Symbolism of Mythology

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Bulfinch Mythology -
Thomas Bulfinch's - The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes.
Mythology    What is Myth?   

The Apotheosis of Washington
The Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865. Brumidi was born and trained in Rome and had painted in the Vatican and Roman palaces before emigrating to the United States in 1852.

World Myths and Legends in Art
Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued.

The Thunderbolt in Myth and Symbol
A thunderstorm is a remarkable, often terrifying event. So itís not surprising that few scholars have paused to wonder about the prominent role of lightning in ancient mythology.

Ancient Egypt: the Mythology
Information about the gods, goddesses and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptian people.

Mythography -
A mythographer, or a mythologist is a compiler of myths. Mythography is then the rendering of myths in the arts.
Apotheosis    Truth   

Mythology and Folklore
"That is the substance, this the shadow; that the reality, this the dream." - E.S. Phelps. "Therefore, even the lover of myth is in a sense a philosopher; for myth is composed of wonders." - Aristotle.

Cognitive Fusion through Myth and Symbol Making
It is readily assumed in the modern world that myth and symbol are only to be associated with outmoded modes of cognition.

Sun Gods and Sun Symbols in Mythology and Your Psyche
The Sun can be considered our inner King, the one who rules and takes considered action. Of course, when looking into our Sun nature, the myths tell us that it's a good idea to ask a few questions.

Greek Mythology
From the Iliad to the fall of the last tyrant.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Mythology, folklore, and religion.

Resurrect Goddess Isis
A synthesis of ancient history, myths, legends, art, and religious symbolism. Traces of an ancient Pagan 'World Culture' civilization are still evident in the languages, legends, proper names, and cultures of civilizations all over the world.

Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts
Comprehensive list of sites on Mythology.

Legend of Soh-Cah-Toa - Mental Princess of the Ages
A Mythology about the creation of Trigonometry. stories/sohcahtoa/overview.htm

Do symbols perfect the cosmos or only enform it?
Posing the question of what relation theurgic sunthemata have to the Platonic Forms, Andrew Smith acknowledges their similarity but distinguishes the sunthemata and sumbola by noting that they "perfect the cosmos rather than simply enform it."

Classical Myth
This site is designed to draw together the ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology.

Goddess Symbols of Temperantia
Temperantia is an ancient Roman goddess who embodies the concept of temperance and moderation. Moreover, she is the female manifestation of one among four of the cardinal virtues established by none other than Plato: Temperance.

Apotheosis of George Washington
Americans are everywhere given the message that they can look up to George Washington, but for those who walk through the Rotunda of the Capitol, the figurative becomes literal.