Hellas: Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greece

Hellas is the name Greeks use for Greece (Ἑλλάς; modern pronunciation Ellás), and here refers to all lands inhabited by the Hellenes – all of Ancient Greece, including the Greek colonies.


This series features images of Ancient Greek Gods & Heroes, for whom my fascination dates back to early childhood. These entities and archetypes captured and held my attention and imagination with their visceral, earthy, and all together human follies and foibles in a way that the divine representatives of the transcendental spiritual paths of modern western thought never could.

As Sir Terry Pratchett so aptly puts it in his novel Reaper Man, “They tend to do exactly the things people would do if only they could, especially when it comes to nymphs, golden showers, and the smiting of your enemies.”