Articles for tag: Cerberus, Dionysus, Greek Mythology, Medea, Theseus

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Infamous Moms from Greek Mythology

When you think of Mother’s Day, what comes to mind? Rosy babies nestled in mom’s loving arms? Lovely bouquets in all the blazing colors of spring? Handcrafted gifts and cards, all dainty and charming? All of the above? In any case, when you think mom, you probably don’t think along the lines of, say, murder, ...

The Origin of the Name Jesus

The reason I write this article entitled “The Three Jesus” is to “Determine the historical Natures of these Men”. There is now a universal recognition that the history and true identity of Jesus, or Yashu’a Bar Maryam along with the other two Jesus’ that lived in his time namely Simon Bar-Jesus as found in Acts ...

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The Shadow Archetype in Greek Mythology

In Euripides, “Bacchae,” several archetypes are portrayed by the characters. Perhaps the most evident is the shadow archetype, present in Agave, Pentheus’ mother. She fits this archetype as, under the Bacchic spells of Dionysus, she loses her identity as a mother as well as her inhibitions as a woman, exemplifying the primitive brutality or dark ...

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Frogs: A Greek Comedy by Aristophanes

The life of Aristophanes spanned the last half of the fifth century B.C. and extended into the fourth century B.C. The exact dates of his birth and death are not known. He was an Athenian citizen, and wrote comedies for the education and entertainment of his fellow citizens. Aristophanes wrote most of his plays during ...

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Amethyst, Gemstone of the Color Purple

Amethyst is yet another silicate gemstone. Simply silicon dioxide, SiO2, amethyst is the violet variety of quartz, which is white. So what causes the purple color? The subject of much debate, amethyst’s purple color was believed to be from manganese. Also from sulfur. Perhaps also from ferric thiocyanate. The purple color had many postulated origins. ...

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The Myth of the Midas Touch & Its Modern Message for Today

I have always loved Greek and Roman mythology. I think that the stories are infused with valuable information for those who are wise enough to take note of it. One of my favorite stories of all time is that of King Midas. In some accounts, Midas is painted as an affable king; not one of ...

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History of Greek Theater

Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous ...