Experts believe the pivotal battle between Greek mythology's most powerful god and his father may have been ancient code for a real world event -- one of the greatest natural disasters the Earth ever experienced.
Recent archaeological discoveries suggest that mythology's strongest man, who embarked on a series of impossible challenges known as the 12 Labors, may have been inspired by a real person.
The myth of ancient Greece's most feared god (and those mortals who tried to cross his path) offers a chilling collection of tales with eerie links to real-world curses, ghosts, and secret cults.
The bizarre myth of the Minotaur endures as a symbol of the beast inside all men. But archaeological research has uncovered clues suggesting the Minotaur and its terrifying labyrinth were more than just symbols.
In Greek Mythology, Medusa's look turned every living thing to stone. Find out this evil Gorgon's real-world connection to human corpses, and learn what clues the night sky holds about the origins of her tale.
Homer's The Odyssey is the most famous epic ever written. Follow its archetypal hero, Odysseus, as he sets sail on a 20-year journey to return home from battle to reclaim his wife and kingdom.
Follow Odysseus, Homer's hero from The Odyssey, as he continues his 20-year journey to return home from battle to reclaim his wife and kingdom.
Pit against invaders, monsters, and a fire-breathing dragon, Beowulf emerges as Norse mythology's greatest hero. Does new evidencce suggest the myth of Beowulf could be more than epic legend.
Enter creator J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, orcs and wizards, and uncover the real life influences that shaped the world's most renowned modern myth, "The Lord of the Rings."