Table of Contents for Mythology


Preface xi
Introduction to Classical Mythology 3(18)
The Mythology of the Greeks
4(10)
The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythology
14(7)
PART ONE The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes
I The Gods
21(32)
The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympians
21(16)
The Lesser, Gods of Olympus
37(3)
The Gods of the Waters
40(2)
The Underworld
42(2)
The Lesser Gods of Earth
44(4)
The Roman Gods
48(5)
II The Two Great Gods of Earth
53(23)
Demeter (Ceres)
56(7)
Dionysus or Bacchus
63(13)
III How the World and Mankind Were Created
76(18)
IV The Earliest Heroes
94(27)
Prometheus and Io
94(5)
Europa
99(4)
The Cyclops Polyphemus
103(6)
Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis
109(12)
PART TWO Stories of Love and Adventure
I Cupid and Psyche
121(12)
II Eight Brief Tales of Lovers
133(23)
Pyramus and Thisbe
133(3)
Orpheus and Eurydice
136(4)
Ceyx and Alcyone
140(3)
Pygmalion and Galatea
143(4)
Baucis and Philemon
147(3)
Endymion
150(1)
Daphne
151(2)
Alpheus and Arethusa
153(3)
III The Quest of the Golden Fleece
156(19)
IV Four Great Adventures
175(16)
Phaethon
175(4)
Pegasus and Bellerophon
179(5)
Otus and Ephialtes
184(2)
Daedalus
186(5)
PART THREE The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
I Perseus
191(12)
II Theseus
203(15)
III Hercules
218(19)
IV Atalanta
237(10)
PART FOUR The Heroes of the Trojan War
I The Trojan War
247(22)
Prologue: The Judgment of Paris
248(1)
The Trojan War
249(20)
II The Fall of Troy
269(13)
III The Adventures of Odysseus
282(26)
IV The Adventures of Aeneas
308(25)
Part I From Troy to Italy
309(8)
Part II The Descent into the Lower World
317(5)
Part III The War in Italy
322(11)
PART FIVE The Great Families of Mythology
I The-House of Atreus
333(26)
Tantalus and Niobe
334(4)
Agamemnon and His Children
338(12)
Iphigenia among the Taurians
350(9)
II The Royal House of Thebes
359(19)
Cadmus and His Children
350(12)
Oedipus
362(6)
Antigone
368(5)
The Seven against Thebes
373(5)
III The Royal House of Athens
378(17)
Cecrops
379(1)
Procne and Philomela
380(3)
Procris and Cephalus
383(2)
Orithyia and Boreas
385(1)
Creusa and Ion
386(9)
PART SIX The Less Important Myths
I Midas - and Others
395(12)
Aesculapius
397(2)
The Danaids
399(2)
Glaucus and Scylla
401(2)
Erysichthon
403(2)
Pomona and Vertumnus
405(2)
II Brief Myths Arranged Alphabetically
407(20)
PART SEVEN The Mythology of the Norsemen
Introduction to Norse Mythology
427(4)
I The Stories of Signy and Sigurd
431(6)
II The Norse Gods
437(14)
The Creation
443(3)
The Norse Wisdom
446(5)
Genealogical Tables 451(6)
Index 457