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Aesop's Fables
Illustrated tales you can read online. From University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The Age of Fable, or Beauties of Mythology
Online edition of book by Thomas Bulfinch. Search or browse. Sections include: Stories of Gods and Heroes, King Arthur and his Knights, The Mabinogeon, Hero Myths of the British Race, and Legends of Charlemagne. Provided by Bartleby.com.
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Nearly 20,000 entries about various words and their origins, literary and Biblical characters, myths, legends, symbols, literature and literary allusions, folklore, history, and more.
Encyclopedia Mythica
This expansive database of myths and legends contains entries on various mythological stories and characters from Aboriginal, African, Aztec, Basque, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Haitian, Hindu, Inca, Islamic, Japanese, Judaic, Korean, Latvian, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Native American, Norse, Persian, Polynesian, and Roman mythologies. Search or browse by a specific mythology.
Fairy Tales and Traditional Stories
Illustrated and animated. Read, watch, and enjoy! From the British Council.
Folklore and Superstitions
Articles include "9 Legends of American Folklore" and others such as "How Conspiracy Theories Work," "How Friday the 13th Works," and "Why Is April 1 a Day to Celebrate Foolishness?" Provided by How Stuff Works.
Greek Mythology Pathfinder
Designed to help you find information about Greek mythology and mythological characters using the Internet and/or your local public library.
In Search of Myths and Heroes
Interesting facts about mythology with a focus on four myths: Jason and the Golden Fleece, King Arthur, the Queen of Sheeba, and Shangri-La. From PBS.
King Arthur
Arthurian legend, including Camelot, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Quest for the Holy Grail. In additio to timelines, full text literary works on the history on King Arthur, there are multiple illustrations and related articles.
Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales
Scholastic.com provides teachers and students a variety of learning resources and activities. This website includes sections such as Myths from Around the World, Exploring Everyday Folklore, and the Myth Brainstorming Machine. Some parts of this site require the Adobe Flash plugin.

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