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AMERICAN FOLKLORE
This extensive site has material on all aspects of American folklore, myths, legends, heroes and villains. It covers Native American, Canadian and Mexican folklore, and tall tales concerning everything from Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill to Brer Rabbit and Bigfoot Wallace. The site is maintained by S. E. Schlosser, whose "Spooky" series of books it also promotes.

ANCIENT EGYPT: THE MYTHOLOGY
This site "is dedicated to providing the most detailed and accurate information about the gods, goddesses and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptian people." It is divided into sections dealing with the gods, myths, symbols and land and also has a collection of links to other sites dealing with the subject. Each section has a clear index from which individual articles can be accessed.

ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA
This encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion is divided into six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, Greek heroic legend, and folktales from many lands. In addition, there are special interest areas, including a bestiary, legendary heroes, an image gallery, and genealogical tables of various pantheons and prominent houses.

FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY ELECTRONIC TEXTS
This is a vast and wide-ranging collection of world folklore, mythology and fairy tales edited and translated by D. L. Ashliman of the University of Pittsburgh. They are organised by type of tale, the country of origin is given in each case and there are links to other sites dealing with similar material.

FOLKLORE CALENDAR
Part of the enormous Project Britain website, this is a month-by-month account of the huge variety of British folklore and legends associated with all parts of the country. It covers superstitions, weather lore, pastimes and almost forgotten legends associated with each month and specific days within that month. It also deals with the historical development of various customs and beliefs from earliest times up to the present day, and is an invaluable resource for finding out about British myths and legends.

FOLKLORE, MYTH AND LEGEND
This page is part of The Children's Literature Web Guide, and contains links to sites which provide the texts of a huge number of folk tales, myths and legends. Aesop's Fables, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Folktales from around the World, Ninteenth-Century German Stories, Scottish Folktales and many more are represented. Some of the links do not work, but there is plenty of interesting material available on those that do.

INTERNET SACRED TEXT ARCHIVE
This extensive site is an archive of freely available electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, occult and esoteric topics. It includes texts from ancient times up to the present and covers all countries and belief systems. It has no particular religious slant, and the number of texts on the site is enormous.

MYSTERIOUS BRITAIN AND IRELAND
This site "is a resource and community dedicated to mysterious places, legends and folklore within the British and Irish Isles." It delves into all manner of mysteries, legends and paranormal events associated with Britain from ancient legends to more recent occurrences. There is a Gazetteer with Google maps showing the location of mysteries, Forums and Groups, a Business Directory and other Information.

MYTH ENCYCLOPEDIA
Organised in alphabetical order the articles on this site concern myths and legends from all cultures and parts of the world, from Adam and Eve and Billy the Kid through Cuchulain and Moloch to Stonehenge and Zeus. There are some illustrations, and plenty of links to related articles elsewhere on the site.

MYTHICAL CREATURES AND BEASTS
This is a constantly evolving, user-generated site dealing with all kinds of mythical creatures from many different cultures around the world. There are extensive lists of mythical and fictional creatures, with descriptions and a variety of illustrations and some videos to accompany them. As with other user-generated sites the quality of the material varies, but on the whole there is much to interest and entertain.

MYTHICAL REALM
"Lady Gryphon's Mythical Realm" is crammed with information and pictures about a whole range of mythical creatures, races and legends, from Gryphons and Werewolves to Beowulf and King Arthur. The amount of information varies from one subject to another, but there is plenty to interest anyone looking for colourful material on mythology from around the world.

MYTHS AND LEGENDS INDEX
Part of an American site, Britannia Home, this claims to be "The internet's most comprehensive treatment of the Times, Places, Events and People of British History." The British Myths and Legends section has links to information on everything from Barrel Rolling (Ottery St. Mary) and The Holy Grail to Herne the Hunter and Queen Emma's Ordeal by Fire. Some of the links to other sites do not work, but there is still plenty of worthwhile material available.

MYTHS, STORIES AND ART
Part of the "Windows to the Universe" site and brought to you by the National Earth Science Teachers Association, this deals with objects in the sky and other natural phenomena which have inspired people throughout the ages. You can browse the collection of myths, folk tales and stories, as well as related artwork, poetry, books, and movies that portray the natural world.

TRUE GHOST TALES
This site is "dedicated to building the largest collection of ghost stories and paranormal articles on the net". There are factual articles, stories and pictures related to ghosts, werewolves, vampires, demons, aliens, elves and fairies. The site is constantly expanding with new material submitted by a wide variety of different people, though some of the stories need to be approached with a degree of scepticism.