Folk tales, fairy tales, legends and fables
A comprehensive list of websites
See also: Mythology
African folklore *
African Folk Tales
Read an online collection of African folktales at World of Tales –
American folklore *
Retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends.
Folklore of the United States
Heroes & Champions
Andersen, Hans Christian. Hans Christian Andersen Centre
Research, texts in 15 languages, web links.
Hans Christian Andersen:
Fairy Tales and Stories, from the English translation H. P. Paull.
Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One NIghts) *
An Annotated Index
Full text and audio.
Celtic legends *
Celtic Legends and Mythology
Cinderella. Cinderella texts.
English-language versions of Cinderella published between 1729 and 1912 versions. The Cinderella Project
Eastern Stories and Legends,
re-told by Marie L. Shedlock.
Fairy Tales. SurLaLune.
A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 35 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, and over 1,200 illustrations. Discover hundreds of fairy tales from around the world.
The Folklore Society, U.K.
The Folklore Society (FLS) is a learned society, based in London, devoted to the study of all aspects of folklore and tradition, including: ballads, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, childlore and children’s folklore, folk arts and crafts, popular belief, folk religion, material culture, vernacular language, sayings, proverbs and nursery rhymes, folk medicine, plantlore and weather lore.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales *
Grimm Fairy Tales,
an interactive website.
Grimm Fairy Tales,
an animated site from National Geographic.
A Flowering Tree and other Oral Tales from India.
A. K. Ramanujan.
Internet folklore, story-telling, game-playing *
Games for Change
Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.
Unlike the commercial gaming industry, we aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good.
Know Your Meme
Know Your Meme is a website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.
Irish Fairy Tales
Etexts from Project Gutenberg.
Marvels and Tales
Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
Snow White. A scholarly Snow White.
Texts and illustrations.