Stories From Greek Mythology and Articles on Myth
A brief version of the story of Pandora's Box
Pivotal Greek Myths
The major stories in Greek mythology focus on specific families ("houses") and heroes. Here are some of the clusters of Greek myths and legends, including the Trojan War and the tragedy-inspiring House of Atreus, as well as the major heroes, and the most famous hunt.
Damon and Pythias
The friendship story of Damon and Pythias and their confrontation with the tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse.
Which Is Your Favorite Underworld Myth
Readers post their favorite Underworld myths.
"Animal" Creatures of Greek Mythology
Top "animal" creatures from Greek mythology.
Prometheus gave fire to man against the will of Zeus and suffered in consequence. Find out what else Prometheus did for mankind. Section from Introduction to Greek Mythology.
Nymphs - Greek Spirits Called Nymphs
Nymphs or nymphai (nymphai is one way to spell the plural of nymph) are mythological nature spirits that appear as beautiful young women.
Myth - What is Myth?
There is no completely satisfactory definition of myth. To help define myth, people often compare myth with science and religion. Usually, this comparison is unfavorable and myth is relegated to the area of lies.
Olympians - In the 3d Generation the Immortals Were Olympian Gods
Despite repeated parental attempts to eat or hide their offspring, the emergence of the Olympian gods and goddesses including Zeus and Hera followed the emergence of the titans Cronus and Rhea who sprang from Uranus the sky and Gaia the earth.
Muses - Inspirational Muses in Greek & Roman Myth & Literature
The nine muses with pictures: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Hercules, Laomedon, and Hesione
Hercules helps Laomedon by rescuing his daughter, but then Laomedon refuses to pay him.
Naiads - Greek Spirits Called Naiads
The Naiads of Greek mythology were one of three classes of water nymphs, along with the Nereides and Oceanides. Includes list of some of their names.
Chiron the Centaur
Glossary entry on the medical centaur Chiron.
Betrayals - Worst Betrayals in Ancient Myth
Looking at the actions of the men and women of ancient Greek mythology, it is sometimes easier to come up with the people involved in the betrayal than who betrayed whom
Creation Stories - Cosmogonies
Creation myths from Greek mythology. Creation stories are also known as cosmogonies.
Bible vs. Biblos - The Bible or Book and Greek Mythology
The Bible is sometimes called the Good Book, which is fitting since the word Bible comes from the Greek word for book, biblos. For the Greeks, the bible was Homer, particularly, The Iliad. A religious world view, morals, customs, genealogy, and more can be found in Homer.
1st Gods: - Genealogy of the Descendants of the Titans
Descendants of the Titans - Pallas, Perses, and Astraios.
First Gods Genealogy - Origin of the Titans and Gods
The genealogy of the gods is complicated, but since the ancient Greeks traced their ancestry and that of their heroes to the deities, it may be worthwhile to have at least a passing acquaintance with the lineages.
Greek Mythology Quiz
Do you know which Muse is which? Do you know the Roman names for the Greek gods? Test your knowledge with these ten questions from EAWC.
Greek Myth and Prehistory
A look at Greek myths as part of a tradition that includes prehistory, medicine, the arrival of horses, and more. Online book by William Harris examining the social context of Greek myth.
Sacrifice, the calendar, and a long list of Roman deities.
The Olympians, by J.M. Hunt
John M. Hunt's comprehensive site with information drawn from Bulfinch, Cliffs Notes, Evslin, Graves, and Edith Hamilton.
Eos the Dawn Loves a Mortal
The dawn, called a goddess or titan, fell in love with a mortal.
Hera - Queen of the Gods in Greek Mythology Hera
The goddess Hera was the queen of the Greek gods, sister and wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage. Hera is described as a jealous goddess.