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We should have seen it coming, but there was definitely some overlap in books between this and our previous entry about Ancient History. An overlap definitely makes sense though because, in a way, the mythology of cultures is history. It helps to show what people believed and how those beliefs shaped their culture.

Our Mythology book list does have two big difference from our ancient history one:
1. A more worldly set of books. Our ancient History list seemed to focus on mostly Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history, where this list (especially in master list at the bottom) has much more Asian, Indian, Nordic, and Native American books.

2. Way more fiction. A large portion of the list is modern stories that borrow heavily from the mythology of cultures past, using the stories as a structural device or simply having the gods and goddesses as characters in the books.

In the 16 mythology lists used, we found close to 200 unique titles. The top 15 that appeared on more than a single list are ranked below with photos, links, and descriptions. The remaining books that appear on a single list each, are listed in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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The Best Books About World Mythology (Tie)
(Appears on 3 Lists)



Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

Asura- Tale Of The Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan
Lists It Appears On:

  • Hooked Upon
  • India Reads
  • Whats Trending Now

The epic tale of victory and defeat… The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. “For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor’s tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished.” “I am a non-entity – invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama – the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser.” The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour – Ravana. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.

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Bulfinch’s Mythology The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch

Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Greek Mythology
  • Questia

The justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three volumes the major contents of which are retained in this abridgment for the student and general reader. The Age Of Fable — The gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as well as the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England and the Near East. The Legend Of Charlemange — Accounts of the reign of the first great French Emperor, his wars and conquests. The Age Of Chivalry — King Arthur and his court, Lancelot and Guenever, and the death of Arthur.

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The Illiad by Homer

The Iliad by Homer,
Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Greek Mythology
  • Questia

This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore’s Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore’s elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book.

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The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey by Homer
Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Greek Mythology
  • Questia

The most eloquent translation of Homer’s epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus and his arduous journey home after the Trojan War

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(Appear on 2 Lists)



Book of Greek Myths by D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (D'Aulaires' Greek Myths) by Ingri d'Aulaire
Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Windows To The Universe

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there’s no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D’Aulaires’ book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly–and mortal–personalities.

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton
Lists It Appears On:

  • Read in a Single Sitting
  • The Best Books Ever

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

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Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline Cooney

Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney
Lists It Appears On:

  • Read in a Single Sitting
  • The Best Books Ever

Anaxandra is taken from her birth island at age 6 by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter, Princess Callisto. Six years later, her new island is sacked by pirates and she is the sole survivor. Alone with only her Medusa figurine, she reinvents herself as Princess Callisto when Menelaus, great king of Sparta, lands with his men. He takes her back to Sparta with him where Helen, his beautiful wife, does not believe that the red-headed child is Princess Callisto. Although fearful of the half-mortal, half-goddess Helen, Anaxandra is able to stay out of harm’s way—until the Trojan princes Paris and Aeneas arrive. Paris and Helen’s fascination with each other soon turns to passion and plunges Sparta and Troy into war. Can Anaxandra find the courage to reinvent herself once again, appease the gods, and save herself?

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The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes & Richard A. Hunter

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) by Apollonius of Rhodes,
Lists It Appears On:

  • Greek Mythology
  • Questia

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Appollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science, and offers a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process. This major new prose translation combines readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to general readers and classicists alike.

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Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

Jaya- An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata (The Great Indian Epics Retold) by Devdutt Pattanaik
Lists It Appears On:

  • Hooked Upon
  • Whats Trending Now

High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose names mean victory . One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve. What is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya? Solve this puzzle and you will solve the mystery of the Mahabharata. In this enthralling retelling of India s greatest epic, the Mahabharata, originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants, including the Pandavani of Chattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and Yakshagana of Karnataka. Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by the author, the 108 chapters abound with little-known details such as the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the stories of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata version of the Shakuntalam and the Ramayana, and the dating of the war based on astronomical data. With clarity and simplicity, the tales in this elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata, the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over 3000 years.

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Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks
Lists It Appears On:

  • Read in a Single Sitting
  • The Best Books Ever

Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen’s not fully convinced that Emma’s the one he’s been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help―no matter what the risk.

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Oh. My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs

Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods. #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
Lists It Appears On:

  • Read in a Single Sitting
  • The Best Books Ever

When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe’s well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the berexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you’re running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!

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Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
Lists It Appears On:

  • Read in a Single Sitting
  • The Best Books Ever

All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy’s thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.

