Do you know any websites that have a lot of information on mythology from every culture? Not just Greek or Norse or any of the super popular ones.
The tautology about popular mythology is that that there’s a lot of information about popular myths because they’re popular.
But here are some reasonable resources that have other cultures represented:
Encyclopedia Mythica: Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, with Inca, Latvian, and Aboriginal myths represented right along with Greek, Roman, and Egyptian myths, among others.
Folklore and Mythology Texts: Sorted by type of myth (bald myths, hauntings by ghosts of murdered children, Three Little Pigs, changelings, etc), this website reproduces original texts and sometimes includes a small explanation.
Godchecker: We have posted a link to this website before, but a lot of this information is biased and better used as a starting point for further research rather than a definitive source.
Superpower wiki: Another previously posted link. While superheroes are not strictly mythology, they are certainly a part of modern folklore, and originate from the same vein as classic mythology, and I thought it would be worth including.
Fuck Yeah Celtic Mythology: A tumblr with pretty well-sourced posts, with links to original texts and also lots of Celtic art. Obviously just Celtic mythology.
Fantastical Lore: A tumblr with a lot of varied mythology, but is no longer updating frequently.
Deities Daily: Hasn’t posted for a while, but has some semi-obscure myths.
Mythology Curator: “Like tracking the mythology tag, but better.” An accurate statement. Some good info, but also a lot of colorful commentary.
All About Myths: Beautiful fan art reblogs and helpful information, including some bits that popular myths leave out of their own stories.
Fuck Yeah Strange Mythology: Not necessarily “strange” mythology (although, isn’t all mythology a little strange?), but a lot of uncommon myths reblogged here.
okay so im brand new to mythology and basically know nothing about it so where is like a good place to start?? is there books on it or? like how to learn about the myths and all that? sorry if this is bothersome i just wanna get into it but have no idea where to begin
Oh goodness, where to begin? It really depends what type of mythology you wish to learn about, as each culture has their own mythology, their own gods, etc. I learnt about Greek mythology first, which was pretty good because it’s very well known and there are many resources you can look at, and it got me enthusiastic to learn more about other myths (I then went on to read about Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Aztec, African, Japanese & Chinese, etc) - you might like to try that.
Below are some resources to learn about mythology you may find useful.
Encyclopaedia Mythica (basically an online encyclopaedia of mythology. on the left are links to different types of myth.)
Godchecker (very straightforward and easy to navigate - all kinds of myth)
Theoi (Greek & Roman mythology. really helped me when I was first reading up on myth)
If you are a little nervous about reading something that may seem tedious (don’t worry, it’s happened to the best of us!) you can try some awesome adaptions of myths - they can be easier to read with a contemporary writing style. Maybe once you’ve read them you can try the classics!
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (really good alternative to The Iliad - about the Trojan War & Achilles)
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Odysseus’ wife)
The King Must Die by Mary Renault (Theseus)
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer (Hades and Persephone but Hades is a female)
Tales of The Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, Roger Lancelyn Green
All the above are based on Greek myth, but if you want non-Greek myth novels Maddie made some good recommendations. There is also a good long list of myth literature here, and a masterpost of mythology fiction here.
Also try reading non-fiction! You can find non-fiction books about mythology in most bookstores, but if you want specific titles here are some that are known to be good:
Watch movies, documentaries & tv shows! Great entertaining way to get into mythology. I don’t know many decent films but some include Troy, 300, The Trojan Women. I haven’t watched any of them because I prefer to read so I can’t really say how good they are, but you might find them interesting.
Thanks for all the suggestions. If you have more, just send me a fan mail!
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Hey There! First of all i want to say i love your blog and second I've been interested in witchcraft but i dont know how to start any tip for beginners? PD: sorry for my english Im Latin and Im learning the language. Anyway thanks ✨
Just a heads up, GodChecker is sorta shit. you can decide for yourself but I know that a lot of my friends who know more than I do about the Greek and Egyptian Gods had fits of rage and sorrow. They do the thing where they combine the Greek and Roman Gods and what pissed me off was the "Loki is a bad guy vibe" along with the "Loki takes advantage of women" thing. From what I know that's not accurate at all.
Oh really? Well that fucking sucks. I just quickly glanced at it and reblogged for later perusing, because right now I’m too busy looking at pictures of cats on my dash (super important work, y'know).
Ug, I can’t stand people who fuck with Myth!Loki. That Loki was not really a Bad Guy at all. I mean, have you seen the Norse canon? I’d Ragnarok their asses too.
Deleting that fucking post, lest it infect my blog with it’s mediocrity.
ETA: Oh fucking fuck them, their entry on Loki is so fucking inaccurate. I like how they mentioned his sons Val and Nari were “ill-fated”, but conveniently failed to mention why (the other Aesir bewitched Val and made him murder Nari, and then they tied Loki down with Nari’s entrails and had a giant snake drip venom on him, all because Loki got drunk at a party and said “I fucked all the goddesses in this hall!” then micdropped-and-moonwalked out of there).