Satyrs: Animal Spirits of Ancient Greece


A satyr is an animalistic nature spirit associated with fertility found within Greek and Roman mythology.  Satyrs were short half-man, half-goat (or horse) like creatures with horns, tails, and long furry ears. In art, satyrs are always naked and depicted as being animalistic and hideous.  Satyrs lived in remote forests and hills and could always …

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Theia: The Greek Goddess of Light 

Theia: The Greek Goddess of Light  1

Theia, sometimes written Thea, is one of the Greek Titanides. Theia is one of the twelve older generations of gods known as the Titans found in Greek mythology. Born from the primordial gods, the Titans were powerful beings who ruled long before the Olympians.     Theia is the child of the earth goddess Gaia and the …

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The Oracle of Delphi: The Ancient Greek Fortuneteller

Oracle of Delphi

For nearly 2,000 years, the Oracle of Delphi was the most prominent religious figure of the Ancient Greek world.  Many believed the oracle to be the messenger of the Greek god Apollo. Apollo was the god of light, music, knowledge, harmony, and prophecy. The ancient Greeks believed the Oracle spoke the words of the god, …

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