79 illustrations from Greek mythology including: Achilles, Admetus, Adonis, Aegis, Aeneas, Aeolos, Aesculapius, Aethra, Amazon, Amphion, Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Apollo, Argus, Ariadne, Artemis, Astrae, Atlanta, Athena, and Atlas

"Achilles taken from Scyros" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles taken from Scyros" — Gayley, 1893

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"Achilles over the Body of Hector at the Tomb of Patrocles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles over the Body of Hector at the Tomb of Patrocles" — Gayley, 1893

"Achilles and Penthesilea" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles and Penthesilea" — Gayley, 1893

"Departure of Achilles (From an ancient vase)" — Morey, 1903

Achilles Departure

"Departure of Achilles (From an ancient vase)" — Morey, 1903

"Contest of Achilles and Hector" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles Hector

"Contest of Achilles and Hector" — Gayley, 1893

"Priam's Visit to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles Priam

"Priam's Visit to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"Admetus must Die" — Gayley, 1893

Admetus

"Admetus must Die" — Gayley, 1893

"The Death of Adonis" — Gayley, 1893

Adonis

"The Death of Adonis" — Gayley, 1893

Adonis was loved by Venus. When he was killed by a wild boar while hunting, Venus changed his blood into flowers.

Adonis and Venus

Adonis was loved by Venus. When he was killed by a wild boar while hunting, Venus changed his blood…

"signifies, literally, a goat skin. According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amaltheia, which had suckled him in his infancy. Homer always represents it as part of the armour of Jupiter, whom on this account he distinguishes by the epithet aegis-bearing. He, however, asserts, that it was borrowed on different occasions, both by Apollo and Minerva. The aegis was connected with the shield of Jupiter, either serving as a covering over it, or as a belt by which it was suspended from the right shoulder. Homer accordingly uses the word to denote not only the goat-skin, which it properly signified, but also the shield to which it belonged. The aegis was aorned in a style corresponding to the might and majesty of the father of the gods. In the middle of it was fixed the appalling Gorgon's head, and its border was surrounded with golden tassels, each of which was worth a hecatomb. The aegis is usually seen on the statues of Minerva, in which it is a sort of scarf falling obliquely over the right shoulder, so as to pass round the body under the left arm. The serpents of the Gorgon's head are transferred to the border of the skin. The later poets and artists represent the aegis as breastplate covered with metal in the form of scales." — Smith, 1873

Aegis

"signifies, literally, a goat skin. According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the…

"Aeneas, Anchises, and Iulus" — Gayley, 1893

Aeneas

"Aeneas, Anchises, and Iulus" — Gayley, 1893

Trojan prince, son of Anchises and the goddess Venus.

Aeneas in a storm.

Trojan prince, son of Anchises and the goddess Venus.

"Aeneas parted from Dido, though she tried every allurement and persuasion to detain him." —Bulfinch, 1897

Dido parting with Aeneas

"Aeneas parted from Dido, though she tried every allurement and persuasion to detain him." —Bulfinch,…

Custodian of the four winds.

Aeolos

Custodian of the four winds.

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

Aesculapius

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

Aesculapius

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

"Aesculapius" — Gayley, 1893

Aesculapius

"Aesculapius" — Gayley, 1893

"Aethra and Theseus" — Gayley, 1893

Aethra

"Aethra and Theseus" — Gayley, 1893

Race of female warriors.

Amazon

Race of female warriors.

"Amazon" — Gayley, 1893

Amazon

"Amazon" — Gayley, 1893

"Amazon" — Gayley, 1893

Amazon

"Amazon" — Gayley, 1893

"Amphion and Zethus" — Gayley, 1893

Amphion

"Amphion and Zethus" — Gayley, 1893

"Amphion was the son of Jupiter and Antiope, queen of Thebes. With his twin brother, Zethus he was exposed at birth on Mount Cithaeron, where they grew up among the shepherds not knowing their parentage." —Bulfinch, 1897

Amphion and Zethus

"Amphion was the son of Jupiter and Antiope, queen of Thebes. With his twin brother, Zethus he was exposed…

"Amphitrite was the wife of Neptune." —Bulfinch, 1897

Amphitrite

"Amphitrite was the wife of Neptune." —Bulfinch, 1897

Goddess of Love

Aphrodite

Goddess of Love

"The Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with their Venus, who was originally a deity of much less importance."-Whitney, 1902

Aphrodite

"The Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with their Venus, who was originally…

"Petworth Aphrodite" — Gayley, 1893

Aphrodite

"Petworth Aphrodite" — Gayley, 1893

"Head of the Aphrodite of Melos" — Morey, 1903

Aphrodite

"Head of the Aphrodite of Melos" — Morey, 1903

"Aphrodite or Venus" —Bulfinch, 1897

Aphrodite

"Aphrodite or Venus" —Bulfinch, 1897

God of Music

Apollo

God of Music

Apollo chasing Daphne.

