Peer Review for material titled "The Big Myth"
User Rating for material titled "The Big Myth"
Member Comments for material titled "The Big Myth"
Bookmark Collections for material titled "The Big Myth"
Course ePortfolios for material titled "The Big Myth"
Learning Exercises for material titled "The Big Myth"
Accessibility Info for material titled "The Big Myth"
Please enter a Bookmark title
Please limit Bookmark title to 65 characters
Please enter a description
Please limit Bookmark title to 4000 characters
A Bookmark with this title already existed.
Please limit a note about this material to 2048 characters
Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help



Search > Material Results >

The Big Myth


The Big Myth

Logo for The Big Myth
A really COOL, multi-media, interactive site focused on creation myths from various of the world's cultures. An award winning site."The Big Myth is a new experimental learning module designed for use in European primary school classrooms. It is a sociology textbook for the comparative study of world creation mythology. The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture. The Big Myth... More
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: February 21, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 25, 2013
Submitter: Laura Shulman
Keywords: world cultures, creation stories


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 4.57 average rating
  • User Rating: 4.57 user rating
  • Discussion (7 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Bookmark Collections (25)
  • Course ePortfolios (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

  • Rate this material
  • Create a learning exercise
  • Add accessibility information
  • Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection
    Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add
    Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Other users can copy your Bookmark Collection to their own profile and modify it to save time
    Edit the information about the material in this {0}
    Submitting Bookmarks...


Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Internet browser
Shockwave Player Plug-in

Language: German, Dutch; Flemish, English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


QR Code for this Page

Users who viewed this material also viewed...


Discussion for The Big Myth

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Shonda Agbor
2 years ago

Shonda Agbor (Student)

While this is primarily targeted at primary classrooms, I think it will still be useful in secondary settings. Even the big kids like learning through animation and in primary ways. It helps them break down difficult concepts, like mythology. Kudos on this one!

Time spent reviewing site: 2 mins

Avatar for Jody Ondich
4 years ago

Jody Ondich (Faculty)

I am using this as part of an assignment in an online Bible as Lit course, asking them to compare and contrast one of these myths to the Genesis story.  Lovely resource for an online course!

Used in course

Avatar for Dr. Margaret Choka
4 years ago

Dr. Margaret Choka (Faculty)

I like the animation and would consider using it in the future.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes

Avatar for Don Peavy
6 years ago

Don Peavy (Faculty)

Absolutely incredible. I plan to use this resource in my Introduction to Religious Studies courses. A possible shortcoming is the resource requires some knowledge of geography.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins.
Used in course

Avatar for mark gstohl
7 years ago

mark gstohl (Faculty)

Great site! Nice animation. Very easy to use and useful. I do wish all myths were available without charge.

Avatar for Matthew Baird
9 years ago

Matthew Baird (Faculty)

Absolutely great site. Very cool.

Avatar for Katie Howe
9 years ago

Katie Howe (Student)

This site would be an exciting and interactive site for students to use.

Technical Remarks:

I liked how you see the map of the world and are able to choose different
countries and religions by where they are located in the world. This helps
student understand the geography as well as what you learn about their culture.
This site provides a lot of information, but it is not overwhelming. You have
many choices in what you want to look at.
Used in course