Welcome to Mythstories

photo of 3 acrylic paintings by Dez Quarrell

Mythstories is a charity working with traditional tales. Here you will find some of our favourites, together with ideas for story-based activities for families, groups of children or whole classes.

Mythstories is Where Words Work. Explore and enjoy.

Educational Resources

photos of making activities

Storytelling is an effective tool that can be used across the curriculum, not just in English. Here you will find tried and tested resources that will work in your classroom, They can be easily adapted for small or large groups and many are equally suitable for home educators.

The Museum

Bertilak and Morgan at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall

Mythstories' collection of beautiful objects from around the world that can be used to tell stories, and new storytelling objects commissioned from skilled artists and craftworkers is being digitized and dispersed during 2022.


Latest Posts

Why Flies Buzz

Ever wondered why the average fly is not a gifted raconteur? The answer is only a click away in this African traditional tale.

Elephant Girls

Can girls be turned into elephants? And if they can is it possible for them to become girls again? Your questions are answered in this short story.

Krishna

Two paintings from Mythstories collection honouring the Hindu God Krishna.

Bharata and the Fawn

The Hindu tale of a King, who became a hermit, a deer and nearly a human sacrifice.

Sure, Sure Archer

An Indian folktale about how a man so intent on proving himself greater than everyone else learnt a valuable lesson.

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