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This research guide is designed for use particularly by undergraduate students in the Book and Media Studies Program. It is maintained by Richard Carter. It was last updated August 2010.



Brief Reference--General

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
[Available online for UofT use.]
Oxford Reference is an extensive general reference site containing many online titles for students of mythology. Here are the major ones: A Dictionary of African Mythology, A Dictionary of Asian Mythology, A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology and A Dictionary of World Mythology.

Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend

By Anthony S. Mercatante. New York, : Facts on File, 1988.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 303 .M45 1988]
This work includes more than 3,000 entries and provides coverage of world myth, fairy tale, and legend. Citations of relevant literature, films, music and art are also included.

New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology

New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology

Translated from the French by Richard Aldington & Delano Ames, & revised by a panel of editorial advisors from the Larousse mythologie gnrale edited by Felix Guirand. London: Hamlyn, 1968.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 311 .L33 1968]
This work covers the mythologies of many countries and civilizations from prehistoric times to the 20th century. The entries, arranged by civilization rather than by alphabetical title (see the contents table on p. ix), cover a wide breadth of material in detail. The Encyclopedia includes an index and a bibliography (p. 486-487).

Larousse World Mythology

Larousse World Mythology

Edited by Pierre Grimal. London: P. Hamlyn, 1965.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 311 .G683 1971]
Like the New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, this Larousse source organizes in-depth articles on mythology by civilization and contains an index and a bibliography (p. 546-547). Unlike the other encyclopedia, however, Larousse World Mythology focuses in more detail on non-European civilizations, such as the Bantu tribes in Africa, Micronesia and the Tamils.

World Mythology

World Mythology

Roy Willis, general editor. New York: H. Holt, 1993.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 311 .W66 1993]
Colour pictures and photographs help make this book an excellent introductory work. Organized geographically (e.g. India, Rome and Africa), World Mythology explains rituals (e.g. marriage), gods and goddesses (e.g. Zeus and the Great Spirit), legendary figures (e.g. Romulus and Krisna), and other subjects of mythical importance. The book contains a bibliography (p. 308-309) and an index.

Mythologies

Mythologies

Compiled by Yves Bonnefoy ; a restructured translation of Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des socits traditionnelles et du monde antique prepared under the direction of Wendy Doniger and translated by Gerald Honigsblum [et al.]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 311 .D513 1991, v. 1-2]
Geographically arranged in ten parts, this 2-volume work is indispensable for its broad scope and depth of coverage. Unlike the two Larousse encyclopedias, Mythologies includes a detailed table of Contents (p. ix-xvi) and contains bibliographies after each entry, rather than all lumped together at the end of the book.

Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols

Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols

New York: Scarecrow Press, 1961.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - GR 35 .J6]
A comprehensive two-volume work which includes a separate index volume, the Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols is little dated but still very useful.


Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

[Available online for free.]
This impressive personal site contains links to full-text online stories from folklore and mythology, organized alphabetically. While coverage of Ancient Greek and Roman mythology is poor, the site includes links to North American Native myths, Aesop's Fables and Grimm's Fairy Tales, and other tales from such places as India and The Philippines. The site is much better for folklore than it is for myth.

Encyclopedia Mythica

Encyclopedia Mythica

[Available online for free.]
Use the search box in the top-right hand corner to search this top-notch site for mythological subjects from Aryong Jong, the Korean goddess of rainfall, to Zeus, the ruler of the Greek gods. You can also browse articles by mythology (such as Latvian, Roman or Hindu) by clicking on the quick select area drop-down menu. Although the articles are usually short, they cover a good range of topics.

Historical Atlas of World Mythology

Historical Atlas of World Mythology

By Joseph Campbell. New York : Harper & Row, 1988-
[St Michael's 3rd Floor - BL 311 .C26 1988 Volume 2, Part 1]
[Victoria E.J. Pratt Reference Area - BL 311 .C26 1983-1989 Volumes 1 and 2]
Each volume includes maps, photographs and illustrations on a theme: Vol. I, part 1: animal powers; Vol I, part 2: the great hunt; Vol. 2, part 1: sacrifice.

