World Mythology: Tales from Around the World
World myths and folktales are filled with brave heroes, and their quests are some of the best stories ever told. Piece by piece and place by place, we hope to bring you hero tales from all over the world. This page is a work in progress, but by the end we hope to have the entire globe represented! We hope you enjoy these greatest hits from world mythology!
VASILISA THE BRAVE (SCRIPT-STORY) A young girl must make a terrifying journey into the heart of the Russian forest. Armed only with her enchanted doll, Vasilisa faces the horrors of the home of Baba Yaga, the famed witch of Slavic folklore.
RUSSIAN FOLKLORE CREATURES The creatures from Russian folklore are some of the most fun and inventive. This worksheet presents them in all their glory! It includes a teacher and student copy.
INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY FOR KIDS This collection of 12 stories retells popular hero stories from around the world. From the Japanese myth of Momotarō The Peach Boy and his loyal animal friends to the Slavic myth of Vasilisa the Wise and her enchanted doll, this beautifully illustrated collection of mythology for kids takes you on a journey through the sands of time.
PO-WAN THE GENEROUS (SCRIPT-STORY) Setting out to visit the mighty goddess the Living Kuan-Yin, Po-wan, a poor but kind young man, learns a valuable lesson about the transformative power of generosity on his adventures. (Plus, there's a dragon!)
MOMOTARO THE PEACH BOY (SCRIPT-STORY) This stand-alone script-story retells the legend of Momotaro, the Japanese warrior born from a heavenly peach. Accompanying him on his mission to rescue an island from dreaded Oni monsters are three faithful companions: a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant.
ANANSI AND THE SKY-GOD'S STORIES (SCRIPT-STORY) Anansi, the original spider man of African myth, uses his spider skills to win the Sky God's stories for the humans of earth! It's no easy feat though. He must trap four fearsome creatures: a deadly swarm of hornets, a vicious leopard, a cunning python, and a mischievous fairy.
THE HERO'S JOURNEY Find out what many hero stories from around the world have in common!
THE DEEDS OF FINN MAC COOL (SCRIPT-STORY) This Irish myth features Finn Mac Cool, the legendary warrior and eater of the Salmon of Knowledge. Half-orphaned as a boy, Finn must prove his worth by battling a foe from the Otherworld of the Fairies, a fire-breathing fiend named Aillen the Burner. Armed with a magical spear and an enchanted bag of treasure, Finn goes onto be the "Mac Coolest" hero of them all.
MYTHICAL CREATURE RESEARCH PROJECT Using this project as a guideline, give your students the opportunity to research nearly thirty mythical creatures from across the globe!
WORLD MYTHOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS This illustrated collection of 50 myths from around the world features sections on the following regions and cultures: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, Oceania, Mesoamerica, and American Indian. Clocking in at 212 pages, this full-color book is a great addition to any mythology course. From common classics to lesser-known tales, these compact and modern retellings are a joy to read. You’ll never forget the myths, their meaning, and their place within history.
WORLD MYTH BUNDLE This planet-sized bundle gives you all the materials you need to teach a semester-long world mythology course--all pre-planned and ready-to-teach! And these materials are not just "world" in name only. They include stories from people and cultures from under-represented regions of the globe including Africa, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia, Mesoamerica, Siberia, and many more! Plus, it saves you money. This bundle saves you over $25 by combining 22 other products from our website. All materials are ready to teach immediately: Simply follow the course outline available on our website: semester-long world mythology course outline, which covers 90 days of instruction.