Magical tales of mythical monsters and legendary heroes

Europe

Explore the European myths and legends from all over Europe, including English mythology, Germanic mythology, Scandinavia, Russia folk tales and Mediterranean regions.

Romulus & Remus
In   Europe
7th November 2013
Romulus and Remus justified their right to rule because their mother was a princess and their father was the war god Mars.
Echo and Hera
In   Europe
7th November 2013
A short tale about why we hear Echo repeating what we say.
King Midas and the Golden Touch
In   Europe
7th November 2013
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.
The Charming Myth of Eros & Psyche
In   Europe
7th November 2013
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
In   Europe
7th November 2013
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.
Demeter and Persephone
In   Europe
7th November 2013
A tale of how the kidnapping of a goddess by Hades, the god of the underworld, leads to the seasons on Earth.

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