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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The Lovers of Ares in Myth
The fierce god Ares was often inflamed with lust in Greek mythology - lust for battle, that is. Indeed, it is fair to say that Ares was obsessed with war, almost to the exclusion of anything else. The god did, however, have an eye for the female form, and his appetite for Aphrodite, the alluring goddess of love and beauty, at times almost rivaled his desire to do battle. In consequence his conquests off the battlefield are nearly as legendary as his victories and defeats in combat. So let us learn more about the passionate loves of Ares.

Aphrodite | the beautiful Greek goddess of love certainly snared the god of war with her irresistible charms - the pair together conceived several children, including Deimos, Phobos, and Harmonia

Cyrene | as a result of her affair with Ares, the nymph Cyrene gave birth to a son named Diomedes

Eos | the Greek goddess of the dawn engaged in an ill-advised tryst with Ares, which ended badly for Eos when Aphrodite discovered the relationship

Pyrene | some sources for mythology state that Ares and Pyrene were the parents of Cycnus

Sterope | Sterope was one of the Pleiades (daughters of Altas and Pleione), and according to some versions of the tale, she was a lover of Ares and the mother by him of Oenomaus

Ares in Art
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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

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