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 Heroes and Heroines
Castor and Polydeuces (Castor and Pollux) | brothers referred to as the "heavenly twins"; also known as the Dioscuri

Chryseis | the "golden" daughter of a priest of Apollo

Clytemnestra | wife of Agamemnon

Danae | mother of Perseus; her father locked her in a tower, but Zeus found her anyway

Deianira | wife of the hero Herakles

Diomedes | a great Greek warrior who fought against the Trojans

Electra | daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra

Hector | Trojan prince who fought against the Greek hero Achilles

Hecuba | the mother of Trojan princes, including Hector and Paris

Helen | wife of Menelaus; Helen was abducted by Paris, and this event contributed to the start of the Trojan War

Herakles (Hercules) | legendary for his strength and famous twelve labors; the son of Zeus and Alcmene

Hippolyta | an Amazon queen; wife of Theseus

Hippolytus | son of Theseus and Hippolyta; his fate his the subject of a tragedy by Euripides

More Heroes (Iphigenia - Oedipus)


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.