Articles for tag: Crete

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Domenikos Theotokopoulos, the Painter El Greco

Domenikos Theotokopoulos was born in the city of Candia on the island of Crete, a city now called Iráklion. He lived from 1541 to 1614. He is better known as El Greco. The latter name means “the Greek.” It is a strange combination of the Italian word “Greco,” which means “Greek,” and the Spanish definite ...

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Dumb Funny Laws in Illinois

I did in article once about some of the dumb, funny laws in Indiana and Kentucky. So I got to thinking what are some of the dumb, funny laws in Illinois just for curiosity. I was I did a little research I was even more amused than before. Here are some of the dumb, funny ...

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The Legend of the Minotaur

One of the most well known legends of all time, is that of the Minotaur; half man and half bull. However, although most people are aware of who or what he was, few understand how he came to be. When the power struggle between he and his brothers continued to divide the family and the ...

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Summary of the Third Book of the “Aeneid”

The Aeneid consists of twelve books. In the first book, Virgil tells us that Aeneas was leading a fleet of ships to Italy to found a new home for the Trojans after the fall of Troy. Juno hated the Trojans, so she persuaded Aeolus to release the winds entrusted to him. The Trojan ships were ...

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5 Reasons You Should Not Move to Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece is a holiday hot spot – millions of tourists arrive every year and most of them fall in love with the food, the lifestyle, the weather, the landscape…with Crete. Many of them begin to consider moving to Crete. Thousands make the move every year hoping that they’ve found their place in the sun. ...

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The Myth of the Minotaur

The Greek myth of the Minotaur begins with King Minos of Crete. In defiance of an agreement he had with Poseidon, King Minos brought about the wrath of Poseidon, who cursed him, and the Minotaur was born. Learn the story of the Minotaur, the Labyrinth it guarded, and its defeat. Crete was a powerful land, ...