Myths, Folktales, Fables, Legends, Mythical Stories
Fables - More than 655 fables, alphabetically indexed
and with morals listed, including fables from Ambrose Bierce and
La Fontaine, with sound clips, images, and message forum.
- Into Africa
Adventures - Travelogue comprising some myths and legends of
the VhaVenda nation in South Africa.
- Myths and Legends
of the Bantu - By Alice Werner (1933), e-text from the Internet
Sacred Text Archive.
The Place of the Elephant in the Culture of Northern Cameroon
- On the elephant's important and mythical position in the culture
and oral traditions among the local population of Northern Cameroon.
Almanac: Folktales - Large number of Afro-American folktales.
- American Folklore
- Folktales, myths, legends, tall tales and ghost stories from each
of the 50 states, as well as sections on Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill,
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project,
1936 - 1940 - Collection of typescript interviews from the Federal
Writers' Folklore Project offering the recollections of Americans
from many walks of life.
- AppLit: Resources for
Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and
Young Adults - Annotated materials, folklore texts and original
literature from and about the southern Appalachian region.
Arizona Ghost Stories - True Arizona ghost stories submitted
- Bawdy Ballads and Far-Fetched
Folklore - An Oral History of Rural North Carolina - Ballads
and folktales, including an interactive section.
- The Boy
& The Devil - A Cuento from the Texas borderland.
Folk Lore and the Civil War - Listing of publications on folklore
of the Civil War, presented by Frank de Caro.
- Folklore, Legends,
Tall Tales - An Interactive Case Book for Ford Knox County, Indiana
- Stories gathered from old newspaper clippings as well as stories
submitted by WWW readers.
- Gullah Tales
- Tales and traditions of the African-American communities on the
South Carolina an Georgia Sea islands.
Haitian Proverbs, Riddles, Jokes and Folktales - Collection
compiled by Bob Corbett (in Creole and English).
- Index of
Appalachian Folktales Listed by Tale Title - Bibliography, tale
types, and abstracts of tales.
- Jamaica Anansi
Stories - By Martha Warren Beckwith (1924), with music and riddles;
e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
- Las Lloronas -
The Crying Women - Hispanic ghost stories of women betrayed
by love and lovers.
Langiappe - Louisiana ghost stories, traiteur tales, lore, and
tales from the African tradition.
Tales of Mexico - Tales from the Texas Mexican border, collected
by Gabriel A. Cordova Jr.
Mules and Men - African American folklore collected by famous
folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, published in 1935.
and Labrador Folklore - Songs, stories, placenames and jokes
Bunyan - The Giant Lumberjack - Illustrated version of the American
Puerto Rican Folktales - Curriculum by Doris M. Vazquez, offering
an introduction to Puerto Rican storytelling, with sample tales,
and annotated bibliography.
Stories: Folktales from Louisiana - Multimedia website examining
Louisiana's cultural diversity through its traditional storytellers.
- The Texas
& Oklahoma Campfire Tales - Regional folklore and legends from
the Texas and Oklahoma area; topics include ghostly apparitions,
mysterious creatures, and strange sightings.
Chiloé, A Land of Myths and Legend - Student project outlining
legends from Chiloé Island in the south of Chile.
Uncle Remus - History and ethnology research project of Joe
Harris' tales of Uncle Remus; includes selected texts.
Vietnam Veterans Oral History and Folklore Project - An ongoing
undertaking to collect, preserve and make better known the folklore,
especially the folksongs, of Americans in war.
- Welcome to the
Banks of the Mississippi River - Three sample stories of upper
Mississippi river lore, from the book "Wildcat Whistle" by Phil
White Cong and Black Clap: The Ambient Truth of Vietnam War Legendry
- Article by John Baky discussing legendary motifs occurring in
print and opinion about the Vietnam war.
& Yaffles - Baccalieu Trail fairy stories (Newfoundland).
- Hans Christian Andersen:
Fairy Tales and Stories from the English Translation: H.
P. Paull (1872). Original Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and
Lorenz Frølich. Very comprehensive and informative site.
- Bats in
South American Folklore and Ancient Art - Article by Elizabeth
P. Benson (1991).
Stories - Snippets of butterfly folklore.
Elephant Lore - Elephant lore in myth, legend, religion and
Myths Across Cultures - Transformations, Alchemy and Love -
Article by Noel Wanner for Exploratorium.
Animals' Temples and Shrines - Pictures and stories of the Japanese
most important animals, their shrines and temples: tanuki, kitsune,
Folklore - American folklore regarding insects, compiled by
Dianna K. Dunn.
- Totem Groups
- Plants and animals in the context of human culture and society.
Dragon: Children of Arachne - Article by Suzi Fovargue on spiders
in European myth and folklore.
Wolf Song of Alaska : Wolves and Folklore - Werewolves, the
wolf as a symbol and wolves in stories through the ages.
Laylah Wa Laylah - The Book of the Thousand and One Nights -
Account by John Crocker on all aspects concerning the Arabian Nights,
including history, editions, derived art works, cultural settings,
bibliography and links.
Nights - A short description and contextualization of the Arabian
The Boneless Tongue of Assamese Proverbs - Article by Prasun
Sonwalkar, published in The Times of India (Assamese transcription
with English translation).
Common Malay Proverbs - In Malay with English translation and
explanation, contributed by Siswahani Saban.
- Index of
Kashmiri Proverbs - Large, alphabetically ordered collection,
including sayings from Sufis of Kashmir (in Kashmiri with English
translation and explanation).
