Many Myths about the Ancient Greek Gods for Kids and Teachers Illustration

Myths about the Ancient Greek Gods for Kids

The ancient Greeks believed their gods often got involved in the lives of mortals, sometimes to help, sometimes to hinder, and sometimes quite accidentally, causing all kinds of trouble. According to the storytellers, the ancient Greek gods were not always the most thoughtful of magical beings. Although the storytellers were quite inventive, and each told a myth in their own way, each god's personality and powers remained the same from story to story. That's because the ancient Greeks knew their gods well.

Here are some ancient Greek myths for kids, retold by the storyteller Lin Donn

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A series of animated Greek Myths by Geethanjali Studios, based on our Greek Myths, and used with our permission

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QUIZ: Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses (Interactive with answers)

This list of original short myths tell the stories of the daily life of the ancient Greek people and of the many gods and goddesses and magical beings who helped and hindered their lives, star the Mighty Herc (known by many names including Heracles and Hercules) and the Hercules Detective Agency. See if you can solve a case as well as Herc did.

From the Case Files of the Hercules Detective Agency:


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