Note: Although this website was developed for the MA/Ph.D. students in Pacifica Graduate Institute's Mythological Studies Department, others interested in these subjects are also warmly welcomed here.
Mythological Studies Department
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Since this project, begun 6 April 1998 and put on-line 13 November 1998, will take many months, if not years, to complete, large portions will probably always remain unfinished. So that frequent visitors can keep track of this progress (and to avoid annoying and misleading "New!" icons), if a section at least has opening artwork, and/or some commentary, and/or one or two links, it will have a single tree:Important notes:
Nearly completed sections will be marked with four trees:
A fully completed page will have a petaled sun:
(Note: New additions made after a page is complete will bear an "updated ikon" plus a date after the petaled sun: 11/9/98.)Pages in between one and four trees will have as many trees as I think their state of completedness warrants. (For more specific data on future updates, go to the Updates Log.)
If a site has no tree, it means there's nothing there except the usual heading, a title and a way to get back to this home page.
This site is designed to be used for student research as well as for browsing. For students, I'm providing a link to a website that'll assist you in citing on-line sources correctly; this site includes an MLA/APA-specific link as well as links to other style manuals (just click with your mouse on the following link):http://clever.net/quinion/words/articles/citation.htm
In addition, if you're new to websites, I've written this page:Creation MythsFor the Cyber-ChallengedOn copyright issues, this is Brad Templeton's timely and valuable "10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained":http://www.anansi.org/webwalker/copymyth.htmFinally, if you wish to download art, please be sure to note title, artist's name, source, and so forth, for copyright purposes in citing on-line art (you'll need to do this as a separate action because computers don't automatically include this data when you download). If you're not sure how to do the actual downloading, here's a website by Lori Howe with clear instructions:http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/4533/howto.htm
COMMON THEMES, EAST & WEST:
& Plant Lore
Sacred Theatre, Dance & Ritual
EGYPT & THE SAHARAEGYPT's subdivisions:Links to the LinksThe Sahara
Multiple Category Sites
& Practices: Ancient, Graeco-Roman, & Coptic
Art & Artifacts
Other Archaeological Sites
Hieroglyphs, Papyrus, Texts
Women of Ancient Egypt
Men of Ancient Egypt
Egypt through the Eyes of Photographers
General Info, Travel, Etc.
Sub-Saharan AfricaASIASub-Sahara: General
Sub-Saharan Sacred Arts
India & South Asia
Eastern EuropeINDIGENOUS PEOPLESRUSSIA's subdivisions:Western Europe (organized by theme &/or tradition)Sacred IkonsOther Slavic Lands
Fairy Tales & Folklore
Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
Finno-Ugric Peoples (Finland, Hungary)Note: for Estonia, see "Baltic Sates";Eurasia: General
for Sami and western Siberian peoples,
see "INDIGENOUS: Circumpolar"Pre-historic Period: Paleolithic to Bronze Age Europe
Icelandic, Nordic, & Teutonic Traditions
Medieval Life & Times
Crones & Sages
Wicca, or Earth-based Ways
Alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermetics
Fairy Tales & Folk Lore
Note: also see "Sub-Saharan Africa"; "The Sahara"; and "Eastern Europe" (for indigenous Eurasian, but non-circumpolar, peoples)
NATIVE AMERICAN & FIRST PEOPLES
North AmericaAUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PEOPLES
Meso-America & the Caribbean
PACIFIC ISLANDERSNEAR EAST [For Egypt, see under AFRICA]
Tigris-Euphrates River Valley
Despite the unfortunate title, a good place to start is with this massive site: "From Primitives to Zen," a hypertext conversion of Mircea Eliade's reference work.
(OF INTEREST TO PACIFICA FACULTY,
STUDENTS & COLLEAGUES)
Graduate Institute Library Research
Foundation for Mythological Studies
Association of Cultural Mythologists (ACM)
Jungian and Depth Psychology Sites [Still to come]
About this Site
If you know of a site that should be included here,
or if you have problems accessing the site,
please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page created with Netscape Gold
Designed by Kathleen Jenks
William Weeks: Technical Advisor
My grateful thanks to collectors of materials in
the public domain, especially:
William H. Anderson of the "Radiology HTML Animals Collection" for the Flying Pegasus (on page 6 of 8);
Tony of "Web Sauce" for the woodsy background used on most of my pages,
also the animated yellow-star subdivider used for "Egypt: General Information" (which he was kind enough to adapt for me from a blue version), and animated green subdividers used for the Sub-Saharan Africa pages (unfortunately, when I checked his sites 11/98, all were dead-ends; if I get an update from him, I'll link it here); and Lori "Sewdoll" Howe for the leaf-twining subdividers I've used for Eastern Europe.
Section-divider bars taken from ancient art (for pages under Egypt, Near East, Asia)
will be fully identified on the opening pages for each category.
Since this is a non-profit, educational site, with some art (especially images scanned from books), I have assumed "fair use" and have been very careful to credit such sources;
I prize the books I've used here and highly recommend them to others.
It is not my intent to infringe upon anyone's copyrighted material, but in working with huge amounts of art, some of it downloaded before I had enough web sophistication to know how to find it again, I may have inadvertantly used something to which I had no right. If you find something of yours here, please let me know and I will either give you linked-credit, if you permit this, or else replace the item.
Text and layout for this and all linked "mythinglinks.org" pages:
Copyright © 1998 by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
Latest update: 13 November 1998