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The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley

The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children by Charles Kingsley
Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Greek Mythology

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Lists It Appears On:

  • India Reads
  • Whats Trending Now

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, The Palace of Illusions gives new voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharat, as she weaves a vibrant interpretation of an ancient tale. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father’s kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

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The Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik
Lists It Appears On:

  • Hooked Upon
  • Whats Trending Now

‘I am not sure that I am a man,’ said Yuvanashva. ‘I have created life outside me as men do. But I have also created life inside me, as women do. What does that make me? Will a body such as mine fetter or free me?’

Among the many hundreds of characters who inhabit the Mahabharata, perhaps the world’s greatest epic and certainly one of the oldest, is Yuvanashva, a childless king, who accidentally drinks a magic potion meant to make his queens pregnant and gives birth to a son. This extraordinary novel is his story.

It is also the story of his mother Shilavati, who cannot be king because she is a woman; of young Somvat, who surrenders his genitals to become a wife; of Shikhandi, a daughter brought up as a son, who fathers a child with a borrowed penis; of Arjuna, the great warrior with many wives, who is forced to masquerade as a woman after being castrated by a nymph; of Ileshwara, a god on full-moon days and a goddess on new-moon nights; and of Adi-natha, the teacher of teachers, worshipped as a hermit by some and as an enchantress by others.

Building on Hinduism’s rich and complex mythology—but driven by a very contemporary sensibility—Devdutt Pattanaik creates a lush and fecund work of fiction in which the lines are continually blurred between men and women, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. Confronted with such fluidity the reader is drawn into Yuvanashva’s struggle to be fair to all—those here, those there and all those in between.

