Heroes and Heroines in Mythology

Introduction

Mythology is a group of stories, called myths about gods, goddesses, and heroes. On this site you'll find good books to read and fun websites to check out that can introduce you to the heroes and heroines in myths.

Internet Links
DLTK's Countries and Cultures: Greece
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/greece/index.htm
Greek mythology coloring pages, worksheets, stories, and craft projects.
 

National Geographic Kids: Quiz Your Noodle, Mythology and Percy Jackson
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/puzzlesquizzes/quizyournoodle-greek-myths/
Take fun quizzes and prove how much you know about Percy Jackson and mythology.
 

Oracle Think Quest: Greek Gods, Titans and More
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110010/?
Project for Students by Students focuses on the main figures and how they relate to one another in Greek mythology. The web site includes an interactive section with games, tests and an interview with a storyteller who uses many of the Greek myths to tell her stories.

 

Poseidon
http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Aphrodite.html
Pictures and descriptions of Poseidon - Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Artemis - Athena - Demeter - Dionysus - Hephaestus - Hera - Hermes.

 

Roman Gods
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/
Learn about Roman Gods, make a mosaic and play Roman board games.

 

Scholastic: Myths from Around the World and Writing Workshop
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/myths.htm
Discover fifteen regions from around the world by exploring their myths. Explore myth writing with Jane Yolen and the Myth Brainstorming Machine.

 

Winged Sandals
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/wingedsandals/games/
Learn about ancient Greece. Learn stories of gods, heroes, and monsters, play games and make arts and crafts projects.
Articles & Databases

Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids
If you need a dictionary, an encyclopedia, an atlas, timelines or just information, this database contains everything you'll ever need for homework help. For example, type in mythology and you will find information about myths from all around the world.

Print Resources
Athena the brain
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
J FIC HOLUB
Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school

Battles and quests
Anthony Horowitz ; illustrated by Thomas Yeates
J 398.2 H
Myths and legends featuring big and bloody battles include such stories as "The Minotaur," "The Great Bell of Peking," and "Romulus and Remus," as well as Celtic and American Indian tales

Mythology
written by Neil Philip
J 201.3 P
Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world

Oh my gods! : a look-it-up guide to the gods of mythology
Megan E. Bryant
J 398.2093 B
Presents a guide to Greek mythology, providing profiles of gods and goddesses along with information on monsters, heroes, and the underworld

Pandora gets heart
Carolyn Hennesy
J FIC HENNESY
Pandy, Alcie, Iole, and Homer face many dangers as they make their way to the sacred Mount Ida in Phrygia to capture another deadly evil--lust

Tales from the Odyssey. Part 1
by Mary Pope Osborne
J 883 O
Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant

The lost hero
Rick Riordan
J FIC RIORDAN
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself

Zeus : king of the gods. Vol. 1
George O'Connor
J FIC O'CONNOR
Retells in graphic novel format stories from Greek mythology about the exploits of the young Zeus and how he rallied an army and overthrew his father, Kronos, to become king of the gods