Mythologica | An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient Greece

November 3, 2019

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Uncover the lives of 50 powerful gods and goddess, Earth-dwelling mortals and terrifying monsters as we journey back in time to ancient Greece.

When I started high school one of the lessons on my timetable was Classics. A lesson dedicated to studying Greek Mythology. Set aside from being covered in my usual history lessons, Classics lessons offered me the chance to delve deeper into the world of ancient Greece. Covering the gods and goddesses, the monsters and the mortals that made up that era.

It was one of my favourite lessons, as learnt more about each topic I was more and more fascinated about the stories, the legends, the myths that surrounded each of the gods. Unfortunately, a change in high schools when we relocated from Cumbria to Norfolk meant that I wasn’t able to continue studying ancient Greece. Something that I would have liked the option to pursue.

So when the children tell me that they are focusing on ancient Greece or a particular Greek god, I’m always happy to help. Although my knowledge is a little rusty, to say the least, so thankfully the new Mythologica: An encyclopaedia of gods, monsters and mortals is the perfect companion to have for helping with studies or just because you wish to know more about 50 of the god, monsters and mortals from Greek mythology.


From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brace and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, this is the perfect introduction to 50 of the most exciting characters of ancient Greek mythology.

Featuring full-colour artwork from the brilliantly talented Victoria Topping and written by Steve Kershaw, prepare to be amazed as you uncover the epic, heroic and sometimes terrible lives of mortals, monsters and gods.

Greek mythology is everywhere

Superstar footballers have the Midas touch, fashion designers have their Muses, we undertake Herculean tasks, we make personal Odysseys, and we all have our Achilles heel. This book gives a selection of some of the greatest mortals, immortals and monsters in Greek mythology.

what we thought of Mythologica: An encyclopaedia of gods, monsters and mortals

Divided into three sections, Gods, Mortals and Monsters the book features a double-page spread for each of the personalities included. Each section includes the most wonderful illustrations from Victoria Topping. Making the book colourful, bright and interesting for children to read and explore. Alongside details of where they are believed to have been found. As well as key things that they are said to have done during their time.

Covering 50 gods, mortals and monsters it is a great resource book for when the children wish to look up a particular name. As well as providing bitesize chunks of information on each one so that they are able to take in the information rather than having to digest large paragraphs.

Where can you buy the Mythologica book?

The Mythologica: An encyclopaedia of gods, monsters and mortals is available to buy from Amazon and all leading book retailers.

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Mythologica an illustrated encyclopaedia of Greek mythology


  • Susie Wilkinson November 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I’d like to learn more about Thanatos and Hypnos, twins that we never really explored at school

  • Iain maciver November 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm


  • Margaret Clarkson November 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Hermes – as there is more to him than just a messager

  • Tracy Nixon November 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm


  • Margaret Gallagher November 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Zeus – the name fascinates me

  • Anthony Harrington November 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Hades, God of the Underworld, wrote quite a bit about Hades and the River Styx and Cerberus, in my final exams, over the years have forgotten a lot would be nice to refresh my memory.

  • Solange November 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm


  • Harry G November 3, 2019 at 7:33 pm


  • Jessica Powell November 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I don’t really know much about Greek mythology at all – my entire knowledge bank is pretty much Disney’s Hercules!

  • Peter Watson November 3, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Aphrodite because you can never learn enough about love.

  • LESLEY BRADLEY November 3, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    At secondary school, we got an hour-long lesson of Classical Studies every week covering mythology from various cultures including the Greek. I thought it was all marvellous but sadly I’ve forgotten most of it! I do recall a god named Prometheus who was chained to a rock and had his liver eaten repeatedly by an eagle ( who was really Zeus). I’m not sure how he came to be in such a rotten situation, poor guy.

  • Julia Kerr November 3, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I’d be interested in learning more about the subject as a whole as it’s not something I know much about

  • holly harmsworth November 3, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Zeus! This book looks great 🙂

  • Laura Pritchard November 4, 2019 at 9:39 am


  • Katie B November 4, 2019 at 11:59 am

    All of them! Love this stuff, this book looks so beautiful!

  • Jane Willis November 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Hermes – the winged messenger – so much more agile and accurate than the courier service that bears his name!

  • Lorcan November 4, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Would be great to give this to my brother who loves mythology, and we never did much of it in school

  • Rachel Griffiths November 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    This looks like a fascinating read, i’d love to win.

  • Janine Phillips November 4, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Hades would be my choice x

  • Emma G November 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I’d like to learn about Aphrodite

  • Ribbo69 November 4, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    This looks an amazing book! So much info on Greek stories, the legends, the myths that surrounded each of the god 🙂

  • Ruth Harwood November 5, 2019 at 9:51 am

    As I called my cat Calypso after a goddess in the odyssey, I’d love to know more about her! Sadly I lost my cat, she ingested some kind of poison and died over the summer, but her memory will always survive with her sister, Cinnamon xx

  • Georgina Prince November 5, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I would love to no more about a lot of them, Zeus especially. x

  • S. Otoole November 5, 2019 at 11:43 am

    It would have to be Zeus, king of the gods, but to know more about others would be good.

  • Annabel Greaves November 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to know more about the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite

  • thecatwhisper November 5, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Hermes – some say he was a mortal man who became immortal; some that he never existed. When you study the occult, he sure does pop up though.

