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Mythology


Celtic Mythology, by John Arnott MacCulloch.
A detailed foray into the world of pagan and Christian Celtic myths and heroic cycles from both Ireland and Wales.

Egyptian Mythology, by W. Max Müller.
A comprehensive and mesmerizing overview of Egyptian mythology ranging from origin myths to cultic practices.

Gilgamesh: A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell.
Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchell's lithe, muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, to see how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive it is.

Greece! Rome! Monsters!, by John Harris and Illustrated by Calef Brown.
An energetic romp through Ancient Greek and Roman mythology written for young readers.

The Greek Myths, By Robert Graves.
This is a massive book, and it is the standard reference book on Greek Mythology. It delves into the various creation myths, and births and lives of the various Greek gods, the role of the elemental forces in Greek mythology such as Chaos and Eros, as well as exploring the roles and stories of the Titans, the lesser gods, and other supernatural figures, such as witches.

Hindu Myths, by A. L. Dallapiccola.
Offers a concise overview on Hindu mythology and how it has evolve over time.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, By Sean Sheehan.
There are over 250 entries in this one volume encyclopedia, which cover a range of topics associated with Ancient Greece, including Greek mythology, art, culture, history, and everyday life in Ancient Greece.

King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend, by Rodney Castleden.
Did King Arthur really exist? If Castleden is correct, the answer is yes. In this intriguing book, the author presents an overview of the historical and archeological evidence which indicates that the legends surrounding King Arthur are based upon actual historical events and personages.

Myths & Legends of the First World War, by James Hayward.
A chronological overview of the stories that grew out of the battlefields of World War I.

Myths & Legends of the Second World War, by James Hayward
In this unique text, Hayward chronicles a variety of World War II myths that developed in Western Europe, and he examines what basis in fact, if any, that these myths had.

A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong.
A concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it.

World of Myths, introduced by Marina Warner.
Five books in one covering influencial myths from five ancient cultures. Includes: Greek Myths by Lucilla Burn, Roman Myths by Jane F. Gardner, Norse Myths by R. I. Page, Egyptian Myths by George Hart, and Celtic Myths by Miranda Green.

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