Apollo

Apollo chasing Daphne.

Apollo playing lyre.

Apollo

Apollo playing lyre.

Greek god of music

Apollo

Greek god of music

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Diana, one of the principal gods of the Greeks, and mentioned by Homer and Hesoid as Pheobus Apollo.

Phoebus Apollo

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Diana, one of the principal gods of the Greeks,…

"Apollo, the principal deity of the Dorians." — Smith, 1882

Apollo

"Apollo, the principal deity of the Dorians." — Smith, 1882

"Heathen Deities: Apollo"-Willson, 1859.

Apollo

"Heathen Deities: Apollo"-Willson, 1859.

Daphne becoming a laurel tree.

Apollo & Daphne

Daphne becoming a laurel tree.

"Apollo was passionately fond of a youth named Hyacinthus. He accompanied him in his sports, carried the nets when he went fishing, led the dogs when he went to hunt, followed him in his excursions in the mountains, and neglected for him his lyre and his arrows." —Bulfinch, 1897

Apollo and Hyacinthus

"Apollo was passionately fond of a youth named Hyacinthus. He accompanied him in his sports, carried…

"Head of the Apollo Belvedere" — Morey, 1903

Apollo Belvedere

"Head of the Apollo Belvedere" — Morey, 1903

"Apollo and Daphne" — Gayley, 1893

Apollo Daphne

"Apollo and Daphne" — Gayley, 1893

"Apollo with Hyacinthus" — Gayley, 1893

Apollo Hycinthus

"Apollo with Hyacinthus" — Gayley, 1893

"It was the universal practice of the Greeks to undertake no matter of importance without first asking the advice of the gods; and there were many sacred spots in which the gods were always ready to give an answer to pious worshippers. The oracle of Apollo at Delphi surpassed all the rest in importance, and was regarded with veneration in every part of the Grecian world. In the center of the temple of Delphi there was a small opening in the ground from which it was said that a certain gas or vapour ascended. Whenever the oracle was to be consulted, a virgin priestess called <em>Pythia</em> took her seat upon a tripod which was placed over the chasm." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Tripod of Apollo

"It was the universal practice of the Greeks to undertake no matter of importance without first asking…

"The enrollment of a mortal among the gods. The mythology of Greece contains numerous instances of the deification of mortals; but in the republican times of Greece we find few examples of such deification. The inhabitants of Amphipolis, however, offered sacrifices to Brasidas after his death. In the Greek kingdoms, which arose in the East of the dismemberment of the empire of Alexander, it appears to have been not uncommon for the successor to the throne to offer divine honours to the former sovereign. Such an apotheosis of Ptolemy, king of Egypt, is described by Theocritus in his 17th Idyl" &mdash; Smith, 1873

Apotheosis

"The enrollment of a mortal among the gods. The mythology of Greece contains numerous instances of the…

"Ares Ludovisi" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Ares Ludovisi

"Ares Ludovisi" — Morey, 1903

"Arethusa" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Arethusa

"Arethusa" — Gayley, 1893

"The Building of the Argo" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Argo

"The Building of the Argo" — Gayley, 1893

"At that time the only species of navigation known to the Greeks consisted of small boats or canoes hollowed out from trunks of trees, so that when Jason employed Argos to build him a vessel capable of containing fifty men, it was considered a gigantic undertaking." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Building the Argo

"At that time the only species of navigation known to the Greeks consisted of small boats or canoes…

"Now Argus had a hundred eyes in his head, and never went to sleep with more than two at a time, so he kept watch of Io constantly." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Argus

"Now Argus had a hundred eyes in his head, and never went to sleep with more than two at a time, so…

"Ariadne on wakening and finding herself deserted abandoned herself to grief." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Ariadne abandoned

"Ariadne on wakening and finding herself deserted abandoned herself to grief." —Bulfinch, 1897

Artemis and the stag

Artemis

Artemis and the stag

Artemis and the stag

Artemis

Artemis and the stag

"Artemis" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Artemis

"Artemis" — Gayley, 1893

"Artemis of Gabii" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Artemis

"Artemis of Gabii" — Gayley, 1893

"Asclepius" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Asclepius

"Asclepius" — Morey, 1903

Goddess of Justice

Astrae

Goddess of Justice

"Atalanta's Race" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Atalanta

"Atalanta's Race" — Gayley, 1893

The race with Hippomenes' for Atalanta's hand in marriage. He won by distracting her with beautiful golden apples he threw during the race.

Atalanta's Race

The race with Hippomenes' for Atalanta's hand in marriage. He won by distracting her with beautiful…

Atalanta being distracted to pick up one of three golden apples dropped by Melanion, her suitor during a foot race, the prize being her hand in marriage.

Atalanta's Race

Atalanta being distracted to pick up one of three golden apples dropped by Melanion, her suitor during…