Ariadni in Greek Mythology

Ariadni in Greek Mythology has become famous from the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. As mentioned in another post, the Greek name Ariadni (or Ariadne) is known since Ancient Greece. Numerous stories have been written about Ariadni, inspired by … Read More…

Calliope

Calliope was one of the nine muses in Ancient Greece. The muse Calliope Calliope was the muse of lyric writing, of poetry and of epic stories. She was also the muse of eloquence, bestowing kings and princes with her gift. … Read More…

Famous Greeks by name Christos or Hristos

Name Christos or Hristos is one of the popular Greek names; it celebrates its nameday on Christmas day. There are numerous famous Greeks by name Christos or Hristos, therefore if you feel like wishing to someone, here is a list … Read More…

Famous Greeks by name Giannis

Name Giannis or Yiannis, is the second most common male name in Greece after Giorgos. Giannis¬† or Ioannis is the Greek version of name John and is found in many languages as well. Here we will be giving a short … Read More…

Famous Greeks by name Nikos

Nikos is one of the most common names in Greece; it ranks third, after Giorgos and Giannis, and just before Dimitris. There are many famous Greeks by name Nikos and Nikolaos (whose diminutive is Nikos). Let’s see a list with … Read More…

Famous Greeks named Anna

How many famous Greeks named Anna can you think of? Although Anna is a relatively common female name in Greece, there are not so many famous Greeks named Anna – at least not as many as you would probably expect. … Read More…

Famous Greeks named Vasilis or Vasilios

Famous Greeks named Vasilis are the first to receive wishes and Chronia Polla on the first day of the year, since name Vasilis (or Vasilios) celebrates its nameday on January 1st. Here we are presenting a list of famous Greeks … Read More…

Famous Greeks without a Greek name

Do you know how many Famous Greeks without a Greek name have made a huge career in their field? It is most likely that you have heard many times of someone being a Greek without having a typical Greek name. … Read More…

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Homer

Homer is the poet who wrote the Iliad and Odyssey. Homer is the most known Greek poet worldwide and his name in Greek is Omiros, a name still used in Greece today. Biography of Homer or Omiros Homer was probably … Read More…

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Leonidas | King Leonidas of Sparta

The Ancient Greek name Leonidas refers to a very brave and famous man, King Leonidas of Sparta. We have already mentioned in the post about the Greek name Leonidas, that the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the names commemorated in its … Read More…

Sappho, the Greek poet Sappho

The Ancient Greek name Sappho refers to the poet Sappho, who lived on the island of Lesbos during the late 7th century BC. Little is known about the life of Sappho or Sapfo and most of the information come from … Read More…