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. 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
Many Myths, Greek Mythology - Ancient Greece for Kids The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods. These stories are called myths (short for mythology, or stories about gods.) Stories about the ancient Greek gods are still told today. Each storyteller told the stories in their own way, but whatever power and personality a god had was consistent from story to story. For example, Zeus was the king of all the gods, and only Zeus could throw lightning bolts. List of legendary creatures (B) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buraq from a 17th-century Mughal miniature
Greek Mythology Gods Olympians The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthow of the Titans. All the Olympians are related in some way. They are named after their dwelling place Mount Olympus. Zeus Zeus overthew his Father Cronus. 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.
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. Native American Legends (Folklore, Myths, and Traditional Indian Stories) Indigenous languages Native American cultures What's new on our site today! This page is our collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.