General Folklore and Mythology
Here you will find links to sites offering general or miscellaneous
information about folklore and mythology.
- All about folktales
by Linda Richter Neves is an essay discussing the origins and
history of folktales.
- All Things Ancient
by Kim and Michael Burkhard features a mythology reading list and
- Allusions in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
by students at Brother Andre Catholic High School in Unionville,
Ontario, Canada offers a synopsis of the Biblical and Mythical
references in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and an
explication of their relationships to the characters, themes and
- Animals, Myths and Legends
offers stories about the relationship between animals and the
world's indigenous peoples.
offers an encyclopedia about the myth of Babel from 5000 BC to the
present as depicted in art, literature, and philosophy.
- Books by John Ollivier
offers excerpts from his retellings of ancient myths in a kind of
- Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
offers an HTML conversion of the 1894 edition of E. Cobham Brewer's
- Bulfinch's Mythology
offers the text to the sections of Bulfinch's famous work on
mythology dealing with Charlemagne, Chivalry, and Fable.
- Catherina 's Myths in the Mist
offers Greek, Egyptian, and Roman mythology.
- Classics in the W3: Religion and Mythology
by J. G. Bodard offers annotated links to web sites about religion
- Color Matters
offers some folklore about the color green.
- Creation Stories and Traditional Wisdom
offers a compendium of stories explaining creation and the
relationship between humans, the environment, and the spirit world
as told by children world-wide.
- Criss'Cross Road
by PJCriss provides links to information about Native American
tribes, Arthurian Legends, Mythology, and about Parapsychology.
Includes descriptions of mythological characters from Greek, Roman,
Egyptian, Teutonic, Celtic, Babylonian, and Asian mythologies.
- Cultural Entomology Digest: Forth Issue March, 1997
offers articles on butterflies and moths in mythology.
- Death of the Mother: Wilderness, Narrativity, and the Maternal Body in Into the Woods
offers a hypertext essay by Joel F. Burges.
- Dicer's Oath
by W. J. Butler offers articles on religion and mythology.
Currently includes information on the Egyptian goddess Isis.
- Earthlore Explorations
seeks to preserve and transmit the collective cultural and
spiritual heritage of all people into the digital information age.
Offers information on gothic cathedrals, Egyptian temples, Irish
megaliths, and much more.
- El Rincón Mitológico
by Arturo Cuevas and Jesús Sosa (in Spanish) discusses
mythology from around the world as well as the literary mythological
worlds of Lovecraft and Tolkien.
- Fantasy and Myth
by Mattias Sandström offers information about fantasy
(primarily modern fantasy authors) and Norse mythology as well as
links to related sites.
- flectere si nequeo superos acheronta mouebo
by John-Gabriel Bodard offers magic bibliographies and resources,
including web site links. Bibliographies include witches in Greek
literature; necromancy; the anthropological approach; Greek magical
papyri; Egyptian, Jewish, and other foreign religion and magic; and
other useful studies.
- Flute's World of Myth, Creative Minds, and Chocolate
has links to information on mythology and fantasy writers, among
other things. Check out the "Mythology and the Arts" pages in
- Folklife and Fieldwork
by Peter Bartis offers an introduction to field techniques for the
non-specialist. Talks about what to collect, whom to interview, how
to do it, what to do with the results, and more. Includes a
bibliography of recommended readings.
- Folklore: An Introduction
by Cindy Landrum categorizes folklore into oral lore, social an
folk custom, and material culture, with examples of each.
- Folklore and Folk Ways
from Tree Leaves' Folk Fellowship discusses what folklore and folk
studies are about.
- Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
offers texts translated or edited by D. L. Ashliman. Includes
unfamiliar variants of familiar stories (e.g., a Swiss version of
Cinderella) and much more.
- Folklore, folklife, and ethnomusicology (LC Marvel Gopher)
offers links to electronic texts about folklore and mythology, folk
music/song/instrument resources, quilt images from the Johns Hopkins
University image archives, and more.
- Folklore, myths, and fairytales domain
by Main offers links to many sites on these subjects.
- Folklore, Myth, and Legend
by David K. Brown offers links to folklore stories and reference
- Gods and Myth
by Atanu offers an alphabetical database of gods, myths, legend.
Part of an on-going project to list almost all major and minor
deities and mythological figures.
- Gods Goddesses and Myths
by Kat offers information on deities, myths, voodoo, dragons, the
phoenix, mermaids, unicorns, the origins of the days of the week,
Pegasus, and more.
- Gods of the IIB
by J. R. Valverde offers brief descriptions of the the gods after
which a cluster of computers has been named.
- Green: Mythological Booklist
provides a list of books about mythology compiled by Michael and
offers a bibliography for the study of iconography.
- Indigenous Peoples' Literature
by Glenn Welker offers oral and written literature from all over
the world. Includes many famous documents, quotes, information
about great chiefs and leaders, music, poetry, stories, and much
- Indo-European folk and fairy tales: web site links
is a compilation by D. L. Ashliman.
- James G. Frazer
offers excerpts from the writings of this British mythographer,
including "Sex and Vegetation" and "The Divine Nuptials."
- kalanu's Home Page
offers links to paranormal, mythological, and "strange" web
- Land Of Myth
by MagicKeeper offers information on mythological creatures, gods,
vampires, unicorns, and more.
