Explore mythology and art with information about the classic stories of heroes and gods...from the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, to the legends of the Celts. Mythography presents resources and reference materials about mythology - including recommended books, and lexicons that explain Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
Art Themes

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About Mythography

Mythography was started in 1997 as a resource for information about mythology. Classical mythology (in other words, Greek and Roman mythology) was the original focus of the site. As one of the site's developers is an art historian and writer, the relationship between myth and art was soon added to the Mythography mix.

In time, as the site evolved, Celtic mythology was featured along with Greek and Roman myths. If you study Celtic mythology, you will notice the striking similarities - and equally striking differences - between these myths and Classical tales of gods and heroes. From the combination of this trio of mythological topics, the focus of the site became clear.

We believe that a web site should be something that grows and evolves over time. Therefore, we are constantly striving to make Mythography more comprehensive. In addition to the books and recommended resources, the message forums, and the search feature, we have added Greek, Roman, and Celtic lexicons to define the terms used to discuss mythology and a section devoted to the ancient poets and mythographers. And we are always working to include more useful information.

In 1999, Mythography was recognized for its work by the most respected web site reviews in the industry. Both Netscape and ProjectCool featured Mythography as 'Site of the Day' for its compelling content and design.

N.B. - All content on this site was written by the webmaster at Mythography unless indicated otherwise.

Do you have a specific question about mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!

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- Joseph Campbell

The Bibliography

If you want more recommended resources for information about Classical and Celtic myths, visit the books section - it lists books about mythology, art, literature, and more.