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Greek Mythology for Kids


Some Great Greek Myths

The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods. These stories are called myths (short for mythology, or stories about gods.) Stories about the ancient Greek gods are still told today. Each storyteller told the stories in their own way, but whatever power and personality a god had was consistent from story to story. For example, Zeus was the king of all the gods, and only Zeus could throw lightning bolts.

The magical world of the ancient Greek gods was a world full of bickering and fights and wars and compromise and fear and fun and punishment and love. Many myths were based on the fact that gods, like mortal men, could be punished or rewarded for their actions.

Zeus, Hera, and Little Io

The Competition, Athena and Poseidon

Theseus and the Minotaur

Dionysus and Ariadne

Hades, Zeus, and the King of Corinth

Icarus and Daedalus, Wings

Baby Hercules &
The 12 Labors of Hercules

Demeter and Persephone, Reason for the Seasons

Hermes & Apollo (powerpoint)

Apollo's Oracle at Delphi

Apollo and Cassandra

The Magic Rocks - an Ares myth

Perseus, Andromeda, and the sea god, Poseidon

Orpheus and Eurydice

Eros & Psyche

Aphrodite and the Trojan War

Zeus and Prometheus and the Gift of Fire

Zeus, Pandora, and Pandora's Box

Zeus and the Great Flood (Deucalion & Pyrrha)

Zeus, Helios & Phaethon

Three Tales of Echo - Hera, Narcissus, and Pan

King Midas and the Golden Touch

King Midas and the Donkey Ears

Story of the Just Plain Rotten King Tantalus

Hades and the River Styx

Greek Monster Myths

Perseus and Medusa

The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens

Greek Myth Games (interactive)

The Truth About Myths

Greek Myths from Starfall

Greek Gods Family Tree

The Twelve Olympians 

The Greek Storytellers

See also: Greek legends and fables