- Easier - Mythology is
a collection of traditional stories that express the
beliefs or values of a group of people. The stories
often focus on human qualities such as good and
- Harder - Myths often
tell the story of ancestors, supernatural beings,
heroes, gods, or goddesses with special powers.
Sometimes myths try to describe aspects of customs or
explain natural events such as the sun or lightning.
These stories sometimes contain mythical characters
such as mermaids, unicorns, or dragons. All cultures
have some type of myths. For example, the classical
mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans is familiar
to most people. The stories of Native American people
are also well-known. The same myths can often be found
in different parts of the world. For example, creation
stories related to plants, animals, and people are
common among many cultures. The Norse people are
another group with well-known myths.
- Here you can learn the stories of the formation of
- Related Website:
- 2) Constellation List http://einstein.stcloudstate.edu/Dome/constellns/constlist.html
- 3) Mythology of the Constellations http://www.emufarm.org/~cmbell/myth/myth.html
- This huge site has a wide variety of mythology
information from around the world including history,
definitions, and stories.
Links by K. Jenks
- This links-site houses an annotated and
illustrated collection of online resources for
mythologies, fairy tales and folklore, sacred arts and
- Another Links-Site:
- 2) Myth Reource sites http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/folklore/weblinks/mythslk.html
& Legends (Grades 1-6) from Gander
- This site includes animal legends, native legends,
tales that teach a lesson, tales from around the
world, origin stories, and more.
- After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of the
- Create a Constellation Myth.
Mythology. Choose a constellation,
draw a picture of it, and write your own
myth about how it was formed.
- Compare Creation Myths. Explore
creature stories at Mything
Links and Genesis
Project. There are many similiarities
among creation stories. What elements do
they have in common? Why do you think they
have these commonalities?
- Explore Culture and Myth. From
the Celtics to the Inca, cultures around
the world have their own myths. Select a
culture from Encyclopedia
Mythica. How do the myths of the
people reflect the time, geography, and
other aspects of their culture? Create a
poster showing the relationship between
culture and myth.
- Illustrate an Animal Story.
Read an animal story at Myths
& Legends. What are the most
interesting characters? What is the
purpose of the story? Create an
illustration that retells the story.
- Make a Modern Myth. Read
ancient myths. Select a myth and rewrite
it based on present day values and beliefs
about the world.
- Build a Wall Mural. Explore
of mythology that include Greek or
Roman gods and goddesses. Create a wall
mural including your favorite
- Make a Monster Myth. Read the
Harry Potter books. Explore the Monster
Myths. Create your own mythological
monster. Write a story containing Harry
Potter and your monster.
- Create a Virtual Mythology Museum
of Art. Myths often inspire great
works of art. Explore some of these works
of art at World
Mythology. Explore one of the
following areas: creation myths, myths
that explain a practice, myths about gods,
hero myths, and myths with animal or beast
characters. Create your own work of art
based on a myth. Take a digital picture of
your artwork and create a web page to
share information about your myth and your
- Complete a Greek Mythology
Quiz. After you have visited several
of the sites, then go to the Greek
Fun Fact Quiz or Quizzes
on Ancient Greece.
- Complete a Mythology WebQuest.
Adapt or follow the instructions at one of
the following WebQuest sites:
- 1) Create Your Own Mythology by A.
Wehrman (Grade 9) http://sites.netscape.net/amywehrman/mywebquest.htm
- 2) How Have the Qualities of Heroes
Changed Over Time? http://ns.htc.net/~thehuels/heroes.htm
- 3) Mythology by E. Bartruff, L.
Keuscher, and T. Kinkaid (Grades 6-8)
- 4) Mythology WebQuest http://www.nths.nttc.org/academics/faculty/~cox/mythTOC.html
- 5) Mythology WebQuest (Grade 5)
- 6) Olympian Mythology by M.
Williams and C. Sinicki http://www.nevada.edu/~mwilliam/title.htm
- Websites By Kids For Kids
Mythology (1997 ThinkQuest Internet
- Here you can learn about the gods, goddesses,
monsters, and other mythological figures of the
classical Greek and Roman world.
Mythology (1999 ThinkQuest Junior
- Here you can explore Egyptian and Greek
Project (1999 ThinkQuest Internet
- This site has collected creation myths from many
societies, from Algonquin to Yuma.
Lightnin' (2000 ThinkQuest Junior
- This website will name and describe some of the
gods, goddesses, and other characters of Greek
mythology in a game-like format.
- Other Greek Mythology Sites:
- 2) Classical Greek Mythology (1999 ThinkQuest
Internet Challenge) http://library.thinkquest.org/28947/
- 3) Greek Mythology (1999 ThinkQuest Junior
- 4) Greek Mythology (1998 ThinkQuest Internet
- 5) Greek Mythology (1998 ThinkQuest Junior
- 6) Greek Mythology (1997 ThinkQuest Internet
- 7) Greek Mythology Galore (1998 ThinkQuest
- 8) Greek Myths Revealed (1999 ThinkQuest
- 9) Mystical Myths and Beasts (2000 ThinkQuest
- 10) Mythology (1998 ThinkQuest Internet
- 11) Olympic Sized Tales Greek Mythology (2000
ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- 12) Pegasus' Paradise (1998 ThinkQuest
Junior Project) http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4553/
- 13) World of Greek Mythology (1999 ThinkQuest
Mythological Monster Manual (2000
ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This site provides a directory to mythological
creatures found in Greek mythology, as well as the
myths of some other cultures. A separate section
provides information about creatures found in the
Harry Potter books which are based on creatures from
Mythology (1999 ThinkQuest Junior
- At this site, you can read about Pele, Maui, and
other Hawaiian gods and mythology.
