Folklore and Mythology
September 21, 2003 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Folklore and Mythology E-Texts A multicultural collection classified according to types and variants. See also the SurLaLune Fairy Tales Pages (portal with annotated tales, tons of illustrations), Folk and Fairytales From Around the World (not updated since 1997, unfortunately), Hans Christian Andersen (tales and illustrations, plus additional links), Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers (German and English, with some illustrations), the Grimm Index Page (a complete set), Red Riding Hood: A Multimedia Edition (exactly what it sounds like; those with sensitive eyes should be warned that the page is, well, red), and Tracey Callison's extensive Sources for the Analysis and Interpretation of Folk and Fairy Tales (scholarly bibliographies).
posted by thomas j wise (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Great post. Also check out the Legends and Sagas section of the Sacred Text Archive.
posted by homunculus at 7:32 PM on September 21, 2003

thanks! i love these!

here are some russian fairy tales
posted by amberglow at 8:03 PM on September 21, 2003

[this is good]

Also: Andrew Lang's Blue, Red, Violet and Yellow Fairy Books. (Authors listed alphabetically, scroll down.)
posted by Slithy_Tove at 8:40 PM on September 21, 2003

[this is good great]
posted by anastasiav at 11:10 PM on September 21, 2003

this is my new favourite entry!

a good resource for fairy tale art is art passions. new york-area filmmaker kim wood is reappropriating some fairy tale imagery in her films (particularly her first, "wanderlust"). and michael pope has made a mythic movie that would appeal to fans of the joseph campbell-osity of it all.
posted by pxe2000 at 11:11 PM on September 21, 2003

All great links - thanks thomas j wise.
posted by plep at 1:05 AM on September 22, 2003

Just scanning the beginning of the lead link, I see that my favorite electronic edition of Aesop is missing. See, part of the indefatigable Laura Gibbs' Mythology & Folklore pages.

I know this isn't, but I can't resist linking this guy's Quicktime movies of his mythology lectures (delivered off the cuff from behind his desk). [Better myth course websites by Powell, Mitchell-Boyask, Farrell, Szegedy-Maszak, Bing.]
posted by Zurishaddai at 3:30 PM on September 22, 2003

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