Ancient Greece and Greek culture has been studied and admired for centuries by people various professions, cultures and creeds. It’s a civilization that lasted between the 8th century BC to about 600 AD and had a massively influential role on the Roman Empire, making Classical Greece the seminal culture that provided the foundation for which most modern Western culture and civilization is based.
Going over the history of Ancient Greece and all the highlights of the era would take multiple years and entail a wealth of information most of you already know and/or don’t care about. For our purposes it’s simply important to note that Ancient Greece is where the Greek pantheon of gods originated from. A lot of classical tales of heroism, and in fact the very idea of the western hero and hero’s journey, started in Ancient Greece.
This is why so many of the tattoos you see in this gallery depict either Greek gods or creatures from Greek mythology, like the ever popular Medusa. They’re not focal points of this gallery just because they belong to Greek mythology. Greek mythology is arguably the most impactful mark Ancient Greece left on the world. The Roman Gods, which would come soon after the fall of Ancient Greece, were practically carbon copies and rip-offs of the Greek pantheon, which is why so many people have a hard time telling the two apart.
The impact Greek mythology and storytelling has had through the centuries is difficult to understate. Without it some of the most popular stories of all time may have never been told. In fact, much of what you see in modern cinema today can be directly tied to the storytelling techniques that were born alongside what is now known as Greek mythology.
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