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Welcome to the assessment department of the Mythology WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's mythology related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WP Mythology}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Mythology articles by quality and Category:Mythology articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Mythology WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessmentsEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Mythology}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Mythology|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Mythology articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Mythology articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Mythology articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Mythology articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Mythology articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Mythology articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Mythology articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Mythology articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Mythology articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Mythology articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Mythology articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Mythology articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Mythology articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Mythology articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Mythology articles) Project
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Mythology articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Mythology articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Mythology articles) ???

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scaleEdit

Importance assessmentEdit

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WP Mythology}} banner on its talk page:

{{WP Mythology| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scaleEdit

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about mythology. A reader who is not involved in the field of mythology will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Mythology
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding mythology.
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history of mythology. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand religion, such as specific aspects of mythology. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most people involved in mythology will be rated in this level.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of mythology. Few readers outside the mythology field may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of mythology, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include most practices and infrastructure of mythology.

Given the number and variety of articles with which this project shall be dealing, I believe that we should devote a good deal of attention in the short run to determining which of the articles we consider to be of greatest importance to the project. We now have a page at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mythology/Assessment/Top-importance articles where we can discuss which articles should receive top-importance ranking. Any and all input is more than welcome.

Requesting an assessmentEdit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Joseph CampbellEdit

The main Joseph Campbell article has undergone quite a lot of clean-up, reformatting and reorganization over the last year. Is there a team member who would be willing to reassess it? -- David Kudler (talk) 13:46, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Triple GoddessEdit

Currently listed as "B", but all "citation needed" tags have now been fulfilled, some authorial-voice opinionating neutralized, and the "Origins" section now details sources before Robert Graves. It would be nice to get a status check at this milepost, to gauge the need for further editing. Thanks! Sizzle Flambé (/) 01:13, 2 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hindu mythology articlesEdit

I recently tagged FA and GA Hindu mythology articles with this project tag. They however need assessment for importance. --Redtigerxyz Talk 12:07, 16 April 2010 (UTC) They are FA Ganesha and Vithoba and others listed at [1]--Redtigerxyz Talk 12:09, 16 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Legendary Early Briton Monarchy (Moved question)Edit

I'm new at WP and took a stab at updates to Sisillius II and his mother Queen Marcia. Before I go any further with additional pages it would be helpful to know if the pages fit style guidelines. (I found "good pages" on the main article, but there's much less information about these folks so I'm not quite sure if what I did was fitting or not.) What do you think? Thanks! --CaroleHenson (talk) 17:58, 14 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also placed the question at, not being sure which was the best place.--CaroleHenson (talk) 18:09, 14 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please see update from one person and my follow-up question on --CaroleHenson (talk) 20:18, 14 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moved this question to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mythology which appears to have recent responses to questions.

Raven TalesEdit

As a team member of the Article for Improvement wikiproject I've spent the past couple days significantly expanding upon the article Raven Tales which accounts the written and oral stories of Raven amongst the native tribes of the pacific northwest. Raven seems to have the highest importance to a large region of people and when I first started I don't think the article was much more than a small stub. At this point I believe that the article may well qualify as a B class article, potentially even a good article. I would appreciate your review. Thanks. David Condrey (talk) 09:30, 4 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I know Polyphonte is a slightly arcane figure but I've done quite a lot of work on the article and would be very grateful if someone could cast another pair of eyes over it. I'm rather new so I may well have overlooked something. Nyctimene (talk) 21:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


As part of an ongoing project to review the entire Metamorphoses in Greek mythology category I recently made some major changes to the Acantha page. I would really appreciate it if someone would re-evaluate the article. Changes include major rewrites, extensive referencing, the addition of a relevant see also section and adding the Greek Deity series banner to the side of the article. It now contains more detail than any commercial encyclopedia and hence, in this editors admittedly biased view, deserves more than the designation stub class. Nyctimene (talk) 00:42, 24 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Next on the project list is Daedalion. Completely rewritten with a good deal more content. References added and proper incline citations provided. A see also section has been added detailing other instances in which mortals have been transformed into birds. Greek and Roman mythology bars placed at the bottom of the page. The page now contains a much fuller account of the story and hence an assessment would be appreciated. Nyctimene (talk) 11:03, 29 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You get the gist by now. Major update of the Damarchus article with loads of additional sources. Hopefully it now provides encyclopedic coverage of the topic. Nyctimene (talk) 15:59, 2 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apollo and DaphneEdit

I have done a bit of an overhaul on the Apollo and Daphne page, removing a lot of "book report" styling and opinions and trying to make it more about the story than our interpretation of it's meaning. It could still use some work, which I intend to do, but I think it's well past stub-class.--Lindsey40186 (talk) 14:18, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perperuna and DodolaEdit

I have majorly rewrote and renamed the title of the article, for details see Talk:Perperuna and Dodola#New revision. It is not anymore a start-class, also considering the amount of literature and focus, doubt it is of low-importance. --Miki Filigranski (talk) 11:49, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment logEdit

Mythology articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

May 25, 2023Edit


May 24, 2023Edit



  • Hellen (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to Unassessed-Class. (rev · t)


May 23, 2023Edit




May 22, 2023Edit



  • Cleito (mythology) (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)
  • National god (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class. (rev · t)


May 21, 2023Edit