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
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Greek Mythology

The sources for ancient Greek myth are myriad. Indeed, references to myth range from those written by contemporary Greek historians and authors; to poems composed in honor of the gods and goddesses; to plays (comedies, tragedies, and so-called satyr plays) meant to dramatize man's relationships with the divine (and sometimes man's aspirations to be divine...); to works of art created to represent a particular deity, hero, or mythical creature. Truly, to compile a complete list of ancient sources is far beyond the resources of most individuals. However, the alternative is probably more useful, in that a description of the major characters of Greek myth has the distinction of being accessible.

Gods & Goddesses | featuring the Greek pantheon (from Aphrodite to Zeus), the Titans, and other free spirits (the Muses, for example)

Heroes & Heroines | Greek mortals of myth and legend, such as Odysseus, Theseus, and Ariadne, are featured in this section

Lovers & Legends | myths and stories about Greek mythological characters - for example the legend of Echo and Narcissus, and the story of Eros and Psyche

Creatures & Chimerae | the monsters of Greek mythology - the Sphinx, Medusa, and of course the Chimera - are categorized


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!