Welcome to Gods, Saints, and Heroes: An Art History Resource.  This is an online resource and guide to recognizing symbols and attributes of important figures from mythology, religion, and literature in Western art.

Under the Interactive Exhibitions menu, choose from Gods, Saints, Classical HeroesMythological Figures, or Biblical Figures to look at examinations of specific figures and how to recognize them.  You can also look at still images in the Gallery.  If you want to find out which figure(s) has a specific attribute, you can look under Browse by Symbol/Attribute.  For a complete list of figures appearing on this site, please consult the Index.

Hellenistic relief of the Twelve Olympians, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore