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October 9, 2019

September is a month of change:- the temperature, season, colours, plants. It's a time when the Earth prepares itself for the winter months and new growth.

Demeter is the goddess of agriculture, fertility and the harvest. As we relayed in the story of Persephone in our...

October 4, 2019

The olive has been revered in Greece since ancient times. Homer looked upon it as ‘liquid gold’. Its cultural significance is recorded in the Greek myth of how Athens came to be named.

King Cecrops, the ruler of Athens, was said to have made the city so beautiful that i...

August 24, 2019

A beautiful flower that has bloomed for thousands of years in the hot and humid conditions in Greece; depicted in ancient illustrations from Crete in the palace of Knossos and in Cycladic frescoes in Santorini. The "sea lily" was of great religious significance to the...

July 22, 2019

Lavender has been used for more than 2,500 years by many different cultures as a perfume, a cure for different ailments and even part of the mummification process. It also discourages moths so you can put a pouch in your cupboard and replace that mothball smell with so...

June 24, 2019

The month of June was named after the Roman equivalent to our goddess Hera, Juno. Hera, the "Queen" of the ancient gods and wife of Zeus, is frequently symbolized by a pomegranate, a symbol of fertility. She is always surrounded by nature and animals, and known as the...

May 28, 2019

In Ancient Greek mythology there are varying myths surrounding the Peony. The first tale tells the story of Paeon who was the physician of the gods and student of Asclepius, god of medicine.

Hades, god of the underworld was shot with an arrow by Heracles, and it was Pae...

April 18, 2019

Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty, love, and desire. She is said to have sprung from the foam of the sea, where she obtained the name of Aphrodite (aphros - foam). As soon as she was born she is said to have been laid in a beautiful shell, then floated to Kythira, th...

March 9, 2019

The story of Persephone and Hades is one of the best known Greek myths that explains the changing of the seasons. Hades was the brother of Zeus and ruler of the underworld, and Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, Goddess of nature.

Demeter went to the field to...

February 17, 2019

The Legend of Narcissus 

Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was so beautiful that many fell in love on first sight but he showed only disdain and contempt. Narcissus’s mother was told by the blind seer Tiresias that he would have...

January 30, 2019

Towards the end of January, the weather becomes warmer and the days become lighter in a phenomenon known as the Halcyon Days.

The mythical Halcyon Days get their name from the Halcyon, the Kingfisher, that nests on rocks in the sea. Even though it’s a migratory bird, th...

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