200 Religion (Includes Mythology)
200 Religion (Includes Mythology)
- 200 Religion, (World religions)
- 200.92 Saints, Religious biography, (Martyrs), (Patron saints), (Christian saints), (Bible – Biography), (Biblical characters)
- 220 Bible
- 221.44 Dead Sea scrolls
- 230 Christianity
- 232 Jesus Christ
- 255.791 Knights Templars
- 282 Catholic Church
- 285.834 United Church of Christ
- 289.3 Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- 289.7 Mennonites
- 291.1 Mythology
- 291.3 Religious art and symbolism
- 292.1 Classical mythology, (Greek mythology), (Roman mythology)
- 294.3 Buddhism, Zen Buddhism
- 294.5 Hinduism, Hare Krishnas
- 296 Judaism, (Jews – Religion), (Jewish religion), Jewish literature
- 297 Islam
- 299 Shinto, (Shintoism)
- 299.5128 I Ching, (Yi jing)
- 299.936 Scientology
AwesomeStories.com: Click2Religion. Primary source material. Contents include Freedom of Religion, How the Bible Came to Us, Easter Story, Muhammad: The Prophet, Bagger Vance and the Bhagavad Gita, King James of the King James Bible, C. S. Lewis: From Atheist to Christian, and more being added.
BBC – Religion & Ethics. Religions: Atheism, Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mormonism, Paganism, Shinto, Sikhism.
BBC World Service: Your Guide to the Religions of the World. Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism.
Beliefnet.com. Religions covered: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon, Protestant, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Nation of Islam, Pagan & Earth-Based, Secular Philosophies, Scientology, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, and Zoroastrianism.
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health – Research. Reports from Duke University. Topics include: Prayer and Mortality, Prayer and Optimism, Religion and Congestive Heart Failure, Religion and Prison, Religion and Alcoholism, Religion and Anxiety, Religious Coping and Depression, Religious Perspectives of Doctors, Nurses, and Patients, Religion and Well-Being, and more.
Explore the World’s Sacred Sites. Excellent site with stunning color photographs. Contents: Sacred Sites of Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas – Western Hemisphere, and Middle East. See also Atlas of Sacred Sites around the World showing geographical locations of sacred sites and pilgrimage places around the world.
Facets of Religion. Links to Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Bahai Faith, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Pantheism, Magical Religions (New Pagans, Wicca, Voodoo), Relicts of Ancient Religions, etc. plus Religious Studies Resources.
History of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism. Major emphasis: Quran, Quran Facts, Quran Laws, Quran Dictionary, Muslim News, Quran Recitation, Quranic Search Engine, Religion Islam, Muslim, Islam Glossary, Muslim Scientist, Women Islam, Economy Islam, Muslim Name, History Islam, Religious Thoughts in Islam, Islam Holy Days, and Beliefs: Fundamental of Muslim Faith.
Major Religions of the World. Quick overviews of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Taoism.
Religion from BBC. A – Z of religions and beliefs: Atheism, Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormon, Paganism, Sikhism.
Religion. Links to resources on world religions, i.e. different Faiths, and related topics from lii.org – Librarians’ Index to the Internet.
World Religions. Annotated links to Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Zen Buddhism. Includes a link to Academic Info Religion Gateway which directs you to Ancient History of Religions, Eastern Religions Gateway, Cults (Religious Movements), Gnosticism, Islamic, Jewish, and Native American Religious Studies, Religions in Canada, China, and United States, Women and Religion, and others.
World Religions from Sacred-Texts.com. Features include: Timelines of World Religions, Timeline: Origin of Major Religions, I Ching, Hypertext Bible, Age of Reason, Sacred Books of the East, and Sacred Sexuality. World religions include: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Jainism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Mormonism, Paganism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
World Religions Index. Personal Pages (stories from people who have experienced different world religions and religious philosophies), Articles (on major world religions), Table One (understanding World Faiths and Religious Philosophies: info on Christianity, Christian Science, Spiritualism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Eastern Mysticism, The Way International, Unity, and the Unification Church), Table Two (info on Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Primitive Religion), and Links to other sites that deal with world religions, cults and religious philosophies.
200.92 Saints, Religious biography, (Martyrs), (Patron saints), (Christian saints), (Bible – Biography), (Biblical characters)
Biographical sketches of memorable Christians of the past. View biographies of saints in Chronological order, Calendar order, or Alphabetical order.
Catholic Pages Directory. Select a saint from A-Z. View biographies of saints from many sources. (Slow loading).
Catholic Saints – Images. Color pictures of Saints, especially of Jesus and Mary the Blessed Mother.
The Feast of All Saints. This site has many beautiful color images. Contents: What is a saint? How to pray, Saints help us! Stations of the Cross, Some Saints Online (links to various sites including Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Canadian Saints, Saints, Blesseds and Martyrs from the Trappist branch of the Cistercians), A Christmas Page, and more.
For All the Saints. St. Patrick’s Church. Use this index to locate by name the saints and beati included on this web site. Saints O’the Day lists saints by their feast day. About 11,000 entries can be found on this site, with hundreds being added each month.
James Kiefer’s Christian Biographies. View by Liturgical Calendar, Monthly View, Alphabetical List, or Chronological List.
Lives of Saints – Collections. Orthodox Christian Lives of Saints by Name. Orthodox Christian Lives of Saints by Date of Commemoration. Lives of Orthodox Christian Saints of the West – Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Norway.
