Theseus is a legendary hero from Greek mythology who was considered an early king of Athens. Famously killing villains, Amazons, and centaurs, his most celebrated adventure was his slaying of the fearsome Minotaur of the Cretan king Minos...
Interview with Jennifer Saint: Author of Debut Novel Ariadne
As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur - Minos's greatest shame and...
Palace of Knossos
The partially reconstructed wing of the palace of Knossos c. 1500 BCE.
Dragonfly Song // An Interview with Author Wendy Orr
Dragonfly Song, a middle-grade novel by Wendy Orr is set during the Bronze Age in the Aegean. Working with both archaeological evidence, research and her own imagination, Wendy has produced a brilliant book and in this interview, we chat...
The Aegean Sea lies between the coast of Greece and Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). It contains over 2,000 islands which were settled by the ancient Greeks; the largest among them being Crete (Kriti) and the best known and most often photographed...
The Cyclades are a group of islands in the southern Aegean situated between the Greek mainland and Turkey. The name was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island...
Theseus & the Minotaur
This Attic black figure vase shows Theseus killing the Minotaur of the Cretan labyrinth. A feminine figure looks on from the right, possibly Ariadne. Late 6th, early 5th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Milan).
Storerooms of the Palace of Knossos
View of the storerooms of the Palace of Knossos with their rows of storage jars which would have held oil or wine.
Rooms of Minoan Frescoes, Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The rooms of Minoan frescoes, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. At the right end is the fresco of the Prince with the Lilies.
Swallow's Dance // An Interview with Author Wendy Orr
Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr is a beautiful portrait of the Aegean Bronze Age set during the time of the Theran eruption through the eyes of a young girl. This interview with our CEO Jan van der Crabben and author Wendy Orr discusses Wendy's...