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A collection of resources dedicated to different mythology, either being about the mythologies, or stories from the mythologies.

Mythology

Icelandic Saga Database

This site offers the “largest repository of saga translations on the Internet, offering the saga texts in plain text, HTML, XML, EPUB and PDF formats”. Many of them are available in multiple languages. There’s no search feature, but there is an index of works available, many of them in multiple languages. Link: https://sagadb.org/

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Mythopedia

It aims to be an online encyclopedia of world mythology, but the biggest section by far is Greek, which has sections on the gods, heroes, titans, creatures, etc. Though some sections are more well-developed than others. All of the articles were written by academics and have references and source citations. Link: https://mythopedia.com/

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Norse Mythology for Smart People

The site has an odd name but it serves as a general introduction to the people, places, and things of Norse mythology. Every article includes textual citations as well as reference sources. Link: https://norse-mythology.org/

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Folklore and Mythology

This is an electronic directory of folklore stories from around the world, divided by type classification. There are no searching or filtering options, however, and the stories are translations, though they do include bibliographies. Link:  https://sites.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

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Corpus Scriptorum Latinorun

This is a fairly in depth resource with the “main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century.” It provides the texts or links to texts and has basic search features and browsing. Link: https://www.forumromanum.org/literature/authors_a.html

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Celtic Literature Collective

The site aims “to collect as many possible early and medieval texts produced in the “Celtic” countries, or on Celtic themes (hence the inclusion of Continental Arthurian works).” All of the included works have the original language of the texts along with English translations, though as the maintainer notes, some of the translations are quite old. Link: https://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/

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Topos Text

It the site’s own words, “ToposText is an indexed collection of ancient texts and mapped places relevant the the history and mythology of the ancient Greeks from the Neolithic period up through the 2nd century CE.” While it lacks the emphasis on language that something like the Perseus Digital Library has, the translations are more current and the search feature is more nuanced, allowing for terms to be searched for within a specificed distance of characters from each other. Link: https://topostext.org/

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Encyclopedia Mythica

An encyclopedia of myth and folklore in general, it doesn’t focus on any single aspect or culture but instead covers as wide a range as possible. Philippine and Greek seem to be the biggest sections, though it has a number of categories for both myth and folklore. The articles draw from both primary and secondary sources, though the secondary sources appear to largely be titles in the public domain which is not a problem per se but worth noting if one is looking for current scholarship. Overall it seems like a good place to get started. Link: https://pantheon.org/

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Project Gutenberg

Similar to, though predating Wikisource by decades, Project Gutenberg is the original digital library of public domain eBooks. It is a community effort to digitize resources that are no longer in public domain and most texts are available for download in multiple formats. The focus in mainly on literature. Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/

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Archive.org

Similar to Wikisource, though with an exponentially wider scope, this site has the goal of collection everything in public domain, from text to audio, video, and software. It doesn’t have a specific topic and the search interface is questionable since it relies on metadata entered by users, but if you know the title of the work you’re looking for, it’s probably there. It’s a great resource for finding older works that have been digitized by university libraries. Link: https://archive.org/

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Theoi Project

A fantastic and exhaustive guide to almost every aspect of Greek mythology. It has profiles for every entity that makes an appearance in the legends as well as detailed citations. It also has separate sections on the various cults of the gods, mythic animals, plants, etc. It has some source texts on the site itself, though most are translated into English. Link: https://www.theoi.com/

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Perseus Digital Library

Tufts University created the Perseus Digital Library project as a collection of sources related to the humanities, primarily ancient Greek and Roman, though some early Christian sources are available. The search interface is not intuitive but every single word in a given text is parsed,  multiple lexicons are housed on the project, and texts are available in both the original language and translations. Link: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

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