This Mythical Chronology of Greece depicts the traditional chronology established for the events of ancient Greek mythology by ancient chronographers and mythographers. This list largely reflects the work of Saint Jerome, whose work in turn was based primarily on the analysis of Apollodorus, Diodorus Siculus, and Eusebius.  In a few cases, the chronology also reflects the opinions of more recent scholars, who have cross referenced the mythology to archeological discoveries. These interpolations are noted with italics.
Although the Greeks did believe that much of their mythology was grounded in fact, this list is not intended to imply the literal existence of real-world parallels to all the characters listed below.
The dates below are approximate.
The ages referenced in this section are the five Ages of Man of Hesiod.
Before Hesiod's ages: The Birth of the World (1800BC-1710BC)
Gaia gives birth to Uranus
(Shaft tombs at Mycenae constructed between 1740 and 1450 BC) 
The Titans fight Uranus and eventually he is defeated by Cronus (Saturn). Cronus cuts off Uranus' genitals with a sickle and throws them towards Cythera. Aphrodite emerges naked from the sea and travels to Cyprus.
Hesiod's first age: The Golden Age of Mankind (1710BC-1674BC)
Cronos becomes ruler of Greece. Imprisons the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus, then organises the Titans giving each a dominion.
(Palace at Knossos destroyed c.1700 BC then rebuilt) 
Cronus is warned not to take Rhea as his wife or have children with her, otherwise one of his children will dethrone him. He ignores this and Rhea gives birth to Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Cronus swallows his children in order to avoid the prophesy but astone is substituted by Rhea in place of Zeus who is taken by his mother into hiding in Crete.
Zeus grows up in the Dictyan caves near Lato. When fully gown he makes Cronus drunk, causing him to vomit out his brothers and sisters.
Zeus and his brothers fight Cronus. Some Titans side with Zeus, e.g. Prometheus and Epimetheus. Atlas is commander of the Titans loyal to Cronus. The War lasts 10 years. The Gods release the Hekatonchires and the Cyclopes from imprisonment in Tartarus, and they become their allies.
1684 or 1674
Zeus takes his sister Hera as wife
Inachus becomes king and judges that the land of the Peloponnese belongs to Hera
Victory for Zeus. Cronus is exiled to Elysia or Sicily. Zeus rules the heavens, Poseidon the sea and Hades the underworld. The land is common to all of the Gods.
Hesiod's second age: The Silver Age of Mankind (1674BC-1628BC)
Prometheus is chained to the rocks after stealing the secret of fire from the Gods and giving it to man
Herakles the Dactyl holds the first Olympic Games
Phoroneus son of Inachus, the first man, rules over the entire Peloponnese from Phronocium later to become Argos
Epimetheus is given Pandora to be his wife. Pandora is given a jar as a wedding present and told not to open it. Pandora opens it and mankind suffers the consequences of disobedience.
Epaphus the son of Io rules in Egypt.
The Battle of the Gods and Giants errupts and Porphyrion is defeated.
Epaphus is murdered. The Titans attempt to regain power but fail. Atlas is punished by being made to carry the heavens on his shoulders. Typhon is defeated and imprisoned under a volcano. The Ogygian Deluge occurs.
(14 royal tombs at Mycenae date between 1650-1550 BC. Thera volcano erupts in 1628 BC. Minoan palace at Knossos destroyed by earthquakes c.1600 BC.)
Hesiod's third age: The First Brazen Age of Mankind (1628BC-1472BC)
Car the son of Phoroneus founds the city of Megara
Apis rules over the Peloponnese and Egypt
(Linear A inscription with the name Saiapis found in Crete. Epaphus II/Apopis II rules in Egypt according to Manetho. In Hellenistic times Apis also known as Sarapis is worshiped as a Greek and Egyptian God)
Argus the grandson of Phoroneus founds the city of Argos
(Achaean invaders reach region of Mycenae c.1600 BC)
Criasus the son of Argus becomes king of Argos. Peiras his brother, founds the first temple of Hera in Argolis.
Lelex is the first king in Lacedaemonia.
Pelasgus rules over Arcadia.
