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Greek Mythology - Greek Gods and Goddesses

Great Greek Gods and Goddesses - look here for the stories of them all. Helpful for students of all ages.

Find out about Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Eros,Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hercules, Hermes, Hestia, Medusa, Pan, Pandora, Pegasus, Persephone, Poseidon, Zeus, and many lesser-known Greek deities and their mythology and stories.

Perseus is popular right now, as both Clash of the Titans and Percy Jackson & the Olympians draw from the story of Perseus.

Fast Facts - The Olympian Gods and Goddesses
Find out all the basic facts and attributes of the most prominent Greek gods and goddesses who lived on Mount Olympus.

The Minotaur
The Minotaur is the flesh-eating man-bull of Crete, kept in the Labyrinth at the Palace of Knossos. He plays a big role in the revival of Greek mythology movies, especially in the 'Immortals'.

Fast Facts - Aphrodite
Quick, homework friendly info on the Greek goddess of Love, her myths, children, and adventures.

Fast Facts - Apollo
The Greek god of the sun also had time for fun with his bow, his music, and racing his chariot across the sky. He was also a god of plagues, but that isn't mentioned as much.

Fast Facts: Ares, Greek God of War
Even his parents, Zeus and Hera, weren't too fond of this irritable god of mayhem, who is similar to the Roman god of War, Mars.

Fast Facts - Artemis
A swift look at this swift-running Goddess, an original Wild Girl.

Fast Facts - Athena
A quick look at the armored goddess of wisdom.

Hera - the Greek Goddess Hera - Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage
Find out the facts on the "most beautiful" of the Greek goddesses - Hera, the long-suffering wife of Zeus.

Fast Facts on: Chiron, the Centaur
Quick look at Chiron, the Centaur, of Greek mythology.

Cyclopes - The Cyclopes - One Eyed Monsters of Myth
The Cyclopes are the one-eyed monsters of Greek myth. Find out about the Cyclopes, their strengths, weaknesses, myth, battles, and stories.

Fast Facts: Demeter
Persephone's Mom knew how to get attention after her daughter was kidnapped - as Greek Goddess of Agriculture, she just stopped the plants from growing.

Eros - Fast Facts on Eros - Greek God of Love and Passion
Quick look at Eros, Greek god of love and passion, son of the goddess Aphrodite.

Fast Facts - Hades
The Lord of the Underworld - vicious kidnapper or victim of a little misunderstanding?

Fast Facts: Hermes
The messenger of the gods is a busy guy in other areas as well - no wonder he has wings on his feet.

Fast Facts: Hercules
The lowdown on the semi-divine hero and his many loves and labors.

Fast Facts: Hestia
Goddess of home and hearth, this gentlest of the Olympian gods and goddesses was truly loved by the Greeks.

Fast Facts: Pan
Go for the goat-god of the Grecian wilderness.

Pandora - Fast Facts on Pandora - Pandora's Box - Greek Mythology
A quick look at Pandora and the opening of the box that brought troubles into the world.

Pegasus - Fast Facts on Pegasus - The Flying Horse of Greek Mythology
Quick look at Pegasus, the flying horse of Greek mythology .

Many a traveler Greece to Ghas been guided by the "book" named for this Greek god - Atlas.

Fast Facts: Poseidon
Poseidon enjoys an unusual career path for a god, combining power over the sea with the power to create earthquakes, and then spends his free time making horses.

Fast Facts on: Persephone
A look at the lovely daughter of Demeter, kidnapped by Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

Selene, Greek Goddess of the Moon
Selene is a Greek Goddess of the Moon. Find out about Selene, her myth, strengths, weaknesses, symbols and more about this Greek goddess of the moon.

Fast Facts - Zeus
From your Guide. The King of The Gods was not free of flaws.

Greek Gods and Goddesses at Home
Visit the Olympian deities and discover their best temple sites.

Ancient History from About
N.S. Gill's site has many great articles and resources on various aspects of Greek (and other) mythology.

Books on Greek Gods

Here is a selection of books on the Greek Gods - just the boys on this list.

Books on Greek Goddesses

The Greek Goddesses of mythology are easily up to the task of keeping "the boys" in line - though Hera certainly had her hands full with Zeus.

Clash of the Titans 2 - Wrath of the Titans
Clash of the Titans production team is returning to action for Wrath of the Titans - Clash of the Titans 2. Will Greek mythology survive a second assault?

Fast Facts on: Pandora
Pandora was created by the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus - but her role was to bring misery to humankind.

Myths and legends of Medusa, also known as the Gorgon. Medusa is enjoying a bump in popularity due to her "roles" in several films, including Clash of the Titans and Percy Jackson & the Olympians.

Personal page with good information on this goddess, including quite a bit on Athena Hippia, the aspect associated with horses and war.

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