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Minoan Art and their Magnificence

One of the most notable features of Minoan civilisation was and is their artwork. The skills of the Minoan artisans were extraordinary. From the finest jewellery fashioned to the large wall friezes painted that allows us a glimpse of their life and culture. If it wasn’t for the artefacts archaeologists uncover, we’d know very little…

Island Nations

The Minoans came from one place—Crete—as far as evidence shows, yet their influence stretches across the Aegean to mainland Greece. The reconstruction of the palaces at Pylos, Tiryns and Mycenae show similar structural features as did the artwork. The confluence of such occurrences was a result of trade which the Minoans were renowned. The fame…

The Mother of All Headaches

Have you ever had one of those bad headache days where you feel as if your skull is going to split in two? Or feel like your head is in a vice and squeezed till you almost pass out? Anyone who’s had a migraine will understand. So when Zeus had a monster headache did he…

The Price of Love

She had everything. A husband, in this case a god, (don’t we all wish that!), she shared the throne, was as powerful as her husband, had adoring worshippers and a family. Yet she was one of the most spiteful of the Olympian goddesses. They all had nasty traits but she was vindictive and more often…

Who Were the Olympian Gods?

Their story goes back thousands of years, long before writing was invented. The magic of words sung and passed down from generation to generation. It was Hesiod who first told their story in his oratorical piece Theogony; literally translated as “the birth of the gods.” Though some experts suggest he got his inspiration from Homer’s…

Super Sweet Blogging Award

A few days back I received a nomination for Super Sweet Blogging Award from Patricia Awapara: Artist Writer an inspiring blogger. Go visit. See her awesome, original artwork and read her very witty posts. Thank you again Patricia for you nomination. Very humbled. Now for the instructions! 1. Thank the super sweet blogger that nominated them. 2.…

Learning something new about myself

I have just discovered something about myself that I wasn’t aware of before and it doesn’t really come as a surprise. I can’t seem to write at night. I think it comes down to one thing: my brain is tired. Even now I have to admit the flow of words is a struggle as is the…

The Centre of Healing

This past week was a bit of a blur, work got in the way of my writing but hoping this coming week will be kinder and allow me do what I love. Today, I am going to continue with journey of my characters, so let’s head off to Epidauros. ancient greekscreative processcreative storygod apolloGreek Mythologyinspirationliteraturemessenger godstory of…