Greek and Roman Mythology

Michael Lahanas

Laelaps the dog who never failed to catch what he was hunting once had to catch the Teumessian fox that could never be caught.

But Procris lay among the white wind-flowers,
Shot in the throat. From out the little wound
The slow blood drained, as drops in autumn showers
Drip from the leaves upon the sodden ground.
None saw her die but Lelaps, the swift hound,
That watched her dumbly with a wistful fear,
Till at the dawn, the hornèd wood-men found
And bore her gently on a sylvan bier,
To lie beside the sea,—with many an uncouth tear.
Austin Dobson: Old World Lyrics.


Odysseus meets his father Laertes in his vineyards.

Laertes ( /Λᾶέρτης )

Laius asks the Delphic Oracle, the exposed Oedipus taken by a shepherd , French Manuscript 15th c.


The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.
Constantinos Kavafis, Ithaca



Drachme , Lamia Head, Philoctetes on Lemnos, Text Lamiaion (Thessaly)

Lamia (John Keats), Lamia (Genesis)

Lamos - Lampades - Lampetia - Lampus -

Laocoön / Laocoon

Laodamas - Laodice

937 BC. Laomedon King of Troy is slain by Hercules. Priam succeeds him. Sir Isaac Newton, A short chronicle: From the First Memory of things in Europe to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great

Laomedon ( / Λᾶομέδων)

Laonytus - Laothoe -

Olympia Zeus Temple, Detail of the Lapiths and Centaurs Sculptures


Lara (Roman Myth) Latinus -

House of "Leda", Dion Archaeological Museum

Leda of Leonardo da Vinci (some similarities with a figure of his painting the Last Supper)

Apostle John according to some provocative speculations is in reality Maria Magdalena (with the look of Leda) who wears clothes with inverted color schema in comparison to the clothes of Jesus (royal blue blouse with red cape versus red blouse with royal blue cape) as a symbol of a relation.

Leda () (The Jupiter moon , Asteroid )



Lernaean Hydra , Lerna (Region of the Lernaean Hydra) from Space

- Lethe - Leto - Leuca - Leuce

Leucippus - Leucon - Leucothea

Lichas ()

Licymnius - Limnades - Linda

Linus - Litae - Little Iliad

Lityerses - Lixus - Locrus - Lotis -

Lotophagi (Lotos-Eaters) , The Lotos-Eaters (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Lycaon - Lycastus

Lycomedes ()

Lycorias - Lycotherses - Lycurgus - Lycus - Lynceus

- (The Jupiter moon Lysithea)

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