Mythology and You

Grade Levels: 6-12

Myths have much to teach us about ourselves, and this comprehensive presentation of Greek mythological tales reaches across the ages to engage your students. From Apollo to Zeus - including such well-known mythological figures as Pandora, Midas, Pygmalion, Daedalus and Icarus, and many more - these majestic and mysterious stories provide insight not only into the lives of those who told them, but also into the modern character.

Mythology and You

These myths offer your students a unique context in which to examine their own emotions, strengths, and weaknesses as they learn about the ancient culture from which the stories arose.



  • The Greek World
  • The Value of Myths
  • Historical Background
  • Religious Background

I. In the Beginning

1. The Rule of Uranus
2. The Rule of Cronus
3. War Between the Titans and the Gods
4. The Rule of Zeus
5. Typhon

II. The Olympian Family

6. Metis and Athena
7. Themis and the Fates

  • Mnemosyne and the Muses
  • Eurynome and the Graces

8. Dione, Aphrodite, and Eros
9. Hera, Hephaestus, and Ares
10. Leto and Apollo
11. Leto and Artemis
12. Maia and Hermes
13. Demeter and Persephone
14. Semele and Dionysius
15. Nemesis

III. The World of Man

16. The Ages of Man
17. Prometheus
18. Pandora
19. Lycaon

  • The Flood
  • Dawn of the New Era

20. Arachne
21. Niobe
22. Erysichthon
23. Midas
24. Daedalus and Icarus
25. Phaethon
26. Pygmalion
27. Narcissus and Echo
28. Orpheus and Eurydice
29. The Calydonian Boar Hunt
30. Atalanta

IV. The Heroes

31. Perseus
32. Bellerophon
33. Heracles
34. Theseus
35. Psyche and Eros
36. Jason