Lives of the Saints from Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Crusade of Saint Benedict Center. Include: Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Life of Saint Gregory the Great, Saint Maria Goretti, Martyr of Purity, Emperor Charles, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Saint Thomas More: His Times and Ours, Saint Peter – The First Pope, and others.
Martyrs Mirror Images (slow loading) – Complete Illustrations from Bethel College, Mennonite Library and Archives, Mennonite Church USA Archives – North Newton.
Orthodox Icons. Images of various saints.
Patron Saints Index. Profiles of patron saints include portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc. 1698 topics, 4816 saints. Heavily cross-indexed.
Saints & Angels. Largest collection of facts and information concerning Saints and Angels on the Internet. The Saints Index is an exhaustive list of Saints that contains all known information pertaining to each Saint. There is also information about this month’s Saints, general FAQ about Saints, Patron Saints and a Feastday List. Includes Saint of the Day.
Search for Saints and Feasts by name or by date. Search Feastdays and lives of the Saints in this Online Chapel from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Apronus.com. Search the Bible – advanced and precise searches of Old and New Testaments of the King James Version.
Bible Gateway.com. Search for passages or words in the Old and New Testaments. Choose from one of the following versions: New International Version, King James Version, New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version, NIV Formatted (New Testament only), Darby Translation, Young’s Literal Translation, Worldwide English (NT only), and New King James Version. Searchable also in French, Spanish, German, Latin, Italian, Swedish, Portugueses, Norwegian, and Tagalog.
Bible Study Aids from Christians Unite. Online Bible Versions, Bible Commentaries Online, Christian History, Bible Dictionaries, Bible Concordances, Devotionals, Biographies, and Christian Writings including free online Sermons and Articles – a database containing 10,568 articles from 547 preachers.
Bible Study Tools. Choose a section: Online Study Bible, Interlinear Bible, Parallel Bible, Current Projects (Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia), Commentaries, Concordances, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Lexicons, History, Sermon Helps, and Other Resources including free downloads of BST Fonts.
BibleKeeper.com. A free online Bible study resource for reading and researching scripture on the Internet. Offers you the Bible in 28 different languages and a variety of versions, all accessible online. As well, you can add a Daily Scripture to your website for free.
Bibles for the World. Free online bibles available in different languages or versions including Afrikaans, Albanian, American Standard, Basic English, Bulgarian, Cebuano, Chinese Union, Croatian, Danish, Darby, Douay Rehims, Dutch, Finnish, French Darby, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, King James, Korean, Maori, Modern Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Webster, World English, and Youngs.
Download a Bible and a BibleReader from Olive Tree Bible Software for free. Select from: Albanian Free Download, American Standard Version (ASV), Chinese, Czech, Darby’s New Translation, Douay-Rheims, French, German, Greek New Testament (Byz), King James Version (KJV), and more.
Figures de la Bible – LaHaye Bible. Illustrated by Gerard Hoet, and others. Published by P. de Hondt in The Hague (La Haye), 1728. Large collection of digitized images depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments. Image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries.
Gutenberg Digital. All 1282 pages of both volumes of the Gottingen Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1454). Biography of Johan Gutenberg, his achievement, the impact of printing, plus illuminated pages of the Gutenberg Bible in exquisite detail. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge.
The Holy Bible. The American Bible Society’s King James Version of the Old and New Testaments. Easy to use full-text Search box and a quick verse finder. Clickable Table of Contents takes you directly to all the different Books of the Bible. (May contain inappropriate pop-up ads).
A Hyper-Concordance to the Bible from The Victorian Library Studies Archive: Concordances – The Bible. Identifies the concordance lines as well as the words occurring to the left and the right of the word or phrase searched. Also reports the total number of text lines, the total word count and the number of occurrences of the word or phrase searched. Full text of the book is displayed in a box at the bottom of the screen. Each line of the text is numbered, and the line number and the term(s) searched provide a link to the full text. Right click on hypertext, open in new window to see full text.
221.44 Dead Sea scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls. Timetable of Discovery & Debate, plus links to Other Resources On-Line: Fifty Years of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Dead Sea Scrolls with Rachel Kohn – audio, texts & images, Dead Sea Scrolls & Qumran, and more.
The First Two Thousand Years
That Astonished the World
Book by Dr. Ernest L. Martin
Bethlehem: Heritage of Mankind. Star of Bethlehem with photo. From Bethlehem Municipality, Bethlehem, Palestine. See also Star of Bethlehem – Links to selected authoritative web sites that present information on the history and astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem provided by the Griffith Observatory.
Bible Basics from Net Ministries. Overall structure, versions and translations of The Bible, organization and origins of the New and Old Testaments, plus all the Books from the New and Old Testaments. Listen to correct pronunciation of biblical words A-Z or to selected passages of the Bible. You have the option to follow along with the text displayed, e.g. Listen to The Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5:1-7:29.
Christianity from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, Customs, Worship, Features, History, Beliefs, Holy days, Subdivisions (Baptist, Catholic, Church of England, Eastern Orthodox Church, Exclusive Brethren, Methodist, Mormon, Quaker, Salvation Army), Ethics, Programmes, News.
