Tag: Greek mythology

Fetolia art of scarf

Fetolia: the Art of Scarf

Made from the world’s finest pure silk materials, with finely rolled hand finished edges and immaculate attention to every single detail, Fetolia’s luxury limited edition scarves are exclusive designs inspired by history, nature and ethnic influences, including some beautiful Greek-themed designs such as the aptly named ‘The Olympian Gods’, ‘Evzonas’ and ‘The Abduction of Europa.’

Kids Love Greece famiiy travel agency

Kids Love Greece: Best Travel Agency for Families

Should you travel to Greece with your family? The answer is a resounding “Definitely, YES!”.  Kids Love Greece is a travel agency focusing exclusively on family vacation to Greece, helping families to create amazing memories that last forever.

olive tree acropolis

The Ancient, Sacred Olive Tree of the Acropolis that Never Dies

For over 2,500 years, the olive tree of the Acropolis has remained a worthy symbol of Athens, an undying and ancient representation of prosperity, peace, hope, and resurrection. Planted by the Goddess Athena herself, as Greek mythology would have it, the tree has suffered many fires and mutilations as invaders have come and gone. But a sprig was always saved to be planted later.

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1,400 Year Old Amethyst Ring Found in Israel Thought to Be the Result of Ancient Greek Superstition

A 1,400 year old amethyst ring found by archeologists was most probably worn by a wealthy wine taster in an attempt to ward off a hangover – a myth that originated in Greece and was widely shared in the ancient world.

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Join the Brotherhood. The Imperial General – Hellenic Inspired Streetwear

This is the story about how the quest to create an extra virgin olive oil based beard balm led to the launch of a new Hellenic inspired streetwear brand. Infused with the ‘spirit of the Hellenic warrior’, The Imperial General has been embraced by the Greek diaspora as well as martial artists wishing to represent the brand and all that it signifies. We speak to Nick, the man behind the brand, to find out more.

Volax

Nature’s Architecture: The Monolithic Moonscape of Volax

The tiny village of Volax rests upon an otherworldly, lunarlike landscape that looks as though it has been pelted with giant, spherical boulders. This unique extraterrestrial surround was appreciated more than 2,000 years ago by the village’s first inhabitants who, inspired by nature, made good use of the phenomenon, building their homes around, between and into the rocks.

Fikos

Fikos: Painter of the Largest Mural in Greek and Byzantine Art History

Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.

olive tree acropolis

The Ancient, Sacred Olive Tree of the Acropolis that Never Dies

For over 2,500 years, the olive tree of the Acropolis has remained a worthy symbol of Athens, an undying and ancient representation of prosperity, peace, hope, and resurrection. Planted by the Goddess Athena herself, as Greek mythology would have it, the tree has suffered many fires and mutilations as invaders have come and gone. But a sprig was always saved to be planted later.

Parthenon Athens

History of the magnificent Parthenon

The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.