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Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Skepticism, Criticism
Fiction, Rumor, Illusion, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

Resources

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General

Portal

Folklore Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg), Folklore Portal (Wikipedia)
Mythology & Folklore (Yahoo Answers), Mythology (Infoplease),
Snopes: Urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation, Lost Legends (Snopes), Old Wives’ Tales (Snopes)

Dictionary

folklore : an often unsupported notion, story, or saying that is widely circulated — Webster

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Bartleby)
Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

myth : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

legend : a story coming down from the past; especially : one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Mythica is a famous encyclopedia with over 6,000 entries about mythology and folklore from around the world. Includes definitions and images of many heroes, legendary creatures, gods and goddesses, and related news articles.
Encyclopedia Mythica

Introduction


Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History

Myths & Legends (Ancient Origins)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Bibliography

Myth: A brief bibliography (John Paul Adams)

Participation

Education

Course



More “Crash Course World Mythology” on YouTube…
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Blog

WordPress

News

Snopes
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Fun


Don’t tell the kids: The real history of the tooth fairy (Michael Hingston, Salon)


Cryptids (Wikipedia)
Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A source book and research guide (Malcolm South, Google Books)

Arts

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Rumor

Snopes.com

returntotop

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Snopes.com The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.