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
Achilles | Greek hero of the Trojan war; Achilles was son of the sea nymph Thetis and King Peleus

Agamemnon | King of Mycenae and key participant in the Trojan war

Ajax | Greek warrior, second only to Achilles during the Trojan war

Alcestis | the legendary devoted wife of Admetus who gave up her life for her husband

Alcmene | the lovely mother of the hero Herakles

Anchises | this mortal man was the father of the legendary hero Aeneas

Andromache | the wife of the Trojan hero Hector

Andromeda | the beautiful daughter of Queen Cassiopeia; she was rescued by the hero Perseus

Antigone | daughter of Oedipus who sacrificed herself in the name of justice and honor

Ariadne | daughter of King Minos; she helped Theseus to escape from the island of Crete

Atalanta | a huntress who in many respects recalls the goddess Artemis

Atreus | father of Agamemnon and Menelaus

Autolycus | this son of Hermes took after his father - he was a legendary thief

Bellerophon | hero who tamed the winged horse Pegasus

Briseis | she was a captive of the hero Achilles during the Trojan War

Cadmus | he founded the city of Thebes by sowing the teeth of a dragon

Cassandra | she had the gift of prophecy, but her curse was that no one believed her visions of the future

Cassiopeia | the boastful and vain mother of Andromeda

More Heroes (Castor - Hippolytus)

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.