Gigantomachy of Delphi
A detail from the north frieze of the Treasury of the Siphians at Delphi depicting the Olympian gods fighting the Giants...
Greek mythology, as in other ancient cultures, was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived...
A bronze sheet griffin, perhaps once covering a wooden metope (630-620 BCE), Olympia, Olympia Archaeological Museum...
Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated, later, with Isis and, earlier, with Sekhmet but eventually was considered...
Hercules and Alcestis: Personal Excellence & Social Duty
For the ancient Greeks, the quality of arete (personal excellence) and the concept of eusebia (social duty) were most important...
Hermes: King of Thieves | Mythology w/ Dael Kingsmill
Dael tells the story of the birth of Hermes, rightly named as the god of thieves, featuring bovine booties, the Declaration...
Hesiod and the Muse
Hesiod and the Muse,1891,oil on canvas by Gustave Moreau
Hesiod on the Birth of the Gods
The Greek poet Hesiod (c. 700 BCE) is most famous for his works Theogony and Works and Days. In this passage from Theogony...
Inanna is the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, sensuality, fertility, procreation, and also of war. She later became identified...
The Goddess Isis, wall painting, c. 1360 BCE.