Table of Contents
   Forewordp. vii
   Introduction to Classical Mythologyp. 3
         The Mythology of the Greeksp. 4
         The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythologyp. 15
   The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes
      The Godsp. 21
            The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympiansp. 21
            The Lesser Gods of Olympusp. 38
            The Gods of the Watersp. 41
            The Underworldp. 42
            The Lesser Gods of Earthp. 44
            The Roman Godsp. 49
      The Two Great Gods of Earthp. 53
            Demeter (Ceres)p. 57
            Dionysus or Bacchusp. 64
      How the World and Mankind Were Createdp. 77
      The Earliest Heroesp. 95
            Prometheus and Iop. 95
            Europap. 100
            The Cyclops Polyphemusp. 105
            Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonisp. 111
   Stories of Love and Adventure
      Cupid and Psychep. 121
      Eight Brief Tales of Loversp. 135
            Pyramus and Thisbep. 135
            Orpheus and Eurydicep. 138
            Ceyx and Alcyonep. 142
            Pygmalion and Galateap. 145
            Baucis and Philemonp. 150
            Endymionp. 154
            Daphnep. 155
            Alpheus and Arethusap. 157
      The Quest of the Golden Fleecep. 159
      Four Great Adventuresp. 180
            Phaethonp. 180
            Pegasus and Bellerophonp. 184
            Otus and Ephialtesp. 190
            Daedalusp. 192
   The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
      Perseusp. 197
      Theseusp. 209
      Herculesp. 224
      Atalantap. 244
   The Heroes of the Trojan War
      The Trojan Warp. 255
         Prologue: The Judgment of Parisp. 256
         The Trojan Warp. 259
      The Fall of Troyp. 277
      The Adventures of Odysseusp. 291
      The Adventures of Aeneasp. 319
         From Troy to Italyp. 320
         The Descent into the Lower Worldp. 328
         The War in Italyp. 335
   The Great Families of Mythology
      The House of Atreusp. 345
            Tantalus and Niobep. 346
            Agamemnon and His Childrenp. 350
            Iphigenia among the Tauriansp. 363
      The Royal House of Thebesp. 372
            Cadmus and His Childrenp. 372
            Oedipusp. 375
            Antigonep. 383
            The Seven against Thebesp. 388
      The Royal House of Athensp. 392
            Cecropsp. 393
            Procne and Philomelap. 394
            Procris and Cephalusp. 397
            Orithyia and Boreasp. 399
            Creusa and Ionp. 400
   The Less Important Myths
      Midas - and Othersp. 411
            Midasp. 411
            Aesculapiusp. 413
            The Danaidsp. 415
            Glaucus and Scyllap. 417
            Erysichthonp. 418
            Pomona and Vertumnusp. 422
      Brief Myths Arranged Alphabeticallyp. 424
   The Mythology of the Norsemen
      Introduction to Norse Mythologyp. 443
      The Stories of Signy and Sigurdp. 447
      The Norse Godsp. 454
            The Creationp. 460
            The Norse Wisdomp. 462
   Geneological Tablesp. 467
   Indexp. 475