Annotated Links to Resources Related to World Myth, Culture, and History
Myth & Knowing Pages
Welcome to the Myth & Knowing Pages!
Last updated: January 2012
I offer these annotated links to students of myth, religion, and philosophy everywhere, but particularly to the students in my myth classrooms whose enthusiasm for and curiosity about these subjects continually inspires me and enriches my professional life.
There are many thousands of sites related to myth, religion, and philosophy on the Web; most feature nifty pictures and flashy graphics and very little quality information. The primary purpose of this online resource is to get serious researchers started on self-directed research projects by acquainting them with the most information-rich sites in a given subject area.
The links featured in these myth-related pages were selected according to the following criteria:
√ the site features hypertext versions of primary source material
√ the site features college-level information, history, discussion, and/or criticism on the subject in question
√ the site features dictionaries, encyclopedias, virtual tours of archaeological sites, image galleries, and/or other reference tools
√ the site features at least one well-researched essay or unique perspective on a given subject
In addition to brief annotations, I have labeled each link with a code-letter to facilitate an at-a-glance assessment of what kind of source it is. Here is the key:
M = Refers to “metasites,” sites whose primary function is as portal to other websites. These “Myth & Knowing Pages” exemplify such a site.
R = Refers to online Reference tools (e.g. myth dictionaries, bibliographies, image galleries, and encyclopedias)
W = Refers to individual webpages on a given subject or series of related subjects
P = Refers to sites that feature substantial primary source material (e.g. a site like the Perseus Project which houses hypertext versions of most ancient Greek and Latin literature).
Sites that feature some combination of the above are double-labeled. For example, a site that features primary source material and a dictionary, glossary, or image gallery would be labled with a “PR.”
Please Note: Despite the wealth of information available online, web-based research in no way replaces old-fashioned library research. I require my studentsand encourage everyone elseto verify and augment the information they acquire online at a library.
If I’ve missed a site that meets the above criteria or if you encounter a broken link, e-mail me.