Greek mythology is an important subject to teach in school. But ancient Greek mythology and its partner Roman mythology, in fact mythology in general are often misunderstood, especially by fundamentalist Christians. Understanding ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt civilizations is essential as these cultures form the basis of the modern western world. Here are free printable mythology lesson plans and coloring pages from classical ancient Greece and Roman mythology.
The children’s literature book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters made teachers give Greek and Roman mythology another look. The films Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans and the Legend of Hercules brought Greek mythology into vogue as well. Percy Jackson (Perseus) brought the pantheon of Ancient Greece into the 21st century. Percy Jackson has many adventure with the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon. Explore Greek mythology, gods goddesses of Mt. Olympus and mythological creatures and monsters symbols with these free printable Greek mythology activities.
FantasyJr. has twelve free printable Greco-Roman coloring pages of the Olympians. Mystic Mills has 25 free printable coloring pages of the Greek gods and goddesses. Karen’s Whimsey has dozens of free printable mythology and Ancient Greece coloring pages. Color the Olympians, gods and goddesses, heroes, mythological monsters, beasts and creatures. Color free printable famous works of art featuring the Greek pantheon, Satyrs, Circe, the Sirens, Odysseus and many more characters from Greek mythology. Print coloring pages from ancient Rome, as well gods in Roman mythology.
Coloring.ws has a complete free printable Greek mythology coloring pages on the Olympians of Ancient Greece. This site also contains free printable maps of Greece. The link provided takes you to the twelve Olympians, the Immortals, each with biographical data and coloring pages both of the god or goddess and his or her symbol. The Olympians are arranged as a family tree. The Twelve Olympians include: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Aphrodite, Athena, Ares, Hephaestus, Apollo, Artemis and Hermes. It is important to note that the Olympian deities have the same personality in Roman mythology, however they go by different names. Here are the Greek Immortals with their Roman names, which the planets are named for. Constellations and star signs also take their names from mythology.
If you continue scrolling and pressing next you will find coloring pages for lesser god, goddesses, heroes and creatures of the Greek world. This list includes; Herakles (Hercules), King Midas, Pan, Demeter (Ceres), Eos, Eros (Cupid), Hebe, Iris, Persephone, Nike and more. Free printable Greek mythology monsters and creatures include: centaur, Charon (River Styx ferry boat captain), Cerberus, Cyclops, giants (sons of Titan Uranus), griffin, harpy, Medusa, Minotaur, (battled Perseus), Phoenix (bird that rose from the ashes of fire), Sirens (lured Odysseus to his doom), Trojan Horse (employed by Greeks for entering Troy), Pegasus and unicorn coloring pages