Ancient Rome - Myths and Legends for Kids and Teachers Illustration

Roman Myths and Legends
for Kids

The Romans, as they grew and conquered other lands, adopted those things from other cultures that they liked.  They even adopted other peoples' gods.  When the Romans met the Greeks and heard all the stories about the Greek gods, they adopted all the Greek gods. They changed the names of the gods to make them Roman and changed some of the stories to make the gods act more like Romans.  Soon they even were able to act like these had been Roman gods all along. 

If you want to learn more, read: The Truth About Myths

Roman Myths

The Legend of Romulus and Remus
(This is a Roman story, not adopted from the Greeks)

Jupiter and the Bee

Jupiter, Juno, and Little Io

A Tall Tale - The Baby Mercury (cartoon presentation in PowerPoint format)

The Trouble with Oracles

Apollo and Cassandra

Pluto and the King

Pluto and the River Styx

Minerva and Neptune
Whose Gift is Best? The Contest

Orpheus and Eurydice

Ceres and Proserpine and the Reason for Seasons

The Mighty Hercules

Perseus and Medusa

Pandora's Box

The Charming Story of Cupid & Psyche

Theseus & Ariadne

Bacchus & Ariadne

King Midas and the Golden Touch

King Midas and the Donkey Ears

Echo & Hera

Echo & Narcissus

Echo & Pan


Roman Gods for Kids

Dei Consentes (Council of the 12 Gods):
Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Ceres,
Minerva, Apollo, Diana, Venus,
Mars, Mercury, Vulcan, Vesta