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Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion

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Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt.

In the Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, And Religion, users will find information organized by geographical region, with each major area subdivided. For example, The Americas has subsections on Aztec, Haitian, Inca, Maya, and North American Indian mythology. The folktale section covers general folklore, folktales and Arthurian legend. Special areas feature a bestiary, legendary heroes, image gallery, and genealogical tables of pantheons and prominent houses. The site can be searched by keyword or browsed by area. A pull down menu also provides access. The encyclopedia has more than 7,000 articles, often brief, making it a good reference for K-12 teachers and students in grades 5-12. A Pronunciation Guide is included.

Greek Mythology is, not surprisingly, one of the most popular areas. A featured article covers Greek creation myths.

Separate areas provide brief biographies of deities and people and genealogical tables. Links let users browse the complete list of current articles. The Image Gallery has sections for mythology and people (mortals).

Mesopotamian Mythology includes the beliefs of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. This section features a map locating the major cities between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and 222 articles and an image gallery.


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