An Old Lady Saves Zeus' Life And He Tries To Repay Her...Awkwardly

Every year, the cartoonist Boulet makes an entire webcomic story in just 24 hours, and every year, it's incredibly fun. This year, Boulet spins a tale about an elderly widow who finds herself doing Zeus a favor, and doesn't much like how the king of the gods tries to repay her. » 2/11/15 8:00am 2/11/15 8:00am

Quite Possibly The Best Amazon Warrior Queen Pep Talk Ever Filmed

What makes this scene from 1974's Battle of the Amazons so wonderful? Is it the incredibly bad dubbing from the original Italian into English? Is it the Amazon Queen announcing that their men are used up and it's time to go steal some new ones? Or just the whole insane package? » 12/19/14 7:00pm 12/19/14 7:00pm

8 Demigod-Awful Movies about Hercules

When Renny Harlin's Legend of Hercules comes out this Friday, January 10th, it's probably going to be terrible. It appears to have almost nothing to do with any of the original Greek myths; however, the son of Zeus has faced plenty of cinematic woes in the past (although none of them had the indecency to pretend Herc… » 1/06/14 10:00am 1/06/14 10:00am

The 13 Biggest Assholes in Greek Mythology

It’s a mystery why ancient Greeks worshipped their gods, because their gods were all complete dickheads. They could — and did! — steal, rape, torture, or kill pretty much anyone at any time. Of course, the kings and heroes of ancient Greece was also often terrible people, so maybe the gods were just par for the… » 10/29/13 10:15am 10/29/13 10:15am

Theros is a gorgeous neoclassical fantasy, in this new Magic set

The latest Magic: the Gathering expansion is set on a magical plane called Theros. Check out this gallery of Theros art and interview with Magic's senior creative designer to learn how they borrowed from Greek mythology to create a new fantasy realm. » 9/26/13 7:20am 9/26/13 7:20am

The trailer for BBC's Atlantis is a Greek mythology mashup

Misfits creator Howard Overman turns his talents toward swords and sandals in BBC One's upcoming series Atlantis. A guy named Jason teams up two fellows named Pythogoras and Hercules, and we can only assume legendary deeds ensue. » 9/07/13 3:30pm 9/07/13 3:30pm

A haunting, wordless retelling of the myth of Artemis and Actaeon

Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel plays Diana to Eragon and Downton Abbey star Ed Speleers' Actaeon in Metamorphosis, a short film inspired by Titian's paintings about the mythology hunter who spies the naked, bathing goddess. » 6/23/13 5:00pm 6/23/13 5:00pm

The Greek gods play a wacky game to decide who will rule Olympus

When Max fills out an online personality test as a goof, the worst thing he expects to get is a computer virus. He doesn't expect Hades, Greek god of the underworld, to show up in his living room—and he certainly expect Hades to be purple-skinned and four feet tall. Now Max is caught up in Olympus Overdrive's bizarre… » 6/22/13 8:30am 6/22/13 8:30am

A Massive, Interactive Chart of All of Zeus' Offspring and Affairs

In Greek mythology, the god Zeus is perhaps best known for his wandering...ahem...lightning rod and the multitudinous offspring it produced. This massive mythological genealogy chart tracks every Olympian, demigod, and hero the thunder god was said to have sired, along with each child's mother. » 12/30/12 4:00pm 12/30/12 4:00pm

Pop paintings recast modern superheroes as Greek gods

Does Hulk have the strength to take down the Nemean lion? Is Spider-Man clever and fleet-footed enough to don the mantle (and sandals) of Hermes? Artist Tim Maclean paints today's spandex-clad heroes as figures from ancient myths. » 7/22/12 11:00am 7/22/12 11:00am

Let's Play Ancient Greek Punishment, the game of eternal torment

Video games can sometimes feel like a Sisyphean task. How many times can you play Super Meat Boy before you feel like impaling your controller on some metal spikes? But Let's Play Ancient Greek Punishment takes frustration to a whole new level, playing out the divine torment of Greek mythological figures. » 1/08/12 9:30am 1/08/12 9:30am