Church Directory. You can Search the Church Directory by Location in U.S. or Canada, Search Churches by US State or Canadian Province (lower provinces close to the US border), or use the Denominations Directory to search by Church Affiliations. See also YellowPages.ca – Find Churches in Canada – enter name of your city to replace Vancouver, BC, and YellowPages SuperPages.com – Find Churches in the United States – enter name of your city and state to replace New York, NY.
Churches.net. Links to many Protestant church Web sites in the U.S. from Alabama to Wyoming, including Assembly of God, Baptist churches, Church of Christ, Christian Fellowship, Lutheran churches, Presbyterian churches, United Methodist churches, etc.
CrossDaily.com. Massive site covering: Arts & Entertainment, Bible & Reference, Business & Shopping, Churches, Education, Family & Individual, History & Politics, Ministries & Organizations, Missions, Music & Media, News & Events, Non-English Pastoral & Church, Recreation, Theology, Regional (108 Country Listings A-Z), USA, Canada, UK, and Australia, as well as Bible Trivia – test your knowledge, and more.
CrossSearch.com Directory. Largest online directory of Christian Websites. Search by keywords or browse by categories. Site is divided into 12 main categories and numerous subcategories.
The Hope Network. Inspirational poems, stories, quotes, and songs.
Nazareth Master Catechism: What every Christian should know. Five historic catechisms. The Apostles’ Creed, The Ten Commandments, The Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing, Orders, and Matrimony), and The Lord’s Prayer.
Yahoo! Christianity. Links to various Christian sites, e.g. ForMinistry.com (directory of churches, denominations, ministries); Global Christian Network (GCN – latest news and information for the Christian community); Christianity Online; Christian Interactive Network; BibleNet (Christian resources); Christian Life; etc.
232 Jesus Christ
Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries – an exploration of the heart of two millennia. Exhibit Entrance.
Chronology of the Life of Jesus Christ from Catholic Encyclopedia. See also A Biography of Jesus and A Brief Biography of Jesus by Mark Goodacre, University of Birmingham, Matthew’s Biography of Jesus, Jesus Christ: 3?BC ~ 30?AD, Life of Christ – Summary.
The JESUS Film Project. Watch a remarkable film in full color about Jesus Christ and listen to it in the language of your choice (choose from 847 languages). This powerful film has had more than 5 billion viewings worldwide since 1979.
Jesus Institute. Words Directly from Jesus, Historical Sources Describe Jesus, History and Timeline of Jesus, Modern Interpretation and Application, Study Guides, Test Your Knowledge, Common Questions: What is the meaning of the name, “Jesus Christ?” Why was Jesus killed? and others.
Jesus: Real to Reel: Bibliography and Web Resources. Jesus in Film: Bibliography, Online Reading and Links, The Bible and Film, Religion/Theology & Film, Other Works of Interest, and Film Analysis. See also Controversy is automatic for films about Jesus Christ.
The Ministry of Jesus Christ, The Betrayal and Crucifixion, and Resurrection to Eternity – illustrated summary of the life story of Jesus Christ from ChristianAnswers.net. Includes God’s Story – an 80-minute video which explains from THE VERY BEGINNING, in Genesis, the whole story of Christ, why he came, who he was, and what he accomplished.
255.791 Knights Templars
The Knights Templar. Templar History, Templar Mysteries, Templar Myths, Warrior Monks, The Crusades, Templarism Today, Articles by Templar Authors, and Templar Dictionary.
282 Catholic Church
The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. A digital resource created and produced by Salvador Miranda, consisting of the biographies of the 17th to the 21st century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its historical evolution.
Catechism of the Catholic Church. Full text contents include all Parts, Sections, Chapters and Articles: Prologue, Part I – The Profession of Faith, Part II – The Celebration of the Christian Mystery, Part III – Life in Christ, Part IV – Christian Prayer, and Abbreviations. Try also Catechism of the Catholic Church – Search Engine or Catechism of the Catholic Church – Simple Index.
The Catholic Encyclopedia. The Classic 1913 version in full text and in its entirety. 15-vol. in A-Z order. One of the very best free resources on the Internet. Covers topics both religious and secular from a Catholic perspective.
Catholic.net. Contents: Global Catholic News, U.S. Catholic News, The Road to Heaven (Faith and Morals), The Liturgical Year (Mass Readings & Feasts), The Living Church (Saints and other Stories), Culture of Life (Issues and Activism), Hot Topics (Debates and Disputes), Spiritual Living (Prayer and Devotions), Hope & Healing (Self-Help and Recovery), etc.
Catholic Online. Contents: Catholic News, Saints & Angels, CCN (Catholic Communication Network) Media, Catholic PRWire, Free Webmail, Catholic Online Singles, Shopping, Website Services, What’s News, Catholic Online Search, Catholic Roots, Catholic Community, and COL Interactive Forum.
The Holy Father from The Vatican. All about the Popes, including audiences, biographies, speeches where available: John Paul I, Paul VI, John XXIII, Pius XII, Pius XI, Benedict XV, Pius X, Leo XIII, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI – Biography, Email.
John Paul II: The Millennial Pope. An exploration into his character and beliefs and his fierce challenge to the modern world, from PBS Frontline. Includes Synopsis, Video Excerpt, Interviews on John Paul II’s Life and Legacy, John Paul II: His Life and Papacy – Biography, Anecdotes & Stories, Poems by Karol Wojtyla (pronounced Voy-tee-wah), and more.