Polycaon son of Lelex rules in Messenia and Myles rules in Sparta.
Lycaon provokes the Gods anger by murdering his son Nyctimus and serving him up to the Gods.
Danaus flees from Aegyptus to Rhodes then takes Pelasgian Argos
(c.1480 BC Tutmoses III campaigns in Asia-Minor. His inscriptions mention receiving tribute from the Danaioi)
Lycaon king of Arkadia, introduces Zeus cult
Cecrops king of Athens introduces Zeus cult
Danaus becomes king of Argos in the Peloponnese after Gelanor steps down
Hesiod's fourth age: The Heroic or Second Brazen Age (1460BC-1103BC)
Before the Hellenic Wars
A flood is sent by Zeus to destroy all of mankind after Lycaon outrages the Gods. Deucalion and his family escape in an Ark, which Prometheus tells him to build.
(Tudhaliya II is king of the Hittites from 1460-1440)
Zeus violates Europe, birth of Minos
(Mycenaean’s conquer Minoans in Crete c.1450 BC. Earthquake destroys city of Knossos c.1450 BC. Palace is rebuilt and used until c.1380 BC)
Minos I becomes king of Crete
(At Pylos Di-wo-ni-so-jo is found inscribed in Linear-B c.1250 BC) 
Persephone the daughter of Demeter is abducted by Hades
Olympic Games held 50 years after the flood
Dionysus is entertained by Amphyction king of Athens
(Cyprus is conquered by the Mycenaean’s and Minoan colony wiped out c.1400)
Erichthonius now rules at Athens
Erichthonius rules at Troy
Dionysus known as Tauro Kranos restores Ammon as king of Egypt then conquers Damascus and all of India.
(Amenhotep III reigns in Egypt from 1386-1349 and refers to Greek cities such including Amyclae in his records, Aryan invaders destroy Indus Valley civilisation c.1400, Tudhaliya III rules the Hittites 1400-1380 BC.)
Dionysus drives Pentheus the king of Thebes to madness
Cadmus leaves Thebes and goes to Illyria
Tectemus the son of Dorus founds colony in Crete and fathers Asterius
(Second Mycenaean wave of colonisation in Crete puts and end to Minoan palace civilisation c.1400 BC)
Pandion becomes king of Athens
Athamas rules over Boeotia
Epopeus king of Sicyon at war with Thebes
Pandions daughter Philomela marries Tereus king of Thrace to form alliance against Theban king Labdacus
Erechtheus becomes king of Athens
1345 or 1321
Phrixus while a boy is taken to Colchis by a Golden Lamb
The children of Perseus and Andromeda are born
(Fortress of Mycenae built between 1400 and 1200)
Perseus accidentally kills his grandfather Acrisius at funeral Games of King Teutamides father
Aetolus conquers Aetolia after murdering Dorus the son of Phthia and his brothers
Amphion kills Lycus and becomes king of Thebes
Melampus the seer cures the madness of the Argive women and receives one third of Proetus kingdom and his brother Bias another third. First temple built to Dionysus.
(Mursilis II king of the Hittites dies in 1315 BC)
Pelops sister Niobe marries Amphion king of Thebes
Pelops holds Olympic Games
Pelops marries Hippodamia
Electryon becomes king of Mycenae
Pandion becomes king of Athens and is expelled by the sons of Metion
1300 or 1290
Laius caries off Chrysippus the son of Pelops and Astyoche
Minos II the grandson of Minos becomes king of Crete after Asterius dies
(Most Linear B inscriptions found date from 1250-1175 BC and no earlier than c.1350-1300 BC)
According to Herodotus (who is sceptical) Herakles kills Busaris the king of Egypt and his son after escaping from being taken prisoner to be sacrificed in order to put an end to a long famine
(Horemeheb reigns in Egypt from 1321-1293 followed by Ramses I 1293-1291 during a period of pestilence.)
