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Greek Mythology Diploma Course

10 Modules

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Aphrodite from Greek Mythology

What Will You Learn?

Why do we all know some of the names of Greek heroes or deities? Why are these myths still important to us, even now in an age of technology? The truth is the myths of ancient Greece are not just stories - they are reflections of real human experience. Through these myths, we share the emotions, ambitions and knowledge they reveal and we can understand how some of the protagonists, villains and victims have become bywords for how we might feel about or act in a given situation. Understanding Greek mythology helps us to more deeply understand ourselves. Find out how, with the Greek Mythology Diploma Course.

The course introduces itself by offering scholarly definitions of mythology and presents ways to approach Greek mythology’s stories of deities, monsters and heroes. It also notes the difference between myths and other story-telling traditions, such as fables and fairy...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: The Meaning of Myths
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is a Myth?
  • Part 2: The Difference Between Myth, Folklore, Fables and Fairy Tales and How Myth Relates to History
  • Part 3: The Sources of Greek Mythology
  • Part 4: Interpretation of Myths
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: In the Beginning – Titans
  • Part 1: The Creation Myth and Primordial Deities
  • Part 2: The Mutilation of Uranus, Hesiod’s Five Ages of Man and Famous Titan Children
  • Part 3: The Children of Cronus and the Beginning of War, the Titanomachy and the Succession Myth
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: The 12 Olympians
  • Part 1: Who Were the Olympians?
  • Part 2: The 12 Olympians
  • Part 3: Interpreting the Actions of the Olympians
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Men and Monsters
  • Part 1: Mortals in Greek Myths and the Importance of Justice in Greek Mythology
  • Part 2: Myths that Portray the Consequences of Weakness
  • Part 3: The Meaning of Monsters in Different Myths
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: The Cycles and Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  • Part 1: What are the Cycles?
  • Part 2: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Hero Myth
  • Part 1: Defining the ‘Hero’ in Greek Mythology
  • Part 2: The Most Important Heroes in Greek Mythology
  • Part 3: The Hero’s Journey
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Women in Greek Mythology – Mothers, Mistresses and Meddlers
  • Part 1: Women in Classical Greece vs. Women in Myths
  • Part 2: The Myth of Meddlesome Women and Fear of the Mother-Child Bond
  • Part 3: The Feminine Ideal
  • Part 4: Clytemnestra and Medusa
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Love Stories & Their Meanings
  • Part 1: The Meaning of Love in Myths
  • Part 2: The Goddess of Love
  • Part 3: The Myth of Eros and Psyche and the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Part 4: The Myths of Pygmalion, Acontius and Cydippe, and Demeter and Persephone
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: The Greek Underworld
  • Part 1: Hades, the God of the Dead
  • Part 2: What Was the Underworld Like?
  • Part 3: The Journey of the Soul of the Deceased
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Lost Continent of Atlantis & the Lasting Influence of Greek Mythology
  • Part 1: Plato and the Creation of Atlantis
  • Part 2: How Atlantis Grew Legs
  • Part 3: The Continuing Search for Atlantis
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Poseidon from Greek Mythology

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Greek Mythology Diploma Course offers a deep dive into myths and tales of old – introducing situations and an array of incredible characters, and uncovering the meanings behind the myths, as you gain insight into why they have likely maintained such longevity.

While the course is sure to appeal to fans of history and mythology, it will also resonate with anyone who’s interested in the human condition – with the stories of Greek mythology being just as relevant today as they were at their conception.


The Greek Mythology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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