Papal Transition: On papal conclave and election of the next Pope. Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine, and author of Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church, answers questions about the transition from one papacy to the next.
|Witness to Hope
The Life of John Paul II
|Inside the Vatican:
The Politics and Organization
of the Catholic Church
Pope Benedict XVI – In Depth from BBC. New Pope Greets the World from NPR, producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.
Pope Benedict XVI, 1927- from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Early life, Church career, Papacy, Controversial views, Works authored by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Josef Kardinal Ratzinger] (German editions).
Pope John Paul II: A Lifetime of Service from American Catholic.org. Includes Pope John Paul II Obituary, Pope John Paul II and Suffering, Papal Teachings, Papal Travels, and more.
Pope John Paul II. Profile from the Catholic Community Forum. Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005) from About.com.
285.834 United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ. News & Events, Spirituality, Arts & Culture, Resources, Ask a Question, Movie Reviews, Book Reviews, Music Reviews. Find a United Church of Christ congregation in your community (in the United States).
289.3 Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Book of Mormon, The Story of “Mormonism” and The Philosophy of “Mormonism” by James E. Talmage, 1914, The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and other Mormon related texts from Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Mormonism from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Features, Holy days, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Mormonism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry.
To Those Who Are Investigating “Mormonism” by Richard Packham, a former Mormon. See also the main site Recovery from Mormonism.
Mennonite from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mennonite Origins and the Mennonites of Europe by Harold S. Bender, 1897-1962.
Mennonite Resolutions & Confessions. Official resolutions, position statements and confessions adopted by Mennonite Church USA are gathered here, from 1527 to 2005.
Mennonites from Catholic Encyclopedia. A Protestant denomination of Europe and America which arose in Switzerland in the sixteenth century and derived its name from Menno Simons, its leader in Holland.
Mennonites from Religious Movements. Group Profile, History of the Group, Beliefs of the Group, Issues and Controversies, and Links.
Mennonites in Canada. Who are the Mennonites? History, Founding Beliefs, Culture, Today, World Church. See also: Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, Digitized Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia and a historical overview of the Mennonite Church.
The Big Myth. Collection of cross-cultural world creation myths designed for comparative study at elementary school level. Each myth is animated using Flash technology. Click on a country on the world map, see creation myth of that region, pantheon of gods, and background information on the culture itself. 25 myths available: Inuit, Iroquois, Navajo, Mayan, Vodoun, Aztec, Inca, Mapuche, Hawaiian, Celtic, Norse, Greek, Sumerian, Babylonian, Old Testament, Egyptian, Dogon, Yoruba, Zulu, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, Ceram, Australian Aboriginal, and Maori.
Bulfinch’s Mythology. The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes. Includes classical Greek and Roman mythology; Pythagorus, Egyptian Deities, Oracles; Eastern mythology: Zoroaster, Hindu mythology, Castes, Buddha; Northern mythology: Valhalla, Thor, Laki; The Druids, and Beowulf. (Slow loading).
Chinese Mythology from Encyclopedia Mythica, Chinese Mythology from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, Chinese Mythology and Folklore from About.com, Chinese Myths from Living Myths, Chinese Myths and More, Eight Immortals of Chinese Mythology, The Gods of Chinese Mythology, Legends of China from Chinatown Online, The Unit on Chinese Mythology – Sample lesson plan for high school students, includes a link to A Daoist Art Gallery.
Encyclopedia Mythica. A fantastic resource for mythology, legends, and folklore around the world. Available areas include Africa, Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Site also covers Arthurian legend, Greek heroic legend, Folktales, Bestiary (legendary and mythical creatures), famous Heroes and Heroines from many cultures, and an Image gallery with hundreds of pictures of deities, plus Genealogy, and more.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts. Selected links by now retired Professor D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh.
Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas. Links compiled by D. L. Ashliman. Germanic Geography. Germanic (Especially Old Norse) Mythology and Culture – Ancient Monuments from Scandinavia, Denmark, Sweden. Gods’ Home Pages – Balder, Frey, Gefion, Odin, Ostara, Rigsbula, Thor. Vikings.
GodChecker.com: Your Guide to the Gods. Find information on over 1300 Gods online including African Gods, Australian Gods, Aztec Gods, Egyptian Gods, Finnish Gods, Greek Gods, Incan Gods, Mayan Gods, Native American Gods, Norse Gods.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama. Links to Celtic Mythology, Encyclopedia Mythica: Celtic Mythology, An Overview of Celtic Mythology, Animal Symbolism in Celtic Mythology.
Japanese Mythology. The Sun: Amaterasu, The Moon: Tsuki-Yomi, and The Storm: Susanowo. Choose a level to view information: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. See also Encyclopedia Mythica: Japanese Mythology.
Myth and Legend from Ancient Times to the Space Age. Topics covered: Cryptozoology, Legendary Creatures, Mythology and Folklore, Pirates, UFOs, Vampires, Werewolves and other nasties.
Myth*ing Links. An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions. Scroll down to see numerous links. Assorted topics include: Creation Myths: Part I: (General scholarship, Australia, Africa, & Multi-cultural), Creation Myths: Part II: (India, Japan, Near East, Greece, Rome, Norse, Teutonic), Creation Myths: Part III: (North & Meso America), The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water, Rituals of Puberty, Rituals of Weather-Working, Sacred Theatre & Dance, Shamanism, Star Lore & Astrology, Symbols, Signs, & Runes, etc.