Procris leaves her husband and is seduced by Minos in Crete
February 10 1286
Herakles is conceived when Zeus extends one night into three
(Total solar eclipse over Aegean)
November 4 1286
Herakles is born nine months later and named Palaemon
Herakles strangles 2 serpents sent by Hera
Asclepius is born to Arsinoe, the daughter of Leucippus
Aegeus regains Athens from the sons of Metion
Bias of Priene killed by his nephew Pylas
Aeacus helps Poseidon build the walls of Troy for Laodamaon now king of Troy
Pelias imprisons Aeson and takes the throne after the birth of Jason
Theseus is born
Aegeus accidentally kills Minos son Androgeus at Games held in honour of Laius king of Thebes and is forced to pay a tribute of 7 Athenian boys and girls every 9 years
All of Greece plagued by earthquakes and famine due to Pelops murder of Stymphalus or the Athenians murder of Androgeus and Aeacus is sent to pray for deliverance.
Oedipus kills Laius the king of Thebes and marries his own mother Iocasta
Herakles lies with Thespius 50 daughters and kills the Lion of Cithaeron
Herakles marries Megara after defeating the Minyans while Creon is king of Thebes in place of Laius
(Walls of Mycenae extended and Lion Gate built c.1250 BC. Indications of serious destruction of houses outside walls c.1250 BC)
(Place called Daidaleion mentioned in Linear-B inscriptions found at Knossos dating to c.1250 BC) 
1251 or 1246
Herakles goes to Hades to bring back Cerberus
1247 or 1216
The marriage of Peleus to his second wife Thetis
1246 or 1216
The birth of Achilles
(Mycenaean artefacts found in southern Italy and Sicily c.1400-1200 BC. Jason's journey traditionally dated to this time. 
Herakles is sold as a slave to Omphale after killing Iphitus
Eumolpus is victorious in the flute contest at Pelias funeral games
Orpheus tries to rescue Euridice from Hades
Herakles sacks Troy and puts a young Priam on the throne
(Troy VII destroyed c.1250 BC)
Herakles settles old scores in the Peloponnese
Herakles conquers Elis and establishes Olympic Games. Polydeuces is champion Boxer.
Herakles places Nestor who is still a boy on the throne of Messenia after killing his brothers and father king Neleus of Pylos for helping the Elians
(Pylos falls c.1250 BC).
Herakles defeats the sons of Hippocoon and restores the throne of Sparta to Tyndareus
Herakles leaves the Peloponnese and marries Deianira
Hyllus is born
Herakles exiled to Thrachis after killing one of Oeneus kinsmen
Nessus carries of Deianira and is killed by Herakles with a poison arrow
Cheiron accidentally shot in the foot while entertaining Herakles and Achilles his student, forcing him to give up his immortality
The birth of Paris. Laius becomes father of Odysseus.
Herakles kills Cycnus the son of Ares
Prophecy revealed from Oracle of Dodona that Herakles would die in 15 months after carrying off Iole
August 12 1226
Herakles dies and becomes a god
The Hellenic Wars
The seven make war against Thebes
Theseus captures Thebes and buries the bodies of the seven which were left unburied by Creon.
Eurystheus defeated by Theseus and beheaded by Hyllus the son of Herakles
March 5 1223
Atreus takes the throne of Mycenae
(Total solar eclipse over Aegean)
Theseus abducts Helen when she is 12 years old and he is 50 and spends 4 years in Tartarus after Helens brothers the Dioscuri capture Athens
After several bad harvests Atreus is slain by 7 year old Aeigisthus and Thyestes takes the throne of Mycenae
(Indications of serious destruction of houses outside walls of Mycenae c.1200 BC)
Agamemnon is restored as king Mycenae by Thyestes.
The Epigoni attack Thebes
(Theban palace destroyed c.1200 BC then reoccupied)
Herakles mother Alcmene dies at the age of about 90
The Beauty contest. Menelaus marries Helen.
Theseus is freed from Tartatrus by Herakles (probably Hyllus) and returns to Athens.
The Heraklids attack the Peloponnese.
Theseus is killed.
Hyllus the son of Herakles is slain at the Isthmus of Corinth while fighting in single combat against Echemus
(Cyclopean defensive wall built at Isthmus of Corinth c.1220-1200 BC.)
Helen is abducted by Paris.
