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Songs about Classical Mythology

“Icarus” (The Hours) references the Icarus/Daedalus myth:

“Narcissus in a Red Dress” (The Like) references the Narcissus/Echo myth:

“Just Like Zeus” (Jenny and Johnny) references Zeus and Mount Olympus:

“Hey Now Girl” (Phantom Planet) references sirens from Homer’s Odyssey:

“Some Velvet Morning” (Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra) is about Phaedra and Hippolytus:

Honorable mentions:

-Ben Lee’s album The Rebirth of Venus
-“Icarus” by Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer
-“Narcissus Road” by The Hours
-“Athena” by The Who

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