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Introduction to Mythology


 

This website was last revised on: 21 March 2011


 

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
-- Alan Watts (1915-1973)

 

Statue of Zeus at Olympia - One of the Greek Seven Wonders of the World

 

What Is Mythology?

 

Myths

Legends

Folktales

Fairytales

Fables

 

How Is Mythology Transmitted?

 

Oral Transmission

Textual Transmission

Professional Storytellers

 

Why Is Mythology Important?

 

Plato

Euhemerus

Max Müller

E. B. Tylor

James Frazer

G. I. Gurdjieff

Giorgio de Santillana

Sigmund Freud

Carl Gustav Jung

Joseph Campbell

Marija Gimbutas

Walter Evans-Wentz

Vladimir Propp

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Walter Burkert

 

Examples of Major Myths and Legends

 

Ancient Near East

Ancient Europe

Ancient Persia and India

Africa and Australia

Native American

Modern Myths and Legends

 


My Websites

I currently support twenty-four websites. Fifteen sites are related to philosophy and art and nine are related to genealogy and local history. Hyperlinks to these sites are shown below.

Philosophy and Art:

Alchemists of the 20th Century

Baudelaire and the Impressionists

Concepts of Consciousness

Greatest Minds and Ideas

Mozart's Opera - The Magic Flute*

Objective Art

Philosophy of Heraclitus

Platonic Golden Chain*

Platonism, Paganism and Christianity*

Mysteries of Isis and Osiris

Biography of Pamela Colman Smith

Introduction to Mythology

Lehrtafel of Princess Antonia

School of Athens

Mithras - Lord of Ages*

* Sites still under construction

Genealogy and Local History:

Bell Witch of TN

Campbell Family

Cherokees of Rusk County TX

Mayfields of VA, NC, KY, and TN

Mayfields of SC

Mason, Mortier and Cory Families

Norfleet Family

SC Revolutionary War Sites

SC Tories and Rebels


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