Question: Why did Achilles pull over to the side of the road?
Answer: He heard Sirens.
Question: What game do Greek Gods play at birthday parties?
Answer: Hydra and go seek.
Question: What did Poseidon say to the sea monster?
Answer: What’s Kraken?
If you are not laughing, either you do not have a sense of humor, or you need to brush up on your Greek mythology.
Learning Greek mythology may seem like an Olympic feat, but once you get started, you will find it is not all that difficult.
Fortunately, there are many free resources available to learn about mythology, especially Greek mythology.
One of the best resources is GreekMythology.com, which is an app, YouTube channel, and website. The website has the most information with a clear outline of each god and goddess as well as the famous myths.
Besides GreekMythology.com, there are many videos on YouTube that explain different aspects of Greek mythology. The best video is Greek Gods Explained in 12 Minutes which does exactly as the title suggests. Greek Mythology Stories: The Essentials goes through the origin stories chronologically and is needed to understand the Greek pantheon and other myths later on.
Do you want your kids to learn about Greek mythology? Greek Mythology for Kids is a quick video explaining the history of mythology as well as the Greek gods and goddesses.
If you do not have much time to sit down and read or watch something, I suggest listening to a podcast.
The Greek Mythology: Short Stories podcast is best for a quick listen since most episodes are only five minutes long and talk only about one myth. This podcast can be found anywhere you get your podcasts.
Let’s Talk Myths, Baby is another good podcast, but the episodes are about 20-30 minutes long. There should also be a content warning since the occasional swear word is used. This podcast also takes a political view on certain myths, which can be interesting.
Whether listening, reading, or watching, any mortal can turn this seemingly Herculean task into an enjoyable afternoon.