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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Lexicon - Greek Terms - Page 2
Delphi | this city in Greece was where one of Apollo's most important sanctuaries was located - see the map of Greece

Dodona | a sanctuary of Zeus, where the god's oracle was located - see the map

Eleusis | a city in ancient Greece where the Eleusinian Mysteries (see Demeter) were celebrated

Elysium | a paradise where some Greek heroes were believed to go after death

festivals | celebrations held in honor of a specific god and/or goddess

gigantomachy | a mythological battle between the Greek gods and giants (or gigantes)

golden fleece | attaining this sheep skin was the goal of the hero Jason and his crew of Argonauts

Helicon | Helicon is a mountain in Greece on which the Muses were thought to dwell

Hellenes | a name of the ancient Greeks

herms | not to be confused with the god Hermes, after whom they were originally named, herms are pillars topped with busts that represent various deities

hieros gamos | Greek for a sacred wedding; an example is the marriage between Zeus and Hera

hubris | excessive pride or arrogance

Ithaca | the home of the legendary adventurer and hero Odysseus

kerykeion | a herald or messenger's staff

labyrinth | a maze created by Daedalus (for King Minos of Crete) to contain the Minotaur

Lapiths | these mythical people were thought to reside in Thessaly

Lethe | river of forgetfulness in the domain of Hades

Lotophagi | in Homer's Odyssey, lotophagi, or Lotus Eaters, were mythical people who forgot their former lives when they consumed the lotus

Maenads | female worshippers of the god Dionysos were often called Maenads

Mycenae | this ancient city was the center of the Mycenaean civilization; the mythological hero Agamemnon ruled from Mycenae

And More Greek Terms (Nymphs - Troy)

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!

Bulfinch's Mythology


The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary offers one of the most comprehensive studies of ancient Greece and Rome. It features informative entries about many aspects of the Classical world, including such areas as art, history, literature, mythology, religion, philosophy, and science.