Ancient Greek mythology

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An Ancient Greek eye on Meteorology
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To everyone’s delight, the alkyonides days have come again this year!

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Mythology in English
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Greek Mythology for Children
updated 11/10/11

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Pandora’s Box
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Let us tell you a myth from the Greek Mythology
and let you make your analogies:

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Greek Mythology for Children in French
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We have always liked telling stories. We used to tell our children stories when they were little, but at the age of 16 and 19 they are the ones that tell us stories (usually HORROR ones).To cover our need for story- telling, we have chosen our foreign friends who seem to appreciate them greatly. Except [...]

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CORNUCOPIA
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To your surprise, today we are going to talk to you about a word in English that comes from Latin that comes from Greek!!! The word is CORNUCOPIA, which in English means “HORN OF PLENTY». The roots of the word are CORNU (horn) and COPIA (plenty), but the amusing part is the myth behind it! [...]

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The (true) story of EUROPE !!
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Today we’ll tell you a story that will interest you greatly, since it deals with the continent we live on, Europe. Do you happen to know who Europe was??? Europe, dear friends, was a pretty Phoenician princess, daughter of Agenor and Telephasa. She was playing with her friends one day and Zeus saw her. He [...]

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“Ariadne’s clue”
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Did you know the expression “Ariadne’s clue” ? Well, Ariadne was King Minos`of  Crete daughter  who fell in love with   Theseus the son of the king of Athens,  Aegeas. Prince Theseus went to Crete to kill the Minotaur who had killed lots of Athens’ finest young men and women. This happened as a penalty from [...]

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Who was the first robot in human history ?
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Some years ago, while playing “Trivial Pursuit” with friends, we came across a question: Who was the first robot in human history? We missed that question because we didn’t think of Talos! So, our story today is about him. TALOS was a man of brass made by Hephaestus. He was given to King Minos and [...]

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HYGEIA (ΥΓΕΙΑ)
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DID YOU KNOW… where the greeting “ghia sou” comes from? Well, it comes from the name of the Greek goddess HYGEIA {ΥΓΕΙΑ}, which means “health”. Hygeia was the daughter and attendant of the medicine-god ASKLEPIOS. She had two sisters, Panakeia (all-cure) and Iaso (remedy). Her opposites were the Nosoi (Diseases). In classical sculpture she was [...]

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why is Athens called Athens ??
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Today we are going to tell you about the myth of Athena and how she became the patron goddess of Athens. Both she and Poseidon wanted to be the protector god of the city, so the king of Athens Kekrops decided to offer it to whoever gave the city the most useful gift. Poseidon hit [...]

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