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Greek myth pairings & Greek songs meme [1/?] - Aphrodite & Hephaestus   (Song: Μισή Καρδιά (Half a Heart) by Helena Paparizou)...

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Greek myth pairings & Greek songs meme [1/?] - Aphrodite & Hephaestus (Song: Μισή Καρδιά (Half a Heart) by Helena Paparizou)...

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Yeah I’ve seen seeing people talking about god husbands and doing an oath and how they can hurt/kill you if you have sex with an...

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Oh wow I had no idea that Melina Aslanidou (a very famous Greek singer) sang the theme song for a Greek Cypriot TV series in the...

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Oh wow I had no idea that Melina Aslanidou (a very famous Greek singer) sang the theme song for a Greek Cypriot TV series in the...

Το λοιπόν, ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος της Κύπρου θέλει να χτίσει ξενοδοχείο πάνω σε ένα μεγάλο αρχαιολογικό χώρο που εκτιμάται από την εποχή του Χαλκού. Αφού τσακωνότανε με την Αρχαιολογική Υπηρεσία κάνα-δυο χρόνια τώρα για να αποχαρακτηριστεί ο χώρος (δηλ. να μη θεωρείται πλέον αρχαιολογικός) και δε του κάνανε τη χάρη, βγήκε τις προάλλες στη τιβί και με ύφος αλά Μάρθα Βούρτση με ράσο έλεγε ότι “οι εκατομμυριούχοι δεν είναι καλοί άνθρωποι”(γιατί δεν πείθουν τη Κυβέρνηση να του κάνει αυτουνού τη χάρη μάλλον) και ότι “Μόνο αν έβρισκαν τη (θεά) Αφροδίτη θα είχαν έλεος” και θα τους έκανε τη χάρη να μη χτίσει το ξενοδοχείο του πάνω στα αρχαία.

Εν τω μεταξύ ο ίδιος τύπος είχε βγει και πάλι στη τιβί πέρσι να πει ότι “ο θεός δε σώζει κανέναν δωρεάν” και απειλούσε θεούς και δαίμονες ότι θα γίνει η δευτέρα παρουσία (ολίγων τι πρόωρα) αν δεν του κάνει η Κυβέρνηση το χατήρι να αποχαρακτηρίσει τον αρχαιολογικό χώρο και να προχωρήσει αυτός με την ανέγερση του ξενοδοχείου του.

Ο ίδιος εν τω μεταξύ έχει βγάλει ένας θεός ξέρει πόσα λεφτά από επιχειρηματικές δραστηριότητες κι έχει περισσότερη πολιτική δύναμη απ’ ότι θα άρμοζε σε θρησκευτικό αρχηγό Ευρωπαϊκής χώρας εν έτει 2019. Κι αυτόν τον άνθρωπο θα πρέπει να ανεχτούμε ως κεφαλήν της εκκλησίας της Κύπρου για το υπόλοιπο της ζωής του. 

Αλλά επειδή τη θεά Αφροδίτη στη Κύπρο δεν την αγγίζει κανείς κι επειδή είναι κι αυτός κάργα ‘Κυπραίος’, είπε να τη σεβαστεί τη θεά μην αρπάξει κάνα κεραυνό από το Δία και τον κάνει φλαμπέ…

UPDATE: Ο Αρχιεπίσκος ξαναχτύπησε! Τώρα αποκάλεσε (με περίλυπο ύφος πάλι) μπροστά στις τηλεοπτικές κάμερες τον Ερντογάν “φίλο του”.

Ουδέν σχόλιον.

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Το λοιπόν, ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος της Κύπρου θέλει να χτίσει ξενοδοχείο πάνω σε ένα μεγάλο αρχαιολογικό χώρο που εκτιμάται από την...

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not to be someone who is acephobic, i respect all my aces and love them a lots, but isnt the author of LO replacing Hecate as...

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I've seen it with Apollo too.

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It seems like every Hellenic Polytheist on here has a "crush" on Dionysus and thinks they're dating him. Everyone latches on to...

