Animals in Mythology - Myth Encyclopedia - Greek, god, story, legend, ancient, famous, snake, war, norse, Japanese, world Since the beginning of human history, people have lived in close contact with animals—usually as hunters and farmers—and have developed myths and legends about them. All kinds of creatures, from fierce leopards to tiny spiders, play important roles in mythology. A myth can give special meaning or extraordinary qualities to common animals such as frogs and bears. However, other creatures found in myths—many-headed monsters, dragons, and unicorns—never existed in the real world. Animals may serve as stand-ins for humans or human characteristics, as in the African and Native American trickster tales or the fables of the Greek storyteller Aesop. In some legends, animals perform heroic deeds or act as mediators between heaven and earth.
The Historical Merlin Illustration of Merlin from Tennyson's Idylls of the King, 1898. In legend Merlin was not only depicted as a wizard but also a bard - a poet and writer of songs. In the Dark Ages bards were accredited with the gift of prophecy. users.dickinson.edu/~eddyb/mythology/Cover_page.html This computerized program about Germanic Mythology was an Independent Study project created by Bridget Herrera. She graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor's degree in the field of German studies, and a concentration in Nordic/Celtic mythology. This program was completed in August 1995 with special thanks to Prof. Beverley Eddy of the German Department, and Robert Cavenagh and Tom Smith of the Instructional Media Center. The Germanic Myth of Creation Germanic Cosmography
IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA Irish PlayographyIrish Writers OnlineStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomThe Irish and LiteratureLyra CelticaIreland Literature Guide2002 Irish Author RoundtablePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno Meyer Sonnets from Ireland - E. Blomquist Colum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.com Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Irish Literature - J.M. greek gods What can we say about the Greeks that they haven't already said about themselves? Consummate tall story tellers, they have classy classic Gods for all situations. Greek Mythology is a veritable blockbusting soap opera. What can ZEUS possibly get up to next - and with whom?
Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts Apollo and the Greek Muses Updated July 2010 COMPREHENSIVE SITES ON MYTHOLOGY ***** The Encyclopedia Mythica - SEARCH - Areas - Image Gallery - Genealogy tables - Mythic Heroes Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology Gods, Heroes, and MythDictionary of Mythology What is Myth? EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World.
Areas You are here: These are the areas which are currently available in the Encyclopedia Mythica. Click on one of the links below or use the quick-jump menu on the right to directly go to the area of your choice. Mythology The mythology area is divided in 6 geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. romanochinese paper Acta Ant. Hung. 51, 2011 and our recent knowledge of the Roman Empire. The information supported by west-ern auctors and archaeological data from Roman sites could reflect on the authentic-ity of these Chinese Histories and might help to solve some of the several problems.However, the present work is only a small part of a complete comparison of how theChinese and Romans imagined each other. I. A SHORT REFLECTION ON THE HISTORY OF SINO-ROMAN RELATIONSOne of the most detailed works is still
Ways of Interpreting Myth Ways of Interpreting Myth(LINKS) In a recent article on flood myths, Alan Dundes wrote: "Theories of myth interpretation may be roughly divided into two major groupings: literal and symbolic. Literalists tend to seek factual or historical bases for a given mythological narrative while advocates of one the many symbolic approaches prefer to regard the narrative as a code requiring some mode of decipher-ment. Heroes of History - The Heroic Monomyth As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.