Mythology

MHS Media Center:

Mrs. Correll’s & Mrs. Hays Mythology PROJECT – Click here to view

Selected books on Greek and Roman mythology have been placed on a cart for your use. Because there are many classes doing the same assignment, they cannot be checked out.  Please return the materials to the cart when you are finished with them.  Remember that World Book encyclopedias and Wikipedia are a good place to start your list if you know nothing about your person or topic.

Encyclopedia Mythica “This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 5100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.” http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html

Internet search advice:
A search term such as “Greek mythology” or “Roman Mythology” is far too broad, and will return thousands of hits.  Be specific and put in lots of search terms to restrict the retrieval.  Look for a specific name (“Midas” or “Achilles” and add two or more terms related to what your are searching.  Example:(Achilles +death +heel +arrow)

If you are searching for a phrase (Seven against Thebes), in Google, place the multi-word phrase in quotes (ex.: “seven against Thebes”) this will restrict the search engine to finding that exact phrase on a web site.

Mythweb.
http://www.mythweb.com/

Greek Mythology Family Tree
www.greekmythology.com

Greek Mythology Links:
www.maicar.com/GML

Mythology Guide.
http://www.online-mythology.com/

The University of Michigan has created a Classical Mythology site that combines text, graphics and the ability to choose more of less detailed reading.  Lots of information laid out for easy access.  Click on the “Classical Mythology” link.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/mythology/mythology.html

Mythology in Modern Society / Mythology in Daily Life
http://greekmythologytoday.com/

An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology
http://library.oakland.edu/people/personal/kraemer/edcm/

Bullfinch’s Mythology is a time proven standard reference for many myths from many cultures.   Crossover between Greek and Roman myths. http://www.bartleby.com/181/

Many images of Greek or Roman gods are not identified.  However, what is near the person/god, or what is being carried can help identify the god or person.  The University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has put together a listing of icons (illustrations) that give you a clue to who that mystery painting represents.

Attributes in Iconography:  http://www.theoi.com/Pantheon.html

What is the poem Beowulf about?
The poem is set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel’s mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated.

Brazilian mythology is the subset of Brazilian folklore with cultural elements of diverse origin found in Brazil, comprising folk tales, traditions, characters and beliefs regarding places, peoples, and entities.

Image Search engines

Don’t forget to do a Google IMAGE search for other images of your mythological beast.
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q

Shmoop

Online Resources

Theoi

Encyclopedia Mythica

General Mythology Websites

 

Stepping Off Research

  1. Comparative Mythologies  https://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Comparative_mythology

Examine specifically the mythological parallels

http://compmyth.org/journal/index.php/cm/issue/view/1/showToc

  1. List of Mythologies worldwide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wikiList_of_mythologies

  1. List of Creation Myths:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_creation_myths

Example of cross cultural comparison of Creation Myths (charts) http://jerichobrisance.com/2013/09/21/visual-comparison-genesis-vs-other-ane-myths/

  1. List of Cultural Heros:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_culture_heroes

  1. Connection to modern day:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythopoeia

 

http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/index.html

 

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