Everything you need to understand or teach Mythology by Edith Hamilton.
This book explains the main concepts of the Greek and Norse mythologies, including their gods and how the world was made. It then summarizes some of the most important myths of each. In most cases, these center around specific heroes, individuals or families.
The main Greek gods and their roles were: Zeus (the Roman Jupiter), the king of the gods and the god of the sky and thunder; Poseidon (Neptune), god of the sea; Hades (Pluto), god of the underworld; Demeter, goddess of crops and agriculture; Hera (Juno), goddess of women and marriage; Aphrodite (Venus), goddess of love; Ares (Mars), god of war; Hermes (Mercury), the messenger of the gods and god of travelers and merchants; Hephaestus (Vulcan), god of blacksmiths; Athena (Minerva), goddess of wisdom, crafts and civilization; Apollo, god of light, culture and truth; Artemis (Diana), goddess of the hunt and the woods; and Dionysus (Bacchus), god... View more of the Mythology Summary
Mythology Lesson Plans contain 160 pages of teaching material, including: