How to search

Most texts on this website are published in modern-language spelling for reasons of accessibility.

Enter the name (myth, author, contributor), word or date you are searching for and click on OK. Click on "X" to clear the word.

Results are arranged in categories: Myths, General Pages (which include the Textual Companion), Contributors.

You can also associate two names, or a date and a name. The browser will list pages on which the two items appear, but note that there may be no direct link between them.

The Dictionary section of this website can also be searched by entries. The website browser widens out the search to include references in other entries as well as in the rest of the website.

Searching “Cupid” sends you to the Cupid entry, but also to the Apollo, Iris, Ixion and Hercules entries, as well as to Heywood’s Troia Britanica (Canto V).

Searching “queen” yields up results in the Apollo, Cupid, Hercules, Iris, Ixion entries, as well as in several cantos of Heywood’s Troia Britanica.


Add an asterisk (*) to a truncated word to match variations of that word: Pelasg* for Pelasge, Pelasgian, Pelasgians. The asterisk stands for zero or any number of characters.

This can be very useful to find variations of a name, including those in French or Latin: Corinth* will match Corinth, Corinthius, Corinthiacis.

Mind, however, that you may sometimes cast your net too wide: Apoll* will match Apollo, but also Apollodorus.

The asterisk wildcard search also applies to figures: 249* will match 249, 2497, 24933, etc.

If you are not quite sure how a word is spelt, or if you wish to check for possible variations, an asterisk inserted in the word instead of the letters you are uncertain about can help: Ca*isto will guide you to Callisto.

Enjoy your browse!

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