What is a Satyr? The History of the Mythological Nature Spirits

What is a Satyr

The word ‘satyr’ is often encountered in modern interpretations of mythology and fantasy media, but not many know about the history of the creature. So, what is a satyr? Read on to find out.  Related: What are the Aeternae? What is a Satyr?  A satyr is a male nature spirit in Greek mythology that is … Read more

What are the Aeternae? Obscure Greek Monsters

What are the Aeternae

The Aeternae were legendary mythical creatures in ancient Greek folklore that were first described by Alexander the Great during his travels with his army. But what exactly are the Aeternae? What do they look like? Where were they found? How do you pronounce it?  Read on to learn more about the mythical Greek creatures called … Read more

Pasiphae and the Bull. Why Did They Mate?

Pasiphae and the bull - Pompeii Fresco

In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of the personification of the Sun, Helios. Pasiphae was immortal, and as a queen of Crete, but she is perhaps best known for her relationship with a bull, and for being the mother of the mythical creature, the Minotuar.  Read on to learn about Pasiphae and the bull. … Read more

How many Gorgons are there in Greek mythology?

How Many Gorgons Were There

As the title suggests, this article is about the Gorgons in Greek mythology. Specifically, how many Gorgons there were. To answer the question quickly, there were three Gorgons in total – Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale.  The most famous myth relates to Perseus’ slaying of Medusa, but there is much more to learn about the Gorgons. … Read more

How was Polyphemus Blinded?

How was Polyphemus Blinded

Polyphemus is one of the most widely known Cyclopes, famous for being gigantic beings with one-eye and incredible power. Though, he wasn’t one of the original Cyclopes born from Uranus and Gaea. Polyphemus was instead said to be one of the lesser-thought-of violent and unintelligent cyclopes.  We know that Polyphemus only had one eye as … Read more

How Did Perseus Die?

How did Perseus die

Perseus was one of the most prominent heroes in ancient Greek society. His various escapades were highly revered throughout Greek culture and was believed to be the most important monster slayer before the times of Heracles, most notably defeating Medusa by beheading her. But what fight became of the Greek hero? How did Perseus die? … Read more

Greek Mythology Creation Story

Greek Mythology Creation Story

Before delving into a journey in ancient Greek mythology, it is important to understand the beginnings of the important Gods in its history. Hesiod, a Greek poet prevalent between 750 to 650 BC, is credited as an authority on the Greek Creation story. In his book – Theogony – Hesiod explains the beginnings of key … Read more

What are the Eleusinian Mysteries? Rituals and Facts

What are the Eleusinian mysteries

Two of the most influential figures in ancient Greek mythology are Demeter and Persephone. Indeed, they were widely deified by citizens of the time and a mystery cult was created in dedication to the two goddesses. Every year, the cult of Demeter and Persephone held a series of invitations called the Eleusinian Mysteries that took … Read more

Who is the Greek Goddess of Nature?

The Greek Goddess of Nature

When it comes to the Greek gods and goddesses, there are a number of deities that represent nature in various ways. Therefore, the question of “who is the Greek goddess of nature?” is not so simple to answer. Read on to discover the different portrayals of mother Earth in Greek mythology. Primordial Deities and Nature The … Read more