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Greek Mythology

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Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology series

Full-color books that tell the stories of each Greek mythology character, and explain where the stories came from and what they mean. There is also information about ancient Greece.

Mythlopedia Mythlopedia series

Mythlopedia presents the superstars of Greek mythology along with the myths that put them in the pantheon. Each character's profile is presented like a blog or a personals ad, making it the funniest book you'll ever use for homework!

Mythology Handbook Mythology Handbook: a Course in Ancient Greek Myths
by Hestia Evans

A fun fact book that includes a time line of Greek history, a family tree explaining the relationships between the gods and goddesses, and an explanation of the Greek alphabet. A great introduction to Greek mythology.

Greek Mythology for Students Greek Mythology for Students
DVD series

An animated video series that captures the drama of stories from Greek mythology and illustrates what the Greeks from ancient times thought about the wonders of the universe.

The Usborne book of Greek myths The Usborne Book of Greek Myths
by Anna Milbourne and Louie Stowell

An nicely illustrated book covering 32 Greek mythological stories, including Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Minotaur and the Labyrinth, the Midas touch and more.

Amazing Mythology Amazing Mythology
by Brendan January

A great book for homework on any mythology, with a big section on Greek and Roman myths. Over 200 questions and answers introduce myths from other ancient cultures, including Egyptian, Celtic, Norse, and Native American.

Greek & Roman Mythology Greek & Roman Mythology
by Cirro Oh

A comic book to help you learn all about Greek mythology, including family trees as well as important artwork and buildings.

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

An illustrated book of all of the Greek myths. A good introduction to the major stories.

The McElderry book of Greek myths The McElderry book of Greek myths
by Eric A. Kimmel

Twelve of the most beloved legends in Greek mythology are updated with easy-to-read language, with modern illustrations.

Beautiful Stories of Life The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths
by Cynthia Rylant

A short and sweet introduction to a few of the famous stories for younger kids, re-told by Cynthia Rylant.

Study Online

eLibrary Canada
Find answers online at eLibrary Canada. Click on Bookcarts then click on "Greek Mythology" to get a collection of articles, photos, and maps you can use for your homework.

You will have to sign in with your library card if you are using eLibrary at home.

Websites

British Museum: Ancient Greece
Find out all about Ancient Greece, including the stories, symbols, places, and festivals associated with the major Greek gods and goddesses.

BBC Schools: Ancient Greeks
Illustrated accounts of the Greek gods and heroes, Sparta, the original Olympic Games, Athens, and the different Greek wars. You can even play a game where you are a Greek hero traveling the country.

MythWeb: Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Click on Index to find an alphabetical list of people and places in Greek mythology, or click Search to type in a topic of your choice. Each entry in the encyclopedia has a pronunciation guide and a short description.

Myth Man
Check out Myth Man's homework help section that covers the major and minor gods and goddesses, mythical creatures, the heroes, love stories, and even modern allusions to the myths.

Encyclopaedia Mythica
Includes an overview of the Greek creation myths. Find a family tree of the major gods and Zeus's kids. Check out the citation guideline to use for your bibliography.

Stories

Amazing Greek Myths Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

A comic book collection of some of the most famous Greek myths.


Goddess Girls Goddess Girls series

Follow the exploits of Athena, Persephone, Artemis, and Aphrodite as they attend Mount Olympus Academy.


Mythic Misadventures Mythic Misadventures series

Pandora and her friends must travel across the known world to recover the contents of the box she inadvertently opened: the famous Pandora’s Box.


Cronus Chronicles Cronus Chronicles series

13-year-old Charlotte and her cousin Zee must set out to save humankind from Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.


The Odyssey The Odyssey

Odysseus must overcome a series of challenges posed by the gods in order to return home to his wife and son in Ithaca after the Trojan war.


Percy Jackson Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that he is a demigod, that monsters are real, and that it is up to him to stop a war from breaking out on Mount Olympus.