- Legend and Mythology of the Seventh Son
by Donald Woods looks at the background of the legends and folklore
surrounding the Seventh Son.
- Legendary Site of the Week
by Arthur Goldstuck offers an annotated list of links to mythology
and folklore sites. New sites are highlighted for a week.
- Legends and Folklores and Myths, oh my!
by Aileen offers categorized links to sites about these
- Miti e Leggende dei popoli di tutto il mondo
by Cristian Filagrossi (in Italian) offers information on the
mythology of Ancient Greece and Medieval times.
- Mystical World Wide Web
discusses a wide variety of mystical subjects, including legends
and folklore, mythical animals, mystical places, and much more.
offers Kathryn Huxtable's Pagan Bibliography which includes
annotated listings of many works about mythology.
from the University of Michigan discusses the relationship between
natural objects such as the sun, moon, and planets and gods and
goddesses. Also offers a family tree of Greek gods and goddesses
and a clickable world map of myths.
- Mythology and Folklore
by John Adcox offers annotated links to web sites about these
- Mythology and Folklore
by Eric Griffith at The University of Georgia Libraries offers
annotated links to web sites about these topics.
- Mythology in Western Art
by Ora Zehavi and Sonia Klinger offers digitized images of the main
deities from various periods of Western art. Includes a
- Mythology Notes
by Richard McLaughlin offers a glossary of mythological terms,
myths of the ancient Near East, myths of Scandinavia, and myths of
by Breno Xavier (in Portuguese) discusses classical, European, and
offers the text of a lecture by Ricardo Nirenberg in which he
suggests that "myth is a way of expressing, an attempt at
communicating, the basic facts of our human condition."
- Chris Siren's Myths and Legends
is a comprehensive list of Web sites with mythological information
which covers some areas I don't, including Gothic horror, early
fantasy and speculative fiction, and medieval and renaissance
- The New Mythology
by Dominic Sagolla discusses how ancient myth informs modern
- Odin's Castle of Dreams and Legends
by Paul Gwynn offers an archive of historical resources that
includes links to web sites with mythology content.
- Of Gods and Men: The A to Z of Mythology and Legend
offers a "mythopedia" with short articles describing mythological
and legendary characters.
- On-line Survey of Audio-Visual Resources for the Teaching of Classics
offers an on-line comprehensive list of teaching resources (except
textbooks) about the ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece.
Topics include mythology, history, literature, language study,
archaeology, art, philosophy, drama - over 2,500 products from over
100 distributors listed. A portion of the survey is also devoted to
the ancient Near East and Middle East.
- Pagan Archives and mythology resources
by Rowan Fairgrove offers annotated links to material of interest
to neopagans as well as links to mythology sites.
- Places of Peace and Power.
by Martin Gray documents many of the over 900 sacred sites he has
visited. Gray is an anthropologist and photographer who specializes
in the study of sacred sites and pilgrimage traditions around the
world. This site discusses Gray's travels, features many of his
photographs and writings, lists his upcoming lecture tours, and
more. Photographs of the sacred sites are accompanied by
information on the mythology, history, and significance of the site.
Includes a detailed bibliography of over 600 references on
pilgrimage, sacred sites, archaeastronomy, sacred geometry, earth
mysteries, and related fields.
- Probert Encyclopaedia of Mythology
by Matthew Probert offers definitions and descriptions for a
variety of mythological terms and characters.
- Shrine of the Horned Gods
by Lugodoc discusses the many ancient faces of the Horned God.
- Sources for the Analysis and Interpretation of Folk and Fairy Tales
by Tracey A. Callison offers a bibliography of works dealing with
the analysis of fairy tales. Includes general, literary,
psychological, feminist, and other approaches.
- Sources for Mythology
by Mark Isaak offers an introduction to mythology and annotated
references, including primary literature, dictionaries, children's
works, magazines, and online resources.
- Spirit Page
contains texts about Umbrood, Paradox Spirits, mythologae, and
other beings, primarily as found in role-playing games like
- Teacher's Guide To Folklife Resources For K-12 Classrooms
by Peter Bartis and Paddy Bowman of the American Folklife Center
talks about incorporating folklife and community culture into the
K-12 curriculum and offers a list of resources both online and
- Team Lightning Magazine Literature and Language Arts Page: Mythology and Fables
presents the ongoing writing efforts of seventh graders at Chief
Joseph Middle School in Richlandm Washington. Included are original
fables based in part on clas
- Tech Classics Archive
offers a searchable collection of almost 400 Greek and Roman texts
in English translation, along with user-provided commentary.
- Traditions of Magic
by curator Gideon Bohak of the special collections library at the
Univesity of Michigan offers a look at magical traditions in the
Mediterranean basin and the Near East from the 1st to the 7th
- Tragic Kingdom
by Crystal Dot offers a dictionary of mythology (in progress).
- Valkyrie's Mythical World
offers links to sites with mythological or fantasy content.
- Welcome to the Bard
presents myths from Celtic and Nordic traditions, offers an
overview of several definition of myth, and discusses the role of
The Hero in modern society.
- World Mythology
by Kristen Abbey at Rutgers University provides myth-related links
as well as assignments related to World Mythology courses at
- World Mythology
at the Minneapolis Institute of Art offers a collection of 24 art
images inspired by mythology around the world.
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pib on December 26, 2001.