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

home | roman | gods | pantheon | Mercury

Mercury at a Glance

name | Mercury

role | god of merchants; messenger of the gods

symbols | caduceus

Mercury in Myth
Information about the Roman god Mercury is coming soon!

In the meantime, please visit the Mythography page about Hermes (the Greek version of Mercury).


The Bibliography | this list features recommended books that contain information about Roman myth and art

The Mythography Forum | visit the Mythography forum for engaging discussions about Roman mythology!

Lexicon | use the Mythography lexicon if you are looking for information about Latin words - it is the place to find meanings for Roman terms Do you have a specific question about Roman mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! There is a very concise entry on Mercury.

O Mercury, cunning grandson of Atlantis, who by the gift of gymnastics and eloquence did civilize and beautify the savage manners of primeval man.

- Horace