Judgment of Paris

The Judgment of Paris, an important myth in the ancient Greek world, illustrates the superiority of love over the other forces that are wisdom and power. According to this immemorial myth, the goddess of dissension created a competition between three goddesses, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, quarreling over a golden apple signed “to the fairest”. The […]

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Sphinx

The iconography of the sphinx arose in several Ancient cultures, most famously in Ancient Egypt and in Greek mythology. The first sphinxes appeared in Egypt during the 3rd millennium BC. A typical Egyptian sphinx is in a reclined position and has a human head and lion’s body. It is a symbol of the union between […]

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Unicorns

The unicorn is known to have the power to heal sickness. Many medieval remedies were based on the powder from its horn. It was commonly thought that only a young girl could approach a unicorn, and in order to capture it and acquire its precious horn, one had to use a virgin as bate. These […]

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