Once Upon  A Time In Greece

My other method of relaxing is reading and blogging about Greek mythology.

I was introduced to this compelling area at age 12, through the Percy Jackson series. Once I finished the series, I searched for hours for further resources to satiate my fervent desire to learn more. I watched dozens of documentaries to fuel my fascination. I did not understand all of them, mostly because of the complicated language in which they were narrated, and some of the myths were just hard to believe.

Soon I started checking out books from my school library, and my passion for the area continued to grow exponentially. Currently, I am reading ‘The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition’, by Robert Graves, which was highly recommended to me by a history professor I met at the British Museum in London.

With my heightening ardour for Greek mythology, I started narrating these complex yet relatable stories to the public in simple terms and posting them on my blog Once Upon a Time in Greece.

The myths are bizarre, but they all boil down to simple emotions: love, hatred, jealousy, betrayal. That is what makes them so relevant, and why there is such an interest in them.

Despite incredible advances in science and technology, we are just humans, and we still experience the emotions the ancient Greeks did, so we can empathize with the themes of the stories. Helping others understand the myths helps me to grasp the concepts more coherently, and this thrills me.