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 | greek | creatures | monsters

Greek Monsters
Argus | a creature with many eyes; Argus played a prominent role in one of the myths of the goddess Hera

Cerberus | Cerberus was the guardian of the Underworld; in myth, he was portrayed as a dog with three heads

Charybdis | in Greek mythology, Charybdis was a deadly whirlpool personified as a female monster

Chimera | with a body that was one third lion, one third she-goat, and one third serpent, this creature was definitely one frightening beast

Cyclops | giant with a single eye in its forehead; the plural form of this word is Cyclopes

Echidna | this monster was half beautiful woman and half deadly serpent; she was the mother of many mythical monsters

Geryon | the monster known as Geryon had three heads and three bodies; he was defeated by the hero Herakles

Gorgons | this trio of terrifying females consists of the sisters Euryale, Medusa, and Stheno

Graiae | these "old women" were the sisters of the Gorgons

Hydra | the Hydra had a water-serpent body topped by numerous heads

Ladon | dragon who guarded the area where the apples of the Hesperides were hidden

Lamia | she was a frightening bogey-woman in Greek mythology

More Monsters (Medusa - Typhon)

Do you have a specific question about Greek 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! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters - and creatures - from Classical myth and legend.