Classical Mythology
CLA 212

Welcome to the mythology project. This site was originally designed as a teaching supplement to CLA 212 Classical Mythology.

It was designed to provide convenient access to the most important images (classical and later) used in the course, and to ancient sources from the Perseus Project Digital Library. The use of hypertext also makes it possible to show how the myths link with each other, whether through their characters, the places involved or through themes.

This project was not designed to be used as a dictionary. The entries on characters are designed to highlight their place in the web of mythology, not to give full information. Also, many of the entries are only accessible through links from other characters. The headings below are only a partial list of contents. I hope you enjoy your search!

I'd like to thank Georgette Taylor (charged with the construction of this site) and Mark Woon who helped initiate it in 1995.

You can also access the Perseus Project directly from here. It has translations of many classical Greek texts, images, an outline of Greek history, lexica, you can also get information on authors (dates, works, biography). Try going in and selecting 'Starting Points' to see what's available.

For explanations of the forms of names used in the page and some Greek equivalents for common Latin names, click here.

*THE GODS:

ZEUS |POSEIDON | HADES | HERA | APOLLO | ARTEMIS | APHRODITE | ATHENA | EROS | DIONYSUS | HEPHAISTOS | ARES | HERMES | HESTIA | DEMETER | HEBE | PAN


|THE FIRST BEINGS AND THE TITANS

GAIA |URANUS |CRONUS |RHEA |PROMETHEUS |ATLAS


MONSTERS

GORGONS | CENTAURS | the SPHINX | the_CYCLOPS | SCYLLA and CHARYBDIS | SIRENS | AMAZONS


*HEROES

HERACLES | THESEUS | PERSEUS | JASON


HOUSE OF ATREUS

AEGISTHUS | AGAMEMNON: a. TROJAN WAR | ATREUS | CLYTEMNESTRA | ELECTRA | IPHIGENEIA | ORESTES | PELOPS | TANTALUS | MENELAUS | HELEN |THYESTES


*THEBAN LEGENDS

CADMUS |HARMONIA |LABDACUS |LAIUS |CREON |PENTHEUS |ACTAEON |OEDIPUS |JOCASTA |ANTIGONE |ISMENE | ETEOCLES |POLYNICES |TIRESIAS | SEMELE


*THE TROJAN WAR

PRIAM |HECTOR |ANDROMACHE |ASTYANAX | POLYXENA | HECUBA | CASSANDRA | HELEN | PARIS | MENELAUS | AGAMEMNON | ACHILLES | PATROCLUS | CHRYSEIS | BRISEIS | NESTOR | ODYSSEUS | AJAX | THE LESSER AJAX | SARPEDON


*WOMEN

ALCESTIS | CLYTEMNESTRA | PENELOPE | HELEN | IPHIGENEIA | ELECTRA | AGAVE | ANTIGONE | MEDEA | DANAE | IO | CALLISTO | ARACHNE | PROCNE | PHILOMELA | DEIANIRA | SCYLLA | PANDORA | LEDA


*OTHER

NARCISSUS | HYACINTH | ORPHEUS | ASCLEPIUS | ERICHTHONIOS | ICARUS