Below is an intentionally short list of resources to use with those in the Research, Research strategy, & Art Topics pages

Archaeology and Myth
..*.Mythical Ireland

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
.....ARAS: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
..........""about 18,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, individually
.........."mounted, and accompanied by scholarly commentary."
.....
Hall, J. Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art
.....Hall, J. History of Ideas and Images in Italian Art
.....Hall, J. Illustrated dictionary of symbols in Eastern and Western Art
.....Encyclopedia Mythica
.....Ferguson, G. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art
..*.Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide - SuperSummary
.....Pierce, J. From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History

Misuse / Misunderstanding of Symbols
..*.Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics "a platform where classical
..........scholars, and the public more broadly, can learn about and respond to
..........appropriations of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups online"

Books
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*.Internet Sacred Text Archive Free eBooks re: religion, mythology,
..........legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.
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Project Gutenberg Folklore Bookshelf
.....Project Gutenberg Mythology Bookshelf
..........Note that many of the Project Gutenberg books may be found in a
..........more easily readable format (with page #s) in the Internet Archive

.* New entry

.....Brand, J. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain
..........This classic work is freely available on Internet Archive and is still in
...............print--so I am including both the Internet Archive and Amazon links
...............Internet Archive: Volume One....Volume Two....Volume Three
...............
Amazon listings: Volume One....Volume TwoV.Volume Three...
.

.....
de Voragine, J. Golden Legend; Lives of the Saints

 

Retellings of some traditional tales that you will enjoy. Most of these are older books, freely available on Internet Archive, as well as being still in print.

.....Baldwin, J. Story of Siegfried . . . Amazon listing
.....Baldwin, J. Story of Roland . . . Amazon listing
.....Jacobs, J. Celtic Fairy Tales . . . Amazon listing
.....Graves, R. The Greek Myths
.....Pyle, H. Story of Arthur and his Knights . . . Amazon listing
.....Pyle, H. Champions of the Round Table . . . Amazon listing
.....Pyle, H. Story of Launcelot and his Companions . . . Amazon listing
.....Pyle, H. Story of the Grail & the Passing of Arthur . . . Amazon listing
.....Walton, E. .The Mabinogian Tetrology
.....Guest, C. The Mabinogian . . . Amazon listing
..........Translation from the original Welsh text).

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