Myths are sacred stories set in a remote past that relate about the creation of the universe and humankind, and may contain explanations for cosmic and natural phenomena, as well as the origin of civilisation, and social and religious institutions. The protagonists are often gods or superhuman beings.

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Age of Fable Or Beauties of Mythology
Online publication of the 1913 edition of Thomas Bulfinch's classic.
Flood Stories from Around the World
Brief description of flood myths from cultures all over the globe.
Godchecker - Mythology with a Twist
Explores the quirky side of mythology with humorous research, including a Holy Database of the weird and wonderful gods from around the world.
Gods, Monsters and Myths
Brief accounts of popular myths and legends from Greece and Rome, Egypt, Japan, China, and India.
Literature Network - Thomas Bulfinch
Offers biography and a searchable collection of works.
MythHome
Myths, deities, and mythological characters from across the world listed by culture, with discussion board and large collection of links.
Mythic Arts
Writings on mythology, psychopomps, death and the afterlife, ritual and symbolism, and creativity.
Mythical Folk
An on-line encyclopedia of mythology and folklore.
Mythological Studies
Ancient European mythology and history with art work.
Mythology
Brief sections on classical, Norse and Egyptian myths.
Mythology
Myths of various cultures related to the heavens, from Windows to the Universe at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
Mythology
Infoplease.com overview of the study of myths.
Mythology Notes
Historical overview of the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, the Scandinavians and the Celts, including story abstracts and names of deities.
Pantheons
Concise dictionaries of the various divinities from nine Eurasian and Middle Eastern pantheons.
Rachel's Mythology Page
A who-is-who of classical, Norse, Gaelic and Egyptian mythology.
Sacred-Texts - Myths and Sagas
Poetic and prose texts from various cultures including Anglo-Saxon, Arabian, Arthurian, Celtic and Scandinavian.
Timeless Myths
Covering Classical, Norse, and Celtic myths, as well as Arthurian legends, with a summary of popular deities, heroes, and other characters.
World Myths and Legends in Art
Exhibition of images inspired by mythology around the world with background information, photos and audio files. From the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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