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AboutCopyright © 1997 Carlos Parada and Maicar Förlag.

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The Greek Mythology Link (1997) is a collection of myths based on Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology (1993) and represents, in several respects, an expansion of it.

Several peer reviews may be read in this page. One review comes from the Classical Association of Canada. Other reviewers, like Anna Lambraki (publisher of the Greek magazine "Archaeology") or Johan Flemberg (Sweden, Classical Archaeology), are distinguished classicists.

The Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (Vetenskapliga rådet - humaniora och samhällsvetenskap) granted Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology an aid of publication in 1993. The publisher was Prof. Paul Åström (Astrom Editions), an archaeologist who made significant contributions to the field of Mediterranean archaeology. Prof. Paul Åström passed away in 2008, but Astrom Editions continues to exist and now carries over 600 academic titles.

The author of the Greek Mythology Link, Carlos Parada, has formerly lectured at the Department of Classics, Lund University (Sweden).

Counting thousands of pages and images, the Greek Mythology Link is probably the most complete encyclopedia on the Greek myths written in almost one century.

Notice published in Amphora, publication of the American Philological Association, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Spring 2004

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Update 2018-07-25:
Some entries in the chapter "Genealogical Guide" have been corrected. If you have previously purchased the "Greek Mythology Link Complete Collection" you may email this site and request the web address which will enable you to download this update.

Edition September 2011. Linked, bookmarked, and easy to print PDF files. The Complete Collection now contains +3000 A4 pages, including:

  1. All documents belonging to the Greek Mythology Link (+1700 A4 pages).
  2. Revised version of the Genealogical Guide (+6000 entries = Dictionary of characters, with a convenient code connecting each piece of information to its original source). See smaller or larger sample.
  3. Geographical Reference (+ 1000 places and peoples).
  4. 119 high resolution Charts (both genealogical and contextual), and 7 Maps.
  5. A Mythological Gallery, divided into four PDFs containing +4500 images.
  6. Names of characters in Greek Script (+3000).
  7. Recent articles and interviews with the author.

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Improvements in the present Edition: Missing symbols in the Dec. 2010 Edition have been restored. Three maps and one article were added to the main file.
Previous editions: March 2009, May 2009, June 2009, April 2010, November 2010, December 2010
The demos and downloads below may not reflect the appearance of the present edition:

COMPLETE COLLECTION (flip book preview)
Demo of the 19C album (PDF)
Demo of the Roscher album (PDF)
Demo of the Photo albums (PDF)


Genealogical Charts (105)
Contextual Charts (14)
Some Contextual Charts may be bought separately (jpg): Price
Hesiod's Theogony (4012x2976 px)
Mythical Chronology (3446x2681 px)
Historical Context of the Myths (2613x689 px)
Contemporaries (4398x2857 px)
Mythological Maps (10)

Map of Greece & Western Asia Minor
Voyage of the Argonauts (4 maps)
Achaeans & Trojans
The Returns of the Achaean Leaders
Wanderings of Aeneas
Map of the Underworld
Map of Atlantis
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Map of Greece (3988x3790 px)
Achaeans & Trojans (3988x4134 px)
The Returns (3988x3488 px)
Map of the Underworld (4681x3488 px)
Map of Atlantis (3009x5005 px)
eBooks (PDF) at Publisher's price
Tales of Cities in Greek Mythology
Length: 220 pages (98,229words). File size 3.6 MB. ISBN 978-91-976473-7-3.

This book gives an account of the mythical history of a number of cities, places and peoples in Greek mythology, including throne succession and the deeds of kings. The book is fully referenced and relies exclusively on primary sources (authors from the period between 800 BC and AD 600). A complete list of sources is found on the chapter Abbreviations.
The geographical reference (Dictionary) counts more than 1000 entries.
The extended accounts cover the tales related to Achaea, Arcadia, Argos, Athens, Atlantis, Calydon and Pleuron, the Cicones, Corinth, Crete, Delphi, Eleusis, Elis, Hellenes, Ionia, Elysium, Isles of the Blest, White Isle, Laestrygonians, LAPITHS, Lemnos, Lerna, Megara, Messenia, Minyan Orchomenus, Mycenae, Olympia, Phaeacians, Phrygia, Pylos, Rhodes, Scythia, Sicyon, Sparta, Thebes, Tiryns, Troezen, Troy, and an extensive description of the Underworld and Afterlife.
A useful volume both for the scholar and for the interested reader of the myths.
Reports on the Trojan War
Length: 127 pages. File size 3.9 MB. ISBN 978-91-976473-5-9.