Mythography: Exploring Greek, Roman, and Celtic Myth and Art. Concise descriptions of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines for Greek and Roman Mythologies, plus Lovers & Legends, Creatures & Chimerae for Greek Mythology. Celtic Mythology includes: Gods and goddesses, and Heroes and heroines of Britain, Gaul, Ireland and Wales.
Mythology. Links include creation myths from around the world.
Myths and Legends. Links to Internet resources around the world organized by region and language group, e.g. 1001 Arabian Nights may be found under Near East. Include links to encyclopedias, dictionaries, archives, myth and story collections, creatures of myth and legend, and all major myth and legend sites.
Norse Mythology. Alphabetical list of gods and goddesses, from Aegir to Vor. The Nine Worlds. Ragnarok – a description of the Norse doomsday. Comparisons between the Volsungasaga and the Nibelungenlied. (Unfortunately, not all on-line essay links work). Includes numerous links to other Norse mythology sites. See also Encyclopedia Mythica: Norse Mythology.
291.3 Religious art and symbolism
Religious Symbols: An illustrated glossary from About.com. Dozens of symbols relating to religion, magic, mysticism, and mythology. Click on a thumbnail to view a larger picture, and learn the uses, description and meaning of the symbol. See also:
Egyptian Symbol List
Egyptian Symbols & Definitions
Egyptian Royal Symbols
Egyptian Symbols for the Metals
Symbols of Druidry
Wiccan Symbols and Meanings
Christian Iconography: Symbols and Definitions
Christian Symbols and Glossary
“Christian” Occult Symbols Part 1, Part 2: Hexagrams & Doves
Myths-Dreams-Symbols: Vodun – Voodoo
Vèvès, Ritual Symbols
Symbols for Days of the Week
Astrology Symbols and Components
Signs of the Zodiac, Houses, and Planetary Rulers
Astro Awareness: Dictionary of Signs & Symbols and their Meanings
Astrology-Numerology.com: Sign & Planet Symbols
An Introduction to Buddhist Symbols: Key Symbols
General Buddhist Symbols
Judaism 101: Signs and Symbols
The Islamic Glossary: An Explanation of Names, Terms and Symbols
Norse Images or Symbols
292.1 Classical mythology, (Greek mythology), (Roman mythology)
The Classics from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: General Classical Mythology, Greek Mythology, and Roman Mythology – primarily about Classical Pagan beliefs.
Greek Mythology. Origins of Greek Mythology. Fact Quiz. Greek Names vs. Roman Names. The Immortals (alpha list from Aphrodite to Zeus). See also Encyclopedia Mythica: Greek Mythology.
Greek Mythology.com covers all subjects of Greek Mythology, including Greek Gods and Goddesses (Titans: Gaea, Uranus, Cronus, Rhea, Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Mnemosyne, Themis, Iapetus, Coeus, Crius, Phoebe, Thea, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Metis. Olympians: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Hera, Aris, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Hephaestus), Greek Myths, Greek Heroes (Achilles, Hercules, Perseus, Theseus … ), plus full text of Greek Mythology and Literature books.
Greek Names vs. Roman Names. For each Greek name, site shows the corresponding Roman name in A-Z order, e.g. Greek: Aphrodite = Roman: Venus, Greek: Ares = Roman: Mars, Greek: Poseidon = Roman: Neptune, Greek: Zeus = Roman: Jupiter, etc. More details of the gods or goddesses are displayed when you click on the Greek names.
An Introduction to Ancient Greek Mythology. Contents: The Gods (Titans, Olympians, and Lessor Gods), Heroes (under construction), Creatures (Cyclops, Hecatoncheires, Giants, Ash Tree Nymphs, Typhoeus, Cerberus, Sirens, Centaur), Stories (The Creation, Creation of Man by Prometheus, Zeus’s Lovers, Birth of Athena, Wanderings of Dionysus), and Family Trees (The Principal Gods).
MythNET: Where Togas Are Still HIP. Greek Mythology. Contents include: Twelve Olympian Gods, Titans, Lesser Gods, Creatures in Mythology, Heroes in Mythology, Creation of the World and Mankind, Early Heroes, Great Heroes, Quest of the Golden Fleece, Tales of Lovers, Trojan War, Genealogical Charts (Principal Gods, Children of Gaea, Ancestors of Achilles, Family of Helen of Troy), Picture Gallery, and more.
294.3 Buddhism, Zen Buddhism
The Buddha: A Short Biography by John Strong, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Bates College, Maine, USA.
BuddhaNet. Buddhist information and education network. Buddhist Studies include: Basic Buddhism Guide, Buddhist Ceremonies – Festivals & Special Days, Marriage & Funeral Rites, Online Buddhist Study Guide, Buddhist Studies for Schools, Buddhist Scriptures, Buddhist Teachings, The Buddhist World, and Buddhist History and Culture. Site includes: World Buddhist Directory, eBook Library, BuddhaZine includes Quote of The Day, BuddhaNet Crosswords, Original Buddhist Comics, Photo Documentaries, Psychotherapy/ Meditation, Women in Buddhism, BuddhaNet Kids Page, Buddhist Art & Architecture, and more. Check out other great Buddhism links at Buddhist Websites from Around the World.
