Thebes Dionysus had arrived in Thebes — at his ancestral home. A new god, freshly back from India, he was having … More
These are the main heroes you will run into when reading Greek mythology. Not all are sons of Zeus.
Normally, one starts a collection of stories about the hero Theseus with him as a young man defeating the minotaur, … More
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) Herakles bei Omphale; Courtesy of Wikipedia. The idea of Hercules looking like anything but a … More
Theseus was so prolific a Greek hero that there was a proverbial expression in 5th century Athens, “Theseus had a … More
Admiring the great Heracles, Theseus took the path less traveled so he could add more feats to his list.
There are two Ajaxes in the Iliad. One is Ajax the Greater and the other is Ajax the Lesser. … More
Somewhat late to the Steven Saylor Roma (2007) bandwagon, I now can’t get the story of Cacus and Hercules out … More