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The Greatest TV Shows About Or Inspired By Greek Mythology

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List RulesVote up the best scripted shows with the central theme around Greek and Roman myths and gods.

There have been numerous TV shows about Greek mythology over the years for us mere mortals to enjoy. While it may have been created thousands of years ago, Greek mythology continues to influence the modern world in new and exciting ways. Many would say our current fascination with superheroes has roots in ancient mythology and seeing the parallels between Superman and the gods would certainly support that theory. But you don't have to look too far to find connections. Mythology is fun and makes for great character archetypes, which is why there are such good shows about Greek and Roman mythology.

Some shows take a direct approach to adapting mythology, such as the various shows centering around Hercules. Other take a more modern approach, such as the 90s series Cupid where the Greek god is tasked with making 100 couples fall in love. 

This list features the best Greek mythology TV series of all time. You have the power of Zeus in your hands with the might to decide which shows make it to the top of the list and which ones are banished to the bottom. 

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  • Photo: Blood of Zeus / Netflix
    Blood of Zeus (Netflix, 2020), formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an American original anime-style web series created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, based on the video game Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising. The illegitimate son of Zeus must survive the vengeful wrath of a goddess who wants him dead and the monstrous forces of evil she aligns against him in order to save both Heaven and Earth.  ...more
    • Actors: Jason O'Mara, Grey Griffin, Kevin Michael Richardson
    • Premiered: 2020
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    Hercules

    Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series is an American animated series based on the 1997 film of the same name and the Greek myth. The series premiered in syndication on August 31, 1998, and on Disney's One Saturday Morning on September 12, 1998. The syndicated series ran 52 episodes, while the Saturday morning run ran 13. The series follows Hercules, as a teenager, training as a hero, as well as trying to adjust to life. With his free-spirited friend Icarus, his future-seeing friend Cassandra, and his teacher Philoctetes, he battles his evil uncle Hades. Like all teenagers though, Hercules has to worry about peer pressure when the snobbish prince Adonis ridicules him. The series notably  ...more
    • Actors: Will Ferrell, Betty White, Lisa Kudrow, James Woods, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    • Premiered: September 12, 1998
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    Atlantis is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, inspired by Greek mythology and created by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy with Howard Overman. It premiered on 28 September 2013. It has aired on Space in Canada since 12 October 2013 and on BBC America in the United States since 23 November 2013. Atlantis was the biggest new Saturday night drama series launch across all BBC channels since 2006, even up on the launch of hit show Merlin. It also managed to draw 1 million viewers away from the highly popular ITV show The X Factor, which aired at the same time in the UK. On 26 October 2013, BBC One ordered a second series of the show, which began airing on 15 November 2014. On 23  ...more
    • Actors: Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson, Sarah Parish, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms
    • Premiered: September 28, 2013
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  • Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his production tag, Renaissance Pictures with later executive producers being R. J. Stewart and Sam Raimi. The series narrative follows Xena, as an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now help those who are unable to defend themselves.  ...more
    • Actors: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor
    • Premiered: September 4, 1995
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