Explore the magical tales of mythical monsters and legendary heroes in our mythology collection.
Romulus and Remus justified their right to rule because their mother was a princess and their father was the war god Mars.
The story of how shadow puppets were born in ancient China.
The tale of a forgetful peddler who buys the perfect gift for his wife, but does not even know what it is!
Once upon a time, a long time ago... On a warm spring day, in Xia times, some children went out in the fields to play.
The tragic tale of love and death when Echo meets Narcissus.
A short tale about why we hear Echo repeating what we say.
You would think after his bout with the golden touch that perhaps King Midas would have acquired a little common sense.
The Midas touch, or the gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes, is named for a legendary king of Phrygia. Midas was granted the power to transmute whatever he touched into gold.
Aphrodite was the exception to the Greek God family tree. Some say her parents were unknown, and that she was born of sea foam. Others, like the poet Homer, said she was a daughter of the mighty Zeus, king of all the gods.
Hercules was half man and half god. His mother was a mortal. But his father was a king - a very special king, the king of all the gods, the mighty Zeus. But Hercules did not know he was part god until he had grown into a man.