Mythistoria

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The gold in the past

Gold has always fascinated people and gold is certainly one of the very first metals known. Nobody knows who picked up a gold nugget first but it would have been because it was shiny. Gold was highly valued from from the earliest recorded times in history. It seems that the Egyptians developed gold smelting some read the rest …

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KING MIDAS

Midas was the king of Pessinus, capital of Phrygia, a region in Asia Minor. He was the adopted son of Gordias and Cybele and was well known for his pristine rose garden and love of the pleasures of life. The most famous myth about King Midas is when he received the golden touch from Dionysus, read the rest …

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The Five Ages of Man

Hesiod Wrote About the 5 Ages of Man Hesiod was a Boeotian farmer until the day he met the muses while he was tending sheep. The muses were the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne [Memory] who inspired poets, speakers, and artists. By convention, they were invoked at the beginning of an epic poem. The read the rest …

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Golden Fleece

The epic legend of Jason and his Argonauts, who sailed from Greece to the shores of the Black Sea over three thousand years ago in search of the Golden Fleece, has won legitimacy through the work of modern archaeologists. The ‘Golden Fleece’ was to be found in the ancient kingdom of Colchis on the south-east read the rest …

Treasures

History of Gold in Fashion

“But gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth” – Pindar, Olympian Odes, c518-438 BC Gold has mythopaeic qualities. Untarnished and endurable, it can be beaten and hammered, annealed and spun; its brightness survives time, burial and the forces of decay. Its role in the history of dress and fashion has read the rest …

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About Ancient Greek

It is said that when he died, Alexander the Great was asked who was going to be his heir. With his last words, he said to his generals: “The best of you all, but I think that I will have a funeral drawn in blood…” And he was right, from 323 BC, his death, to read the rest …