Myths and Legends (2000 ThinkQuest Internet
- This site is a exploratory guide to Irish
mythology, and Irish history.
(1999 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge)
- This site examines several major types of
mythology: Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian,
Norse mythology, and Arthurian Legends.
Online (2000 ThinkQuest Junior
- This project provides an introduction to mythology
focuses on three types of mythology: Greek, Egyptian,
and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round
Web (2000 ThinkQuest Internet
- Mythology has been an integral part of every
culture since the dawn of time. It captures the
essence of human thought. From anger to love, it
encompasses the entire range of human emotion.
- More Mythology Websites
of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Characters of
- Mythology is composed of traditional stories about
gods, kings, and heroes. Myths often tell about the
creation of the world (and about its destruction as
well), about the creation of men, and, also, they
provide lessons on a moral code by which to live.
- This classic collection includes: Volume I (The
Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes); Volume II
(The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Authur), and
Volume III (Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the
- Related Website:
- 2) Bullfinch's Mythology http://www.webcom.com/shownet/medea/bulfinch/welcome.html
Mythology by Geography
- The purpose of these pages is to give those with
an interest in classical mythology a way to associate
the stories with the land. Click on the map or a name
to see what's available on the area.
- This site provides an index to Roman
- This site describes the various myths and
mythological aspects of various religions that have
coexisted in India.
- Find out about myths and stories linking gods and
goddesses to the sun, the earth, and other objects and
events in the sky.
- This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and
monsters of Greek mythology.
- Other Websites on Greek Mythology:
- 2) Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
- 3) Greek Mythology
- 4) Greek Mythology http://www.math.utk.edu/~vasili/GR_link/Greek_myth/greek_myth.html
- 5) Greek Mythology http://www.entrenet.com/~groedmed/greekm/mythherc.html
- 6) Greek Mythology Link http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/
, Spanish translation
- by E. Rodríguez de la Rosa http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/000Spanish/Paginas.html
- 7) Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of
the Last Tyrant
- 8) Illustrated Encyclopedia of Greek
- 9) Introduction to Greek Mythology
- 10)Olympian Gods http://web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/gods.html
and Fables from Afro-Americ@ Kids
- Discover the special myths and fables of
- Aside from the General section, these links are
organized by region and language group, with those
groups which produced written accounts of their myths
and legends earlier, generally appearing closer to the
- This FAQ site provides basic information on Norse
mythology: lists of the gods and goddesses; creation
myths; the nine worlds; Ragnarok; and other
Gods and Men: The Definitive Encyclopedia of Mythology
- This index contains mythology of the Hindu,
Romans, Aztecs, Incas, and more.
- This site features Frequently Asked Questions
about Egyptian mythology with summaries of notable
- Other Egyptian Websites:
- 2) Egyptian Gods http://osiris.colorado.edu/LAB/GODS/index.html
- This collection of images brings together 24 works
of art inspired by mythology around the world.
- Websites For Teachers
Gods Have Bad Hair Days...
- In this language arts activity, students will
choose a Greek or Roman mythological character to
research. Then they will select a typical problem
faced by middle school student today, and write a
descriptive narrative about how their hero or heroine
would handle it.
Mythology Unit (4 weeks)
- Through reading and investigation incorporating
many facets of print and technology, students will
understand the relationships between these characters
and their importance in Greek culture.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Greek Mythology (Grade 2) by H. Hensey & C.
- 3) Greek Mythology (Grades K-6) http://www.geocities.com/sseagraves/greekunit.htm
Plans and Activities at MythWeb
- Students use their knowledge of the myths as a
foundation for writing.
Plan on Myths, Folktales, and Legends (Grades
- Students will compare and contrast characteristics
of folktales, myths, and legends.
Madness! An Internet Hotlist on Greek
Mythology by B.A. Dyck
- Here are a number of sites that will assist
teachers in designing meaningful activities and
assignments as they explore the fascinating world of
the Greek Myth. Some of the sites are meant to be a
catalyst to get your creative juices flowing. Dive
Mystery Mania; An Internet Scavenger Hunt
(Grade 9) by J. Levine
- In this unit students will be introduced to
Ancient Greek history/life, the Ancient Olympics, the
twelve Olympians, and various Greek myths.
and Legend: Greek Mythology
- This week students step into the world of gods and
godlike heroes as they investigate the wealth of Greek
mythology resources available on the Internet.
News Like Ancient News (Grades 6-8) by D.L.
- Students have just been hired as editor and
writers of the 'Delta Daily Tabloid' (The
newspaper all of Greece depends upon). Many of the
readers are completely in the dark in regards to which
of the many gods and goddess is responsible for which
actions. Some readers have no idea why there are four
seasons or how the various constellations of stars
came into being. The task is to inform the population
of Greece of the truth.
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