Special Topics in Folklore and Mythology


This page offers links to information about folklore and mythology topics of particular interest to me that cut across many cultural and geographical regions. In particular, I believe that the influence of astronomical events and castastrophes in the origins of myths and legends, is not always fully appreciated. Some of the astronomical ideas presented in these links are generally accepted. Others are very unorthodox.

Probably the most popular mythology link here is Mark Isaak's Flood Stories From Around The World. He offers an excellent collection of flood stories along with a bibliography.


Astronomical


Bears


Birds


Cats


Christian


Christmas and Winter Solstice


Cinderella-related


Computer-related


Fairies


Flowers


Ghosts


Goddess, women in mythology


Grimm's Fairy Tales


Halloween


Hero


Hyenas


Meteorological


Mineralogical


Mithraism


Mushrooms and other Psychoactive Substances


Musical


Sacred Geometry and Pythagoreanism


Science Fiction and Mythology


Snakes, Serpents, and Dragons


Storytelling


Trees


UFOs


Urban Folklore and Legends



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Last modified by pib on February 17, 2002.