Greek mythology and the Bible

Cultures of Europe 1
Session 3
Greek mythology and The Holy Bible
Zeus (Jupiter)
Hera (Juno)
Ares (Mars)
Aphrodite (Venus)
Hephaestus (Vulcan)
Athena (Minerva)
Demeter (Ceres)
Hades (Pluto)
Poseidon (Neptune)
Hermes (Mercury)
Apollo (Apollo)
Artemis (Diana)
Dionysos (Bacchus)
Pan (Faunus)
Eros (Cupid, Amor)
The fight for the body of Patroclus.
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Vase painting showing Odysseus strapped to the mast
of his ship so he can hear the Sirens' song
First page of Genesis from one of the
46 existing copies of the Gutenberg
Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany,
between 1450 and 1456.
The Granger Collection, New York
The Creation of Adam, detail of the ceiling fresco by Michelangelo,
1508–12; in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.
Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens,
The Earthly Paradise and the Fall of Adam and Eve
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Descent from the Cross
The Resurrection of Christ
Christ Feeding the Multitude,
Coptic icon
About. com. “Christianity,” retrieved from
Achtemeier, Paul J., ed. Harpers’s Bible Dictionary. San Francisco: Harper
and Row, 1985.
“Brief Life Summary: Who Was Jesus Christ?” retrieved from
Clowes, John. The Miracles of Jesus Christ. Manchester: J. Gleave, 1817.
Greek Mythology. com retrieved from
Myths Encyclopedia: Myths and Legends of the World, retrieved from
Pinsent, John. Greek Mythology. London, New York, Sydney, Toronto:
Paul Hamlyn, 1969.
Theoi Greek Mythology: Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature and
Art, retrieved from