Greek mythology has significantly influenced all aspects of modern society, including language, the arts and commerce. Even though the specific influence of Greek mythology may not be obvious in everyday life, it is alwa... More »

William Shakespeare's legacy has been far-reaching within modern society, his work having paved for the way for greater sexual openness and racial equality as well as influencing the fields of psychology, sociology and p... More »

Homer's "The Iliad," William Shakespeare's "Complete Works," Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," George Orwell's "1984" and the King James Bible are considered some of the most influential books of all time. These works have ... More » Art & Literature Literature

Greek mythology is a collection of stories about Greek gods, goddesses, demi-gods and creatures that provide explanations for how things came into existence, natural order and certain Greek traditions. The earliest Greek... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

Allusions to Greek mythology are brief references to characters, things, places or events from ancient myths, explains The significance of the myth being alluded to is generally well known, and the a... More »

In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of arts, wisdom, literature, war, defense and heroism, and she became patron saint of Athens, turned Arakhne into a spider, helped heroes in their quests and participated in the ... More »

Greek mythology is an expansive field composed of gods, heroes and monsters with names like Patroclus, Heracles and Daedalus. There is a huge body of work from which to draw inspiration for names for use either in fictio... More »