What is a Kobalos in Greek Mythology

What is a Kobalos - Greek mythology

There are many mischievous creatures in Greek mythology, some were outright evil while others were depicted in a more tame manner. A Kobalos is one that falls in the former category.  The Kobaloi are sprites (supernatural entities) that were prevalent in many Greek legends, often being found in the company of Dionysus. Read to find … Read more

Who Was The Twin of Artemis? Facts about the Greek Goddess

Who was the twin of Artemis

Artemis was a much revered goddess in ancient Greek times, and she represented many different things. From childbirth and chastity, to hunting and wild animals, Artemis’ influence over ancient Greek inhabitants was far-reaching.  The twin of Artemis was also a highly influential and revered figure in ancient Greece. But who exactly was the twin of … Read more

What is a Manticore? The Persian Legendary Creature

What is a Manticore - Persian Mythology

The manticore is a legendary creature from Persian and Greek mythology that is depicted as a mixture of many different animals, most commonly with the body of a lion and the head of a man. In this respect, it is often compared with the sphinx of Egyptian mythology.  MORE LIKE THIS: Itsumade: The tale of … Read more

What is the Cult of Dionysus? Greek Mythology Mysteries

What is the Cult of Dionysus.

Greek mythology is abrim with mysterious groups and factions, and none more so than the Cult of Dionysus.  This cult dates back as early as Mycenaean Greece and was a regular feature throughout the history of Ancient Greece.  Here, we’ll take a deeper look at exactly what the Cult of Dionysius was. When was it … Read more

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