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Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology

This list is designed to be used by librarians, teachers, and students to coordinate with Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

This History for Kids web page has information about Greek Mythology, gods, goddesses, Greek religion, literature, and history. The gods and goddesses are listed in alphabetical order. The information is easy to understand. Suggestions for other resources such as games, books, and YouTube videos are also provided. There are not very many images on the web page.

Clash of the Titans Trailer (1981)

Andromeda is in trouble and there may be only one man that can save her. Luckily this man is blessed by the gods, born of Zeus and possessing amazing gifts. Experience this visual classic of gods and goddesses, humans and mythical creatures. Clash of the Titans leads you on a magic and powerful journey of self- discovery and human triumph. Perseus must save Andromeda from Calibos, an angry goddess, and a very unhappy Kraken. Can he learn how to defeat the beast in time to save Joppa and the woman he loves? Discover this and much more adventure in this classic tale of man vs immortals.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Trailer

Jason and the Argonauts is a classic 1963 film that tells the story of Jason and his historical search for the Golden Fleece. Featuring gods such as Hera, Zeus, and Hermes, join Jason on his legendary journey to find the Golden Fleece and claim his rightful place. Filled with beasties such as the winged women Harpies, angry skeletal warriors, and the mighty Hydra, this movie is sure to please any adventurer. An adventurous love story of heroic proportion that has stood the test of time, Jason and the Argonauts is a movie for all ages.

Hercules - Original 1997 Trailer (Walt Disney)

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. Join Hercules on an epic adventure to discover his strength as a hero and the human side of his identity. Meet famous Greek legends like Pegasus, Hades, and the mighty Hydra, as you travel with this historical character on a excitement filled journey.

Young Zeus

What if even the mighty Zeus was a boy and growing up was just as much a challenge for immortals? Journey with young Zeus as he finds his way to being the god he was remembered for. Zeus discovers that family and friends are just as important to an immortal as they are to everyone else. This book can be purchased online or checked out at your local library.

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

In a time when Titans roamed and Greek gods reigned, D'aulaires takes a look at the stories that became legends. This book is detailed with the histories of Greek gods such as Zeus, Hades, Hera, and Poseidon. The illustrations are vibrant and bring each character to life as you explore the legends that made history. This book is a wonderful introductory to Greek Mythology for children of all ages.

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: H...

This non-fiction companion to the Magic Tree House books is packed with a wealth of knowledge about Ancient Greece and the Olympics. Learn about customs, clothing, and beliefs as you read how this far off land celebrated a historical tradition. Packed with information about how Greece and its citizens used to be, you will find this book to be a brilliant introduction to Greek culture and legend.

Medusa (World Mythology)

She was known as one of the most fierce creatures in Greek Mythology. With hair of snakes, and eyes that could turn man to stone, Medusa is an icon in the midst of Greek legends. But why is she like she is? What is the real story behind this monster of old. Peek into the story of this cursed woman and find out who she truly was. Available online and at your local book store.


It's All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

It's All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

For the reader who likes "The Magic Tree House" books and the "Percy Jackson" series, Jon Scieszka brings "It's All Greek to Me". This is part of Scieszka's Time Warp Trio series. Three friends are transported back in the time of Zeus, as they are preparing to go on stage for their class play. In the back of the book, Scieszka gives a brief description of each god featured in the play and story. Instructions for making the Greek Mythology props are also given. This would be a fun book to introduce the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology to readers who are not quite ready for the Percy Jackson series. According to Follett, its interest level is grades 3-6.


Rick Riordan's Explore Greek Mythology

Rick Riordan's Explore Greek Mythology

Rick Riordan fans can explore Greek Mythology on this interactive site. Featured links include; Chiron's Guide to Greek Mythology, Map of the Underworld, and Meet the Gods. There are also links for Greek Mythology online games and other resources. A visit to Camp Half- Blood includes a map, schedule, signs that you're a Half-Blood, and a progress report. There is also something for teachers. Teacher resources include unit plans, reader's guide, project ideas, a calendar for event planning, and more.


Fantastic Creatures from Greek Myths Retold by Pat Posner, Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan

Fantastic Creatures from Greek Myths Retold by Pat Posner, Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan

This collection of six mythological tales includes tales about Perseus and Gorgon, The Labors of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Most of the tales will be of interest to Percy Jackson fans. A glossary is included. Olwyn Whelan uses watercolors for the illustrations. This book is recommended for children in grades 1-4.


Favorite Greek Myths Retold by Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Troy Howell

Favorite Greek Myths Retold by Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Troy Howell

Here is another book by Mary Pope Osborne about Greek Myths. Included are 12 stories about Greek/Roman gods and goddesses. Most are drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses, as described in a Publishers Weekly review. School Library Journal explains that Roman names are given with "modern myth-related words classifies(ing) them as of "Greek origins," ". "Journey to the Underworld: The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice" might sound familiar to The Lightning Thief readers. The iridescent illustrations set the scene for the era of the stories. It is recommended for ages 7-11.