Genre: History, Religious
Premise: Hercules, Odysseus, Medusa, Zeus -- the names are familiar, as are their myths. Stories of good against evil, they stand the test of time. But in this History Channel series, experts connect the myths we all know to actual historical events, and link the stories to mythologies of other cultures as well. Episodes also focus on Thor, Beowulf, and the labyrinth of the Minotaur.
S01, E04 (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2009)
Archaeologists uncover clues that a real place inspired the myth of the Minotaur, a man with the head of a bull that lived in a terrifying labyrinth.
S01, E03 (First Aired: Aug. 17, 2009)
In ancient Greek mythology, Hades shows the people's belief in -- but also fear of -- life after death.