The Jewish mythology includes all the legends , myths and fairy tales of the Jewish people. Mainly the characters of Jewish mythology can already be found in the Tanakh . A world of stories that goes beyond the biblical text has developed around many.
A major source of Jewish mythology is the midrashim , rabbinical commentary on the Bible . However, some legends did not emerge until the medieval Jewish diaspora , such as the cycle about Rabbi Judah Löw from Prague and his golem . A collection of the sagas and legends can be found in the Ma'assebuch .