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

Myths about the Ancient Greek Gods for Kids

Great Greek Myths 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 ancient Greek 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

Zeus, Hera, and Little Io

The Competition, Athena and Poseidon

Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Maze

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

Apollo's Oracle at Delphi

Apollo and Cassandra

The Magic Rocks - a myth about Ares, the god of war, and a battle he did not win

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

Artemis and the Deer Hunter

Hermes & Apollo (cartoon PowerPoint, how Apollo got his lyre)

Hades and the River Styx

Greek Monster Myths

Perseus and Medusa

The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens

The Truth About Myths

Ancient Greek Gods by name and powers

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

Although some Greek myths were told thousands of years ago, some - like the Case Files below - were written down quite recently by storytellers Lin and Don Donn.

Case Files from The Hercules Detective Agency, Founded to Help the Greek People, by Lin & Don Donn

The Hercules Detective Agency, How It All Started

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Misunderstood Minotaur

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Enchanted Well

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Missing Olive Trees

The Hercules Detective Agency. Case File: Kerberos on Strike

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Very Inventive Rescue

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Scaredly Fish

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Tricked Bully

The Hercules Detective Agency, Case File: The Stone Zoo

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Reluctant Oracle

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: Olympic Team Herc

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Bad Barber

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Talking Tools

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Mad Machine

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Constant Chatterbox

The Hercules Detective Agency Case File: The Voiceless Storyteller

More Case Files from the Hercules Detective Agency


Greek Myths by other storytellers and animators

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

Greek Myths from Starfall

Myth of the Golden Fleece (animated, video)

Myth of Jason and the Argonauts (animated, Ted-Ed video)

Greek Myth Games (interactive)

Vase Paintings Come to Life - Poison for Good, Poison for Evil, stories