An ingenious telling of the story of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the jaws of a sea monster results in many superb paintings.
The short conclusion to the house of Cadmus is touching, doubly transformative, and painted by a single artist.
Princess, sorceress, seductress, wife, mother, and vengeful filicide – one of the most complex characters to paint. Known from her letter in Heroides, and a lost work by Ovid.
Juno takes a day-trip to Hades in her bid to unleash one of the Furies on this unfortunate couple. A wonderful Brueghel which is as good as Bosch at his best.
Who was Ovid, and how did he come to write so much on mythology? Illustrated with some fine paintings of his life by Poussin, Delacroix, and Turner.
Dragged to a dungeon by her hair, she had committed no crime – indeed, she had only been faithful to her husband.
The last of the stories told by the daughters of Minyas, and among the most unusual of myths. Ovid’s account has depth, and these paintings are as thought-provoking.
An illustrated index to the articles in this series, with an introduction, and extensive references and links.
Wife of Odysseus, here are some fine paintings which tell a little of her side of the story. How she not only remained faithful, but some of the challenges she faced.
Three stories in a single telling, about Helios/Sol, the personification of the Sun. His role in the adultery of Venus and Mars, and his two lovers and their bitter rivalry.