Greek Symbols
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Sphinx – What Is This Symbol All About?

One of the most enduring symbols of ancient Egypt and Greece, the sphinx is a mythical creature that has intrigued and inspired human imagination for ...

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What Is The Caduceus Symbol? — History and Meaning

Known as the symbol of medicine, the Caduceus depicts the image of two serpents wrapped around a staff with wings. It might seem ironical that destructive ...

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The Nine Muses – Greek Goddesses of the Arts and Sciences

The Nine Muses were minor goddesses of Greek mythology, who were closely linked to the arts and sciences. They guided and inspired mortals in their creation ...

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Calypso (Greek Mythology) – Devious or Devoted?

Perhaps most renowned for her involvement with Odysseus in Homer’s epic the Odyssey, the nymph Calypso often evokes mixed feelings in Greek mythology. ...

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Aeolus – The Keeper of the Winds (Greek Mythology)

In Greek mythology, “Aeolus” is a name given to three characters who are genealogically related. Their accounts are also so similar that ancient ...

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Astraea – Greek Goddess of Justice and Innocence

In ancient Greek mythology, there were several deities related to the notion of moral balance (or ‘sophrosyne’). Among these, Astraea, the virgin goddess of ...

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The Erotes – The Winged Gods of Love

Love has been a powerful driving force throughout all of mankind’s history. It is an emotion so complex and relevant to cultural life, that the Greeks had ...

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Ourea – The Greek Deities of Mountains

In Greek mythology, each mountain was believed to have its own deity. The Ourea were the primordial deities that represented the mountains of the world ...

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Himeros – Greek God of Erotic Desire

Greek mythology is filled to the brim with erotic desire and and sexual misconduct. Zeus, the almighty King of the Gods, cheated on his wife regularly with ...

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Cornucopia – History and Symbolism

The traditional symbol of harvest in Western culture, the cornucopia is a horn-shaped basket filled with fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Many associate it ...

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