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The Trojan War Finally Explained

The Trojan War is possibly one of the most narrated conflicts in history. The war captured ancient Greeks' imaginations through Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, found reproduction in Virgil's Aeneid, and is repeatedly reinvented through modern retellings such as Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad...

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    The Trojan War Finally Explained - Grunge

    The Trojan War Finally Explained - Grunge

    The Trojan War is possibly one of the most narrated conflicts in history. The war captured ancient Greeks' imaginations through Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, found reproduction in Virgil's Aeneid, and is repeatedly reinvented through modern retellings such as Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad...

    Weird Things You Didn't Know About Helen Of Troy - Grunge

    Weird Things You Didn't Know About Helen Of Troy - Grunge

    As legendary beauties go, few are as legendary or as beautiful as the mythic Helen of Troy, whose physical charms were such she embroiled two great nations and multiple gods into fierce war for a literal decade. Helen became the cause of the Trojan War when used as a bargaining chip by three vain goddesses who bribed the mortal prince Paris with Helen's love if he would choose correctly in a divine beauty pageant. From the absurd image of three goddesses showing off to a prince who thinks he's a shepherd came the most famous war in all of Greek myth, which left a city destroyed and a people lost and wandering, and at the heart of it all was Helen of Troy.

    Sirens Might Actually Have Existed. Here's Why

    Sirens Might Actually Have Existed. Here's Why

    "Of course!" you're thinking. "Sirens have existed for a long time. They're that noise that first responder vehicles make when they're, well, responding." And on this point, gentle reader, you are absolutely correct. Language is entertaining. The usage at hand comes to us from Ancient Greek myth — Sirens lured sailors to their deaths. (The sailors' deaths, not the Sirens'.) More specifically, the legend of the Sirens comes to us from the writings of Homer and his epic The Odyssey, writes Ancient Origins, chronicling the adventures and travels of Odysseus (which the Ancient Romans, and lots of later Italian sword-and-sandal movies, turned into Ulysses), trying to get home after fighting in the Trojan War. Homer is thought to have crafted his version of Road to Ithaca around the Eighth Century BCE. In a nutshell: A sailor who hears the song of the Sirens cannot resist the call and lands on their island, where he perishes.

    False Things About Greek Mythology You've Been Believing - Grunge

    False Things About Greek Mythology You've Been Believing - Grunge

    Television drama is full of heroes, villains, betrayals, abductions, murders, and other fun stuff that we love to see happen to other people. Before television, there was Greek mythology, which was also full of all that same fun stuff we love to see happen to other people. So really, human beings haven't changed a whole lot in the last several thousand years, except today we get to watch it all happen with a bowl of popcorn.

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