Brief Reference--Specific Topics

Mythical Zoo

The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature

Boria Sax. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - GR 705 .S344 2001]
Supported with a brief bibliography after each entry and a substantial index at the back, The Mythical Zoo contains lengthy articles--arranged alphabetically--on animals and their cultural significance in history and literature.

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures : A Source Book and Research Guide

Edited by Malcolm South. New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - GR 825 .M87 1987]
Organized in the table of contents into four main types--birds and beasts, human-animal composites, creatures of darkness and giants and fairies--Mythical and Fabulous Creatures provides lengthy articles on 20 major mythical creatures from the basilisk to the werewolf. Bolstered with detailed bibliographies after each entry and a useful index, the book also contains a Glossary of Some of the More Important Fabulous Creatures (p. [xxxi]-xxxv) and a variety of Illustrations of Fabulous Creatures (p. xxxviii-xlix).

Companion to Literary Myths

Companion to Literary Myths: Heroes and Archetypes

Edited by Pierre Brunel. London: Routledge, 1992.
[Victoria E.J. Pratt Library Reference Area - PN 56 .M95D4813 1992]
With entries arranged by character or hero, the Companion includes suggestions for further reading and a subject index.

Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

By Manfred Lurker. London: Routledge and K. Paul, 1987.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 303 .L8713 1987]
This little book is useful for anyone studying supernatural or divine beings such as Hades, the Greek god of the underworld, Bumba, supreme being and creator of a Bantu tribe in Africa, Unut, an Egyptian goddess, and Maui, a Polynesian demigod.

Goddesses in World Mythology

Goddesses in World Mythology

By Martha Ann. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 473.5 .A66 1995]
International in scope, Goddesses is organized, first geographically and then alphabetically by goddess. Each article describes a goddess, the origin of her myth and finishes with a bibliography. The book includes an index that lets you search by name or attribute.

Guide to the Gods

Guide to the Gods

By Marjorie Leach. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 1992.
[Robarts 4th Floor Reference Area - BL 473 .L43 1992]
A dictionary of deities from around the world organized according to themes.

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

By David Adams Leeming and Margaret Adams Leeming. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1994.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 325 .C7L44 1994]
Arranged alphabetically, the entries in the Encyclopedia of Creation Myths range in length from a few lines to a few pages. The book contains a brief bibliography and an index at back.

Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky

Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky : An Encyclopedia of Nature Myths

By Tamra Andrews. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 435 .A53 1998]
This book is an excellent source for introductory information about nature myths. With a guide to primary sources (such as Homer's Iliad), an extensive bibliography (p. 283-291) and culture and subject indexes, Legends of the Earth provides medium-sized articles alphabetically and includes entries on such topics as Aurora, Mount Olympus, Shamanism and Zodiac.

A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art

A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art

Detroit: Gale, 1969.
[Robarts 4th Floor Reference Area - N 7760 .W3 1969]
This valuable dictionary of mythology in art has been reprinted many times.

Atlas of Sacred Places

The Atlas of Sacred Places : Meeting Points of Heaven and Earth

By James Harpur. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1994.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 580 .H37 1993]
Although the entries are organized neither alphabetically nor geographically, they provide a substantial introduction to such places as Iona in Scotland, Varanasi in India and Mount Sinai in Egypt that are sacred in religion, myth or legend. The Atlas contains an index, a gazetteer and a bibliography--all at the back.

Finding Journal Articles

MLA

MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

{Available online (1963 - present) for UofT use.]
The MLA International Bibliography is a key mythology source. It covers criticism related to literature, linguistics and folklore from 1963 to the present, and contains more than 1-million citations to journal articles, series, books, working papers and conference proceedings. For materials published before 1963, use the older print version [St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PN22 .A3].

ATLA

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials.

[Available Online (1949 - present) for UofT use.]
With references to journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews in the field of religion, the ATLA database includes more than 6,000 citations related to 'myth' and 'mythology.'

