There are also ideas for creative exercises to use yourself or with others in creating or exploring stories. In Pursuit of the Oral Tradition of Storytelling An impassioned plea for storytellers (in the USA) not to get trapped in the copyright mindset, and recognize the oral tradition for what it is.
Myths and Legends One of the best resources, Christopher Siren's epic site has detailed annotations of more weblinks than you could ever eat, regularly updated, and divided geographically into cultures. Nasreddin Hodja Erol Beymen's whole site about the popular wise fool. Over seventy short tales are categorised by subject.Legends A major resource, beautifully designed and presented.It gives introductions, commentary, original sources, illustrations and annotated links for many subjects including: Robin Hood, King Arthur & The Matter of Britain, The Welsh Bards, Tales of Gawain, Guenevere, Percival the Fool, Merlin & the History of Britain, Sir Tristan & La Belle Iseult, Elaine of Astolat, Ballads & Broadsides, True Thomas, Tam Lin & Fair Janet, Pirates & Privateers, Blackbeard, Fairy Tales, Classic Tales, Selchies, Shakespeare's Stories, Beowulf, Sagas & Sea-Kings, Sigurd the Volsung, The Viking Age, Paladins & Princes, Knighthood in Flower, El Cid, Roland, and much more.Use your browser's Edit - Find facility to search for any keyword that you might want in the title of a story, as a primitive story search.This page is just one at Rick Walton's Online Library, which provides loads of resources for children's books (many by Rick), and includes a very long list of curriculum activities to tie in with certain themes and stories. Hero's Journey - interactive story site An environment to explore the classic mythical story structure and to create your own stories.