Folklore and F Guide - Resources and Review

Collection of cultural stories from indigenous Australians throughout the country. Words specific to Australian language and culture are defined in a glossary for each story. Includes an account of the importance of storytelling for Australians, an explanation of the expression 'dreamtime', and information about the custodianship and the secret or sacred nature of the stories.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources about social anthropology and folklore.
Offers original articles and features about new age, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include astrology, aura reading, Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), Chakra, Feng Shui, gemstone lore, herbology, magnetherapy, numerology, palmistry, reincarnation and Tarot cards.
Electronic version of the print journal. 'New Frontier' is concerned with unexplained phenomena, including crop circles, UFOs and extraterrestrial research. The journal is based on New Age themes. Includes an archive of the electronic edition and full text of articles.
Offers original articles and features about urban legends and folklore, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events.
Database of ballads, texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales.
Stories and folk tales from the American South, told by storytellers of the region. Some stories include a background page with information on the history, region, culture, and people involved.
An organisation promoting understanding of the wolf through public education and awareness. Includes information on folklore, identification, relationship with humans, distribution of the grey wolf in North America, Europe and Asia.
A hypertext version of A Modern Herbal by Mrs M Grieve, originally published in 1931. Contains information on over 800 varieties of medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic herbs, including economic properties, cultivation and folklore, with a recipe index and poison index, as well as a plant and herb index.
Resources cover aspects of mythology and folklore that are connected to the likes of calendar customs, including information on the quarter days, and themes that are found in both Eastern and Western cultures, such as the fertility symbol of the Green Man and rites of passage. Information is also available by selecting specific geographical regions of the world, and in the form of reference and educational data for students and teachers.
A collection of information and myths about urban legends, which appear mysteriously and spread spontaneously in varying forms, usually containing elements of humour or horror. Such legends are not necessarily false, although most are. Headings include animals, celebrities, death, drugs, food, politics, religion, science, sex, and television.
Hypertext edition of a searchable and browsable dictionary which gives definitions and explanations of terms, cliches, phrases, and turns of phrase. Extensively cross referenced, it is taken from Dr. Brewer's substantially revised and extended edition of 1894.
Comprehensive coverage of all things Orcadian, including historical information on the island, the language, genealogy, and further links to resources which include Icelandic sagas. Traditional customs and the folklore of Orkney are detailed, with images and texts relating to the annual festivals and sea tales.
Addresses popular myths, often created by misinformation and 'old wives tales', such as the likelihood that Coca
Cola contained cocaine, whether or not J.M. Barrie invented the name Wendy, and the cause of Houdini's death. Broader topics covered include Christmas, business, and wedding lore.
A collection of resources in anthropology, ethnomusicology, folklore, and folklife.
Online collection of old Japanese tales in English, French and Japanese.
Collection of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology from around the world, arranged by theme. Also provides links to material on Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm Brothers.
Details of ancient magic from the 1st to the 7th centuries AD, a period which saw the magical traditions of several different cultures merge, forming a common set of rituals and symbols. Features images of recipe books, amulets, gems and Babylonian demon bowls, as used in protective magic, along with some of the more aggressive uses of ancient magic.
Selection of articles from the magazine 'Tocher', available as English and Gaelic texts, or in audio format. Material dates from 1949 onwards and depicts all aspects of 20th century Scottish Ethnology including customs, culture, songs, and tales. Images are also available.
A learning resource providing links to material dealing with legend and lore. Arthurian and Celtic legends, such as The Ulster Cycle, together with Beowulf, Ballad, and Shakespearean links, comprise some of the information on offer. Full text transcriptions and many images are available.
Alphabetically arranged definitions and myths of creatures from different cultures. Entries include the Adaro, Bayard, Dwarf, Ichthyocentaur, Lympago, and Vampire.
An encyclopaedia of mythology, folklore and legend, containing over 4700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, legendary creatures and monsters from around the world. Also includes genealogy tables and family trees of many mythologies. The encyclopedia is browsable (arranged by area of mythology) and searchable.
Project aiming to create a collection of art images of mythical characters. Project prepared in University of Haifa Library. Includes images of mythical characters, a bibliography of classic mythology in western art, and links to other Internet sources on mythology.
Electronic version of the journal of the same name, with full text articles available relating to many areas of ethnological research. Topics of interest include comparative religions, cosmology, traditional customs, ethnomusicology, and belief concepts from many countries around the world.
Folk tales and stories from around the world, with many original versions. Also includes folklore reference sources, and forms part of the Children's Literature Web Guide at the University of Calgary.
Introduction to Norse mythology with sections on gods and goddesses, creation, the nine Norse worlds and Ragnarok.
Collection of more than one hundred middle English texts online. Includes King Arthur and King Cornwall, The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle, The Ploughman's Tale, Lancelot of the Laik, and a collection of Robin Hood tales.
A collection of traditional fairy tales, including The Princess and the Pea, Alibaba and the Forty Thieves, Beauty and the Beast, Puss in Boots, Snow White, and The Ugly Duckling.
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