Tag: Greek myth

Dolphin Folklore of the Ancient World

Dolphins are frequently found in ancient Greek and Roman folklore, where tales tell of their roles in medicine and myth, and as helpers to Gods and mortals.

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Kent Galleries: Depicting Classical Mythology in Art

David Kent is a British artist captivated by mythology, and from this have sprung a wonderful series of paintings: the Mythology Collection.

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Toil and Trouble? The Goddess Hekate in Ancient Greece

Hekate: goddess of witchcraft, ghosts and the restless dead, frequently represented as a triple deity, associated with dogs, crossroads and flaming torches.

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From the Gorgon to the Gift Shop: A Brief Archaeology of the Evil Eye

The matiasma is an apotropaic amulet designed to ward off the evil eye in Greek folklore.

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A Coin for the Ferryman: Charon and the Journey to Hades

There was a time when the living covered the mouths of their dead with a single coin before their final goodbye.

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