Buddhism from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Features, Subdivisions, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Buddhism. Excerpts taken from “The Buddha’s Life” by Gerald Roscoe, edited by Max Holland. Brief but excellent description of the essence of Buddhism, includes a koan about the two monks.
Buddhism and Its Imagery from Buddhist Art and the Trade Routes. India: Origins of Buddhist Art. Buddhist Art of Korea and Japan. Buddhist Art of China and Mongolia. Buddhist Art of the Himalayas: Nepal, Tibet, Kashmir. Buddhist Art of Southeast Asia: Burma, Shrivijayan Empire, Thailand, Cambodia. Buddhist Art of Sri Lanka.
Buddhist Chant 1 and Buddhist Chant 2 from Manitoba Buddhist Church. Listen to authentic Buddhist chants, each over 3 minutes long and repeats.
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library: The Internet Guide to Buddhism and Buddhist Studies. Contents include: Pure Land Buddhism WWW Virtual Library, Buddhism Internet Resources Meta-Register, and others.
The Dalai Lama’s biography, An exclusive interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Most Famous Buddhist in the World, The Private Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism, Photos of His Holiness and Buddhism in Tibet.
The Face of Buddhism & Shintoism in Japanese Art by Mark Schumacher. Please check copyright and usage policies. This exquisite photo library containing over 900 images is undoubtedly a labor of love. Site includes Buddhism Deity Classification: Family Tree – Buddhist Deities in Japan, Hands (Mudra), Schools of Buddhism, and others. See also A-Z section: 4 Heavenly Kings, 5 Wisdom Kings, 8 Legions, 12 Devas, 12 Generals, 12 Zodiac Animals, 28 Legions, Big Buddha, Buddha (Historical – Siddhartha), Buddha Group, Calligraphy, Goddess of Mercy, Wheel of Life – Tibetan Tanka, and more.
An Introduction to Buddhism. Contents: Life of Siddhartha Gautama, Map of Buddha’s World, History of Buddhism, Buddhist Hymns and Prayers, Basics of Buddhist Wisdom, Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, Kalama Sutta, Buddhist Cosmology, Wheel of Life, Basics of Buddhist Morality, Basics of Buddhist Meditation, Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Zen Poems, Ten Oxherding Pictures, Basic Buddhist Vocabulary, and Links.
Life of the Buddha with images from Metropolitan Museum of Art. See also Tibetan Buddhist Art and Zen Buddhism – Japan.
Shin Buddhism – Basics from Shin Dharma Net. Includes Chronology of Buddhism, and Shin Etiquette and Symbols.
Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library. Links to Zen Buddhism General Resources, Schools of Zen Buddhism, Zen Koans Study Pages, 20th Century Zen People and Their Teachings, Daily Zen Sutras, Zen Documents and Writings, Zen Organizations and Institutions, Zen Names, Zen Calendars, and more.
294.5 Hinduism, Hare Krishnas
Hare Krishna. Information on Books about Hare Krishna, Back to Godhead Magazine, Founder of Hare Krishna movement, Centers Around the World, Philosophy and Culture, Other Resources, What’s New (includes Pen Pals Site), Krishna Art and related art links.
The Hindu Universe – Hindu Resource Center. Numerous links to resources on Hinduism, including Quick Intro to Hindu Dharma, Jain Dharma, Buddha Dharma, Sikh Dharma, Hindu FAQ, Hindu Glossary – Sanskrit Terms, India.
Hinduism from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Features, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Hinduism from Sacred Texts. Vedas, Upanishads, Other Primary Texts, Epics, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Later texts, and more.
Hinduism: The Basics from Himalayan Academy. Includes How to Become a (Better) Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus – Complete Text Online, Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, Ten Questions People Ask about Hinduism… and Ten Terrific Answers, Four Facts of Hinduism: Karma, Reincarnation, Dharma, and Worship, How to Become a Better Hindu: Table of Contents.
Hinduism, the World’s Oldest Religion: A Simple Introduction to a Compled Religion by Sunil Balasubramaniam, with colorful illustrations.
Hinduism Today Magazine. Read Current Issue or Archives of Past Issues.
Hinduism: What You Need to Know from About.com. Includes Hinduism for Kids.
Holi – The Festival of Colours is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March every year. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. See also Diwali – Deepavali: The Festival of Lights: History of Diwali, Significance of Diwali, Recipes.
An Introduction to Hinduism – A guide to various aspects of Indian religious thought and inter-religious understanding and religious tolerance (from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany). Full Text version also available for download in PDF.
What Is a Hindu? from Directory of Hindu Resources Online. Contents include Latest News, Temples & Ashrams Worldwide, Dharma & Philosophy including Glossary of Sanskrit Terms, Art, Music & Culture, Ancient Hindu Sciences, and more.
296 Judaism, (Jews – Religion), (Jewish religion), Jewish literature
About Jewish Holidays. Site covers 4 Levels of study, About the Jewish Year, Quiz: Test your knowledge of Jewish holidays, Five-Year Jewish Holidays Calendar, A popup Glossary, and other resources from MyJewishLearning.com. Including:
Daily Life – Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws – Contemporary Kosher
Daily Life – Shabbat: The Weekly Holy Day
Daily Life – Tzedakah: Charitable Giving
Minor Fast Days – Remembering Tragedies of the Past
Modern Holidays: Commemorating Recent History
Rosh Hashana: The Jewish New Year
Shavuot: A Celebration of Receiving the Torah
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Sukkot: The Festival of Booths
Tisha B’Av: Commemorating the Tragedies of Jewish History
Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees
Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement.