This book presents several accounts related to the Trojan War. The book is fully referenced, and relies exclusively on primary sources (authors from the period between 800 BC and AD 600). A complete list of sources is found on the chapter Abbreviations.
The book tells the stories of the suitors of Helen, the city of Troy, and also of the Trojan War in an extensive chapter. Exhaustive material with descriptions of characters appear in lists such as Achaean Leaders and Trojan Leaders.
Also included are:
- Dares' Account Of The Destruction Of Troy
- The Last Days Of Troy
- Aftermath Of The Trojan War
- Summaries Of The Trojan Cycle
Other chapters refer the stories of the Palladium and the Wooden Horse.
A useful volume both for the scholar and for the interested reader of the myths.
Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology
Digital edition.
Length: 1275 pages. File size 8.6 MB. ISBN 978-91-976473-6-6.

The Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology (Digital Edition) is a dictionary counting more than 6500 entries, probably the most complete catalogue written in the last hundred years. This digital version (revised and augmented) is based on the main chapter of a hardcover edition with the same name, published in 1993.
The book is fully referenced, relying exclusively on primary sources (authors from the period between 800 BC and AD 600). The chapter Abbreviations serves as a complete list of sources.
By means of a simple code, a wide variety of information is provided in a compact and direct form, to do with birth, parents, mates, children, circumstances of death, and biographical description. The code facilitates cross references, and summarizes each piece of information to its original source(s). Persons with the same name receive distinct entries, further clarified by a subscript numeral. The name of each character also appears in searchable Greek script.
An excellent companion for the scholar and for the interested reader of the myths.

Reviews of the print edition

"An invaluable aid." (Sion M. Honea, magazine Phoenix, Classical Association of Canada).
"An exceptional work." (Anna Lambraki, magazine Archaeology, Athens).
"A real masterpiece." (Weste Westeson, Library Service BTJ (Bibliotekstjänst), Sweden).
"The completeness is impressing." (Johan Flenberg, magazine Medusa, Publication for Classic Antiquity, Sweden).

Free PDFs
Click below at each title to order for free via email or web site download:

On the Eve of the Trojan War
divertimento in 1721 couplets arranged in 72 songs, by C. Parada
(148 pages, 4.1MB)

Mythomania, Really!
Mirrored and edited by Gorgo
(129 pages, 3.1MB)

Directly download PDF files:

The Ages of the World.pdf
The Era of Zeus.pdf
The Seven Sages.pdf
Summaries of the Trojan Cycle.pdf
Getting acquainted with the myths.pdf
Basic Aspects of the Greek Myths.pdf
Brief History of the Greek Myths.pdf
Meeting Medea or not.pdf
Homeric and Post-Homeric War Leadership.pdf
Epimetheus (Play).pdf
Interview with Carlos Parada (Diipetes, 2009).pdf
Mythological Variants in Isidore of Seville.pdf

Συνέντευξη με τον κάρλος παράντα ("ιιπετές, 2009).pdf

Aspectos básicos de los mitos griegos.pdf
Encontrándose con Medea o no.pdf
Para familiarizarse con los mitos - Greek Mythology Link.pdf

Fyra ödesresor.pdf


The Heart of the Idyll
by Gabriel Mirand


The narrator, a middle-aged lecturer (classicist) drained by the Departmental drudgery, decides to discover "creativity" and penetrate "the nature of things" during a sabbatical leave which he might obtain thanks to some shady maneuvers conceived by his wife. A brief erotic reverie involving a student (and subsequent erotic adventure) has unexpected repercussions both in his life and in that of the university town, providing him with some existential lessons with the help of which he reviews certain decisive moments of his past. The narrator somehow succeeds in deceiving himself almost habitually, and yet manages to achieve some vital insights during the 27 days covered by this story.

File Size

PDF 5.1 MB
311 pages, 98,631 words.

Published by Maicar Förlag 2012
ISBN 978-91-976473-3-5


"Narrative expertly controlled..."

"The most impressive achievement in this book is the degree to which the narrator enters the main character's consciousness and lays bare its workings..."

"Not only are all the allusions and references to Classical literature and myth impressively handled in the narrative, but they are also, on occasion, extremely funny."

Richard Skinner, author of
The Red Dancer: The Life and Times of Mata Hari


19th Century (1052 Illustrations, PDF)
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Roscher Album (1279 Illustrations, PDF)
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Names of Characters in Greek Script (3186 names)
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