Documentary concerning The Battle of Gaugamela
The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) in Istanbul, Turkey. Originally the most important church of Orthodox Christianity, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 it was converted into a Mosque. In a secular Turkey, the building has been converted into a museum.
MYTHOLOGY MEME | (1/2) LOCATIONS
THE CRETAN LABYRINTH (better known as the Minotaur’s Maze) was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. Once, wanting to offer a sacrifice in honor of his uncle Poseidon, Minos asked Poseidon to send the best bull he could find from the sea. The bull was so beautiful that Minos didn’t sacrifice him, but instead kept him with his flock (or in the palace gardens). To revenge Minos for not keeping his promise, Poseidon made the bull so ferocious and dangerous that his eventual capture in Crete became one of the twelve feats of Hercules (Cretan Bull). When Pasiphae, his immortal wife, saw the bull she fell in love and coupled with him. She was able to couple with him with the help of Daedalus, who constructed a wooden likeness of a cow, in which Pasiphae hid. From this union the monster Minotaur was born, a humanoid being with a bull’s head, which Minos promptly jailed in the Labyrinth, an enormous construction in Knossos. (x) (x)
The moon setting behind the ruins of the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece.
MYTHOLOGY MEME - [1/4] TITANS: PROMETHEUS
Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. He is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind. (+)
Greek Mythology: Narcissus (Νάρκισσος)He was the son of River God Cephisus and nymph Lyriope. He was known for his beauty and he was loved by God Apollo due to his extraordinary physique. Narcissus was once walking by a lake and decided to drink some water; he saw his reflection in the water and was surprised by the beauty he saw; he became entranced by the reflection of himself. He could not obtain the object of his desire though, and he died at the banks of the lake from his sorrow. According to the myth Narcissus is still admiring himself in the Underworld, looking at the waters of the Styx. x