Internet Reference Library

Myths and Legends

Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources
Links to "ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology." Most of the illustrations are from ancient sources, but some Renaissance images are included. A list of Attributes in Iconography shows how the gods can be identified. Time Line of Greek History and Literature gives a brief overview of Greek history and dating conventions. (LII)

Encylopedia Mythica
"An online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends." Entries cover "gods and goddesses, heroes, legendary creatures and beings from all over the world" and many include illustrations, pronunciation keys, and genealogical information. Features annotated links to related resources. (LII)

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
An extensive collection of tales from around the world, many edited or translated by D. L. Ashliman, a professor of Germanic Languages and Literature. The alphabetical listing is by author, country of origin, and categories (such as frog kings and princes, human sacrifice, multiple birth, nightmares, werewolf and witchcraft legends, and Aarne-Thompson categories). Includes stories from Aesop, Bulfinch, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Grimm Brothers, Andrew Lang, Longfellow, the Volsunga Saga , and more. (LII)

Myth*ing Links
An annotated, illustrated collection of links to mythologies, fairy tales and folklore, sacred art and sacred tradition.

Mythology Links
Collection of links to numerous sites dealing with mythology and folklore.

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