The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Mythology

Every culture in history has had a belief in the divine and a mythology to explain the world around them. Angry gods and goddesses might be the reason for a drought or why illness befell a village. If the gods were happy or pleased, sea voyages went well and there was a bountiful crop. In addition to explaining the toils and luck of daily life, the mythology and legends was a way to impart cultural values and parables to the following generations.

Greek Mythology

  • Greek Gods and Goddesses: An overview of the mythology of Greek gods for kids.
  • The Olympians: The Greek gods that live on Mt. Olympus.
  • The Titans: Information about the Titans that ruled before the Olympians overthrew them.
  • Lesser Gods and Goddesses: Lesser gods and other mythological characters.
  • The Seven Sisters: The mythology about the Pleiades.
  • Characters of Greek Mythology: A searchable database of the characters in Greek mythology and their relations to each other.
  • Images of the Gods: Images of the Olympian gods and ancient texts that reference them.
  • The Perseus Encyclopedia: The ultimate encyclopedia of the classical world.
  • Greek Mythology in Art: A dictionary of how characters from Greek mythology are depicted in art.
  • Greek Creation Myth: The creation of the world in Greek mythology.
  • Women in Greek Myths: An encyclopedia of the females in Greek myth, including nymphs, goddesses, mortals, Amazons, and monstresses.
  • Aphrodite: The Greek goddess of love may seem insignificant when compared to some of the other Greek gods, but she had power unlike any other.
  • Persephone: The story of how Persephone was taken to the underworld.
  • Artemis: This page tells the origins of Artemis.
  • Pandora: Read about the first woman, Pandora, and learn what happened when she opened the box.

Roman Mythology

Norse Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

Native American Mythology

Sumerian Mythology

  • Sumerian Creation: Stories of how the world and humanity were created.
  • Enlil and Ninlil: A translation of one of the core Sumerian myths.
  • Love, Lust, and the Young God Enlil: An analysis of the Enlil and Ninlil myth.
  • Gods and Goddesses: Details about the gods, goddesses, demons, and monsters of early Mesopotamia.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh: The epic tale about the part-god king that is believed to be one of the earliest pieces of literature.
  • The Deluge: An examination of the Epic of Gilgamesh in relation to its mention of a great flood.
  • Inanna: Read about the descent of the goddess of love, fertility, and war.
  • Dumuzid: Translations of the myths which involve Dumuzid.
  • Enki and Ninhursaja: Read the myth of Enki and Ninhursaja, the earth goddess.
  • Ereshkigal: The goddess of the underworld and sister of Inanna.

Asian Mythology

Celtic Mythology

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