OK so lately I got into the habit of watching non-American productions on Netflix (i.e. Weissensee, Grand Hotel etc) and I’m bummed that Netflix has no Greek/Greek-speaking productions. (I heard that Netflix is planning an original Greek production but don’t take my word for it.) I’m not the big TV junkie, but there are a few Greek productions that should get out to a wider audience:

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I’d like to add another show to this list:

Agries Melisses (Άγριες Μέλισσες, Wild Bees):

Plot: Thessaly, Greece, 1958. Three young sisters, Helen, Asimina and Droso, inherit a large amount of land after their father’s sudden death. Helen, the determined and independent oldest sister, persists that they live on from what the land gives them, despite the financial issues they face due to customers not buying foods cultivated by women. As if that wasn’t enough, the patriarch of the most powerful and wealthiest family in their small village wants to buy their property because it is close to his own land and wants to build a factory in the entire surface of the land. Helen, however, keeps turning down his offers. When his son, Sergios, proposes to Helen so that she solves her financial troubles with her inheritance as her dowry, Helen accepts half-heartedly and after much persuasion from her sisters. But things soon take a turn for the worst. When Sergios tries to rape Droso on his wedding night, the three sisters kill him. They keep trying to hide their crime, for if they are found out, the death penalty awaits them…

Why on Netflix: Because it’s the truly first good show in Greek TV in literal AGES. That aside though, it’s a period drama with a strong, female character in the lead. Helen’s determination and independence is reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara’s, but without the naivety. Class divides and gender roles come in full force here, as does the dilemma between love and duty. Each character (even the minor ones) are given their own, distinctive personality and viewers really feel like they’re watching a novel unfold before their eyes. We also get to see the industrialization of Greece and how it shaped society and the Greek countryside to the core. The cast consists mostly of stage actors and thus the acting is guaranteed to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Adding another one to the mix (sorry, y’all!)

To Kokkino Potami (Το Κόκκινο Ποτάμι, The Red River)

Plot: Ottoman Empire, May 1895. Six-year-old Miltos Pavlidis gets engaged to 4-year-old Iphigenia, the daughter of Dr. Michael Nikolaidis. This betrothal is arranged for two reasons: 1) both families are Greek and know each other and 2) according to the Muslim law, an engaged girl is considered to have been robbed of her “honour” (read: virginity) and therefore could not marry a Muslim. Political turmoil among the Turks and within the Ottoman Empire, as well as the tensions between the Greeks and the Ottomans force Iphigenia’s family to move away, thus separating her and her family from that of Miltos. The two will meet again ten years later and they will bond through a series of unexpectedly harsh events. As the political tensions within the Ottoman Empire resulting from its downfall take their turn on the Greek community of modern-day Turkey, how great will be the loss that the Greeks will suffer? And will Miltos and Iphigenia’s love survive the constant wars and the loss of land and life?

Why on Netflix? WE’RE FINALLY GETTING ONE PERIOD DRAMA SET BEFORE THE 1940s!!!!!!!! (*little happy dance*). Other than that though, it is definitely the best-made TV series of the year. All the way from linguistic accuracy (the actors switch from Standard to Pontiac Greek and Turkish every time the occasion calls for it without looking out of place) to the costumes and the historical events. We get to see how the Greeks were treated in the Ottoman Empire and the wars fought between Greece and the Ottoman Empire that have left a deep impact to Greece to this day. The Pontiac Genocide (aka the main topic of the series) has never had its own TV series before, although it’s one of the most famous chapters of (modern) Greek history. Also, if you’re a fan of period costumes, this series is just for you - not only because it has a very accurate costume design, but also because it shows you the variety of traditional Pontiac costumes. You also get to learn a lot more about Pontiac culture as a whole, but don’t worry - it’s not a slow docudrama. Instead, its pace is fast enough to keep you glued to your seat waiting for more and the acting is just great. It’s a pity that the producers don’t upload them on YouTube with English subs, so Netflix had better hurry up and share this masterpiece with the world because it is definitely one of the best TV series Greece has ever produced.

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Greek TV shows that should be on Netflix

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Eleonora Zouwaneli in “Ως κι οι θάλασσες” as Gaia (Greeks as Greek gods)

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Eleonora Zouwaneli in “Ως κι οι θάλασσες” as Gaia (Greeks as Greek gods)

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Artillery Training via reddit

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Artillery Training via reddit

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Yes, I know, summertime’s over, but I thought I’d show you one of the many ways in which modern Greeks manage to incorporate...

