Everyone knows the stories of the pantheon of gods on Mount Olympus, whether they have studied it in school or read it for themselves. Most of the Greek gods were adopted by the Romans and given different names, but the myths are similar or identical. From love and romance to war and revenge, the plots are juicy, and the historical context is fascinating. Visit the sites below to acquaint yourself with the gods and learn more about their world.
Click on the links to learn about the Greek gods and heroes. Under "Today," you can learn about the relevance of Greek mythology in our present world.
This site includes a list of Greek gods and their Roman counterparts, so you can click on any of the names to learn more about a specific character. Choose beginner, intermediate or advanced depending on your level of education.
Theoi Greek Mythology
This site explores Greek mythology in classical literature and art. Click on the links to the left to see a family tree of the gods or to learn about gods, spirits and creatures. Also, look at paintings, sculptures, frescoes and mosaics featuring the Olympians.
Learn about mythology from the Roman point of view. Click on major, minor and adopted gods for a brief description, and learn about the Roman Imperial Cult. Did you know Julius Caesar was deified after his death?
Choose Greek or Roman mythology to learn about myths in art, from gods and goddesses to lovers and legends. Use the mythography lexicon to find definitions of Greek and Roman terms, and contribute to the mythography forum.
This site includes a list of the immortal gods and goddesses in ancient Greece and Rome, with a brief description.