The Greek economic crisis has not only inspired fears about a default and a domino effect in other European nations, but it has also inspired Halloween fans to dress up as Greece, or better – bailout Greece. The costume -which does not really require a costume – is a big printed check for 110,000.000 billion euros which was the amount of money that Greece receives as part of the rescue package given by the IMF, ECB and EU.
In the Ancient Greek religion, Zeus is the “Father of Gods and men” who ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father ruled the family. He is the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His Roman counterpart is Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart is Tinia.
Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.
Ancient Greek God/Goddess
Although this is an abstract themed costume it is usually consisted of a light colored toga and sandals.
Greek Warrior / Spartan
Especially after the 300 Hollywood movie a lot of Greek warriors can be seen during Halloween, since this is a very popular costume. The costume is consisted of a toga, clasp, gauntlets, guards, helmet, sword, and sandals.
They say that all who gaze upon Medusa turn to stone. You’ll be drop dead gorgeous in this elaborately detailed adult women’s Medusa costume with it’s ornate snake headpiece. Become the stuff of legend this Halloween as a classic beauty. If he can’t see how hot you are, he’s stone blind!
In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, warfare, strength, strategy, female arts, crafts, justice, and skill. Minerva, Athena’s Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavor. She is the virgin patron of Athens.
Poseidon was the god of the sea, and as “Earth-Shaker,” of the earthquakes in Greek mythology. The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology: both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon has many children. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena.
The usual Greek sailor hat is the must of this costume. Greek sailors wear all white during the summer and dark-blue with a few white stripes in the winter season. This is an easy costume that you even have in your closet without even knowing it if you have a lot of white clothes. Do not forget the hat!
Clash of the Titans – Calibos
Calibos is the son of the goddess Thetis in The Clash of the Titans, known for his hideous face and the enslavement of Andromeda.
Heracles was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, foster son of Amphitryon and great-grandson (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be Heracleidae and a champion of the Olympian order against chthonic monsters.
Extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess were among his characteristic attributes. Together with Hermes he was the patron and protector of gymnasia and palaestrae. His iconographic attributes are the lion skin and the club.