Can Greece be considered the middle East?

I suppose that the meaning of the question is : Can Greece be considered Middle Eastern?The simple answer is NO, it is most definitely NOT Middle Eastern. If you have a dichotomy of Middle Eastern or NOT Middle Eastern. But this is a black or white

How many people believe Greek myths?

Hellenism (religion) - Wikipedia:

Can Greece be considered the middle East?

I suppose that the meaning of the question is : Can Greece be considered Middle Eastern?The simple answer is NO, it is most definitely NOT Middle Eastern. If you have a dichotomy of Middle Eastern or NOT Middle Eastern. But this is a black or white

What religion are Greek people?

Religion in GreeceWhich leads to the uncomfortable question, who counts as Greek people.Well, if we leave out migrants from the past couple of generations, and talk about religions of long standing in Greece (using counts from the Wikipedia article linked, which also skip immigrants).The overwhelming majority is Greek Orthodox.

How many people today worship the Greek gods?

There a few Greeks that still worship the Olympian gods. They hold rituals in several sacred places, though none of those rituals is recognised by the state and most people tend to ridicule them. You can learn more about them on http://www.ysee.gr/index-eng.php

How can Greece and Rome give different names to the same gods if those gods don't actually exist?

I am sorry, but this question makes no sense; the number of names a deity has has absolutely no connection whatsoever to whether or not that deity actually exists. Just because Dionysus was also known as χοιροψάλας (

Why did Greeks tell myths?

To explain the world around them. All religions are world building which is why there's so much tension between science and religion; in modern society they seek to do the same job through wildly different methods.

Is there a religion for Greek gods? Do Christians in Greece believe in the Greek gods?

Hellenismos is the usual term for a modern form of the ancient Greek religion which I practice.In Greece, Greek Orthodoxy has been shaped by the Greek religion in many ways, and many gods or stories about them became

Do people still believe in gods of ancient Greece?

Actually although the persecution by the Theocratic Eastern Roman Empire(The one that Illiterates call Byzantine Empire) was way more successful than the persecution of Jews by the Germans, it survived. At Parnon (A mountain North of Sparta were Spartans escaped from the Persecutions), at Pontus, at Olympus, at Pindus, and at Ides. When the Theocratic Eastern

Who was the greatest Greek God?

The greatest god of the Greek Pantheon (pan=all, theos=God) is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus the God of the sky and the clouds. However, each Greek city had its own God-protector or Goddess-protectress.  It was usually his/her temple that was at the top of the city's citadel (see

Were there black people in Ancient Greece?

As someone with a degree in ancient history specializing in Ancient Greece I can say yes there were and no they weren't rare. They weren't the majority either but they weren't rare.

Why do so many European nations dub foreign TV?

In the UK TV/films are almost invariably subtitled (in fact I can't think of an exception).Whether this is a good thing (commercially) is debatable. The foreign language films are popular (Scandinavian Noir thrillers abound on UK TV) - but are usually only aired on the more niche

Why is the Byzantine tradition quoting Iliad, II, 841, for the fact that the Pelasgians were called 'divine,' because they, out of all Greeks, preserved the alphabet after the Deluge of Deucalion?

///The alphabet of these mysterious people is called Pelasgic from the civilization that created it, DIODORUS SICULUS informs us that pre Homeric poets expressed themselves just with that alphabet & from the same source, we learn that's,at least 10 centuries earlier. Bringing a beautifull gift,earth made first human being, the

What's the the Greek version of Loki?

Loki is the norse god of magic and mischief.

Are many of the names of people in the Iliad still used by Greeks today?

Most Commonly the names are of orthodox saints or Hebrew religious names but there are many ancient greek ones (many enough so that christianity gave them a nameday to celebrate- 1st of September).The names of the main characters of Iliad -Achilleas,Menelaos,Ektoras,Paris,Odysseas,Patroklos -are not a rarity in Greece.They are quite easy to meet in

Why is the Byzantine tradition quoting Iliad, II, 841, for the fact that the Pelasgians were called 'divine,' because they, out of all Greeks, preserved the alphabet after the Deluge of Deucalion?

///The alphabet of these mysterious people is called Pelasgic from the civilization that created it, DIODORUS SICULUS informs us that pre Homeric poets expressed themselves just with that alphabet & from the same source, we learn that's,at least 10 centuries earlier. Bringing a beautifull gift,earth made first human being, the

Are many of the names of people in the Iliad still used by Greeks today?

Most Commonly the names are of orthodox saints or Hebrew religious names but there are many ancient greek ones (many enough so that christianity gave them a nameday to celebrate- 1st of September).The names of the main characters of Iliad -Achilleas,Menelaos,Ektoras,Paris,Odysseas,Patroklos -are not a rarity in Greece.They are quite easy to meet in

What's the the Greek version of Loki?

Loki is the norse god of magic and mischief.

Why do so many European nations dub foreign TV?

In the UK TV/films are almost invariably subtitled (in fact I can't think of an exception).Whether this is a good thing (commercially) is debatable. The foreign language films are popular (Scandinavian Noir thrillers abound on UK TV) - but are usually only aired on the more niche

How did Greek-Americans come to be so involved with the diner business?

I know the answer to this, but it's best to let an actual Greek diner owner explain it.George Vallianos ran the legendary Elgin Diner in Camden, New Jersey until the late-1990s, early oughts, taking the business over from his father

Is Athens expensive?

