Sources for Learning Mythology
The Aeneid by Vergil - Considered one of the greatest works of Roman literature and is
therefore often a topic of a quiz bowl question by itself. The people encountered by Aeneas are
popular topics, and the epic also provides us with the end of the Trojan War, including the
story of the Trojan Horse.
Bulfinch's Mythology - Has actual translations of many ancient authors sqch as Ovid. Mainly
focuses on Greco-Roman myth but also has large sections for Arthurian legend, other British
mythology, and folklore from Charlemagne's reign. Also touches on Egyptian, Norse, and
Encyclopedia of World Mythology - Covers thematic elements of different mythologies as well
as relating individual myths. Goes into more detail than Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology.
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves - Has more detail and description of individual myths than
nearly any other source.
Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology (published by DK) - Touches on nearly every major culture
throughout the world. Has some great historical pictures but only offers a general overview of
some of the more extensive mythologies.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton - Often used as a text in
high school or college. An easy to read guide that covers nearly all major aspects of Greek,
Roman, and Norse mythology ..
Myths of the Norsemen and Myths of Northern Lands by H. A. Guerber - Great job of both
telling the stories of Norse myth and describing the many gods and heroes
Encyclopedia Mythica - www.pantheon.org
: Comprehensive encyclopedia covering mythology
and folklore of 26 different regions. Also includes helpful charts and pictures.
Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com/GMU
: A very detailed site on Greek myth. Includes
different interpretations of myths as well as some incredibly detailed maps and charts.
Greek Gods Family Tree - www.ludios.org/greekgods
: A family tree showing the connections
between most of the Greek gods. Clicking a name links to Wikipedia.
: A good general reference
for quiz bowl, but this specific URL will link you to a dictionary of Greek and Roman
mythological characters. Clicking a name will bring you to a short article with more information