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Children's Myth Collections

Hawthorne and Bulfinch wrote collections of myths that have been read by generations. Here are sets of their ancient myths, as well as collections from other English writers of Greek myths for children.

"The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes," by Thomas Bulfinch
An online e-text of tales from Greek mythology, written by Thomas Bulfinch. Bulfinch covers most of the stories of Greek mythology and provides an introduction to the world of the Greek gods.

"The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children," by Charles Kingsley
A collection of Greek myths and legends for children written by Charles Kingsley, who covers the heroes Theseus, Perseus, and Jason.

"The Tanglewood Tales," by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne offers another re-telling of some of the principal stories from Greek mythology, including "The Minotaur," "Circe's Palace," "The Pomegranate Seeds," "The Golden Fleece," and more.

"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles," by Padraic Colum
E-text of "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles," by Padraic Colum, which includes stories about the Argonauts, Atalanta, Orpheus, Hercules, Admetus, and more.

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