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  • A directory of links whose major categories include history, periodicals, literature, Irish language, mythology, folklore, theatre companies, and fine arts.
  • Online version divided into the Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes the Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages.
  • "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. The site is primarily intended for the use of Greek and Roman Mythology students at the University of Victoria, but feel free to look around!"
  • "A companion to Morford and Lenardon's best-selling book, Mythology, this searchable site offers users of the book a number of additional resources and information. Chapter-specific activities and links allow students to explore the web and engage in exercises that focus on the key elements of each part of the book. Bibliographies, glossaries, maps, and a growing list of new translations of the classics provide support for research and further learning."
  • Extensive directory of links.
  • "This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 6000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. . . . The Encyclopedia Mythica has been on-line since May 15, 1995."
  • A searchable encyclopedia of Celtic literature including the legends, mythology, tales, and history of this ancient culture. This is an online version of the published book.
  • Monthly online magazine. Subjects include women in mythology, lore in different countries, symbolism in fairy tales, gypsies, rites-of-passage, magic, etc. The site also includes poetry, book recommendations, interviews, events, and links to other mythic sites.
  • Very extensive and scholarly collection of texts and links, with additional pages devoted to Folk and Fairytale Links, and Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas.
  • Site of a PBS documentary on the Queen of Sheba, Shangri-la, King Arthur, and JAson and the Argonauts.
  • Links in the categories of Mythology, Folklore, Drama, Literature, History, Language and others.
  • Electronic texts listed by category.
  • A collection of links organized by region and language group.
  • "Transformations is a searchable database of works by contemporary writers who use traditional texts for their subject matter in particular, the collection focuses on works based on mythology, the Bible, fairy tales, and Shakespeare."
  • Gallery of digital images.

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