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Mythology Pathfinder

Reference books
Literati accesses reference books from Credo
Encyclopedias
 Encyclopedia Mythica covers all continents, has a search engine, includes genealogy, tables, covers folklore and has an image file. 
Biography and Genealogy
Internet Sources

Gateways

Greek Mythology Link is the best that I have seen; some parts of this site have been discussed below for quick reference but you really ought to look at the whole thing.

Specific Internet Sources

Search Engine: Search Greek Mythology. Sites are rated between 1-4 stars.

Bulfinch's Mythology is a standard work also organized by chapter. Organized in three volumes, volume one covers mostly Greece and volumes two and three cover King Arthur and Charlemagne respectively.

Mythology by Culture or Region covers the globe. Click on Egypt and you will get texts such as the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Why Do People Need Mythology has several important links, among them a 300- page essay on morality, biology and ethics and another on the evolution of myths.

Resources:

Myths and Legends is good for geographic distribution. Use the navigation bar on the left.

Mythology. Arranged by topic and geography.

Online Journals:

Aeon: A Journal of Myth, Science and Ancient Religion

Timelines: Timeline of Greek History and Literature

Images: Image Gallery; The Olympian Gods; Image Index: Greece; Images of Mythology; The Ambrose Collection, a collection of slides used in a mythology class.

Maps:  Constellation Maps;

Genealogy: Genealogy Tables; The Greek Family Tree; The Norse Family Tree; Summary of Appoldorus's Library

Texts: , The Internet Classics Archive, which covers 441 works in classical literature including mythology. You will also find many other texts in the Internet Sacred Text Archive , Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts. and Perseus Digital Library

Themes (such as creation): Mythology by Themes; Some Common Mythic Elements

Bibliographies: Mythology References in Print

Oddities: CG Jung Page. I include this because mythology is so important in Jungian psychology. Recall that his theory of "archtypes" was rooted in mythology. And don't forget Joseph Campbell--here is his link: Joseph Campbell Foundation.

 




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