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Yes, I know, summertime’s over, but I thought I’d show you one of the many ways in which modern Greeks manage to incorporate...

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Why do so many Hellenic polytheists not give a shit about Greek people and think they can do whatever they want with Greek...

OK but the greatest casting in the history of biopics was Amaia Salamanca as Letizia Ortiz (aka the Queen of Spain)

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OK but the greatest casting in the history of biopics was Amaia Salamanca as Letizia Ortiz (aka the Queen of Spain)

When the Nazis invaded Athens, Greece in April 1941, one of the first things they did as they inspected the city was to visit the National Archaeological Museum. They were surprised to find vast and entirely empty rooms. When they asked the few remaining archaeologists where the ancient artifacts were, the archaeologists answered: “Inside the earth - as always”.

Six months earlier, it became known that Germany was considering to invade Greece. That is when Greeks decided upon a colossal project of hiding as many ancient ruins and artifacts, in an attempt to save them from the Nazis and protect them from potential air raids. 

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Digging inside the museum to bury the artifacts underground.

The statues and other artifacts were buried in basements, which then were filled with sand and covered with cement.

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Burying the Kouros of Sounion.

This did not only happen to the National Archaeological Museum. Almost the entirety of Greece participated in this project, including Delphi, Olympia, Thessaloniki, Sparta and the Greek islands as well. Many volunteers joined in but the most demanding and technical aspects of the job were exclusively handled by Archaeologists and Academics.The most prominent figures of the project were Christos and Semni Karouzos, Giannis Miliadis and Antonis Keramopoulos. Two foreign archaeologists had an important role in this as well, a British and - interestingly - a German.

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The chosen spots were usually the basements under the museums, about which it is suspected the Nazis found out. Some artifacts were hidden in caves of Acropolis and Philopappos, some artifacts of Delphi were hidden in the Macedonian Tomb, which was then sealed with concrete, and the golden ones where hidden in the basements of the vault of the Bank of Greece. 

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The Germans found out about the “plot” of the Greeks. However, because Hitler was fascinated by the Ancient Greek Culture, they did not want to give the impression they didn’t acknowledge its importance by attempting to seek the artifacts and risk their destruction. In fact, it is said  that many of them were more impressed than angry at the Greeks for carrying through with this plan.

Sources in Greek: 1 and 2

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When the Nazis invaded Athens, Greece in April 1941, one of the first things they did as they inspected the city was to visit...

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Inktober days 1-12: Olympian Gods. They are all inspired in Greek people since I stand for Greek representation ❤️ 🇬🇷

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Inktober days 1-12: Olympian Gods. They are all inspired in Greek people since I stand for Greek representation ❤️ 🇬🇷

OK so lately I got into the habit of watching non-American productions on Netflix (i.e. Weissensee, Grand Hotel etc) and I’m bummed that Netflix has no Greek/Greek-speaking productions. (I heard that Netflix is planning an original Greek production but don’t take my word for it.) I’m not the big TV junkie, but there are a few Greek productions that should get out to a wider audience:

Keep reading

I’d like to add another show to this list:

Agries Melisses (Άγριες Μέλισσες, Wild Bees):

Plot: Thessaly, Greece, 1958. Three young sisters, Helen, Asimina and Droso, inherit a large amount of land after their father’s sudden death. Helen, the determined and independent oldest sister, persists that they live on from what the land gives them, despite the financial issues they face due to customers not buying foods cultivated by women. As if that wasn’t enough, the patriarch of the most powerful and wealthiest family in their small village wants to buy their property because it is close to his own land and wants to build a factory in the entire surface of the land. Helen, however, keeps turning down his offers. When his son, Sergios, proposes to Helen so that she solves her financial troubles with her inheritance as her dowry, Helen accepts half-heartedly and after much persuasion from her sisters. But things soon take a turn for the worst. When Sergios tries to rape Droso on his wedding night, the three sisters kill him. They keep trying to hide their crime, for if they are found out, the death penalty awaits them…

Why on Netflix: Because it’s the truly first good show in Greek TV in literal AGES. That aside though, it’s a period drama with a strong, female character in the lead. Helen’s determination and independence is reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara’s, but without the naivety. Class divides and gender roles come in full force here, as does the dilemma between love and duty. Each character (even the minor ones) are given their own, distinctive personality and viewers really feel like they’re watching a novel unfold before their eyes. We also get to see the industrialization of Greece and how it shaped society and the Greek countryside to the core. The cast consists mostly of stage actors and thus the acting is guaranteed to be nothing short of extraordinary.

