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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Eirene in Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Eirene was the goddess who personified peace. Although she did not play an active part in many myths, Eirene was still a source of inspiration for several ancient artists, writers, and poets. Indeed, the brilliant Greek playwright Aristophanes jests about the goddess being overshadowed by War in a passage of his play The Peace.

One of our best ancient sources for information about the gods and goddesses in Greek mythology - the Theogony of Hesiod - claims that Eirene was the daughter of Zeus and Themis. The poet Hesiod states:

"His second wife was radiant Themis; she bore the Seasons,
Lawfulness and Justice and blooming Peace,
who watch over the works of mortal men..."
(Hesiod, Theogony, 901-3)

In addition to being the child of Zeus and Themis, Eirene was therefore also a member of the group of goddesses who were referred to collectively as the Horae or Seasons. And as we can see from the quote above, the Horae were Eirene and her sisters Lawfulness (Eunomia) and Justice (Dike) according to the poet Hesiod.

The goddess Eirene was known by the name of Pax in Roman mythology.




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.

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