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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Nymphs in Greek Mythology
Nymphs were an important part of Greek mythology and religion. They were revered as the spirits of specific natural features - mountains, rivers, trees, and even groves were usually associated with a type of nymph. The name "nymph" comes from the Greek word that means "young woman", and so naturally these beings were considered to be female. Indeed, they were represented as lovely and eternally youthful creatures. And while there is some question about whether they were immortal or not - Hamadryads in particular were linked with the lives of their chosen trees - it is believed that they were extremely long lived. The following list, while not exhaustive, is an introduction to some categories of nymphs:

Dryads | wood-nymphs

Hamadryads | related to the Dryads, these nymphs were so closely part of the trees they inhabited that it was said that they died along with their trees

Leimoniads | nymphs of the meadow

Meliae | these were nymphs of a particular kind of tree - the ash tree

Naiads | nymphs associated with water

Nereids | sea-nymphs; they were the daughters of Nereus and Doris

Oceanids | the Titans Okeanos and Tethys were the parents of "three thousand slender-ankled daughters"

Oreads | nymphs of mountains

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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.

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