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Trojan Horse

In Greek Mythology do we find the origins of the widely used computing term "Trojan Horse"? The term dates back to the Trojan war fought between the Greeks and the Trojans for the city of Troy. According to the legend, the seeds of the war were sowed when the Goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite fell into a petty quarrel. The quarrel started when Goddess Eris gave them an apple marked for the fa...

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Intention: The Ultimate Karma

I stumbled on the story of Trojan War from Greek Mythology. Though being an epic poem, it has some very touching and basic instincts to learn from. The original was composed in around 800 BC. Various events happened where leaders from both the sides were moved by personal motives rather than thinking about the collective victory they were supposed to bring. In our life also we are many times dr...

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Psyche: Strength of Love

Everyone desires for a love which is true and feels like it had been existing since ages. But this type of love can never be attained easily. It brings with itself, a journey full of ups and downs! This is beautifully depicted by a story in Greek Mythology about Psyche and her two elder sisters. Psyche was so beautiful that even the powerful goddess of love, Aphrodite, was jealous of her. All the ...

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The Need for Tragedy

Tragedy is, to most of us, a concept until it is made achingly real and inescapable by encounter. Through everyday platitudes in our first languages, we understand tragedy as an aftermath of some unpredictable disaster — that may or may not be caused (or avoided) by anything one might do. But we fear it anyway. We tell each other these platitudes as mild warnings, and quietly pray that they rema...

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The Wise Choice

Greek Mythology from the Ancient Greece is never short of stories that could be relatable in one way or the other. One such story is of Athena and Poseidon. Zeus , Poseidon, and Hades are the three Gods of the highest tenure in the Greek Mythology. Out of these three, Poseidon is the God of the Sea. There are many versions of the story of the birth of Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, war, and poe...

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Myth of Spheres

Let's talk about love with Plato! During his famous "Symposium", the playwright Aristophanes gave his opinion about love by telling a myth: "once upon a time", he said, "human beings were perfect creatures in need of nothing. There was no distinction between men and women, no gender at all. But Zeus, envious of such a concordance, split them in two and since that moment, each of us is constantly l...

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