Myths, mythology

Mythology, myths: mythological figures, gods, goddesses and mortals; a guide to websites

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See also: Folklore and Legends

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Achilles

Achilles
Greek Mythology

Achilles
Wikipedia

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve
The Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judaism and Christianity. University of Virginia.

Adam and Eve
Wikipedia entry.

Adam And Eve
The Biblical account. Milton’s account. The Garden of Eden. Universal parenthood. Original sin.

Adonis

Adonis. Venus and Adonis.
Wikipedia

African mythology *

African Gods and their Associates

African Myths and What They Teach,
by Roberta Mazzucco.

Articles on African mythology.

Gods and Goddesses of Africa.

Wikipedia entries on African Mythology.

Zulu Folk Tales


Ajax

Ajax
Greek Mythology Link

Agamemnon

Agamemnon, by Aescylus.
Etext from the Internet Classics Archive.

Agamemnon
Article, introduction.

Agamemnon
Bartleby etext.

Ancient Sites
Towns, cities, temples and places from ancient history. News, photographs, message board, search engine.

Anubis

Aphrodite/Venus myth

Aphrodite
Themes in art history. Notes from Loggia.

Aphrodite
Greek Mythology Link

Apollo

Apollo
Greek Mythology Link

Mythography. The Greek God Apollo in Myth and Art

Apollo:
Greek god of music, healing & prophecy.

Apollo
Wikipedia entry.

Arachne
The legend of Arachne in myth and art.

Achilles

Achilles: 
The legendary mortal from Greek Mythology.

Achilles and Patroclus

Achilles, Wikipedia entry.

Arethusa in myth and art.

Ariadne

Ariadne
Greek Mythology Link

Theoi Project. Ariadne
Greek and Latin quotations concerning Ariadne, in translation.

Ariadne
Wikipedia

Artemis

Artemis
Description and image. Loggia

Artemis
Encyclopedia Mythica

Artemis
Theoi Greek Mythology

Artemis
Wikipedia

Asian mythology

Wikipedia entries on Asian mythology.

Athena/Pallas Athena/Athene

Athena, goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and animals.
Greek Mythology Link

Athena
Theoi Greek Mythology

Athena
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Bulfinch’s Mythology
The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes. A compendium by Thomas Bulfinch.

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Cassandra
Greek Mythology Link

Chinese mythology *

Chinese Myths and Fantasies
A history of Chinese mythology.

Wikipedia entry on Chinese mythology.
Mythogical entities and mythical creatures.

Christian mythology *

Christian mythology. Wikipedia entry.
Chronos

Chronos
Greek Mythology Link

Cinderella

Cinderella, Wikipedia entry.

Discover Your Inner Fairy Godmother
An article on the Cinderella myth by Adam Smith. The Guardian

Popular Tales by Charles Perrault

Cinderella; or, The Little Slipper, by Charles Perrault.

Cinderella Around the World; variants of the tale from different countries.

Prokofiev’s ballet Cinderella, at YouTube.

Classical mythology *

The Classics Pages
Over 700 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome. Answers and how to find them on all things Classical.

Classical mythology Wikipedia entry.

Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition
Oxford Classical Mythology Online, a companion to Morford and Lenardon’s best-selling Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition. This site offers users of the book a large number of resources and much information.

Greek Mythology Link
The Greek Mythology Link is a collection of the Greek myths written by Carlos Parada, author of the book Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology (published in 1993 by Astrom Editions).

Cosmology. Religious cosmology.
Wikipedia entry.

Creation mythology, cosmology *

Cosmology. Religious cosmology.
Wikipedia entry.

Egyptian Creation Myth

Creation mythology
Wikipedia

Cupid (Eros) and Psyche

Eros and Psyche,
Wikipedia entry.

Cupid, Roman God of Love. Wikipedia

Cultural History. Gods, Beliefs, Religions.

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Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus
Wikipedia entry.

Demeter

Demeter in myth and art.
Wikipedia entry.

Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Translated by Gregory Nagy

Demeter
Theoi Greek Mythology

Demeter
Greek Mythology Link

Diana

Diana
Britannica

Diana
Wikipedia entry.

