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Myths | Legends | Fairytales


Mythology and Folklore Research Websites​​

  • Open Folklore (Scholarly Resources)

    Open Folklore, a partnership of the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, allows you to search through journals, books, websites and literature on folklore.

  • Theoi Project: Guide to Greek Mythology

    Comprehensive guide that delves into the mythology of Greece with sections on their gods, spirits, monsters, and more.

  • Norse Mythology for Smart People

    Website that provides background knowledge of Norse mythology. It includes gods, creatures, heroes, the viking people, and much more.

  • Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

    In this resource, you can read popular folk tales from all over this world, in their original or a translation. The stories have been classified along the Aarne-Thompson-Uther classification, which is the established standard for folk tales.


  • Encyclopedia Mythica

    Encyclopedia that allows you to explore a multitude of mythology and folklore from all over the world.

  • Mythopedia

    Resource that allows you to explore mythology from all over the world. Included are Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Norse, Japanese, Celtic and Aztec.

  • Hawaiian Mythology

    Reference book that covers popular gods, myths, chiefs and heroes in Hawaiian Mythology.

Project Gutenberg & HathiTrust

  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg has a collection of folklore free of charge. It also holds small collections of mythology, children's myths and fairy tales. To access these simply go to the book shelves section and find your topic of interest.

  • Project Gutenberg- Folklore

    Project Gutenberg's collection of folklore.

  • Project Gutenberg- Mythology

    Project Gutenberg's collection of mythology.

  • Hathitrust

    Has older content in the public domain on a variety of topics including folklore & mythology.



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