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 Legends
Icarus | son of the inventor Daedalus who flew too close to the sun

Ixion | a mortal man who attempted to seduce the goddess Hera

Laocoon | a Trojan priest of Poseidon

Marsyas | this satyr challenged the god Apollo to a contest of musical skill - guess who won...

Midas | the king who wished that everything he touched would be turned to gold

Minos | the legendary King of Crete

Myrrha | Myrrha was the unlucky daughter of a king who was overwhelmed by her inappropriate desires

Niobe | Niobe bragged that she had more children than the goddess Leto - for this, she was punished by Apollo and Artemis

Pasiphae | Queen of Crete who developed a passion for a white bull

Phaedra | a daughter of King Minos and Pasiphae

Phaethon | son of the god Helios, the boy was determined to prove that he shared his father's mastery over the sun

Pleiades | seven sisters, daughters of Atlas and Pleione

Psyche | a beautiful mortal woman who made the goddess Aphrodite jealous

Semele | daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia; she was the mother of the god Dionysos

Sisyphus | a man who so angered the gods that he was subjected to eternal punishment after death

Tantalus | his punishment was to spend eternity grasping for food and drink that was always just beyond his reach

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.

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