  • Christine Lockley November 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm


  • Pam Francis Gregory November 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Zeus, the king of the gods is of most interest

  • Jodie Green November 6, 2019 at 6:39 am

    I would love to learn more about Hades

  • Susan Smith November 6, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Aphrodite, would be facinating to read about her

  • Lorna Ledger November 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Poseidon, he sounds kind, but also cruel – thanks for the chance

  • Joanne Blunt November 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm


  • Alison Johnson November 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm


  • Nadia Josephine November 7, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Hera is fascinating; beautiful, power, vengeful, jealous, smart, loving, passionate, terrible. She is all things all at the same time and there is something so human in her inhumanity!

  • Katrina Adams November 8, 2019 at 10:25 am

    I’d love to learn more about them all but Hades fascinates me.

  • H November 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Lolks a very interesting read, my son loves learning books like this.

  • Kim Neville November 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Hermes would be interesting

  • Rachael Sexey November 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Poseidon fascinates me

  • Joanne Ahmed November 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I LOVE Greek Gods, been obsessed since I was a child, Zeus for me. He’s the God of the Gods imo

  • Rich Tyler November 11, 2019 at 10:40 pm


  • sophia kearney November 16, 2019 at 12:59 pm


  • Rebecca Sutton November 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    My daughter is more interested in the Greek Gods, I do not really know much about them

  • Julie Ward November 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I don’t know any off them, may be a greek gods book for idiots for me

  • jo liddement November 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Athena the Goddess of wisdom and war.

  • michelle o'neill November 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm


  • YOLANDA DAVIS November 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I’d love to know more about all of them, but , especially Poseidon.

  • Hannah Lord November 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was little and I love the ocean so I would like to know more about Poseidon

  • Troy Easton November 20, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Has to be Zeus.

  • Geri Gregg November 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I’d love to learn more about venus

  • Lynn Neal November 22, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Hercules , where did his strength come from!

  • Sheri Darby November 22, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    It’s a fascinating subject, I would love to learn about them all, if I have to choose one it would be Zeus

  • Amy Bondoc November 23, 2019 at 7:25 am

    id be interested to learn about hades

  • janine atkin November 23, 2019 at 9:09 am

    id love to learn more about Zeus

  • Nicola Jayne Newton November 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

    This book looks amazing!!

  • Kirsty Fox November 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’d love to learn more about Hercules, he’s my fave greek god because I love the Disney film!

  • catherine Bullas November 23, 2019 at 2:16 pm


  • Ann Skamarauskas November 23, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    HEPHAESTUS – the only ugly god

  • Allan Fullarton November 23, 2019 at 5:03 pm


  • Wendy Guy November 23, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Zeus for me

  • Wiebke Howey November 23, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I recently read the book Circe, so I would like to read more about her.

  • Patricia Avery November 23, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I’d love to know more about Hades, the god of the underworld.

  • ellie spider November 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I’d like to know more about Hades 🙂

  • Sam Parkes November 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Poseidon and aphrodite, I’m obsessed with Greek mythology

  • Heli L November 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Zeus. King of the Gods and God of the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order and justice and probably the most famous Greek God

  • Jenny Prest November 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

    I think it would have to be Athena.

  • Elizabeth Yeates November 24, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I would like to know more about Hercules

  • Danielle Pooley November 24, 2019 at 8:32 am

    All of them, I don’t know much about any of them

  • Karen Richards November 24, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Would love to learn more about Poseidon.

  • paula cheadle November 24, 2019 at 11:12 am


  • Tricia Cowell November 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

    The Goddess Athena, I find all fascinating

  • astrid C November 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    not a god but medusa has always fascinated me x

  • Kate Davies November 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Hades and Cerberus.

  • Carla Carthy November 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I would love to learn more about them all but Zeus mostly 🙂

  • Tracy B November 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Hera because everyone knows stories about Zeus but his wife hardly ever gets a look in

  • Anna McK November 24, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I’d love to win this, I grew up in Cyprus and loved learning about Greek mythology

  • Sean Eccles November 24, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Zeus, the king of the gods

  • natalie s November 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Zeus I think!

  • Pippa Ainsworth November 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    My son is studying Ancient Greece at school at the moment, he has a fascination with Hades and the underworld so I’d have to say him!

  • A.E. ADKINS November 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Apollo because apart from the space missions being named after him I know very little about him

  • Jo Hutchings November 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I’d like to learn more about Artemis.

  • Jeanette Leighton November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Poseidon….. I loved Greek mythology as a girl I’d love to win for my daughter and Hope she loves it too

  • Emma Middleton November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I would love to read about all of them so i can omprove my knowledge but also so I can answer questions on The Chase correctly

  • Vickie Jackson November 24, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Hades but in all honesty I’d love to learn more about them all 🙂

  • Kirsteen Mackay November 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I really love stories about Greek Mythology. I’d love to know more about Persephone.

  • Teresa Sheldon November 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    I’d like to find out more about Zeus don’t know a lot about him

  • AndiG November 24, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    My son would love this he finds history fascinating, I think Hermes would be a good start

  • Darren Bourne November 24, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I’d like to learn more about Hercules, sounds interesting.

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