The term Ancient, or Archaic, Greece refers to the time three centuries before the classical age, between 800 B.C. and 500 B.C.—a relatively sophisticated period in world history. Archaic Greece saw advances in art, poetry and technology, but most of all it was the age in which the polis, or city-state, was invented.
In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is identified as a centaur: half human, half horse. In some legends, the Centaur Chiron was the son of Philyra and Saturn, who was said to have changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea.
Please select a name from the list below to view the Greek god's description.Zeus. God of the Sky (Zoos) ... Hera. Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families (Hair'-ah) ... Poseidon. God of the Sea (Po-sigh'-dun) ... Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture (Duh-mee'-ter) ... Ares. God of War (Air'-eez) ... Athena. ... Apollo. ... Artemis.More items...
Zeus (/zjuːs/; Greek: Ζεύς Zeús [zdeǔ̯s]) is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter. ... Zeus' symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece.
The demi-god Hercules withstood many life-threatening events and monsters, but even he eventually died. ... Before he died, the centaur persuaded Deianeira to take some of his blood - which, unbeknownst to her, was tainted with poison - to give her hubby as a love potion if he ever tried to stray.Apr 10, 2017
In Crete, Minos' daughter Ariadne fell madly in love with Theseus and helped him navigate the labyrinth. In most accounts she gave him a ball of thread, allowing him to retrace his path. Theseus killed the Minotaur with the sword of Aegeus and led the other Athenians back out of the labyrinth.
The Greeks or Hellenes (Greek: Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world.
The Latin name of the Greek letter π is pi, pronounced pie. The first recorded use of the letter as a mathematical symbol comes from the Welsh mathematician William Jones in a 1706 work called Synopsis Palmariorum in which he abbreviated periphery or its Greek ancestor περιϕέρεια, meaning “circumference,” to π.