(Indications of Invasion of Mycenae by people from Central Asia c.1200-1190 BC. Serious destruction at Mycenae c.1200 BC.)
First Gathering at Aulis
Second Gathering at Aulis. The attempted sacrifice of Iphigenia.
(Inscriptions bearing the name Iphimedeia found at Knossos) 
The siege of Troy
(Troy VIIA destroyed c.1200 BC. According to Manetho the Biblical Exodus takes place in the reign of Seti II 1199-1193 BC)
The capture of Troy
Jan 12 1183
The return and murder of Agamemnon (13 Gamelion 1183)
(Total solar eclipse over Aegean/Anatolia)
(A massive tidal wave swamps the Aegean and reaches Cyprus in c.1200 BC)
Agapenor becomes king of Paphos in Cyprus
Teucer founds Salamis in Cyprus
Odysseus held captive by Calypso
April 16 1178
The suitors vie for Penelope
(Total solar eclipse over Aegean)
Menelaus flees Egypt
(Ramses III expels Sea-Peoples from Egypt in 1175 BC. Among those named are the Peleset, Tjeker and Denyen, ie. the Pelasgians, Teukrians and Danaians who are said to be based in Cyprus)
Orestes is pursued by the Erinnyes
Odysseus returns to Ithaca. Hermes fathers Pan by Penelope
Orestes kills Aletes son of Aegistheus grandson of Thyestes after he usurps the throne when Orestes ends his search for Iphigenia
Odysseus is accidentally killed by his son Telegonus
Orestes is told by the Delphic Oracle to move from Mycenae to Arkadia and is killed by a snake bite while founding new cities.
Autesion expelled from Thebes after he defects to the Heraklids.
The Herakilds resume their attacks on Mycenae fifty years on.
(Indications of serious destruction of houses outside walls of Mycenae c.1150 BC)
The Pelasgians and Thracians capture Thebes
Demophon dies in Cyprus
The Cadmians return to Thebes and expel the Pelasgians who then flee to Athens.
Penthilus the son of Orestes seizes Lesbos
Xanthus the last king of Thebes is killed in a duel with Andropompus or Melanthus who becomes king of Athens.
May 18 1124
Tisamenus the son of Orestes rules over Mycenae
(Total solar eclipse over Aegean) 
The first Dorian fleet is sunk at Naupactus
The Heraklids defeat Tsiamneus the son of Orestes and conquer the Peloponnese.
(Indications of invasion of Mycenae by people from Central Asia c.1100 BC. Attack on Asia Minor by Tiglath-Pileser I king of Assyria in 1110 BC.)
Hesiod's fifth age: The Iron or Archaic Age (after 1103BC)
- Homer; (c. 913BC) Iliad and Odyssey
- Hesiod; (c. 809BC) Works and Days, Theogony, Catalogues of Women, The Shield of Heracles, Homeric Hymns, Fragments
- Herodotus; (c. 450BC) The Histories
- unknown author; Parian Marble (c. 250BC)
- Apollodorus; (c. 150BC) Bibliothiki
- Diodorus Siculus; (c. 50BC) Bibliothiki
- Hyginus; (c. 10BC) Fabulae
- Ovid; (c. 8AD) Metamorphoses
- Strabo; (c. 10AD) Geography
- Josephus; (c. 90AD) Antiquities of the Jews and Against Apion
- Pausanius; (c. 150AD) Description of Greece
- Tatian; (c. 150AD) Address to the Greeks
- Eusebius; (c. 310AD) Chronicon and (c. 320) Preparation for the Gospel
- Jerome; (c. 380AD) Chronicon
- J. C. Stobart; (1911) The Glory that was Greece ISBN 0283484551
- Robert Graves; (1955) The Greek Myths ISBN 0140171991
- Alden A. Mosshammer; (1979) The Chronicle of Eusebius and Greek Chronographic Tradition, Bucknell University Press ISBN 0838719392
- Michael Wood; (1998) In Search of the Trojan War ISBN 0520215990
Chronology of Greek Mythology compiled by Argyros George Argyrou
Genealogy of Greek Mythology compiled by Carlos Parada
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