Images of Diana from The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database.

Dionysus (Bacchus)

Dionysus/ Bacchus,
Wikipedia entry.

Theoi Project, Dionysos
Myths from original sources, cult, classical art.

Images of Bacchus at The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database.

Dionysos web links and booklist.

Dionysus in Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology

The Dionysian Mysteries
Wikipedia entry.

Dionysus and Bacchus in Western art.

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Egyptian mythology *

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, a table.

Egyptian mythology and the Osiris cult.

Anubis
A site is dedicated to Egyptian mythology. They have a database full of articles about Egyptian gods and hieroglyphics.

Egyptology Resources (Cambridge University).

Electra

Electra
Greek Mythology Link

Electronic Texts. Etexts of folklore and mythology,
edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh.

Eros/Cupid

Eros, Greek God of love.
Wikipedia

Eros
Greek Mythology Link

Marius the Epicurean, by Walter Pater.

Cupid and Psyche; Chapter XI, Thomas Bullfinch

Eric Neumann’s analysis of the Eros and Psyche myth.

Works of art depicting Eros and Psyche.

The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius (etext)

Esoteric philosophy, mythology *

Esoteric Philosophy
The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. A private library located in Amsterdam.

The Alchemy Web Site
Divided into over 1300 sections and providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 2000 images, over 200 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy.

The Rosicrucian Fellowship

The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC,
internationally known as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis.

E-journals *

At the Edge
Achive of articles originally published in At the Edge and its predecessor, Mercian Mysteries, between 1989 and 1998.

Parabola
A quarterly journal, one of the pioneering publications on the subject of myth and tradition.

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Folklore, legends; a list of websites.

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Germanic Mythology, German Gods and Goddesses *

German Mythology and Folklore

Gods and Goddesses *

God (monotheist God)

Goddesses, Wikipedia  entry.

Gods and Goddesses
Browse the pantheons of the world, explore ancient myths, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with the fully searchable Holy Database Of All Known Gods. Godchecker

Greek mythology *

Greek mythological figures. Wikipedia entry.

Greek Mythology
This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

The Greek Mythology Link. By Carlos Parada, Brown University.
Dionysus, Eros, Psyche, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Gaia,  Orpheus, Heracles, Venus, Orpheus, Zeus. Images, mythology search engine, a geneaology of the gods.

Greek mythology, Wikipedia entry.

The Greek Spider
Greek internet portal, with many sections on mythology, folk tales, heroes, Gods.

The Green Man

The Green Man

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Helen of Troy, Wikipedia entry.

Hero motifs *

The Myth of the Birth of the Hero, by Otto Rank.

The Hero’s Adventure. Overcoming the Trials in Life. Joseph Campbell

The hero in mythology. Wikipedia

Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Wikipedia entry.

Hindu mythology. Wikipedia entry.

The Holy Grail, Parsifal, Perceval

The Holy Grail. Wikipedia entry.

The Lancelot-Graal Project

From Ritual to Romance, by Jessie L. Weston

Perceval, images, text, information.

The Holy Grail. The Elucidation. Texts, images and information.

BBC Radio 4 discussion on The Holy Grail.

Parzival. Electronic version of a Parzival-manuscript from the Bibliotheca Palatina (Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg)

Parzival etext (Bibliotheca Augustana)

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Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus

Indian (Hindu) mythology *

Indian Mythology. Gods and Goddesses. ‘The nine worlds.’  Ragnarok

Hindu mythology. Wikipedia entry.

Vedic deities. Wikipedia entry.

Irish mythology *

Irish Folklore, Mythology, drama and literature. 
Irish history, mythological heroes

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Japanese mythology *

Amaterasu

The Kojiki 

Joseph Campbell Foundation. Commentary, information.

Judaic mythology *

The Life of Adam and Eve: 
The Biblical Story in Judaism and Christianity. Gary A. Anderson, The University of Virginia. Michael E. Stone,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Lilith

Jung, Carl. Carl Jung *

Archetypes. The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Drawing upon Carl Jung’s work on the archetype and the collective unconscious, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) is a pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history.