What should you call expensive and what would you call cheap? There are a lot of factors that make up the cost of living as it is. Not all cities-countries follow the same rules for housing-shoping-recreation-services. All considered, Athens is cheaper than London but more expensive than Sofia. Yet again, it depends on the housing/neighbourhood, recreational preferences.Let's put some

Is Greek cuisine oily?

Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean cuisine. In Greece, especially in oil-producing places such as Crete and the Peloponnese, olive oil is used very liberally, which usually makes food delicious. Just plain olive oil & bread is a treat if you use

What kind of food did the Greeks eat?

Ah, the brilliant Greeks and all the things they do so well! Definitely not the least of which: GREEK FOOD!!!I can lend my perspective as a vegetarian who has enjoyed many delicious Greek restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and

How popular is Greek cuisine?

In Greece, extremely popular.This may seem obvious, but think about how many foreign restaurants you have in your country. There's a good chance foreign cuisine and US fast food is very common. But in Greece, foreign food is not prevalent at all.Things have changed over the

Was Greek yogurt invented by the Greeks?

Sir/Madam: I have had spent good portion of my life in Canadian dairy plants, Greek yogurt is a fancy name it is simply plain yogurt strained to have more solids. This thick consistency gives better mouth feel, and then North American marketing Gurus put a fancy name, of Greek

Do Americans like Greeks?

I like Greeks very much.I like living in a country where almost everyone drives the way I do. I can get from Athens to Delphi in an hour and a half in an ordinary VW, braking only twice. One way signs mean that if you're going the other direction, you don't have the right

What makes Greeks different?

I would say what makes them different is their history and the idiosyncrasies. They have a combination of western european influences mixed with the eastern orthodox traditional influences.Because of these factors that makes them unique and think and behave in ways you wont't

If a barbarian means non-Greek in Greek, how could've Alexander been Greek?

Great question! Keep them coming!Barbarian meant a foreigner, someone who spoke a language that sounded something like

Why do Greeks break plates when dancing?

See: Konstantinos Konstantinides's answer to Why do Greeks break plates?As pointed out in Valya Doncheva's answer to Why do Greeks break plates when dancing?, there are old folk antecedents to the practice-and indeed, similar practices are not uncommon among people who get drunk in general, as witnessed with any rock group

Why should you visit Athens?

The Acropolis and the Acropolis MuseumLoads and load of Athens MuseumsTotally underrated food and wine experience. See:  Dinner Athens, Attica Catch a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Would I be able to talk with modern Greeks if I learn Koine Greek?

It depends on the accent you learn and the Greek you talk to. Koine is midway between Ancient Greek Attic and Modern Greek. If the accent you learn imitates Attic the intelligibility will be minimal. If it veers towards modern Greek you might get a

If a barbarian means non-Greek in Greek, how could've Alexander been Greek?

Great question! Keep them coming!Barbarian meant a foreigner, someone who spoke a language that sounded something like

Why do Greeks break plates when dancing?

See: Konstantinos Konstantinides's answer to Why do Greeks break plates?As pointed out in Valya Doncheva's answer to Why do Greeks break plates when dancing?, there are old folk antecedents to the practice-and indeed, similar practices are not uncommon among people who get drunk in general, as witnessed with any rock group

Why should you visit Athens?

The Acropolis and the Acropolis MuseumLoads and load of Athens MuseumsTotally underrated food and wine experience. See:  Dinner Athens, Attica Catch a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Would I be able to talk with modern Greeks if I learn Koine Greek?

It depends on the accent you learn and the Greek you talk to. Koine is midway between Ancient Greek Attic and Modern Greek. If the accent you learn imitates Attic the intelligibility will be minimal. If it veers towards modern Greek you might get a

Is Greece safe to visit?

By which criteria?There are violent crimes happening in Greece much like any other country, but statistics prove that # are pretty low. You are much more likely to be robbed or beaten in many

Is it safe to visit Greece in 2016?

I have recently visited Greece, where I have spent lots of time with my girlfriend and her family – both in Athens and travelling around the south (Peloponnese). I would encourage you and anyone planning to visit this beautiful country to read an article I wrote upon my return to London.Hope this helps :)

What are some cultural taboos in Greece?

In Greece is more unlikely that you will speak openly about your different sexual orientation and you will be 100% accepted by your family and friends.

Is it OK to visit Greece as a tourist now (Jul 2015)?

If you dislike hot weather, clear blue skies and bright sunshine, then stay away. This week on Crete (26 July 2015) temperatures are predicted to rise to 37°C.For the record, I have seen NO problems here on Crete with ATMs. Anyone with a non-Greek card can withdraw cash up to the

What culture shocks do Americans visiting Greece experience?

If it works likewise the other way around, two are the main things:Greeks discuss politics, argue, pick hair, tear clothes and then had drinks together. Americans polarize and do not associate after that, as if the other party voters have contagious diseases.Greeks are not

Is Greece the future of the USA?

In some ways yes and in others no.Greece's main problem is lack of strong institutions.The US is doing much better on this front and this makes all the difference. Nonetheless, the inability to reform and move forward politically comes from the voters tendency

What can you tell me about visiting Greece?

Many people visit Greece and stick to the Islands however I would encourage you to spend some time on the mainland. While places like Santorini and Mykonos are popular less visited islands like Milos and Naxos impressed us much more. My advice would be to

Can I visit Greece?

Yes, although you should continue to monitor the situation closely. Greece recognizes that tourism is a major contributor to its economy, and will try mightily to prevent anything from scaring off tourists. Reports are that Greece is currently a great bargain, with