Greek Tales: Myth and Reality

In these difficult times Greece is going through, one can only wonder where the truth lies, considering everything the media has been “feeding” people all this time.

A so-called mini documentary on BBC3, “Greek Myths: Traveling Heroes,” presented by Robin Lane Fox, an Oxford University history professor, showed a radically different version of Greek history than the one commonly known today.

This professor claimed that our Greek alphabet is actually “borrowed” from the Phoenician one, and in fact the 12 Greek gods were borrowed and adapted into the ancient Greek culture; the documentary – unfortunately – didn’t stop there! There were claims that Aphrodite was an Oriental (?) goddess and that the ancient Greeks stole her identity and created a similar goddess based on that oriental one!

Well, I guess Mr. Fox is not aware of the Greek DNA and the research that has taken place in institutions ranging from Stanford University in the US to Pavia University in Italy.

This research/investigation gives a straight answer to all those who try to destroy and distort, for whatever purpose, the Greek civilization, but above all the Greek identity. It proves that the Greek DNA has not been influenced by the Slavs, not even the Turks, despite the 400 year Turkish occupation. The Greek DNA is 99.5% original. We’re not connected to the Mongols or Indians, or any race that tries to prove otherwise. Watching the documentary, the audience may wonder about the real motives are of a “serious” channel like BBC, or of all those producers, directors, etc., who agree to be part of productions like that.