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Greek Sphinx

 

Classical Myth Stories of the Ancient Greeks & Romans

The myth stories and legends surrounding the gods, goddesses, creatures & monsters that featured in ancient mythology

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Short Myth Stories for Kids
Discover the legends and myths surrounding the gods, goddesses, demigods, beasts, creatures and monsters of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The myth stories are based on an extraordinary number of gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes that feature in the legends of classical mythology. Fantastic short myth stories of the ancient gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and the terrifying monsters and creatures they encountered on their journeys and quests. Each of the gods had myth stories associated with them and are suitable for kids and children of all ages.

 

Myth Stories

Every one of the Greek gods and goddesses had myth stories associated with them and these classic, short myth stories are suitable for kids and children of all ages. These amazing, short myth stories really are exciting and make easy reading for kids and children learning about the history, myths and tales of the famous legends of Ancient Greece and Rome. Facts and information about the gods and goddesses of these ancient civilizations can be accessed via the following links:

Short Myth Stories and Pictures - Ancient Roman & Greek Mythology
Zeus, King of the Gods Poseidon, God of the Sea Hades, King of the Dead Hera, Queen of the Gods
Artemis, Goddess of the hunt Apollo, the God of Light Hephaestus, God of Fire Pan, God of Shepherds
Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom Ares, the God of War Demeter, Earth Goddess Helios, the Sun-God
Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty The Old Gods Prometheus, Fire-Giver Eros, the God of Love
Hermes, Messenger of the Gods The Labors of Heracles Theseus and the Minotaur Perseus and the Medusa
Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth Hyacinthus Helios Achilles and the Trojan War
Dionysus, God of Wine Making Phaethon Apollo Baucis and Philemon
Proteus, Old Man of the Sea Apollo and the Python Daphne and Apollo Hermes and Apollo
Jason and the Golden Fleece Orpheus and Eurydice Rhoecus Arachne
Odysseus and the Odyssey Psyche Prometheus The Halcyon Birds
Epimetheus and Pandora Perseus Arion Circe
Aeolus Ganymede Halcyone Ceres and Proserpine
King Midas  Adonis The Muses and Comatas Tithonus
Bellerophon Philomela Hylas Narcissus 
Short Myth Stories and Pictures

Short Myth Stories & Legends
The Myth Stories & legends of the powerful gods and goddesses, heroes and scary monsters include short tales and fables about Hercules, Theseus, Perseus, the Gorgons, the Minotaur, the Sphinx, the Chimera, the Hydra and Pegasus the winged horse. Many of these famous myth stories are derived from the moralizing fables (short stories with morals) by Ovid and Homer. The links provide access to the interesting, short Myth Stories of the Ancient World that are suitable for kids and children.

Short Myth Stories - Ancient Roman & Greek Mythology
Echo Cadmus Endymion  The Pleiades
Clytie  Ceres and Proserpine Argus Apollo's Lyre
Apollo and Daphne Deucalion and Pyrrha The Troubles Prometheus
Icarus and Daedalus Myth of Niobe Admetus Alcestis
Diana (Artemis) & Actaeon Atalanta Pyramus and Thisbe Oedipus & the Sphinx
Cupid and Psyche Apple of Discord Trojan War Heroes The Trojan Horse
House of Agamemnon Odysseus and the Cyclops Odysseus and the Sirens Penelope and Odysseus
Nausicaa and Odysseus Circe and Odysseus Calypso and Odysseus The Myth of Io
Europa and Cadmus Medusa Cecrops Nisus and Scylla
Vertumnus and Pomona Acis and Galatea Cephalus and Procris Callisto
Proserpine Glaucus and Scylla Dryope Atlas and Perseus
Erisichthon Prometheus the Titan Pandora's Box Prometheus the Fire Giver
Short Myth Stories - Ancient Roman & Greek Mythology

Short Myth Stories & Legends
This section contains short Myth Stories about the Roman and Greek gods and goddesses. The stories of the gods contain useful and interesting information about the gods. The links provide access to the interesting, short Myth Stories about the Roman & Greek gods and goddesses of the Ancient World that are suitable for kids and children.

Short Myth Stories about Roman & Greek Gods & Goddesses
Uranus and Gaia Cronus Rhea Zeus defeats the Giants
The Ages of Man Greek God Zeus Statue of Zeus Lovers of Zeus
Zeus and Mortals Story of Hera Story of Athena Story of Hestia
Demeter and Persephone Story of Demeter Story of Aphrodite Helios
Eos (Aurora) Story of Apollo Loves of Apollo Orpheus
Contest of Apollo and Pan Story of Hecate Story of Artemis Artemis Myths
Story of Hephaestus Poseidon The Sea Gods Story of Ares
Myth of Hermes and the Lyre Story of Hermes Dionysus Myths Dionysus
Hades Furies, Harpies & the Fates Nemesis Nyx, Hypnus & Morpheus
Gorgons and the Graeae The Sphinx Eros Hebe
The Nine Muses Pegasus Hesperides & the 3 Graces The Horae
The Nymphs Story of Pan The Satyrs Asclepius, god of Healing
Short Myth Stories about Roman & Greek Gods & Goddesses
 

