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

"Athena (Minerva), the national deity of the Athenians." — Smith, 1882

Athena

"Athena (Minerva), the national deity of the Athenians." — Smith, 1882

"Athena and Giant" — Gayley, 1893

Athena

"Athena and Giant" — Gayley, 1893

"Athena" — Gayley, 1893

Athena

"Athena" — Gayley, 1893

"Athena Parthenos" — Morey, 1903

Athena

"Athena Parthenos" — Morey, 1903

"Athena" — Morey, 1903

Athena

"Athena" — Morey, 1903

The Greek goddess of wisdom, strategy, and war.

Athena

The Greek goddess of wisdom, strategy, and war.

An archaic Athena on a vase from about 330 B.C. In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

Athena

An archaic Athena on a vase from about 330 B.C. In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

"Contest of Athena and Poseidon" — Gayley, 1893

Athena Poseidon

"Contest of Athena and Poseidon" — Gayley, 1893

"Athena Velletri" — Gayley, 1893

Athena Velletri

"Athena Velletri" — Gayley, 1893

"A tablet of Pentelic marble. Athena, leaning on her spear, is gazing with downcast head at a grave monument."—Webster, 1913

Mourning Athena

"A tablet of Pentelic marble. Athena, leaning on her spear, is gazing with downcast head at a grave…

Goddess of Wisdom

Athene

Goddess of Wisdom

Goddess of Wisdom

Athene

Goddess of Wisdom

Goddess of Wisdom

Athene

Goddess of Wisdom

Goddess of Wisdom

Athene Parthenos

Goddess of Wisdom

Atlas, the Titan condemned to hold the Earth on his shoulders.

Atlas

Atlas, the Titan condemned to hold the Earth on his shoulders.

"The following cut, taken from a very curious intaglio, represents Aeneas embarking with Anchisces and Ascanius. Anchises bears a small shapel, in which are the Penatea." — Anthon, 1891

Embarking

"The following cut, taken from a very curious intaglio, represents Aeneas embarking with Anchisces and…

In heraldry, the griffin is a fabulous animal, with the head and forefeet of an eagle, and the body, hind legs, and tail of a lion. The head is represented with pricked ears, symbolical of its vigilance. In mythology, the griffin was a creature similar in form to the griffin of heraldry, which was supposed to find its especial function in watching over hidden treasure, especially in Scythia. It was dedicated to the sun-god Apollo, whose chariot appears in early art as drawn by griffins. It was a favorite ornamental 'theme' in ancient Babylonian and Persian art, and is also found in a similar way on art objects of the Phoenicians, the Mycenæan civilization, and the ancient Greeks. The Romans and art-workers of the renaissance used it as a purely decorative device.

Griffin

In heraldry, the griffin is a fabulous animal, with the head and forefeet of an eagle, and the body,…

"The Palatine Apollo" — Gayley, 1893

Palatine Apollo

"The Palatine Apollo" — Gayley, 1893

"A Sacrifice to Apollo" — Gayley, 1893

Sacrifice Apollo

"A Sacrifice to Apollo" — Gayley, 1893