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 - Celtic Terms
oak | ancient evidence suggests that oak trees were sacred both to the druids and to other members of Celtic society

ogham | this early form of writing is said to be inspired by Ogma, the Irish god of eloquence; the word is alternately spelled "ogam"

Round Table | in Arthurian mythology, King Arthur's knights gathered at the legendary Round Table

Samhain | Samhain is a festival held on 1 November; it marks the Celtic new year, and indicates a time when the Otherworld was accessible (Ireland)

sidhe | a sidhe is a hill, and the Tuatha De Danaan were believed to dwell in hills in the guise of fairies or aes sidhe (Ireland)

slieve | the word slieve means mountain (sliabh in Irish); in Celtic mythology, mountains were the homes of many gods and goddesses

táin | this is the word used to indicate a cattle raid in Irish mythology; some examples of a táin are the Táin Bó Cuailgne and the Táin Bó Fraoch (Ireland)

Tara | Tara was traditionally the ancient seat of the High Kings of 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.