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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Urania in Myth
Urania was the Muse of Astronomy. In this capacity, she (and the other Muses) were invoked for inspiration by poets such as Hesiod. Indeed, Hesiod is attributed with naming the Muses, and the name Urania (Ourania) appears in Hesiod's Theogony.

Because of the relationship between Urania and astronomy, it seems reasonable to include a list of the zodiac signs on a page about this muse. However, please keep in mind that this connection between the Muse of Astronomy and the zodiac does not necessarily reflect ancient beliefs - it is merely for the sake of organization. With that in mind, here is a list of the zodiac signs:

Aquarius | the water bearer

Aries | the ram

Cancer | the crab

Capricorn | the goat

Gemini | the twins

Leo | the lion

Libra | the scales

Pisces | the fish

Sagittarius | the archer

Scorpio | the scorpion

Taurus | the bull

Virgo | the virgin

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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