Mongolia Today: Wisdom of Nomads - Ten Mongolian proverbs (in
transcription) with English translation.
Today: Wisdom of Nomads - Seven Mongolian proverbs (in transcription)
with English translation.
Nihon no Kotowaza - Japanese proverbs and idioms with translation,
explanation and sound files (WAV format).
Thai Proverbs and Sayings - Proverbs in Thai script with transcription,
translation into English and equivalent or explanation.
Tibet Digital Library - Favorite verses, proverbs and riddles
Proverbs - Book presentation with three sample pages.
Uyghur Makhaliler - Uighur Proverbs - Compiled by Tughluk and
Proverbs - Vietnamese proverbs with English equivalents.
Proverbs - In Vietnamese with English translation and explanation,
brought together by Jan Dodd.
Dreamtime - Overview of the oral traditions of the Aboriginals
about the origins of the land and its people.
- Australian Legendary
Tales: Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs as Told to the Picaninnies
- By Katherine Langloh Parker (1897), e-text from the Internet Sacred
- Australian Legends
- By C. W. Peck (1933), e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Myths and Legends - From Ed Drury's Didjiridu site.
- The Euahlayi
Tribe - An ethnography by K. Langloh Parker (1905) on the culture,
spiritual beliefs and ceremonies of the Euahlayi.
- Some Myths and
Legends of the Australian Aborigines - By W. E. Thomas (1923),
e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Stories - Myths from several Australian peoples, presented by
a college student of archaeoastronomy.
- Stories of the Dreaming
- Presenting Aboriginal stories of the time before time, when the
Ancestor spirits roamed the earth.
Mythology - FAQ about the pantheon, cosmology, and history of
the Assyrians and Babylonians, by Christopher B. Siren (1999).
Babylonian Creation Myth - Translation from Tablet IV which
tells of the great battle between the sky god Marduk and the earth
- Before the
Legend of Noah - Essay about Mesopotamian flood legends recorded
before the bible.
- Gateways to Babylon
- Ancient and modern texts on Mesopotamian mythology, religion,
- Myths of Babylonia
and Assyria - The complete book written by Donald A. Mackenzie.
- The Religion of
Babylonia and Assyria - By T. G. Pinches, e-text from the Project
Symbolism in Celtic Mythology - Overview article by Lars Noodén,
discussing the tie between animals in Celtic and Welsh mythology
with fertility and vitality.
- Celtic Literature
Collective - A comprehensive collection of medieval Celtic literature,
relying on primary sources and modern scholarship.
Mythology - Commentary and literary resources on the ancient
religious and spiritual beliefs of the Celts.
- Celtic Mythology - An Anthropological
View - Considers the animistic, totemistic and anthropomorphic
aspects of native Celtic religious expression.
Religion and Mythology - Article about the diverse influences
manifest in Celtic mythology.
- Celtic Studies
Resources - FAQs, articles, annotated links and reading lists
on Celtic topics from an opinionated digital medievalist.
CelticGrounds: Welcome to Celtic Mythology - Introduction with
illustrated primers on specific topics.
- Epona.net - In-depth historical
information about Epona, the Gaulish goddess of horses. Fully referenced
- Gods of the Britons and
Gauls - Comprehensive listing of the gods of the Celtic Britons
and Gauls, including descriptions name interpretations and legends.
- Legends: Erin and Alba
- Annotated guide to resources on the net.
Guide to Celtic Mythology - An overview of the Welsh and Irish
Macleod 's Celtic Mythology Page - Brief listing of Celtic mythological
- Mitoloxía Asturiana
- Asturian Mythology - On the mythology of Asturia in northern
Spain and its ties with Celtic pre-christian beliefs (downloadable
- Myths and
Legends of the Celtic Race - By Thomas Rolleston (1911), e-text
from the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
- Of Celts - Windsor
Castle - Of Celts, fairy tales, stories, and history.
- The Sacred Fire - A
celebration of ancient Celtic history and lore, including legends,
myths, festivals, the calendar, druids, ogham, faeries and leprechauns.
- Tuatha De Danann,
Genealogy, Fairies - The history and genealogy of the Tuatha
De Danann showing the descent to the heirs of the throne of Arthur.
The link to the Holy Grail, the Cistercians, and the Templars is
discussed. Much information not available elsewhere.
- The World of Gwdihw, Bard of
Conwy - Dedicated to Welsh mythological tales.
of Indian Mythology - On the role of animals and animal gods
in Hindu mythology.
- Gods in Hindu Dharma
- The concept of God in Hindu religion, with an overview of the
major deities and their manifestations.
- Hindu Gods
- Spiritual purpose, physical characteristics, and places of worship
of Hindu deities.
Mythology - A substantial collection of links to individual
stories on the web, and indices on the terminology and principal
Mythology - A glimpse into the rich mythology, various gods,
goddesses and legends of India with some detailed information and
- Kamat's Potpourri
- Mythology - Index of topics at Kamat's Potpourri on the mythology
Lakshmi and Saraswati - Tales in Mythology and Art - Accounts
of the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati, with examples of images.
Stories of India - Retelling for children of many stories such
of the origin of Ganesha, and the Ramayana.
- Myths and
Legends of Indian Temples - From Templenet: a selection of stories
and legends connected with the temples and presiding deities.
Rushis & Saints - Vignettes on the more important sages from
mythology as well as from history.
for Children - A collection of stories taken from the Mahabharata,
in simple English in a form suitable for children.
from Indian Mythology for Children - Popular tales summarized
for children to enjoy, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
The Vedic Age - Astronomy and creation myths of Vedic India.