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
Orion | a great hunter; son of Poseidon and Euryale

Orpheus | son of Apollo whose song was so mellifluous that it charmed inanimate objects

Pandora | the first woman, created by Zeus; her name means "all gifts"

Paris | he was the judge in the famous contest between three goddesses (Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera)

Patroclus | friend of Achilles who played a key role in the Trojan War

Penelope | the circumspect wife of Odysseus, whose intelligence made her an exemplar

Penthesilea | queen of the Amazons; she was killed by Achilles

Pentheus | ill-fated king of Thebes, who refused to acknowledge the divinity of Dionysos

Perseus | hero who destroyed Medusa; he also rescued Andromeda

Sarpedon | a son of Zeus; Sarpedon participated in the Trojan War

Telemachus | the son of Odysseus and Penelope; he plays an important role in the Odyssey

Telephus | son of the Greek hero Herakles and Auge

Theseus | hailed as the hero who conquered the deadly Minotaur

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.