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Classical Mythology Stories Explained

Song of the Timeless Myths

Song of the Timeless Myths,
from the Book of Heroes.


The Classical Mythology has epics and tales of the ancient Greek and Roman myths and literatures. The Greek and Roman myths show great variety and originality that has not being matched.

Greek mythology is heavily intertwined with Greek classical literature. The works contained the oldest myths in European history. It had withstood the test of time, surviving largely through the works of classical writers between the time of Greek colonisation of the Mediterranean (8th century BC) and the decline of the Roman Empire (AD 3rd century).

While the Roman myth and legend was not written until the 1st BC to the decline of Roman Empire. Ovid and Vergil were two of the Roman greatest authors on this subject. They and other Roman writers made classical myths so popular that the medieval Europe and modern society had the tendency to use the more popular Roman names for the Greek gods and heroes, than the Greek names.

During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, interests in Greek and Roman myths was renewed in arts and literatures. Even today, their popularity is still in evident.

The pages devoted to Classical myths, has been divided into four sections:


The Pantheon contains information of Greek deities, including the tale of the Creation and a number of other myths.


The Heroic Age contains information of Greek heroes and heroines, their adventures in “Heroes I” “Heroes II” and “Heroines”. There are also tales of the “Jason and the Argonauts”, “Seven Against Thebes”, “Trojan War” and the “Odyssey”.


Royal Houses include stories of famous families in some of the most powerful cities in Greece. They included stories of the Aeolids, Perseids and the House of Atreus, and of Troy. There is also a page on the legend of the foundation and monarchy of Rome.


The Geographia contains extra information about the ancient Greece, like the city and region mentioned in Greek Myths. You will find more myth and legend associate with these sites.



Athena Parthenos


Heracles in full battle gears.
Red-figured volute crater
late 6th century BC
Museo Pubblico, Arezzo

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Fact & Figures:
The Greek World
All Things Roman
Enchanted Objects
Faithful Companions
Bibliography (Classical sources)
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It should be noted that I had changed this page from Greek Mythology to Classical Mythology. Since there are quite a few Roman myth and legend, then Classical Mythology would be a more appropriate name than Greek Mythology. Beside I had used both Greek and Roman sources.

Another thing I should point out is that I will use mostly Greek names than the Roman names, unless the pages are all on Roman tales. For example, if there are Roman and Greek version of the same tale, I will use the Greek names, to avoid confusion. Pages, like Tales of Rome and Roman Deities, I will definitely used Roman names.

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