Take a Mythical Interney Journey into the Land of Folklore
Cohen, Stacey Cara, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
So, it's time to prepare for that paper assigned about "Beowulf," or to study up before your book group discusses "The Iliad." Supplement your knowledge with The Encyclopedia Mythica, at www.pantheon.org/mythica.
This site offers information about mythology, folklore and legend ranging from "The Epic of Gilgamesh" to unicorns, gnomes and leprechauns. It includes more than 5,700 definitions and hundreds of pages.
The encyclopedia (not available for download and not yet on a CD-ROM) offers a site map, which might make it easier to do broad research. It shows the site divided into mythologies ranging from Aboriginal to Latvian.
For example, click on Greek mythology and you'll get an alphabetical index with links to everyone from Apollo to Zeus. Click on Zeus, and it offers a biography with links to other pertinent figures, pictures and a genealogy table - an important item since Zeus was quite a ladies' man.
The folklore area includes things such as Bigfoot and the Bogeyman, but also features explanations of doppelgangers and the Wandering Jew. …