An odyssey into Greek mythology
An Internet Hotlist on Greek Mythology and The Odyssey
created by C. A. Payne
Meadville Area Middle School
| Greek Mortals and Immortals
| The Odyssey/Odysseus
This hotlist will help you on your odyssey through time to learn about Greek mythology.
In addition to using books and magazines to find out about The Odyssey, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
The Internet Resources
- Bullfinch's Mythology---The Trojan War---Part One
- MINERVA (Athena) was the goddess of wisdom, but on one occasion she did a very foolish thing; she entered into competition with Juno (Hera) and Venus (Aphrodite) for the prize of beauty.
- Bullfinch's Mythology---The Iliad---Part Two
- The war continued without decisive results for nine years. Then an event occurred which seemed likely to be fatal to the cause of the Greeks, and that was a quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon. It is at this point that thegreat poem of Homer, 'The Iliad,' begins.
- Bullfinch's Mythology---The Fall of Troy---Part Three
- THE FALL OF TROY THE story of the Iliad ends with the death of Hector, and it is from the Odyssey and later poems that we learn the fate of the other heroes.
- Introduction to Greek Mythology
- THE religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so-called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature and taste. There they still hold their place, and will continue to hold it, for they are too closely connected with the finest productions of poetry and art, both ancient and modern, to pass into oblivion.
- Origins of Greek Mythology
- Greek Myths are all thatís left of the ancient Greek religion. About 1200 b.c.e., the residents of, what we would call, Greece and Asia Minor shared a common belief in a group of deities that came to be known as The Olympians.
- Search Greek Mythology
- Search for information about the person/god/goddess you are given.
- PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA
- THE creation of the world is a problem naturally fitted to excite the liveliest interest of man, its inhabitant. The ancient pagans, not having the information on the subject which we derive from the pages of Scripture, had their own way of telling the story, which is as follows:
- THE GOLDEN FLEECE MEDEA
- Two Myths about Jason
- THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES
- Guide to Myths and Legends
- A flow chart quide
- An introduction to why myths exist and a list of popular Greek myths
- Of Gods and Men: A Definitive Encyclopedia of Mythology and Legend
- Greetings, traveller.Come drink your fill at the Well of Knowledge (We won't even ask you to leave an eye in payment!) : ) Read about brave heroes, terrible battles, cruel gods and strange creatures. Learn about the Ancient World, walk in the footsteps of giants, descend to the darkest, deepest hells, fight alongside folklore's greatest heroes, witness the destruction of cities, the rout of armies. Watch Odysseus fool the Cyclops and escape his dread island, or journey to Jotunheim with Thor and Loki. Taste the flesh of the Salmon of Knowledge, and drink from the rivers of wisdom.
- The Mythology of the Constellations
- Most ancient cultures saw pictures in the stars of the night sky. The earliest known efforts to catalogue the stars date to cuneiform texts and artifacts dating back roughly 6000 years. These remnants, found in the valley of the Euphrates River, suggest that the ancients observing the heavens saw the lion, the bull, and the scorpion in the stars. The constellations as we know them today are undoubtedly very different from those first few--our night sky is a compendium of images from a number of different societies, both ancient and modern. By far, though, we owe the greatest debt to the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- Bay County Library System Homework Center--Mythology
- A Web page listing the sites of many different myths and information about them. These are myths from many cultures/countries.
- Greek Mythology: Heroes
- If a hero is properly defined as somebody who does something dangerous to help somebody else, then the heroes of Greek mythology do not qualify. They were a pretty selfish bunch, often with additional antisocial tendencies thrown into the bargain--in other words, not exactly role models for the younger generation of today. But knowing their names and exploits is essential for understanding references in literature and even popular culture today. So let's recognize and elebrate Hercules and Perseus and the others by their proper dictionarydefinition: 'In mythology and legend, a man or woman, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his or her bold exploits, and favored by the gods.'
- Welcome to Mythweb. This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.
Greek Mortals and Immortals
- Greek Names vs. Roman Names
- Greek Mythological Beings are often confused with the Romans. They are, for the most part, completely different and the names should not be used interchangeably.
- The Immortals
- List of the Greek Immortals
- Odyssey Game
- In this web game you can choose to be either Odysseus himself or his young son Telemachus or his beautiful wife, Penelope.
- The Greek Alphabet
- Examples of the letters for the Greek alphabet.
- Fun Fact Quiz
- Take a quiz and test your knowledge of Greek mythology
Content by C. A. Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised Mon Mar 22 7:09:00 US/Pacific 2004