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Zeus and Semele, painted by Jacques Blanchard (c. 1600 – 1638)

This painting, by the French artist Jacques Blanchard (c. 1600 - 1638), re-creates the tragic mythical romance of Zeus and Semele, parents of the...

The Birth Of Bacchus, By An 18th-Century Artist

This painting, by an unidentified 18th-century artist, strives to re-create the mythical birth scene of the ancient god, Bacchus—the Roman equivalent of the Greek...

The Magical And Miraculous Night Of Heracles’ Conception

Ancient Greece’s mightiest hero, Heracles (known in Rome as Hercules), was the son of Greek mythology’s chief god, Zeus, and a Mycenaean princess named...

The Myth Of The Rebuilding Of Pelops

Several ancient mythological figures, according to the tales told about them, were reportedly torn apart and put back together again by their loved ones....

The Sorrow Of Telemachus, Painted By Angelica Kauffmann (c. 1741–1807)

This painting, by the Swiss artist Angelica Kauffmann (c. 1741–1807), depicts a scene of the sea deity, Calypso, and her entourage of five other...

Leucothea—A Mortal Greek Woman Of Myth Said To Have Become A Goddess

  Among the exclusive club of Greek deities that could claim to have originally been mortal humans was an interesting immortal named Leucothea the White...

Mythology Madness: Dionysus

(Bacchus by Caravaggio, via Creative Commons)       Dionysus was much, much more than a partying god of wine   Remembering a god Of all the old Greek and...