of life … Continue reading

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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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Flowers of Crete

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The island of Crete is in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Europe, Asia and Africa meet. Given its position and geography (high mountains, craggy canyons) it is no surprise that it has a very rich and varied ecosystem. It is estimated that the island … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Owl in Athens

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Owls were the holy birds of Athena, goddess of wisdom (among other things). With their huge heads, wide open eyes and ability to see in the dark, they were the obvious symbol of intelligence. The symbolism has stuck for centuries. … Continue reading