Hanukkah. History of Hanukkah from History Channel. “Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (which is November-December on the Gregorian calendar). In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah” means “dedication.” Includes Traditions of Hanukkah and Amazing Hanukkah Feats.
Hanukkah Music from Jewish National & University Library (JNUL).
Hot Sites – Jewish. A large collection of selected quality sites relating to Judaism and Jewish traditions, e.g. Art, Education, Food, Recipes, GIFs and Clipart, Holocaust, Mailing Lists, Museums, Software, Torah On-line, Books, Finding People, Games, History, Learning Hebrew, Music, News, Social Services, Travel, Bulletin Boards, Film, Genealogy, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Magazines, Jewish Stories, Links to Yiddish Sites, and more.
How We Celebrate Hanukkah from Jewish Outreach Institute. Contents: Blessings, Traditions, History, Activities, Spin the Dreidel (game requires Flash Plug-In). See also How We Celebrate Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Purim, Passover – Pesach, Jewish – Holidays – Passover – Selected Sites, Shavuot. See also Judaism Basics, Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle Events, and Rituals, Traditions, Teachings.
Judaica Libraries and Archives on the Web. Webpage was created by Ethan Starr to serve as a one-stop reference to online Judaica collections in libraries and archives around the world. Learn about Jewish culture, history and literature.
Judaism from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Subdivisions (Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism), Features, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Judaism. General resources from Librarians’ Index to the Internet (lii.org).
Judaism from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Tanakh (English Translation), Talmud, Haggada, Kabbalah, Midrash, Ancient/Medieval, plus Modern Links.
Judaism and Jewish Holidays from Jewish Studies Internet Resources, Columbia University Libraries. Other topics include: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Israel, Languages, Hebrew Literature, Yiddish Literature, Palestine & the Palestinians, Women, and more.
Judaism 101. Online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
Yahoo! Judaism. Links to sites relating to Jewish people and Judaism, e.g. jewishpeople.net – global guide to Jews and Judaism; Ahavat Israel – offers resources about the Jewish religion, culture, and values; Conversion to Judaism, etc.
Al-Islam.org. Contents: Beginner’s Introduction to Islam, Common Misconceptions about Islam, Islamic FAQ, New Muslims’ Stories, Basic Beliefs about Islam, Links to Online Organizations and Resources where you can learn more about Islam, Allah and the Holy Qur’an, The Infallibles (Biographies, Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and others, Writings and Sermons, Pearls of Wisdom), Islamic Beliefs and Practices, History and Current Events, and more.
Islam from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Subdivision (Sunni and Shia Islam), Features, Glossary, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Islam from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: Qur’an, Hadith, Sufi Texts, and Other texts.
Islam. Resources from Librarians’ Index to the Internet (lii.org).
Islam Prayer Times. Check out Islamic prayer times from Arab News: The Middle East’s Leading English Language Daily. Use the Astrodienst server to find the longitude, latitude and time zone information for your birth town. The Atlas database at www.astro.com contains geographic information of 254,106 towns around the world.
Islam Questions & Answers. Contents: Basic Tenets of Faith, The Qur’aan and its Sciences, Hadeeth & its Sciences, Usool al-Fiqh, Jurisprudence and Islamic Rulings, Islamic history and biography, The Heart Softeners, Manners, Characters and Morals, Inviting Others to Islam, Pedagogy education and upbringing, Psychological and Social Problems, Islamic Politics, and Knowledge.
Islamic Art, Music, and Architecture Around the World. Contents: Islamic Art, Muslim World Music, Muslim Musicians of Western Music, Islamic Architecture.
Islamic Music. Links to websites with Islamic music including halal nashids for children.
Religion Islam. Contents include Quran Facts, Quran Laws, Quran – Divine Source of Islam – 114 chapters in English, and more.
Makkah – not “Mecca” by Abu Atiyyah, South Africa. For your information, the holiest city for the Muslims is Makkah-tul-Mukarramah, not Mecca. See also Current Affairs, Food for Thought, Q & A, General Articles, Halal, Women in Islam and more from Albalagh, an Islamic E-Journal.
Muslims: The Facts from New Internationalist Publications. Contents include: Muslims of the world – Islam is considered the fastest growing religion in the world. There are approximately 1.3 billion Muslims constituting a fifth of humanity. World’s Most Muslim Nations, Sizeable Muslim Communities, Refugees – The majority of the world’s estimated 12 million refugees are Muslim, Key Moments of Islamic Civilization.
The Religion of Islam from Islam for Today. Basic theological Islamic beliefs and concepts. Includes: Muslims Today, History & Civilizations, Schools & Family Life, Women in Islam, Women of Afghanistan, Companions of Mohammed, Converts to Islam, Islamic Books & Media, and Links.
A Short Summary of Islamic Beliefs and Eschatology by Lambert Dolphin, Physicist. See also Understanding Muslims, The Religion of Islam, and Allah is Not a Personal God – all from a Christian perspective.