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus

[Available online(late 19th Century - present) for UofT use.]
Incorporating Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute and Anthropological Literature, Anthropology Plus lists medium-length articles and essays related to mythology, as well as archaeology, art history, demography, economics, psychology and religion. Although this index refers you to many entries related to mythology, it provides no access to full-text online articles, so if you're in a rush, this index may not be worthwhile. Make sure you click all years, unless you want to limit your search by publication date.

Anthropological Index

Anthropological Index

[Available online (1957-present) for UofT use.]
Although this index refers you to many entries related to mythology, it provides no access to full-text online articles, so if you're in a rush, this index may not be worthwhile. Make sure you click all years, unless you want to limit your search by publication date.

Humanities Abstracts

Humanities Abstracts.

[Available online(1984 - present) for UofT use.]
Humanities Abstracts covers 400 English language journals related to such areas as mythology, religion, philosophy, history, archaeology, classical studies, linguistics and art. Although it is a useful general humanities index, Humanities Abstracts covers articles only from 1984 to the present.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliography of Native North Americans.

[Available online for UofT use.]
The Bibliography of Native North Americans covers the history, life and culture of native North Americans. It contains over 80,000 citations to works published from the sixteenth century to the present, including books, essays, journal articles, dissertations and other publications.

Greek and Roman Mythology
Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology

Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology

By Edward Tripp. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1970.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL303 .T75]
Focusing on the mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome and arranging entries alphabetically by such topics as Leda, Odysseus and Thebes, Crowell's Handbook aims to tell the stories of classical mythology rather than interpret or analyze them. Bulky at more than 600 pages, the Handbook packs in a great range of entries, however, and is an excellent quick reference source. It includes a pronunciation index, as well as maps of Ancient Greece, Italy and the Mediterranean World.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Symbols, Attributes, and Associations

Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Symbols, Attributes, & Associations

By Robert E. Bell; illustrations by John Schlesinger. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1982.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 715 .B44 1982]
Covering more than 1,000 topics, this Dictionary of Classical Mythology presents summaries of myths along with lists of mythical characters and any related symbols.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

By Pierre Grimal; translated by A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop. New York : Blackwell, 1986.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 715 .G713 1985]
A translation of the Dictionnaire de la Mythologie Grecque et Romaine, this is a dictionary of names in classical mythology along with the myths, figures and attributes these names are connected with. Includes extensive bibliographical references, genealogical tables, and a general index.

Ausfhrliches Lexikon Der Griechischen Und Rmischen Mythologie

Ausfhrliches Lexikon Der Griechischen Und Rmischen Mythologie

Edited by Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher. Leipzig B.G. Teubner, 1884-1937.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 715 .A94 1884A]
This 10-volume, German-language encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of classical mythology. Entries are often five to ten pages in length. The encyclopedia includes black and white illustrations.

Women of Classical Mythology

Women of Classical Mythology : A Biographical Dictionary

By Robert E. Bell. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1991.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 715 .B445 1991]
Women of Classical Mythology contains entries on more than 2,600 women, or groups of women, in classical mythology.

Place-Names in Classical Mythology

Place-Names in Classical Mythology : Greece

Robert E. Bell. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1989.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - DF 16 .B45 1989]
This is a useful A-Z geographic guide to Greek mythology.

Celtic, British and Irish Mythology

Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

By Patricia Monaghan. New York: Facts on File, 2004.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 900 .M66 2004]
Besides being our most up-to-date Celtic mythology source, this encyclopedia has a good general introduction to the Celtic peoples, their language, literature, religion and society, as well as a bibliography (p. 479-485) and an index (p. 486-512). The entries range in size from a few lines to a page, and many include a list of sources. The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology focuses on Celtic traditions from Ireland, Scotland, Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia in northwestern Spain.