For those of us who are interested but don’t know Greek would you happen to know of any place with English subs for these?

@falco-caesar, sorry for the late reply but I did my own search. Unfortunately, I only found a clip of various scenes from The Island with English subs on YouTube: 

I remember though that a few episodes from the same TV show had been uploaded on YT with English subs, but my YT hates me today. Still, it’s worth a search, you might be luckier than me :)

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Greek TV shows that should be on Netflix

With all those Greeks making fancasts of the Greek gods using Greek celebrities, I’d love to see fancasts of the Roman gods with Italian/Spanish celebs :)

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With all those Greeks making fancasts of the Greek gods using Greek celebrities, I’d love to see fancasts of the Roman gods with...

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‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless Athena and Aphrodite aesthetics inspired by Speechless by Naomi Scott (feat. my...
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‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless Athena and Aphrodite aesthetics inspired by Speechless by Naomi Scott (feat. my...

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‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless Athena and Aphrodite aesthetics inspired by Speechless by Naomi Scott
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‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless Athena and Aphrodite aesthetics inspired by Speechless by Naomi Scott

Why tf aren’t news outlets reporting on the bees on a daily basis? Wild bees are going extinct… The future of humanity and of nature as a whole is at stake here…

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Why tf aren’t news outlets reporting on the bees on a daily basis? Wild bees are going extinct... The future of humanity and of...

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Inktober day 13: Hermes, god of herds, travellers and hospitality; also messenger of the gods

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Inktober day 13: Hermes, god of herds, travellers and hospitality; also messenger of the gods

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Inktober day 10: Apollo, god of poetry, music, archery.

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Inktober day 10: Apollo, god of poetry, music, archery.

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Inktober 2019 (day 9): Artemis, goddess of hunt, young girls and wild animals.

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Inktober 2019 (day 9): Artemis, goddess of hunt, young girls and wild animals.

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Inktober 2019 (day 8): Hephaestus, god of god of fire, smiths and sculpture.

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Inktober 2019 (day 8): Hephaestus, god of god of fire, smiths and sculpture.

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Inktober 2019 (day 7): Ares, god of war.

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Inktober 2019 (day 7): Ares, god of war.

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Afrocentrists are dumb as fuck  They call Greeks colonizers, I am dead……….  (Sorry if the pic is kinda edited, i tried to fit...

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Afrocentrists are dumb as fuck They call Greeks colonizers, I am dead………. (Sorry if the pic is kinda edited, i tried to fit...

“Inspired by the ancient Caryatids the Casino scyscrapers in Hellinikon” 

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Thanks for the thought dear American investors but

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Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

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“Inspired by the ancient Caryatids the Casino scyscrapers in Hellinikon”  Thanks for the thought dear American investors but

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What do you think of the "god husband" concept of modern Hellenic Polytheism (IE picking a god like Ares as your husband and...

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What do you think of the "god husband" concept of modern Hellenic Polytheism (IE picking a god like Ares as your husband and...

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Here’s a 30-second video footage of Book Seven (?) of the Iliad sung in Greek Cypriot dialect along with music :) The music...

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Here’s a 30-second video footage of Book Seven (?) of the Iliad sung in Greek Cypriot dialect along with music :) The music...

Inspired by this post, @alatismeni-theitsa and I decided to do our own fancast of Netflix’s Troy in the AU where Netflix had not collaborated with the BBC and had made it a full-on Greek production.

