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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The Chthonic deities inhabited the opposite realm from the Olympians - the Earth or the Underworld (chthon means earth in Greek). These immortals therefore acquired a slightly more dark and shadowy aspect than their bright Olympian counterparts. Nevertheless, the following gods had their place in the Greek pantheon, for they fulfilled certain fundamental needs, including providing an explanation for what happens to mortals after death.

Erinyes (Furiae) | also known as Furies, these were female spirits who exacted vengeance against those who committed specific crimes

Keres | Keres were female spirits of death and destruction in ancient Greece

Hades (Pluto) | god of the Underworld and ruler of the dead; husband of Persephone

Hekate (Trivia) | goddess of magic; an alternate spelling of her name is Hecate

Persephone (Proserpina) | goddess of the Underworld and wife of Hades; also known as Kore (the maiden)

Thanatos | god of death


The Bibliography | this list features recommended books that contain information about Greek myth and art

The Mythography Forum | visit the Mythography forum for engaging discussions about Greek mythology!

Lexicon | use the Mythography lexicon if you are looking for information about Greek words - it is the place to find meanings for Greek terms

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.

Mythography Forums

Mythography Forums

Do you have a specific question about Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!

Bulfinch's Mythology


The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary offers one of the most comprehensive studies of ancient Greece and Rome.