An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links
to Mythologies, Fairy Tales and Folklore,
Sacred Arts & Traditions

Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
Mythological Studies Department
Pacifica Graduate Institute

Cross-cultural, Multi-regional, Interdisciplinary

Yun Shou-p'ing (1633-1690)
National Palace Musuem, Taipei
(From San Francisco's Asian Art Museum exhibit: The Splendors of Imperial China)

Author's Note:

In creating MythingLinks, I found many fine sites that included material on several different cultures or themes.  I usually chose what I wanted from each one and organized the scattered links into separate categories for future use.
Some sites, however, were so immense, so broadly spectrumed, cross-cultural, multi-regional, and/or interdisciplinary, that it would have been impossible to pull them apart.  These deserve to stand as resources in their own right, in all their rich complexity and fullness.  The following sites may vary in the depth of their conceptualization, but all are worthwhile.[link updated 22 October 1999]  [Link & site-review updated 2/17/00]
This superb and huge site on religion (in all its cross-cultural manifestations) comes from the Department of Religion at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  I've excerpted the following from the site's opening statement:
....This Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major subsites, directories & documents within.  Our purpose is not to circumvent tours of worthy sites, but to cut down the time spent on surfing, click-throughs, and sorting of gopher searches. After all if you know what source has information you can use, chances are you will visit it more often. We offer this free service in hope that you will come here again & again.
The site richly lives up to its goal.

Frescoe from the Queen's Megaron in the east wing
of the Palace of Knossos, Crete
(From Dilos Holiday World)

This is "The Ancient World Web" by Julia Hayden.  The interdisciplinary site looks deceptively simple -- only a dozen or so categories (e.g., art, history, mythology & religion, alternative theories, science); after each one Hayden puts the number of links contained in each category.  Surprisingly, there are over 800 such links.  Hayden's annotations are very brief.....and access to her links is only a keystroke away.  The art links alone are mind-boggling.

Much more to come -- please be patient.

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This page created with Netscape Gold 3.01
Technical assistance: William Weeks
Text and layout copyrighted ©1999-2002 by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
All rights reserved.

Page designed 27 July 1999;
completed & placed online 28 July 1999.
Latest Updates: 22 October 1999;
17 February 2000;
21 November 2001 (updated e-mail data).