Yahoo! Islam. Links to sites relating to Islam Faiths and Practices, Islamic Sects, Science and Islam, and more.
299.21 Wicca, Paganism, Neopaganism, Freedom of religion, (Witchcraft)
Circle Sanctuary. Includes Info on Nature Spirituality, Paganism, & Wiccan Ways, Pagan handfasting ceremonies, Celebrating the Seasons: Lore and Rituals, and more.
Wicca: A Neopagan, Earth-Centered Religion. Information includes: Witchcraft, Paganism, Wiccan FAQs, History of Wicca, Beliefs, Practices, rituals, and symbols, Wiccan sabbats (seasonal days of celebration), and more.
299 Shinto, (Shintoism)
Basic Terms of Shinto. A dictionary of Shinto with black and white photos where applicable. Includes a Glossary of Japanese Names, Terms and Titles in the Text.
Cyber Shrine from Electric Samurai. Click to viyew photos of shrines in Japan.
Early Shinto in Ancient Japan. Shinto Creation Stories.
Jinja Honcho: The Association of Shinto Shrines is a religious corporation which controls and administrates about 80,000 Shinto Shrines throughout Japan. Contents: Natural Climate and Shinto Faith, The Grand Shrine of Ise, Jinja (Shinto Shrines), Matsuri (Ceremonies and Festivals). Lots of beautiful photos accompanied by detailed information.
Meiji Jingu is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji (122nd Emperor of Japan) and his consort, Emperor Shoken.
Sacred Spaces in Shinto: Jinja (Shrine) Shinto from Teaching Comparative Religion Through Art and Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. Well illustrated and explained. Contents: Background, Shrine Complex, Two Shrines.
Shinto: Basic Information from japan-guide.com, includes photos. Introduction, Shinto History, Shinto Today. Shinto Shrines with photos, plus advice on How to visit a shrine.
Shinto from BBC – Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Subdivisions (Shrine Shinto – Jinja Shinto, Sect Shinto – kyôha Shinto, Folk Shinto), Features, Ethics, Programmes, News.
Shinto from Beliefnet.com. Includes link to Prayer Circles for Growth of Shinto Outside Japan.
Shinto from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 23 webpages.
Shinto. Encyclopedia article from Encarta.
Shinto from Japan Zone: Japan Omnibus.
Shinto from ReligiousTolerance.org. Brief history of Shinto, Shinto beliefs, Shinto practices, Forms of Shinto, and Shinto texts.
Shinto from Shinto Online Network Association with many photos. Contents: Koshitsu Shinto (Shinto of the Imperial House), Shuha Shinto (The sect Shinto), Folk Shinto (Yearly Round of Observances, Rites of Passages), Jinja Shinto (Shrine Shinto) – Jinja (or Shrine), Shinto priesthood, Concept of Kami, Procedures of a Worshipping Rite, Festival, Authentic Shinto Faith, On Afterdeath, Sins and Concept of Shinto Ethics, and Civilization of the Divine Forest – Jinja and Shinto: Religion of the Forest.
Shinto Scripture from Sacred Texts.
Shinto: The Way of the Gods by N. Alice Yamada with photos. See also Shinto (Japanese, “way of the gods”) with two excellent photos, plus brief descriptions on Practices and Beliefs, Scriptures, and History. Shinto: The Way of the Gods – a brief summary from a course on Japanese Culture taught by Dr. Barbara Mori at California Polytechnic State University, Social Sciences Department.
Shinto from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History, Definition of Shinto, Practice and teaching of Shinto, Afterlife, Four affirmations, Sin and impurity, Purification, Shrines, Gods, Ema, Cultural effect of Shinto, Important shrines.
Shinto Religion of Japan. A brief sketch of Shinto from Indiana University Computer Science Department.
Shintoism. Webpage on Shinto Profile, History, Beliefs, Links, & Bibliography, created by Stacy Buko for University of Virginia course New Religious Movements.
Shintoism: An Introduction to Shinto from A Guide to Kamakura by Tadahiro Kondo.
What is Shinto? An explanation from Koichi Barrish, chief priest and Aiki instructor at Kannagara Jinja, Granite Falls, WA.
Shinto in Yahoo! Directory.
299.5128 I Ching, (Yi jing)
The I Ching translated by James Legge (Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16) 1899. View tyhe Contents and Start Reading the entire I Ching online.
The I Ching on the Net. The I Ching or “Book of Changes” is an ancient Chinese divination manual and book of wisdom. Site provides links to I Ching resources on the Internet. Includes a brief introduction to the I Ching and to Greg Whincup’s translation: Rediscovering the I Ching.
Assorted information on Scientology. Links to Scientology information, including Racism, Scientology in Las Vegas, Nevada, Super Powers Rundown, and more.
Canadian Critical Scientology Information.
Church of Scientology from Columbia Encyclopedia.
Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz. A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Scientology: What is Scientology? Information on Scientology, its background and origins, L. Ron Hubbard – founder of Scientology, Activities Around the World, and Press Releases. See also Accent on Ability by L. Ron Hubbard, A Description of Scientology – article based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, site includes links to Church of Scientology & Dianetics Resources, SCIENTOLOGY® Founded by L. Ron Hubbard, What is Scientology? Presented by The Church of Scientology International, Scientology in United Kingdom, and Glossary for Scientology and Dianetics.