Mythology Resources

Table of Contents

Mythology Indexes & General Directories (below)
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
Comparative Religion
History Gateway

Indexes & General Directories
Aesop's Fables - Online Collection
"Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in Frenchand translated to English by several good internet souls ... Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Images, Random Fables, Search Engine, Message Forum and much more on the way. Recently added are 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen with 209 Grimms Fairy Tales coming soon along with much more mythology and stories for your reading pleasure."

The Age of Fable Or Beauties of Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology
Thomas Bulfinch, 1913 ed.
2000 Online edition by

Assyro-Babylonian Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology
Includes: Vol 1 - The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes ; Vol. 2 - The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur ; Vol. 3 - Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages.
Maintained by Bob Fisher

The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester
" designed to make available in electronic format a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information."
By Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack

Chinese Myths and Fantasies
"Below are some of the myths most known even to children. They are short but vivid. As you will see, most of the main characters in these mythical stories are gods, ghosts foxes and spirits with human qualities and human feelings."

Classical Myth
The Ancient Sources
"This site is designed to draw together the ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology. We were most interested in bringing together the ancient sources and illustrations, but have included some Renaissance images that were just too good to leave out."
By Laurel Bowman, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria

Classical Mythology by Geography
"The purpose of these pages is to give those with an interest in classical mythology a way to associate the stories with the land. Click on the map or a name to see what's available on the area."
By Mark Woon, Princeton University

Classical Mythology Directory
Sections include: Glossary ; Important Links ; The Olympian Gods: An Overview ; Study Guides.
By Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Dept. of Greek, Hebrew and Roman Classics, Temple University

Digital Librarian: Mythology
An annotated listing of resources.

The Encyclopedia Mythica
An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend
". It contains over 5700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world."

An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology
"...I am focusing on those modern English words whose origins reach for back into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology."
By Elizabeth Wallis Kraemer, Oakland University

Folk and Fairy Tales
Web Site Links
Compiled by D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh.

Folklore, Myth and Legend
By David K. Brown, University of Calgary

Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas
Compiled by D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh

The Golden Bough
A Study in Magic and Religion
Frazer, Sir James George, 1922
2000 online edition by

The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Padraic Colum, 1922
2000 online edition by

Greek Mythology
Topics include: Olympian Gods ; Titans ; Other Gods ; Myths ; Creatures ; Figures ; Places ; Heroes.

Grimm's Fairy Tales
"Our presentation brings you 12 unvarnished tales, based on a 1914 translation" not the sweeter edited versions.
National Geographic Online

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama
By Anniina Jokinen

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • World Myths & Legends in Art
    "This collection of images brings together 26 works of art in the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts inspired by mythology around the world. The rich variety of images makes it possible for teachers to address a wide range of study areas, including language arts, humanities, art, social and cultural studies, and world religions."

Mything Links - (dead link)
"An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Traditions"
A lot of online material although the site is busy and hard to read at times.
By Kathleen Jenks, Mythological Studies Dept., Pacifica Graduate Institute

"For thousands of years people have associated objects in the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their physical world with the gods and goddesses of their cultures. Through these pages, find out about the gods and goddesses of different cultures around the world, and the works of art people have created to give them expression."
University of Michigan

The Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology
"A comprehensive Who's Who of the world's mythologies, arranged by tradition for easy reference."

Icelandic Medieval Literature
Images of manuscripts and books published before 1901.
"...The material will consist of the entire range of Icelandic family sagas. It will also include a very large portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the history of Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry. A great number of manuscripts contain Icelandic ballads, poetry or epigrams. These Collections are kept in The National and University Library of Iceland, The ¡rni Magn˙sson Institute in Iceland and in the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University. All manuscripts, on vellum and paper, and printed editions and translations of the Sagas as well as relevant critical studies published before 1900 will be included and available through the Internet."

World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings
"The Library of Congress international gallery starts with 'Beginnings,' an exploration of how world cultures have dealt with the creation of the universe and explained the heavens and the earth."
Sections include: Introduction ; Creating ; Explaining and Ordering ; Recording the Experience.

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