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The Encyclopedia Mythica

The Encyclopedia Mythica
Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands. In addition, we feature special interest areas to enhance and refine your research.

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Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page This CLN Theme Page has links to two types of resources related to the study of Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

U-M Fantasy and Science Fiction Website Welcome one and all to the University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages. We hope you find this page a valuable resource. These pages are dedicated to assisting scholars of all types all over the world. We are constantly striving to provide an extensive and useful location for all types of information and tools that will help us study fantasy and science fiction. Olaf Stapledon said it best when he wrote: "Did not our life issue daily as more or less firm threads of active living, and mesh itself into the growing web, the intricate, ever-proliferating pattern of mankind?" And with that, Fantasy and Science Fiction lovers at the University of Michigan and all over the world enter the next growing web of mankind - the World Wide Web!

Norse Mythology - Gods and Goddesses of Norse Mythology Gods and Goddesses of Norse mythology. Resources on Norse mythology, Ragnarok, the Aesirs and Vanirs, the nine worlds (Asgard, Midgad, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Niflheim, Hel, Jotunheim, Muspelheim, Svartalfheim, and Nidavellir), and genealogies. Myth Monday - A Norse God of WinterUllr was a Norse god of winter, also associated with death, the yew tree, and the Northern Lights. Norse MythologyBackground information on Norse mythology. This section is on the Aesir and Vanir gods and goddesses.

Bulfinch - Index Sacred-texts Classical Paganism Legends & Sagas CHAPTER I. Introduction.CHAPTER II. Prometheus And Pandora.CHAPTER III. Apollo And Daphne- Pyramus And Thisbe- Cephalus And Procris.CHAPTER IV. Greek Mythology: FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS The complete family tree of the gods is displayed over eight indexed charts. The basic structure follows Hesiod's Theogony, but that author's genealogies have been expanded with a plethora of additional gods, spirits and creatures sourced from other classical sources. Where there is disagreement amongst ancient writers as to the genealogy of a certain character, the oldest and/or most popular source has been selected for the chart.

Preschool Theme - Alphabet Activities If you need more alphabet activities, you'll find another alphabet theme in the Rainbow Resource Room. "My B Balloon"Help preschool children recognize the letter "B" and words and objects that begin with the letter "B" with this pre-school activity by Lisa B.Materials: Old magazines, picture books, scissors, glue, balloon, marker. Description: Teacher sits with child and look through a magazine, or picture book. Find as many items as you can that begin with the letter "B", and cut them out.

The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. Captioned, includes follow-up questions and other support. Family Tree of Norse Gods and Goddesses Click on the names in blue to learn more about the Norse myths with a cosmological meaning. The Myths of the World Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store! Our online store includes books on science education, classroom activities in The Earth Scientist, mineral and fossil specimens, and educational games! You might also be interested in:

Protogenoi The first born of the immortals, who formed the very fabric of the universe, were known in Greek mythology as the Protogenoi (protos meaning "first," and genos "born"). They were, for the most part, purely elemental beings - Uranus was the literal sky, Gaea the body of the earth, etc. A few of them were ocassionally described or portrayed in anthropomorphic form, however these forms were inevitably inseperable from their native element. For example Gaea or Thalassa might appear as a woman half risen from the earth or sea. AETHER (Aither) The Protogenos of the mists of light which fill the upper zones of air. His element lay beneath the arch of heaven's dome, but high above the airs of the mortal realm.

Egyptian Astrology Little is known about Egyptian astrology except for one surviving design discovered on the ceiling of the Temple of Hathor at Dendera in central Egypt. Known as the Zodiac of Dendera, it gives a brief glimpse into aspects of Nile Valley astronomy, astrology, agriculture and calendar making. The inner circle of figures, which move counter clockwise like the stars, shows the astrological signs of the zodiac circling around the North Pole, which is symbolised by the deity Anpu. The outer circle of figures represents the 36 decans (ten-day weeks) of the Egyptian year. New Zealand Maori Legend - How the Kiwi Lost his Wings Tanehokahoka turned to Pipiwharauroa. "Pipiwharauroa, will you come down from the forest roof?" Pipiwharauroa looked up at the trees and saw the sun filtering through the leaves. Pipiwharauroa looked around and saw his family. "Kao, Tanehokahoka, for I am busy at the moment building my nest." All was quiet, and not a bird spoke.

Analemma In astronomy , an ( / ˌ æ n ə ˈ l ɛ m ə / ; from Greek ἀνάλημμα "pedestal of a sundial ") is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun ) from its on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. Because of the Earth's annual revolution around the Sun in an orbit that is elliptical and tilted relative to the plane of the equator, an observer at a fixed point on the Earth sees the Sun appear to move in an analemma around a mean position, taking a year to do so. The mean position appears to revolve around the Earth once every mean solar day , because of the Earth's rotation. This daily revolution is not considered to be averaged out to get the mean.

List of Norse gods and goddesses This is a list of Norse gods and goddesses that are in Norse mythology. Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir, and sometimes including the jötnar (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. However, it is usually accepted that the Æsir (including Óðinn, Þór and Týr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Njörður, Freyja and Freyr) were fertility gods. Various other groups of beings, including elves, dwarves and jötnar were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them. The gods and their functions[change | change source]