Literature: Folklore, Mythology & Fairy Tales

Online Video

Recommended Websites

Aesop's Fables Online contains searchable and browsable versions of Aesop's Fables in various languages.

American Folklore contains "retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States." Indexed by state, characters, region, ethnicity, tall tales, historical period.

Bullfinches Mythology: This online version is divided into the Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes the Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages.

Recommended Titles

The Power of Myth

In this series produced for PBS and available through the PCC Libraries, Bill Moyers and mythology expert Joseph Campbell discuss the themes and roots of human myth which is seen as man's attempt to relate himself to the universe.