Greek Gods and Goddesses
Athena - A Goddess for Men
The stories of heroes Athena helped: Asclepius, Bellerophon, Hercules, Odysseus, Orestes, and Perseus.
Circes Palace - Hawthorne
On his long-delayed return to Ithaca from the Trojan War, Ulysses (Odysseus) and his men stopped at Circe's palace.
Demeter - By Her Brothers Betrayed
Demeter -- Ceres in Roman mythology -- was the sister of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Zeus was also the father of Demeter's daughter Persephone. When Hades stole Persephone mother Demeter was heart-broken and mankind paid the price.
Hermes - A Thief, Inventor, and Messenger God
Some of the stories about the feisty young god Hermes.
Which Greek God or Greek Goddess Would You Want to Be?
If you could be one of the Greek gods or goddesses or behave like one, which one would it be and why?
Diana and Actaeon - Bulfinch
Actaeon had the misfortune to view the virgin huntress goddess Diana while she was bathing.
Pomegranate Seeds - Proserpina or Persephone - Hawthorne
When Proserpina was abducted, her mother mourned and complained until Jupiter intervened, but by then it was too late ... almost.
Dragon's Teeth - Europa - Cadmus - Zeus - Hawthorne
When Europa was abducted, her brother Cadmus set off in search of her.
Glossary entry on Plutus.
Poseidon - The Lesser Share
Poseidon the sea god was involved in the stories of the following heroes: Theseus, Jason, Phaedra, and Hercules.
Prometheus and Pandora - Bulfinch
The story of the coming of evil to mankind, retold by Thomas Bulfinch, based on Athenian tradition about the original woman, Pandora, who was created by the gods and given as a present to her titan husband.
The Seduction of Io
The story of the seduction of Io by Zeus, Hera's wrath, and the creation of the peacock's tail.
Explanation of the concept of nymph in Greek mythology.