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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Greek Heroes and Heroines

This index page presents a list of links for the section on Greek heroes and heroines. As you may notice, the various heroes are organized alphabetically. If you are looking for information about a specific hero or heroine, you can either browse through the following pages, or use the Mythography search engine (located to the right).

Heroes & Heroines a-c | Greek heroes, from Achilles through Cassiopeia; this list also includes legendary heroes such as Ajax, Ariadne, and Bellerophon

Heroes & Heroines c-h | more Greek heroes, from the brothers Castor and Polydeuces through Hippolytus; other notables are Helen of Troy and Herakles

Heroes & Heroines i-o | Iphigenia through Oedipus are represented on this page; also Jason, Medea, and Odysseus make an appearance

Heroes & Heroines o-t | this page features more heroes, from Orion through Theseus; other intriguing characters are Orpheus, Pandora, and Paris


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!

And there are excellent entries on the Greek heroes and heroines.

Bulfinch's Mythology


The Oxford Classical Dictionary