The god of the underworld in ancient Egyptian mythology.

Anubis

The god of the underworld in ancient Egyptian mythology.

The Canaanite fertility goddess and accompaniment of Baal.

Image of Ashtaroth

The Canaanite fertility goddess and accompaniment of Baal.

An image of the divinity whom the Phoenicians worshipped as Astarte, or the goddess associated with fertility, sexuality, and war.

Nana, The Phoenician Astarte

An image of the divinity whom the Phoenicians worshipped as Astarte, or the goddess associated with…

"The god of wine, was the son of Zeus and Semele, the daughter of Cadmus. Before his birth, Semele fell a victim to the insidious counsels of the jealous Here, who induced her to petition Zeus to visit her in his proper form and majesty." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Bacchus

"The god of wine, was the son of Zeus and Semele, the daughter of Cadmus. Before his birth, Semele fell…

A legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have power of causing death by a single glance.

Basilisk

A legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have power of causing death by a single…

Literally means 'Lord of the Flies.' In Christian and Biblical texts, he is associated with a demon.

Image of Beelzebub, the Fly God

Literally means 'Lord of the Flies.' In Christian and Biblical texts, he is associated with a demon.

"The god Bel is generally known by his Greek name Belus. But the attributes given him by the Greek authors do not harmonize perfectly with those ascribed by the Chaldeans to Bel. By the latter this god was honored with such titles as "the Supreme," "the Father of the gods," "the Procreator," "the Lord of spirits," etc."—Ridpath, 1885

Procession of Bel

"The god Bel is generally known by his Greek name Belus. But the attributes given him by the Greek authors…

Bronze statue of the three-headed dog of ancient mythology.

Cerebrus

Bronze statue of the three-headed dog of ancient mythology.

The mythological cockatrice.

Cockatrice

The mythological cockatrice.

This painting, by Tistian, is of a Roman story. The painting can now be found hanging in the Borghese Palace in Rome, Italy.

Cupid Equipped by Venus

This painting, by Tistian, is of a Roman story. The painting can now be found hanging in the Borghese…

An ancient Greek town. In Greek mythology, the most important oracle resided at Delphi.

Delphi

An ancient Greek town. In Greek mythology, the most important oracle resided at Delphi.

The goddess of the moon, Diana or Artemis from the painting by Antonio da Correggio.

Diana

The goddess of the moon, Diana or Artemis from the painting by Antonio da Correggio.

Dolphin borrowed from mythology.

Dolphin

Dolphin borrowed from mythology.

The mythological Dragon.

Dragon

The mythological Dragon.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Facing Forward

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Facing Forward

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Looking Left

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

Elf on Leaf Looking Right

An illustration of an elf sitting on a leaf while it floats in the air.

An illustration of a fairy and a young girl sitting in a tree and is uprooted and flying in the air.

Fairy & Child in Flying Tree

An illustration of a fairy and a young girl sitting in a tree and is uprooted and flying in the air.

A pictorial banner illustrating an elf sitting near a tree, an owl in a tree branch, and moon in the background.

Fairy Sitting Near Tree Banner

A pictorial banner illustrating an elf sitting near a tree, an owl in a tree branch, and moon in the…

An illustration of a fairy tickling a young boy sleeping in the forest underneath a tree.

Fairy Tickling Boy Sleeping in Woods

An illustration of a fairy tickling a young boy sleeping in the forest underneath a tree.

Fortuna, the goddess of chance in Roman mythology.

Fortuna

Fortuna, the goddess of chance in Roman mythology.

"The third sign of the zodiac, so named from its 2 brightest stars, Castor, of the 1st magnitude, farthest to the west, and Pollux of the 2d, farthest to the east. Its constitutent stars form a binary system revolving in about 250 years. The sun is in G. from about May 21st, till about June 21st." — Williams, 1889

Gemini

"The third sign of the zodiac, so named from its 2 brightest stars, Castor, of the 1st magnitude, farthest…

"Medieval Griffin. Porch of the Duomo, Verona, Italy. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated between the lion and the eagle, and to combine the head, front, and wings of an eagle with the body and hind quarters of a lion." -Whitney, 1911

Griffin

"Medieval Griffin. Porch of the Duomo, Verona, Italy. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed…

"Griffin, from a Greek Sarcophagus. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated between the lion and the eagle, and to combine the head, front, and wings of an eagle with the body and hind quarters of a lion." -Whitney, 1911

Griffin

"Griffin, from a Greek Sarcophagus. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated…

The griffon is a mythological creature with a lions body and head and wings of an eagle.

