An interesting website for Greek Myth lovers

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by Neil Godfrey

From Stephen Fry’s Mythos (which I have just finished reading)

The one website I would most heartily recommend is theoi.com – a simply magnificent resource entirely dedicated to Greek myth. It is a Dutch and New Zealand project that contains over 1,500 pages of text and a gallery of 1,200 pictures comprising vase paintings, sculpture, mosaics and frescoes on Greek mythological themes. It offers thorough indexing, genealogies and subject headings. The bibliography is superb, and can lead one on a labyrinthine chase, hopping from source to source like an excited butterfly-collector.


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One comment

  • 2019-01-09 17:29:53 UTC - 17:29 | Permalink

    Very nice site, thank’s for that recommendation.

    On a side note, I read and researched a lot of Greek mythology as a teenager and young adult. I’ve always enjoyed it, and like most people, viewed “Jewish mythology” as relatively boring. But over the past 10 years or so I’ve learned so much more about Jewish mythology from the 4th century BCE through the 2nd century and I’ve come to view Jewish mythology as superior to Greek mythology in terms of interest and complexity of ideas (note that Greek philosophy and academic writings are still far superior to Jewish works of this time).

    But Jewish mythology from this time is often overlooked, and the main people who are interest in it are religious fundamentalists, but it’s actually really fascinating stuff. It’s clearly influenced by Greek mythology and philosophy, but it really deals with much more interesting ideas IMO with more exciting dramas.

    Works like Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dante’s Inferno of course draw inspiration from this era of Jewish mythology, works such as Enoch and such. But the whole idea of this war in heaven, with archangels and chaos dragons and the Leviathan, and all this stuff is really pretty wild and fun stuff IMO.

    Eventually I hope to write a book about Jewish mythology, like a fun book, presenting Jewish mythology as literature on-par with ancient Greek mythology – pulling it out of the hands of religious fanatics.

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