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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Celtic Ireland - Heroes and Heroines
Amairgen | legendary poet and warrior who resembles the Welsh Taliesin

Cathbadh | a druid who appears in various tales of the Ulster Cycle

Conall Cernach | warrior-hero of Ulster; his name suggests his status: Conall means "strong" and Cernach translates roughly as "victorious"

Conchobar | king of Ulster; closely linked with the hero Cu Chulainn

Conn | a High King of Ireland; known as "Conn of the Hundred Battles"

Cu Chulainn | a hero and warrior par excellence; his name means "hound of Culann"

Cu Roi | in the Ulster Cycle, he is a sorcerer who transforms himself into various guises

Deirdre | beautiful woman whose tragic tale is part of the Ulster Cycle

Emer | the wife of Cu Chulainn

Fedelma | poet and prophetess in the service of Queen Medb

Ferghus | the king of Ulster prior to Conchobar

Finn Mac Cool | hero of the Fionn Cycle; he was also the leader of the Fianna

Fintan | the salmon of knowledge

Grainne | in the Fionn Cycle, she is betrothed to Finn, but falls in love with Diarmaid

More Celtic Heroes and Heroines from Ireland

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Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Celtic mythology! Described as both a "who's who" and a "what's what", this reference book features entries on the important gods, heroes, and other characters from Celtic myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

The Bibliography

If you want more recommended resources for information about Celtic myths, visit the books section - it lists books about mythology, art, literature, and more.