Hygieia, Goddess of Health. Bronze. Hellenistic, 2nd-1st century B.C.E. Said to be from Smyrna. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Advertisements

Click here to support Antiquities guards Dayr al-Barsha by Marleen De Meyer

“These two men gave their lives trying to protect the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. While their families receive compensation from the Ministry of Antiquities, this will not suffice to cover the loss of wages they encounter on top of the personal loss they are now suffering. Therefore, the Dayr al-Barsha project is starting this GoFundMe…

Satyr Holding Lamp Statue In Snow by Arletta Cwalina, 2015. Royal Baths Park, Warsaw, Poland. Cards and prints available here.

The Spring of Arethusa, Island of Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily. Arethusa was a daughter of Nereus, and an attendant of Artemis. She was courted by the river god Alpheus, but spurned his advances, determined to remain a virgin in the service of the goddess. Artemis offered Arethusa sanctuary at her birthplace, the Island of Ortygia. The…

Huginn + Muninn – Molly Brewer by Pernastudios, 2014.

Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

The shooting, which took place in the night between Friday and Saturday, left one guard, identified as A’srāwy Kāmel Jād, dead at the scene, while another guard who was injured in the shootout, Ali Khalaf Shāker, died from his wounds on Sunday. The would-be looters who murdered them are still at large, according to the…

Grave markers at Kerameikos, the ancient necropolis at Athens. Image by Matt Barrett. Located northwest of the Acropolis, Kerameikos is named after Keramos, patron of potters, one of the sons of Dionysus and Ariadne. Significantly, the Ηiera Hodos, the sacred road to Eleusis used by pilgrims attending the Eleusinian Mysteries, begins at this place. Today is Chytroi, the…

a-gnosis: How Dionysos met Ariadne. Maybe. Since Ariadne came from Crete, I imagine her as looking very Minoan when they first met.

wheredionysosdwells: To Dionysians all over the world who are celebrating the festival of flowers, who are enjoying the gift of the vine in honor of our god!

Greek Red-Figure Miniature Chous, Attica, Circa 420-400 C.E. A young child crawls toward a cluster of grapes hanging on the vine, below which is placed a miniature chous. Today is Choës, the second day of the festival of Anthesteria. Some consider it to be the anniversary of the wedding of Ariadne to Dionysus. On this night…

magnuschase: annabarbarian: So if Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Hera and Demeter are the oldest of the gods… and Demeter is the only one of the women who can have children with mortals… does that mean thar her babies are just as powerful as The Big Three Dudes Club’s kids? tumblr user annabarbarian asks the real…