Note: This list does NOT Include all the characters in the Iliad. This list includes the characters mentioned in this page: X. If you want to see my full take on the Iliad fancast, please check this page: XX (on hiatus)

The Trojan Family:

Priam - Nikos Verlekis (Νίκος Βερλέκης)

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Hecuba - Filareti Komninou (Φιλαρέτη Κομνηνού)

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Hector - Nikos Kouris (Νίκος Κουρής)

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Andromache - Evangelia Siriopoulou (Ευαγγελία Συριοπούλου)

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Paris - Nikolas Bravos (Νικόλας Μπράβος)

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Cassandra - Jenny Theona (Τζένη Θεωνά)

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Aeneas - Alexis Pappas (Αλέξης Παππάς)

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Other Trojans loyal to Troy:

Agelaus - Sotiris Hadjakis (Σωτήρης Χατζάκης)

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Oenoe - Tety Kalafati (Τέτη Καλαφάτη)

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Litos - Konstantinos Kazakos (Κωνσταντίνος Καζάκος)

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Pandarus - Ioannis Papazisis (Ιωάννης Παπαζήσης)

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Penthesilea - Athina Oikonomakou (Αθηνά Οικονομάκου)

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Briseis - Danai Pappa (Δανάη Παππά)

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Chriseis - Anastasia Pantousi (Αναστασία Παντούση)

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The Greeks:

Helen of Troy - Doukissa Nomikou (Δούκισσα Νομικού)

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Menelaus - Konstantinos Markoulakis (Κωνσταντίνος Μαρκουλάκης)

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Hermione - Constantia Patsiaoura (Κωνσταντία Πατσιαούρα)

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Agamemnon - Alexandros Stavrou (Αλέξανδρος Σταύρου)

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Odysseus - Christos Vasilopoulos (Χρήστος Βασιλόπουλος)

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Xanthius - Yannis Hadjigeorgiou (Γιάννης Χατζηγεωργίου)

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Achilles - Stephanos Michail (Στέφανος Μιχαήλ)

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Nestor - Yannis Fertis (Γιάννης Φέρτης)

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The Gods:

Zeus - Alekos Sissovitis (Αλέκος Συσσοβίτης)

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Hera - Zeta Makrypoulia (Ζέτα Μακρυπούλια) (because @alatismeni-theitsa persisted :P)

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Athena - Iphigenia Pieridou (Ιφιγένεια Πιερίδου)

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Aphrodite - Sofia Manolakou (Σοφία Μανωλάκου)

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Hermes - Yannis Poimenidis (Γιάννης Ποιμενίδης)

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Troy: Fall of a City Greek (speaking) Fancast

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Isn't there a Greek mythology anime with Greek producers coming out? I've heard that Netflix is producing one but it's still in...

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Inktober 2019 (day 6): APHRODITE. Goddess of beauty, love and pleasure.  Reminder : all my inktober drawings are based on actual...

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Inktober 2019 (day 6): APHRODITE. Goddess of beauty, love and pleasure.  Reminder : all my inktober drawings are based on actual...

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Inktober 2019 (day 5): POSEIDON god of the seas and earthquakes, and king among gods. 

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Inktober 2019 (day 5): POSEIDON god of the seas and earthquakes, and king among gods. 

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Inktober 2019 (day 4): DEMETER. Goddess of agriculture. 

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Inktober 2019 (day 4): DEMETER. Goddess of agriculture. 

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Inktober 2019 (day 3): Hestia. Goddess of home and hearth.  

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Inktober 2019 (day 3): Hestia. Goddess of home and hearth.  

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Inktober 2019 (Day 1): Zeus, king of the gods.

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Inktober 2019 (Day 1): Zeus, king of the gods.

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Inktober 2019 (day 2): HERA (    Ήρα   ) queen of Olympus and goddess of marriage.

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Inktober 2019 (day 2): HERA ( Ήρα ) queen of Olympus and goddess of marriage.

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The Acropolis, Athens, Greece  - Photographer: ansharphoto

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The Acropolis, Athens, Greece - Photographer: ansharphoto

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Greeks as Greek Gods       [Eris (‘Ερις) - Vicky Kavoura (Βίκυ Κάβουρα)]  “Eris (Strife) tossed an apple [at the wedding of...

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Greeks as Greek Gods     [Eris (‘Ερις) - Vicky Kavoura (Βίκυ Κάβουρα)] “Eris (Strife) tossed an apple [at the wedding of...