Encyclopedia Mythica

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Encyclopedia Mythica is an internet encyclopedia of folklore, mythology, and religion.[1] It covers the mythology of most of the world, with sections spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, both North and South America, and Oceania. This encyclopedia was founded in June 1995[2] as a small site with about 300 entries, and established with its own domain name in March 1996. As of January 2013, it features more than 7000 articles.


Encyclopedia Mythica divides its all contents into 6 subgroups on the basis of land of origination.


  • African Mythology - It basically includes the mythology of different African Tribes namely Ashanti, Fon, Dinka, Yoruba, Khoikhoi, Ibo, Xhosa, Shongo, and Zulu. This section includes 222 articles.
  • Egyptian Mythology - It contains the myths associated with the Egyptians. This section contains 244 articles.


  • Aztec Mythology - It contains the myths of Aztecs, those who dominated the central and southern Mexico from the 14th to the 16th century. It contains 94 articles.
  • Haitian Mythology - It contains the myth of Voodoo tribe of Haiti. It includes 77 articles.
  • Inca Mythology - This section includes the mythology of Incas, those who dominated the part of modern Ecuador and Chile. It contains 39 articles.
  • Mayan Mythology - It contains the myths of Maya, those who dominated the Central American from 900AD to 1519AD. This section contains 125 articles.
  • Native American Mythology - This section includes mythical beasts, heroic humans, and nurturing spirits associated Native American Tribes. It includes 584 articles in this section.


  • Chinese Mythology - It contains the myths of Chinese. This section includes 170 articles.
  • Hindu Mythology - It includes the Hindu myths. This section includes 339 articles.
  • Japanese Mythology - It includes the myth associated with Shintoism and Buddhism. This section includes 304 articles.
  • Korean Mythology - It includes Korean folklore and mythology. This section includes 39 articles.


  • Basque Mythology - It contains the myths associated with Basque country, a region between modern France and Spain. It contains 99 articles.
  • Celtic Mythology - It contains the myths of Celtic people. It contains 253 articles.
  • Etruscan Mythology - It includes the mythology associated with Etruscan, people lived in central Italy. It contains 40 articles.
  • Greek Mythology - It includes the mythological stories associated with gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks. It contains 631 articles.
  • Greek People - This section contains the stories of heroes, kings, warriors, seers, and other characters from Greek mythology and legend. It includes 481 articles.
  • Latvian Mythology - It includes the mythology and folklore from the eastern European country of Latvia. it contains 41 articles.
  • Norse Mythology - It includes the myth associated with Scandinavians (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland) people. It contains 149 articles.
  • Roman Mythology - It contains the myth of Romans. It contains 329 articles.

Middle East[edit]

  • Islamic Mythology - It includes the folklore and myths of pre-Islamic Arab and Persian. Jinns, efrits, demigods, saintly men and women, and great heroes are the main protagonists of these myths. It includes 156 articles.
  • Judaic Mythology - It includes the myths of Jewish people. Primary source is the Bible here. It contains 198 articles.
  • Mesopotamian Mythology - It includes the myth associated with the Sumerians and Akkadians, and their successors, the Babylonians and Assyrians. It contains 227 articles.
  • Persian Mythology - It includes the myth of Persians those eho dominated the Iranian Plateau and its borderlands, as well as areas of Central Asia from the Black Sea to Khotan. It contains 113 articles.


  • Aboriginal Mythology - It includes the myth of Aborigines, original inhabitants of Australia. It includes 69 articles.
  • Polynesian Mythology - It basically includes the myth of Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand and Easter Island. It includes 274 articles.


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  1. ^ "Site of the week". Science Fiction Weekly. 12 January 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Entering the realm of myths.". Computimes (Malaysia). 11 November 2002. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 

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