Griffon

The griffon is a mythological creature with a lions body and head and wings of an eagle.

This hand-bell is found in Birmingham, England. The handle shows puck (mythological fairy character) seated on a snail and directing his course.

Hand-Bell

This hand-bell is found in Birmingham, England. The handle shows puck (mythological fairy character)…

"Helios the Sun-God." —Bulfinch, 1897

Helios

"Helios the Sun-God." —Bulfinch, 1897

"In the classical mythology, the goddess of Health- the daughter of Aesculapius. She was worshipped at Athens, Corinth, Argos, and other important cities, and in works of art is usually represented as a blooming virgin, with a snake, the symbol of health, which drinks from a cup held in her hand." — Chambers, 1881

Hygieia

"In the classical mythology, the goddess of Health- the daughter of Aesculapius. She was worshipped…

The goddess of marriage, women, and good counsel.

Juno

The goddess of marriage, women, and good counsel.

In Greek mythology, Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the Thiasus, the retinue of Dionysus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication.

Maenads

In Greek mythology, Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the…

"Bacchus offered Midas his choice of a reward, whatever he might wish. He asked that whatever he might touch should be changed into gold." —Bulfinch, 1897

Midas

"Bacchus offered Midas his choice of a reward, whatever he might wish. He asked that whatever he might…

"Paestum, the Greek Poseidonia, was a colony of Sybaris. The malarial atmosphere of the place led to its desertion in the ninth century of our era. Hence the buildings there were not used as quarries for later structures. The so-called 'Temple of Neptune' at Paestum is one of the best preserved monuments of antiquity."—Webster, 1913

Temple of Neptune

"Paestum, the Greek Poseidonia, was a colony of Sybaris. The malarial atmosphere of the place led to…

The feline war gods in Egyptian mythology.

Pakhet

The feline war gods in Egyptian mythology.

Pan in Greek religion and mythology, is the companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music. His name originates within the Greek language, from the word paein, meaning "to pasture". He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring.

Pan

Pan in Greek religion and mythology, is the companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of…

"Epimetheus had in his house a jar in which were kept certain noxious articles, for which, in fitting man for his new abode, he had had no occaision. Pandora was seized with an eager curiosity to know what this jar contained; and one day she slipped off the cover and looked in." —Bulfinch, 1897

Pandora

"Epimetheus had in his house a jar in which were kept certain noxious articles, for which, in fitting…

Statue of the Greek god Helios. It is currently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was one of the tallest statues during its time, standing at over 30 meters (107 feet).

Colossus at Rhodes

Statue of the Greek god Helios. It is currently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient…

The Shedu is a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology. He is a human above the waist and a bull below the waist. He also has the horns and the ears of a bull. The bull man helps people fight evil and chaos. He holds the gates of dawn open for the sun god Shamash and supports the sun disc. He is often shown on Cylinder Seals. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art, sometimes with wings. Statues of the bull-man were often used as gatekeepers.

Shedu

The Shedu is a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology. He is a human above the waist and a bull…

Sphinx

Sphinx

Sphinx

Column located in the Temple of Denderah, with masks of Hathor, an Egyptian sky goddess of love and joy, adorning the top.

Column from the Temple of Denderah, with Hathor Masks, Time of Cesar

Column located in the Temple of Denderah, with masks of Hathor, an Egyptian sky goddess of love and…

The god of the moon in ancient Egyptian mythology.

Thoth

The god of the moon in ancient Egyptian mythology.

The unicorn is a mythological creature usually depicted as a white horse with a slender horn atop its head.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a mythological creature usually depicted as a white horse with a slender horn atop its…

The mythological wyvern.

Wyvern

The mythological wyvern.

"Zeus of Otricoli. (Marble bust in the Vatican.)" — The Delphian Society, 1913

Zeus

"Zeus of Otricoli. (Marble bust in the Vatican.)" — The Delphian Society, 1913

The father of gods and men, as well as the god of sky and thunder, in Greek mythology.

Zeus

The father of gods and men, as well as the god of sky and thunder, in Greek mythology.

An illustration of a coin depicting the face of Zeus.

Head of Zeus Coin

An illustration of a coin depicting the face of Zeus.