A Visual Who's Who of Greek Mythology
Achilles The hero of the Trojan War, leader of the Myrmidons, slayer of Hector and Greece's greatest warrior...
Arcadian Silver Stater
Silver stater of the Archadian League, c. 360 BCE. O: Head of Zeus Lykaios. R: Seated Pan.
Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E.
Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E., bronze, 2.09 m high, Early Classical (Severe Style), recovered from a shipwreck...
Cretan Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Knossos, Crete, 2nd or 1st century BCE. O: Head of Zeus. R: Labyrinth.
Dictean Cave, Crete
Dictean Cave, central Crete. Said to be the cave where Zeus was hidden as a baby.
Dodona in Epirus, north-west Greece, lies in a valley on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tomaros and was famed throughout...
Epirus Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Epirus, reign of Pyrrhus, 295-272 BCE. O: Head of Zeus Dodonaios. R: Dione on a throne.
Europa & Zeus
A red-figure vase depicting the abduction of Europa by Zeus, disguised as a bull. 350-340 BCE.
Greek mythology, as in other ancient cultures, was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived...
In the ancient Greek world, religion was personal, direct, and present in all areas of life. With formal rituals which included...