Encyclopedia Mythica

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Encyclopedia Mythica is an internet encyclopedia that purports to cover folklore, mythology, and religion.[1] This encyclopedia was founded by Micha F. Lindemans [2]in June 1995[3] 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.

It is recommended by Kristina Nowlin for classroom research as it seems to be accurate.[4] Randy L. Abbott reviewed it as interesting for students.[5] Phil Nast considered it useful for students from 5th to 12th grades.[6]

Due to its status as an unreliable source, Encyclopedia Mythica is blacklisted from use as a reference on Wikipedia.


  1. ^ "Site of the week". Science Fiction Weekly. 12 January 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  2. ^ https://courses.unt.edu/efiga/STORYTELLING/Reviews2/EncyclopediaMythica.htm
  3. ^ "Entering the realm of myths.". Computimes (Malaysia). 11 November 2002. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  4. ^ Nowlin, Kristina. "Encyclopedia Mythica". Elizabeth Figa. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Abbott, Randy L. (2005). "Encyclopedia Mythica". Reference Reviews. 19 (2): 15–16. doi:10.1108/09504120510580109. 
  6. ^ Nast, Phil. "Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion". NEA. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 

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