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

Myths about the Ancient Greek Gods for Kids

Some Great Greek Myths for Kids

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.

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

Myth of the Golden Fleece (animated, video)

Myth of Jason and the Argonauts (animated, video)

Greek Myth Games (interactive)

The Truth About Myths

Ancient Greek Gods by name and powers

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

See also: Greek legends and fables

Greek Myths from Starfall

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