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

By Miranda J. Green. London: Thames and Hudson, 1997.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 900 .G73 1997]
Bracketed between a useful introduction to Celtic society (p. 9-22) and a fair-sized bibliography (p. 229-238), the Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend provides lengthy, illustrated entries organized alphabetically under 8 headings: divinities, mythological beings, sacred animals, sites and sacred places, objects and symbols, natural phenomena, concepts and ideas, and religious persons. The key to this simple 8-part arrangement is the subject index (p. 23-25).

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

By James MacKillop. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 900 .M445 1998]
[Available online for UofT use.]
This thorough, single-volume work includes a categorized list of bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and a subject index.

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

By Peter Berresford Ellis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 900 .E45 1992]
A good basic mythology dictionary from an important Celtic historian, the Dictionary of Celtic Mythology includes bibliographical references and a valuable introduction.

Dictionary of Irish Mythology\

A Dictionary of Irish Mythology

By Peter Berresford Ellis. Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-Clio, 1989.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 980 .I7E45 1991]
Ellis has organized brief A-Z entries on people, places and terms in Irish mythology.

Guide to Irish Mythology

A Guide to Irish Mythology

By Daragh Smyth. 2nd. ed. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1996.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 900 .S495 1996]
Much the same as the Dictionary of Irish Mythology but with some entries not included in that work and others with variant spellings.

British and Irish Mythology

British and Irish Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend

By Caitln and John Matthews. London: Diamond Books, 1995.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 980 .G7M38 1995]
For brief definitions of myths and figures in British and Irish mythology, this slim one-volume work is useful. It includes a decent bibliography (p. 169-176).

Norse and Germanic Mythology

Dictionary of Northern Mythology

Dictionary of Northern Mythology

By Rudolf Simek; translated by Angela Hall. Rochester, N.Y. : D.S. Brewer, 1993.
[Victoria E.J. Pratt Reference Area - BL 850 .S5613 1993]
Covering the mythology of all Germanic tribes, Scandinavians, Angles, Goths and Saxons, the Dictionary of Northern Mythology provides lengthy entries with thorough bibliographic references.

Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

By Andy Orchard. London: Cassell, 1997.
[Robarts Library - BL 860 .O73 1997]
Entries in this dictionary describe Norse sagas, gods and heroes, real and mythical places, and social and religious customs. A lengthy bibliography follows the entries.

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

[Available online for free.]
Covering a wide range of subjects, from mythic figures such as Aurvandil the Bold and Thor, the God of Thunder, to a chronology of Scandinavian mythology and an introduction to the Norse creation myth, this site is a well-documented reference tool providing both long and short articles.

Middle-Eastern Mythology

Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

By Gwendolyn Leick. London: Routledge, 1991.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 1060 .L44 1998]
Beginning with a brief chronology (p. xiii), the Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology provides a useful A-Z guide to ancient mythology in what is now the Middle East, including Mesopotamia, Babylon, Sumeria, Assyria and Persia. Along with a substantial bibliography (p. 176-188) and an index, the Dictionary includes a glossary (p. 168-175). The entries vary in length from a few lines to a couple of pages.

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD)

By Karel van der Toorn, et al. 2nd. ed. Boston : Eerdmans, 1999.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BS 680 .G57D53 1999]
This large, one volume encyclopedia contains an index and bibliographical references.

Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology

Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology

Anthony S. Mercatante ; edited and revised by Robert Steven.2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 2428 .M47 1997]
Along with a useful introduction (p. xvii-xxi), a chronology of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties (p. xiii-xiv), and a thorough, annotated bibliography (p. 219-230), this A-Z dictionary provides a wide range of brief-to-medium-length entries on Egyptian mythological figures and deities.

Asian and Pacific Mythology
Dictionary of Asian Mythology

A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

By David Leeming. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 1005 .L46 2001]
[Available online for UofT use.]
Anyone needing an introductory guide to Asian mythology should pick up this little book. Ranging in length from a third of a page to 2 pages, the entries in the Dictionary of Asian Mythology cover Indian, Chinese, Hindu, Tibetan, Iranian, South-east Asian and other mythologies.

Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

By Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard, Kurt Friedrichs and Michael S. Diener. Boston: Shambhala, 1994.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 1005 .L4813 1994]
Focusing on the major terms and doctrines of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Zen--four of Asia's key religious traditions--this handy 1-volume Encyclopedia contains roughly 4,000 brief-to-medium-sized entries, including ones on mythological figures and events. In addition, the book contains a bibliography (p. 451-468), a lineage chart (p. 445-450) and more than 100 illustrations.

Classical Dictionary of India

A Classical Dictionary of India.

By John Garrett. Delhi: Oriental Publishers, [1971].
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL2001.2 .G372]
Articles ranging from a few lines to several pages in length, this A-Z Classical Dictionary of India is an important source about Hindu mythology. Although dated, the book provides summaries of key myths, along with a glossary in the appendix.

Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology : An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend

By Jan Knappert ; illustrations by Elizabeth Knappert. London : Diamond Books, 1995.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 2003 .K6 1995]
With a short introduction to the subject and a selective list for further reading (p. 25-26), Indian Mythology is a useful source providing entries (such as Brahma and Veda) ranging in length from a few lines to several pages.

Dictionary of Chinese Mythology\

A Dictionary of Chinese Mythology

By Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner. New York : Julian Press, 1961.
[Robarts 4th Floor Reference Area - BL 1801 .W35 1961]
Look up Chinese mythology topics in English. Focusing mainly on Chinese deities, this Dictionary of Chinese Mythology provides the Chinese name for each entry, along with a list of dynasties, a myth index, and a bibliography.

Pacific Mythology

Pacific Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend

By Jan Knappert; illustrated by Elizabeth Knappert. London: Diamond Books, 1995.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 1005 .K67 1995]
Covering all regions that border directly on the Pacific Ocean (almost one-third of the earth's surface), Pacific Mythology contains entries on religion, ritual, beliefs, lore and folktales as well as mythology. The encyclopedia follows an A to Z arrangement and includes a sizable bibliography (p. 333-336).

Native American Mythology
Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliography of Native North Americans.

[Available online for UofT use.]
The Bibliography of Native North Americans covers the history, life and culture of native North Americans. It contains more than 80,000 citations to works published from the sixteenth century to the present, including books, essays, journal articles, dissertations and other publications.

Dictionary of Native American Mythology

Dictionary of Native American Mythology

By Sam D. Gill and Irene F. Sullivan. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1992.
[Victoria E.J. Pratt Reference Area - E 98 .R3G46 1992]
Covering an area from the Arctic Circle south to Northern Mexico, this dictionary includes useful maps and an index of tribes. Most entries include a bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Native American Religious

The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction

By Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette Molin. New York : Facts on File, 1992.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - E 98 .R3H73 1991]
This work on Native American religions in general includes many articles about mythology.

Slavic Mythology

Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend

Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend

By Mike Dixon-Kennedy. Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 930 .D58 1998]
The Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Mythology provides lengthy, illustrated A-Z entries on the myths and legends of Russia and other Slavic countries, such as Poland and Slovakia. Besides a good bibliography (p. 327-330), a glossary, a list of the rulers of Russia and an index, this thoroughly cross-referenced work contains a topic-finder (p. 337-352) which arranges entry-headings by both country (Ukraine) and category (Mythical places and objects).

Mity, podania i wierzania dawnych Slowian

Mity, podania i wierzania dawnych Slowian

By Jerzy Strzelczyk. Poznan : Dom Wydawniczy Rebis, 1998.
[Robarts Library -BL 930 .S86 1998]
A Polish-language dictionary of Slavic mythology.

African Mythology
Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology

By Harold Scheub. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - BL 2400 .S24 2000]
[Available online for UofT use.]
Besides a vast array of African mythological stories, this A-Z collection includes a substantial list of sources (p. 281-295), a bibliography (p. 296-322) and indexes allowing you to look up myths by name (Isis), country of origin (Nigeria), language and culture (Swahili), or subject [under the heading grand myth] (fire, origin of).