Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago
25 Cool greek facts
Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random greek facts.
1. Morphine is named after "Morpheus", the Greek god of dreams.
2. Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.
3. The Greek name for Horse is "Hippos" and the fear of horses is also known as hippophobia.
4. Wonder Woman was originally formed out of clay by her mother and brought to life by the Greek gods.
5. The word oxymoron is an oxymoron. The Greek word oxy means sharp and moron means dull.
6. The highest grossing rom com of all time is "My Big Fat Greek Wedding, " followed by "What Women Want" and "Hitch, " in that order.
7. Athletes in ancient games competed in the nude. In fact, "gymnasium" comes from the Greek word "gymnós, " which means naked.
8. The word "alphabet" is derived from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, "alpha" and "beta."
9. The word "sarcasm" comes from the greek word "sarkazein" which means "to strip off the flesh"
10. Drinking milk used to be considered a luxury by the ancient Greeks and by the Romans.
11. The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and Greek demigod Hercules are second cousins.
12. Ancient Greeks believed pregnancy could be prevented if a woman held her breath during intercourse and sneezed afterwards.
13. Gymnasium means place to be naked in Greek.
14. There is a Greek god named Priapus – He has an enormous permanent boner.
15. An ancient Greek philosopher called Crysippus died of laughter while watching a drunk Mule try to eat from a fig tree.
16. The word "orgy" come from the Greek word "orgia, " meaning "secret rites."
17. The word "school" comes from the ancient Greek word for "free time."
18. The Ancient Greeks used to exercise naked.
19. Gorilla” comes from a Greek word meaning “a tribe of hairy women.”
20. The word “school” comes from the ancient Greek word for “free time.”
21. "Greek yogurt" is actually Turkish.
22. The ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years.
23. Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.
24. The Greek National anthem has 158 verses.
25. The word 'gymnasium' comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means 'to exercise naked'.