mythological art

Who were the Amazons?

According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of women warriors, considered brutal, aggressive and whose main concern in life was the war. Herodotus affirmed that they lived on the banks of the Thermodon River, and according to Diodorus they were inhabitants of Ancient Libya long before settled along the Thermodon. Some writers, as… Continue reading Who were the Amazons?

Art, mythological art, women of mythology

Bacchantes or Maenads?

Who were them? In fact, there isn’t only one answer. According to some sources Maenads and Bacchantes aren’t the same, they said that Maenads were divine feminine beings who served the god Dionysus, as the nymphs, while the Bacchantes were mortal women who dedicated themselves to his cult. However, the most accepted theory is that… Continue reading Bacchantes or Maenads?

Art, women of mythology

The love of Psyche and Eros

The story of Psyche and Eros is probably one of the most beautiful of Greek mythology. It has been told several times, serving as inspiration to many artists of the past. And even in our days it keeps its magic, as a common archetype in several movies. Psyche entering Cupid's garden by J.W.Waterhouse - 1903… Continue reading The love of Psyche and Eros

Art, Art History, Artists

Medusa

Undoubtedly, Medusa is one of the best-known mythological characters of the Greek mythology, especially because her myth has been reproduced in art since the classical antiquity. But why is it so attractive? Why the story of a female monster arises so much interest? Pompei's door decoration The Myth According to the Greek mythology, Medusa was… Continue reading Medusa