Folktales ( 

This site conveniently gathers together various material useful for a comparative study of folktales.

General Mythology ( 

This site contains background material, with a collection of biographies of important scholars of myth, including Burkert, Eliade, Jung, Malinowski, Propp, and Levi-Strauss.

Mircea Eliade(


Here is a concise website on the life and thought of Mircea Eliade. There are also a bibliography of his work and suggestions for further research.

Sigmund Freud ( 

The site “Sigmund Freud and the Freud Archives” contains a wealth of information on this seminal thinker of the twentieth century.

Sir James George Frazer ( 

This site will direct you to a brief biography of this important anthropologist. If you scroll down you will also notice a link to the online abridged edition of Frazer’s classic study, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

Claude Levi-Strauss (

On this page you will find a brief discussion of some the basic ideas of Levi-Strauss and his structural approach to myth.

Vladimir Propp (

Here will be found a basic introduction to Vladimir Propp and his formalist approach to myth. It contains a handy reference to the 31 functions in a typical narrative sequence.

Propp's Morphology of the Folk Tale