Grecian God

Grecian Goddess

 

Short Myth Stories & Legends
The Myth Stories & legends of the powerful gods and goddesses, heroes and scary monsters include short tales about the most famous gods and goddesses including Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Venus, Bacchus and Mars the god of war. Many of these legends feature the, often doomed, mythical love stories and short legends of the deities and mortals they became involved with. The links provide access to the interesting, short Myth Stories of the Ancient Greeks and Romans that are suitable for kids and children:

Myth Stories about the 12 Labors of Hercules

Hercules

The First Labor of Hercules, the Nemean lion

The Second Labor of Hercules, the Hydra

The Third Labor of Hercules, the Ceryneian Hind
The Fourth Labor of Hercules, the Erymanthian Boar
The Fifth Labor of Hercules, the Augean stables
The Sixth Labor of Hercules, the Stymphalian Birds
The Seventh Labor of Hercules, the Cretan Bull
The Eighth Labor of Hercules, the Mares of Diomedes
The Ninth Labor of Hercules, the Belt of Hippolyta
The Tenth Labor of Hercules, the Cattle of Geryon
The Eleventh Labor of Hercules, the Apples of the Hesperides
The Twelfth Labor of Hercules, Cerberus

Myth Stories about the 12 Labors of Hercules


Short Myth Stories - Inspiring, Terrifying and Entertaining!
The old, famous myth stories, tales and legends are designed to terrify, entertain, thrill and inspire the listeners. These ancient Myth stories contain morals teaching the virtues of love, courage, loyalty, fidelity, strength, perseverance, leadership and self reliance. Short Myth stories also taught the consequences of vices associated with jealousy, greed, deceit, hate and treachery. The old, famous Myth Stories with their terrifying monsters and scary creatures symbolize danger but allow the imaginations of kids and children to safely consider the impossible - these myth stories are truly 'Tales Beyond Belief'.

The head of Medusa, the Gorgon

Famous Myth Stories - Picture of the head of Medusa, the Gorgon, who was slain by the hero Perseus
 

Ancient Myth Stories - Greek Myth Stories and Legends

Myth Stories - Picture of Helen of Troy

Myth Stories
Picture of Helen of Troy

All of the famous gods, goddesses, heroes, demigods and scary mythical creatures  are featured in the myth stories of Roman and Greek mythology. The old myth stories and legends revolve around the adventures and battles of the gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and their encounters with monstrous mythical creatures and monsters. The famous myth stories that feature some of the greatest mythological heroes and demigods terrifying beasts include:

  • The Myth stories of  of the Twelve Labors of Hercules
  • The Myth stories of of Jason and the Argonauts and of the Golden Fleece
  • Myth stories of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa
  • The Myth stories of  of Odysseus and the Legend of the Odyssey 
  • The Myth stories of  of Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Myth stories of Achilles, Helen of Troy and the Trojan War
  • The Myth stories of of Pandora's Box
  • Myth stories of Orpheus and Eurydice

Many of these famous myth stories are derived from the moralizing fables (stories with morals) by Ovid and Homer. Most of the above names are familiar but reading the myth stories about these famous characters provide and excellent knowledge of the Greek mythology.

Myth Stories - Gods, Monsters and beasts
The short myth stories of these ancient heroes include their encounters with mythical creatures. These terrifying monsters appear to be invincible but with the assistance of the gods and goddesses, and some powerful magical weapons, they are vanquished by the heroes who achieve victory against all the odds in the myth stories of classical literature.

 

Myth Stories

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  • The Myth Stories of the Ancient World
  • The gods, goddesses of the ancient Myth Stories & Legends
  • The Myth Stories, Monsters and beasts of classical Mythology
  • Facts and information about the Myth Stories of the Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece for schools and kids
  • Fables and Myth Stories with morals
  • Short Myth Stories

 

Myth Stories & Fables with morals
The ancient short Myth Stories contain many tales with morals (fables) that provided the old story tellers with interesting examples of simple but exciting tales of how to act and behave. These famous old myth stories also reflected important life lessons together with examples of morals and values exercised by the Roman and Greek gods and goddesses that could be related to everyday experiences. The gods, goddesses, demigods, heroes, villains, creatures and animals that are featured in ancient myth stories often lead by example, reminding people how they should behave. Other times, the mythical characters in myth stories could kill, lie, cheat or steal, and were then scolded or punished for their bad behavior. The old, famous myth stories, tales and legends are designed to terrify, entertain, thrill and inspire the listeners. The morals contained in the ancient myth stories, fables and legends teach the virtues of courage, love, loyalty, strength, perseverance, leadership and self reliance and the vices associated with jealousy, greed, deceit, lust, hate and treachery. Above all the morals in ancient myth stories and fables provide lots of examples of the consequences of our actions. The old, famous Myth Stories with their terrifying monsters and fantastic creatures symbolize danger but allow our imaginations to safely consider the impossible - these short myth stories are truly 'Tales Beyond Belief'...

Court of King Midas
 
Picture of the Court of King Midas

Learn about the adventures and quests of these mythical heroes, gods and goddesses that are featured in the ancient Myth Stories in the articles about the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome that are available on this website.

 

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