Category: Greek Mortals

  • Sappho’s Passion and Legacy

    Sappho’s Passion and Legacy

    Early Life and Background Let's set sail to the lovely island of Lesbos, shall we? Just imagine pine-studded hills and azure waters. It's here our poetess, Sappho, took her first breath around 630 B.C. Born into an aristocratic family, life wasn't too shabby. They likely had vineyards and a business in wine export. Her family…

  • Oedipus Rex: Fate and Identity

    Oedipus Rex: Fate and Identity

    The Power of Prophecy In Oedipus's life, the prophecy from the Oracle at Delphi was the epicenter of his tale. It all began when his parents, King Laius and Queen Jocasta, received a chilling prediction: their newborn son would kill his father and marry his mother. To dodge this bullet, they made a desperate move…