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Ancient Greece: Mythology


Aeon Journal AEON is a journal of myth, science, and ancient history specializing in archaeoastronomy and.comparative mythology. [Mythology and Religion]

Amazons It was the Greeks who named them "Amazon" from a-mazos, that is, "without a breast." And so the legend has come down to us of ferocious women warriors who cut off their right breast, that it not hinder their use of the bow; who fought and often defeated the greatest of the Greek heroes

Amazons in Greek Mythology According to Greek mythology, Amazons were a warlike tribe of women descended from the god of war, Ares and the naiad Harmonia. Historically, Amazons were portrayed as beautiful women in Amazonomachies, which was an artform showing battles between the Amazons and Greeks. Amazons were trained to use all weapons and especially in single combat. They were honorable, courageous, brave and represented rebellion against sexism. Their tales spread quickly and soon stories of the Amazons were everywhere, including Africa, Asia, Europe, South America (the Amazon River was named after the female warriors), and North America in the mid-1900s with the comic book hero, Wonder Woman. The following is a list of eighty-two Amazons from Greek myth.

Bullfinch's Mythology BULFINCH'S MYTHOLOGY THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES by Thomas Bulfinch [1855] [Mythology and Religion]

Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi Vast resource, scholarly, and devotional [Mythology and Religion]

Dionysis in Western Art Dionysos. The son of Zeus and Semele. The god of wine, mystic ecstasy and fertility (especially of vegetation). Images included. University of Haifa Library [Mythmedia Homepage]

Dionysos texts: Classical Myth Dionysos is the god of wine, intoxication, and creative ecstasy. He is also known as Dionysus, Bacchus or Bakchos, and Liber (Roman).

Encyclopaedia Mythica Great resouce for many various ancient mythologies. [Mythology and Religion]

Gallery of the Muses The Muses are the Greek goddesses who preside over the arts and sciences and inspire those who excel at these pursuits. This virtual gallery contains artwork representing the Greek Muses from ancient times to the modern era.

Greek Gods and Goddesses astrology and religion [Mythology and Religion]

Greek Mythology Basic introduction. [Mythology and Religion]

Greek Mythology Links Useful index. [Mythology and Religion]

Greek Myths and Prehistory online book that looks at greek mythology as part of an older, lost historical tradition. [Mythology and Religion]

Greek vs. Norse Mythology Site that looks at greek mythology as part of an older, lost historical tradition. [Mythology and Religion]

Hades - the God and the Place - The Underworld Even though Thanatos was the literal god of death, Hades became better known as the God of Darkness and the Realm of the Dead, thus the ruler of the Underworld (also known as Hades).

Heracles and the Rulers of Greece Heracles: The Twelve Labors of the Hero in Ancient Art and Literature [J. P. Adams' Greek Mythology class handouts.]

Heracles and the Rulers of Greece Heracles: The Twelve Labors of the Hero in Ancient Art and Literature [J. P. Adams' Greek Mythology class handouts.]

Hercules The most popular of Greek heroes, Hercules (sometimes called "Herakles") was celebrated in stories, sculptures, paintings, and even in the geography of the ancient world.

Hercules and the Giants The Giants were as tall as mountains and so strong as to be unbeatable. The Olympian gods were anthropomorphic, which means that they looked a lot like human men and women. But the Giants were frightening to look at. According to Apollodorus, their shaggy hair drooped from their heads and chins, and they had dragon scales on their feet.

Myth and Legend from Ancient Times to the Space Age [Mythology and Religion]

Mythography Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology in art and literature. [Mythology and Religion]

Mythology in Western Art Dr. Sonia Klinger of the Department of Art History, University of Haifa. [Mythology and Religion]

Myths & Legends Quite exhaustive Myths and Mythology

Myths, Legends,and Folklore Excellent resource for many cultures [Mythology and Religion]

Norse Mythology The Norse Gods and Immortals [Mythology and Religion]

Other Stories about Hercules Hercules' adventures didn't begin and end with his 12 Labors. The hero's life was non-stop action, from start to finish. Like Superman or Xena, Hercules faced a never-ending cast of villains and difficult situations.

Song of the Sirens Today, Sirens (Seirenes) are imagined as sweet, alluring singers in the shape of a woman or mermaid. In early Greek mythology, sirens were actually prophets and described as having bodies of a bird and beautiful human heads.

The Delphic Oracle The myth recounts that at a cetain moment Zeus released two eagles, one from the East, the other from the West, and at the point where they met, he threw the Sacred Stone, marking the centre of the earth - the navel of the world. At this point one of the most important oracles of antiquity was developed and cultivated - the Delphic Oracle.

The Labors of Hercules The most popular of Greek heroes, Hercules (sometimes called "Herakles") was celebrated in stories, sculptures, paintings, and even in the geography of the ancient world. [The Lion, the Hydra, etc.]

The Life and Times of Hercules Stories about the gods, called myths, were made up thousands of years ago. Was there a real Hercules, a man behind the stories?

The Muses from Greek Mythology The Muses are the Greek goddesses who preside over the arts and sciences and inspire those who excel at these pursuits.

The Myth of Ceres also known as Demeter [Mythology and Religion]

The Myths Surrounding the Olympic Games The real story of the ancient Olympic Games. Were the ancient games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal? [Ancient Olympics at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology]

The Olympian Gods: Images and Texts Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources

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