The C. G Jung Institute, San Francisco

CG Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht – CG Jung Institut Zürich

Carl Jung, Wikipedia entry.

The C. J. Jung Page
A large body of Jung information, online articles and Jung texts, biography, Jung website links.


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King Arthur

The legend of King Arthur. Bibliothèque Nationale de France website.

Arthurian Legend
Le Morte d’Arthur Pictures; Le Morte d’Arthur Summary; Arthurian Search

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. The Structural Study of Myth, by Claude Levi-Strauss (excerpt).

Lord of the Rings 
The mythology of Lord of the Rings. Sources of Lord of the Rings, from Sacred Texts. The Nibelungenlied, Wagner’s Ring of the Niblung, The Kalevala, The Eddas and other myths.

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Medieval Mythology *

Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library

Wikipedia entry on the Arthurian legends.

Parsifal

Literary Encyclopedia entry on Parzival.

Electronic version of a Parzival manuscript from the Bibliotheca Palatina

E-text of Parzival (‘Bibliotheca Augustana’)

Wikipedia entry on The Holy Grail.

Medusa

Medusa

Mercury/Hermes

Mercury and Hermes, Wikipedia entry.

The Roman God Mercury in Myth and Art

Mermaid art. Beautiful Mermaids
A site about mermaid art, with the historical background of myths and folktales.

Mesopotanian mythology *

The myths, religion, gods and goddesses of Mesopotania.
Gateways to Babylon

Sumerian Mythology FAQ

The Sumerians and Akkadians

Midas. King Midas

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Midas

Middle Eastern mythology

Middle Eastern Mythology
Wikipedia entries.

Minos

Minos
An introduction.

Minos
Wikipedia entry.

Minotaur

Minotaur, Wikipedia entry.

The Minotaur in  Myth

Minotauros. Greek text sources, with images.

Mythologic etymology *

Mythology on the Web
A directory of sites, from African, Egyptian to the Pacific and the far East.

Mythology, Asian Mythology, Sacred Arts, Tibetan Mythology, Fairytales, etc.

Mythology and mythologic meaning found in daily words.

MythologyWeb
A premier spot on the web for information about folklore, myths and legends. 

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Norse mythology, Viking mythology *

Norse Mythology. Mythus
Comparative mythology. Tolkein, Celtic, Norse, Arthurian, Native American.

Götter-Portal.de, 
dem Portal rund um Götter und Gottheiten der verschiedenen Kulturen.

Heimskringla.no. Old Norse Prose and Poetry

Norse Mythology
Information on Norse mythology. Most of the knowledge used to create this website is from the Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson.

Norse mythology, Wikipedia entry.

Project Runeberg, a Nordic Project Gutenberg.

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Oedipus

Oedipus. Encyclopedia Britannica

Oedipus the King, by Sophocles

The Oedipus complex. Wikipedia entry.

Orestes

Orestes. Wikipedia

Orestes. Encyclopedia Britannica

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Persephone

Persephone (Proserpina, or Proserpine). 
Britannica article.

Perseus

Perseus in myth and art. 
Mythography

Perseus and Andromeda

Persian mythology

Persian mythology
Wikipedia entry

Phoenix

Phoenix
Loggia

Polynesian mythology *

Polynesian mythology.

Polynesian mythology. An index of personages.
Encyclopaedia Mythica 

Posiedon

Posiedon

Poseidon
MythWeb

Psyche

Psyche in Greek Mythology

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Wikipedia

Pygmalion
Myth Encyclopedia

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Roman mythology *

Roman mythology, Wikipedia entry with image gallery.

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Theseus

Theseus
Greek Mythology 

Theseus. Encyclopedia Britannica

Theseus. Wikipedia entry.

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Venus

Venus (and Adonis)
Wikipedia entry

Venus
Myth Encyclopedia

Venus and Aphrodite in Art

W

Wikipedia entries on mythology.

Z

Zeus

Zeus. Wikipedia entry.

Zeus. Greek Mythology, Olympian Gods.

ZEUS: Greek king of the gods, god of sky & weather.

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