Mythological Girls: Nereids

The Nereids were a collection of fifty sea nymphs who were the daughters of Doris and Nereus, the old man of the sea. They originated in Greek mythology, however migrated to later Roman mythology like most Greek figures. The Nereids were seen as the protectors of...

Playing Ephedrismos

How long have girls played games? Some of the earliest evidence of games specifically for girls comes from Ancient Greece. This terracotta statuette features two girls, one carrying another, thought to illustrate the game of ephedrismos. In the game, a stone would be...

Mythological Girls: The Amazons

The Amazons were a race of female warriors in Greek mythology who were believed to have inhabited an island made up of exclusively women. These Amazonians were one of the most powerful female images to have come from ancient Greek culture and mythology. They...

Mythological Girls: Persephone

Persephone was a Greek chthonic deity who is known for her dark history with her husband Hades. This story is told in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. She is introduced in the poem as an adolescent, whose story does not begin until her abduction at the hands of Hades. Her...

Famous Courtesans: Phryne

Phryne (c.371BCE Р?) was an ancient Greek courtesan from 4the century BC. She was nicknamed ‘Phryne’ Рthe Greek word for toad Рdue to her yellow complexion. Despite this she was considered very beautiful; not only that she was very intelligent...

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