Theoi Greek Mythology, Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature & Art
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Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.

Greek Gods & Goddesses
GREEK GODS &
GODDESSES
Titans & Titanesses of Greek Mythology
TITANS &
TITANESSES
Fabulous Creatures & Monsters of Greek Mythology
FABULOUS
CREATURES
Giants & Fantastic Men of Greek Mythology
GIANTS
Heroes & Heroines of Greek Mythology
HEROES, KINGS
& VILLIANS
Nymphs & Daemones of Greek Mythology
NYMPHS
Family Tree of the Greek Gods
FAMILY TREE OF
THE GREEK GODS
Greek Mythology Picture Galleries
MYTHOLOGY
ART GALLERIES
Greek Mythology Classical Texts
MYTHOLOGY
CLASSICAL TEXTS

THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY & THE GODS

The Theoi Project profiles each deity and creature of Greek Mythology on a separate page, incorporating an encyclopedia summary, quotations from a wide selection of ancient Greek and Roman texts, and illustrations from ancient art. Analysis of the texts and interpretation of the stories of myth is currently beyond the scope of the project. For such detailed analysis, I would suggest consulting some of the good books available on the subject.

Transliterated forms of Greek names are used throughout the biography pages of the site rather than their Latin forms, e.g. Kirke instead of Circe, Ouranos for Uranus, Apollon in place of Apollo, etc. The index and introduction pages, however, use the Latin name-forms for ease of reference.

The Theoi Classical Texts Library contains an extensive collection of classical literature on the theme of Greek mythology, including the works of many of the lesser known poets which are not available online elsewhere. Please note, that these are not the same texts which are quoted on the biography pages of Theoi.com, which are listed separately on the Bibliography page.

Summaries of the most important of the Greek gods, as well as classes of divinity can be found on the Pantheon and Greek Gods pages. The fabulous creatures, tribes and monsters of Greek mythology are listed in the Bestiary.

The entire Family Tree of the Greek pantheon of gods is displayed over eight charts with a central name index. There is also a separate table outlining the genealogy of the gods from Hesiod's Theogony.

A simple map of the various kingdoms of Greek mythology can by found on the Kingdoms page. Other themed pages include Plants and Flowers in Greek mythology and Greek Star Myths.

The site contains a Gallery of more than 1200 pictures from ancient Greek and Roman art, including vase paintings (C6th to C4th B.C.), sculptures, frescos and mosaics (C4th B.C. to C4th A.D.).

The Theoi.com pages can be searched using the Google box at the top left-hand corner of this page.


Ελληνική μυθολογία | Griechische Mythologie | Griekse mythologie | Mythologie grecque |
Mitología griega | Mitologia greca | Mitologia grega

OVERVIEW

The site now contains more than 1,500 pages profiling the Greek gods and other characters from Greek mythology and 1,200 full sized pictures.

UPDATES MAY- JUN 2011

NEW ENTRIES
* Alke, Spirit of Strength
* Ioke, Spirit of Onslaught
* Melanokhrotoi, African tribe
ruled by a black Cyclops king

* Eurymedon, King of Giants
* Periboia, Giant Princess

Family Trees of the Gods updated. Extra versions of the charts added with the common English spellings of the names. Names on the trees are also now linked to the biography pages of the site for easy browsing.

POPULAR PAGES

Ares God of War

Heracles the Hero

Artemis Goddess of the Hunt

Medusa and the Gorgons

Pan the Goat-Legged God

Hecate Goddess of Witches

Titans the Ancient Gods

Perseus the Hero

Aphrodite Goddess of Love

Pegasus the Winged Horse

Dryads Nymphs of the Trees

The Cyclopes

Hades God of the Dead

Pandora the First Woman

The Nereid Nymphs

The Monster Scylla

Eros God of Love

Muses Goddesses of Music

Gaea Goddess of the Earth

The Centaurs

RANDOM PICKS

Ichthyocentaurs

Iris Goddess of the Rainbow

Nereus Old Man of the Sea

Oceanus the World River

Circe the Witch

Helius God of the Sun

Gigantes the Giants

Anemi Gods of the Winds

Amazon Penthesilea