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Bellerophon, a hero originally from Corinth, made a name for himself as the tamer of Pegasus and a monster-slayer.
The gorgon Medusa was more than just a monster to be slain by Perseus: she has an interesting backstory of her own.
Perseus defeated a sea-monster to rescue the beautiful Andromeda, but how did he do it?
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.
Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).
There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?
Did the ancient Greeks actually believe in their own myths?
Some comments inspired by a few years’ worth of experience teaching Greek mythology to broad audiences.