Guide to teaching your children Ancient Greek Mythology

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6 min readAug 28, 2022
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Although Ancient Greek civilization died out thousands of years ago, their myths are still relevant to our society today. Ancient Greek Myths may be referenced in subjects as diverse as the Sciences to Literature. Thus, learning about the Ancient Greeks and their myths can help your children grasp the foundations of Western culture and academia. Studying Ancient Greek mythology also develops critical thinking skills through the comparison of ancient cultures and those of their own.

Read on to find out the best ways of teaching your children about Ancient Greek Mythology:

Introduce them to exciting retellings of Ancient Greek Mythology

There is plenty of content aimed towards children that seek to retell Ancient Greek Mythology in an engaging and appropriate way for children:

Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson, Trials of Apollo and Heroes of Olympus literary series

Those novels are perfect for children aged 9 and above. They retell Ancient Greek Myths in a modern setting. With relatable characters, witty writing and age-appropriate content, your children are bound to love the books and develop a newfound appreciation of the Ancient Greek world. Rick Riordan’s novels are a great way of introducing younger children into the Classical world.

What a Beast! A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutants of Mythology (Mytholpedia)

We recommend this engaging, illustrated tome for children aged 7 and above. This gives readers the inside scoop on the mythological creatures found in Greek Myths, including chimaera, harpies, hydra, pegasus, and many others.

Ralph Hardy’s Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

We recommend this charming re-telling of the Odyssey for primary school children. In this book, the famous Epic The Odyssey is re-told by Odysseus’s loyal dog…

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