MHS Media Center:
Selected books on Greek and Roman mythology have been placed on a cart for your use. Because there are many classes doing the same assignment, they cannot be checked out. Please return the materials to the cart when you are finished with them. Remember that World Book encyclopedias and Wikipedia are a good place to start your list if you know nothing about your person or topic.
Encyclopedia Mythica “This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 5100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.” http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html
Internet search advice:
A search term such as “Greek mythology” or “Roman Mythology” is far too broad, and will return thousands of hits. Be specific and put in lots of search terms to restrict the retrieval. Look for a specific name (“Midas” or “Achilles” and add two or more terms related to what your are searching. Example:(Achilles +death +heel +arrow)
If you are searching for a phrase (Seven against Thebes), in Google, place the multi-word phrase in quotes (ex.: “seven against Thebes”) this will restrict the search engine to finding that exact phrase on a web site.
Greek Mythology Family Tree
Greek Mythology Links:
The University of Michigan has created a Classical Mythology site that combines text, graphics and the ability to choose more of less detailed reading. Lots of information laid out for easy access. Click on the “Classical Mythology” link.
Mythology in Modern Society / Mythology in Daily Life
An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Bullfinch’s Mythology is a time proven standard reference for many myths from many cultures. Crossover between Greek and Roman myths. http://www.bartleby.com/181/
Many images of Greek or Roman gods are not identified. However, what is near the person/god, or what is being carried can help identify the god or person. The University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has put together a listing of icons (illustrations) that give you a clue to who that mystery painting represents.
Attributes in Iconography: http://www.theoi.com/Pantheon.html
Don’t forget to do a Google IMAGE search for other images of your mythological beast.
Stepping Off Research
Comparative Mythologies https://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Comparative_mythology
Examine specifically the mythological parallels
List of Mythologies worldwide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wikiList_of_mythologies
List of Creation Myths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_creation_myths
Example of cross cultural comparison of Creation Myths (charts) http://jerichobrisance.com/2013/09/21/visual-comparison-genesis-vs-other-ane-myths/
List of Cultural Heros: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_culture_heroes
Connection to modern day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythopoeia
Natural Phenomena Myths:
Multicultural Cinderella Stories: