The term mythology can refer to the study either of myths, or to a body of myths. Greek mythology is the body of myths from ancient Greece. In the study of folklore, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be in their present form. Many scholars in other fields use the term “myth” in somewhat different ways. In a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story.
The main characters in myths are usually gods, supernatural heroes and humans. As sacred stories, myths are often endorsed by rulers and priests and closely linked to religion. In many societies, there are two categories of traditional narrative, “true stories” or myths, and “false stories” or fables. Myths generally take place when the world had not yet achieved its current form, explaining how the world gained its current form and how customs, institutions and taboos were established. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some informative apps on Greek, Roman and Egyptian Mythology.
Greek Mythological by William Habdas is a great educational app on Greek mythology. This application ties directly into web services to provide additional images and other resources so you can continue to explore and learn. Browse using keywords to find images and valuable information. Download through the iTunes App Store for $0.99/£0.69 and find out about gods and creatures with historical details. This universal application can be used on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Egyptian Mythology by Brighthouse Labs contains everything you need to know about Ancient Egyptian Mythology. Find out about Gods, heroes, places and backgrounds for over 130 figures. This application is available for $3.99/£2.49 at the App Store. Learn about the figures alphabetically in an easy to use index. Bookmark your favorites for an upcoming test or just learn more about the interesting world of Egyptian Mythology.
Roman Gods and Mythology by Hipwood Digital is an educational app that allows the user to make sense of the Roman Mythology that is often overshadowed by the number of characters hovering over Greece’s Mount Olympus. For $1.99/£1.49 at the App Store, you can learn about Romulus and Remus as the unruly children of ancient Rome and the tragedy of Lucretia’s death. Containing over 200 Roman Mythology Characters this app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Mythology & Legends Trivia Quiz by Quizicals is available for $0.99/£0.69 at the App Store. Containing 250 multiple choice questions, 50 bonus general knowledge questions and nine quiz features in different game modes you can learn and have fun at the same time. Challenge others in the various two player modes by BlueTooth or taking turns.
Mythology Quiz 201 by Quizner’s is $0.99/£0.69 to download at the App Store. This is also a quiz app that will improve your knowledge as you have fun. Use it to pass time, compete against your friends or play together with your family. Email a friend from the quiz to get extra help answering 50 questions in 5-pack of quizzes.
These are just a few apps on Mythology as we thought these applications from the three different countries have an ancient common ground, although there are others available including Celtic, Christian, Chinese, Hindu, Islamic, Japanese, Jewish, Norse and much more. For more information on these and others, visit the App Store.