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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly DescribedJuliet Sutherland, Sam WGreek Mythology
A Book of MythsSuzanne Shell, Sam WGreek Mythology
A Dictionary of World MythologyArthur CotterellQuestia
A History of Greek ReligionMartin P. Nilsson; F. J. FieldenQuestia
A Short Guide to Classical MythologyG.M. KirkwoodQuestia
AbandonMeg CabotRead in a Single Sitting
Ajaya seriesAnand NeelkanthanHooked Upon
An Introduction to MythologyHeather Strickland and Marc D’HoogheGreek Mythology
AnabasisXenophonGreek Mythology
Ancient ArtPowell, JillianWindows To The Universe
Ancient Tales and Folklore of ChinaEdward T. C. WernerAaron Shepard
Arcadia AwakensKai MeyerThe Best Books Ever
Aztec and Maya MythsKarl TaubeBlavatsky
Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with those of the Heathen Nations of Antiquity Considering also their Origin and MeaningT. W. DOANEGreek Mythology
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the IliadRosemary SutcliffAbout
Celtic Gods and HeroesMarie-Louise SjoestedtNorse Mythology (Again)
Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and WalesAlwyn and Brinley ReesNorse Mythology (Again)
Celtic MythologyProinsias Mac CanaNorse Mythology (Again)
Celtic MythsMiranda Jane GreenBlavatsky
Celtic Myths and LegendsPeter Berresford EllisNorse Mythology (Again)
Chinese Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and LegendDerek WaltersAaron Shepard
Chinese MythsAnne BirrellBlavatsky
Classic MythsMARY CATHERINE JUDDGreek Mythology
Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical AnthologyGeoffrey MilesQuestia
Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the ManyErik HornungEgyptian Mythology
CupidityCaroline GoodeRead in a Single Sitting
Custom and MythDavid PriceGreek Mythology
Death and Salvation in Ancient EgyptJan AssmannEgyptian Mythology
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and LegendMiranda GreenNorse Mythology (Again)
Early Greek MythsTimothy GantzAbout
Early Irish Myths and SagasJeffrey GantzNorse Mythology (Again)
Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient EgyptGeraldine PinchEgyptian Mythology
Egyptian MythsGeorge HartBlavatsky
Essential Chinese Mythology: Stories That Change the WorldMartin Palmer and Zhao XiaominAaron Shepard
From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European MythologyDavid LeemingQuestia
Goddess Boot CampTera Lynn ChildsRead in a Single Sitting
Goddess InterruptedAimee CarterThe Best Books Ever
Gods and Heroes of Ancient GreeceBrooks, Robert AWindows To The Universe
Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The Library of ApollodorusApollodorus; Leonard Baskin; Michael SimpsonQuestia
Gods and Myths of Northern EuropeH.R. Ellis DavidsonNorse Mythology
Greek MythsLucilla BurnBlavatsky
Greg Hildebrandt’s Book of Three-Dimensional DragonsHildebrandt, GregWindows To The Universe
Half-BloodJennifer L. ArmentroutThe Best Books Ever
Have a Hot Time, Hades!Kate McMullanRead in a Single Sitting
Hero TalesJAMES BALDWINGreek Mythology
Hero-Myths and Legends of the British RaceTed Garvin, Sam WGreek Mythology
Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and HomericaHesiodGreek Mythology
Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology: Heroes, Heroines, Gods, and Goddesses from Around the WorldPhilip WilkinsonBlavatsky
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the WorldHamilton, VirginiaWindows To The Universe
In The Days of Giants A Book of Norse TalesAbbie Farwell BrownGreek Mythology
Inca MythsGary UrtonBlavatsky
Introducing MichelangeloRichmond, RobinWindows To The Universe
Iris, MessengerSarah DemingRead in a Single Sitting
IthakaAdele GerasFive Books
Juliet Dove, Queen of LoveBruce CovilleRead in a Single Sitting
Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s QueenKavita KaneHooked Upon
King of IthakaTracey BarrettRead in a Single Sitting
Kuan Yin: Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of CompassionMartin Palmer and Jay RamsayAaron Shepard
Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese OperaAaron ShepardAaron Shepard
Larousse Encyclopedia of MythologyAaron Shepard
Legend of the Moon MaidenKoh Kok KiangAaron Shepard
Legends Of The Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with TranslationsE. A. Wallis BudgeGreek Mythology
Lost in the LabyrinthPatrice KindlRead in a Single Sitting
MahabharataC. RajagopalachariIndia Reads
Masters of Art: Giotto and Medieval ArtCorrain, LuciaWindows To The Universe
Masters of Art: Rembrandt and Seventeenth-Century HollandPescio, ClaudioWindows To The Universe
Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the GorgonStephen R. WilkQuestia
Meluha TrilogyAmish TripathiHooked Upon
Mesopotamian MythsHenrietta McCallBlavatsky
MetamorphosesOvidAbout
Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts: Festivals of ChinaCarol Stepanchuk and Charles WongAaron Shepard
Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu MythologyDevdutt PattanaikIndia Reads
Myth and Religion of the North: The Religion of Ancient ScandinaviaE.O.G. Turville-PetreNorse Mythology
Mythology: A Visual EncyclopediaJo FortyBlavatsky
Myths and Legends of All Nations Famous Stories from the Greek, German, English, Spanish, Scandinavian, Danish, French, Russian, Bohemian, Italian and other sourcesLOGAN MARSHALLGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of Ancient EgyptLEWIS SPENCEGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and RomeE. M. BERENS.Greek Mythology
Myths and Legends of Babylonia and AssyriaLEWIS SPENCEGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of ChinaE.T.C. WernerGreek Mythology
Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, CompleteCharles M. SkinnerGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of the Celtic RaceT. W. ROLLESTONGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of the Great PlainsKATHARINE BERRY JUDSONGreek Mythology
Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great LakesKATHARINE B. JUDSONGreek Mythology
Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic ReligionsH.R. Ellis DavidsonNorse Mythology (Again)
Myths of Babylonia and AssyriaDonald A. MackenzieGreek Mythology
Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and ArtH. A. GUERBERGreek Mythology
Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and SagasH. A. GuerberGreek Mythology
Myths of the World: Legends of AfricaTembo, MwizengeWindows To The Universe
Myths That Every Child Should Know A Selection Of The Classic Myths Of All Times For Young PeopleHAMILTON WRIGHT MABIEGreek Mythology
Nobody’s PrincessEsther M FriesnerRead in a Single Sitting
Nobody’s PrizeEsther M FriesnerRead in a Single Sitting
Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and BeliefsJohn LindowNorse Mythology
Norse MythsR. I. PageBlavatsky
OLD GREEK STORIESJAMES BALDWINGreek Mythology
Olympia Heights: The PantheonAmy Leigh StricklandRead in a Single Sitting
Origins of Chinese FestivalsGoh Pei KiAaron Shepard
Padraic Colum’s story of the Golden FleeceNathaniel HawthorneAbout
Pandora Gets JealousCarolyn HennesyRead in a Single Sitting
Parallel MythsJ.F. BierleinBlavatsky
Persian MythsVesta Sarkhosh CurtisBlavatsky
Peter Paul Rubens: First ImpressionsMcLanathan, RichardWindows To The Universe
Prince of AyodhyaAshok BankerIndia Reads
Psyche in a DressFrancesca Lia BlockRead in a Single Sitting
QuiverStephanie SpinnerRead in a Single Sitting
Radiant DarknessEmily WhitmanRead in a Single Sitting
Renaissance ArtHarris, NathanielWindows To The Universe
Roman MythsJane F. GardnerBlavatsky
Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra, #1)Amish TripathiHooked Upon
Shadow of the MinotaurAlan GibbonsRead in a Single Sitting
SirenaDonna Jo NapoliRead in a Single Sitting
SirenzCharlotte Bennardo and Natalie ZamanRead in a Single Sitting
Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the RamayanaDevdutt PattanaikIndia Reads
StarcrossedJosephine AngeliniRead in a Single Sitting
Suzanne Shell, Sam WDavid Edwards, Linda CantoniGreek Mythology
Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the MetamorphosesTed HughesFive Books
Tales of Ancient EgyptRoger Lancelyn GreenEgyptian Mythology
Tales of the Greek Heroes: Retold From the Ancient AuthorsRoger Lancelyn GreenAbout
Tales of Troy Ulysses the Sacker of CitiesAndrew LangGreek Mythology
Tanglewood TalesNathaniel HawthorneAbout
Taoism and Chinese ReligionHenri MasperoAaron Shepard
Temping FateEsther FriesnerRead in a Single Sitting
The 8 ImmortalsKoh Kok KiangAaron Shepard
The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of TroyWILLY POGANYGreek Mythology
The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian ReligionDonald B. RedfordEgyptian Mythology
The Babylonian Legends of the CreationAssyrian Tablets From NinevehGreek Mythology
The Celtic Heroic AgeJohn T. Koch and John CareyNorse Mythology (Again)
The CeltsMartell, Hazel MaryWindows To The Universe
The Children of Odin The Book of Northern MythsPadraic ColumGreek Mythology
The Children’s HomerPadraic ColumFive Books
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient EgyptRichard H. WilkinsonEgyptian Mythology
The Crown of ZeusChristine NorrisRead in a Single Sitting
The D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse MythsIngri and Edgar Parin d’AulaireNorse Mythology
The Dawn PalaceH M HooverRead in a Single Sitting
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by DayRaymond Faulkner and Ogden GoeletEgyptian Mythology
The Eight Immortals of Taoism: Legends and Fables of Popular TaoismKwok Man Ho and Joanne O’BrienAaron Shepard
The Fall of TroyQuintus SmyrnaeusGreek Mythology
The Fire ThiefTerry DearyRead in a Single Sitting
The Goddess TestAimee CarterRead in a Single Sitting
The Golden Bough A study of magic and religionSir James George FrazerGreek Mythology
The Great God PanDonna Jo NapoliRead in a Single Sitting
The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive EditionRobert GravesFive Books
The History Of Herodotus Volume 1 of 2HerodotusGreek Mythology
The History of the Peloponnesian WarThucydidesGreek Mythology
The Homeric Hymns A New Prose translation and Essays, Literary and MythologicalAndrew LangGreek Mythology
The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales and Legends of the WorldPhilip, NeilWindows To The Universe
The Kingfisher Book of The Ancient World from the Ice Age to the Fall of RomeMartell, Hazel MaryWindows To The Universe
The MabinogionSioned DaviesNorse Mythology (Again)
The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the PharaohsJan AssmannEgyptian Mythology
The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the WestAaron ShepardAaron Shepard
The Mythic ImageJoseph CampbellBlavatsky
The Mythology of Greece and RomeBy Arthur FairbanksQuestia
The Night TouristKatherine MarshRead in a Single Sitting
The Norse MythsKevin Crossley-HollandNorse Mythology
The Oxford Companion to World MythologyDavid LeemingBlavatsky
The Poetic EddaLee M. HollanderNorse Mythology
The Power of MythJoseph Campbell with Bill MoyersBlavatsky
The Prose EddaSnorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse L. ByockNorse Mythology
The Religion of the Ancient CeltsJ.A. MACCULLOCHGreek Mythology
The Routledge Handbook of Greek MythologyRobin HardQuestia
The Saga of the VolsungsJesse L. ByockNorse Mythology
The Sagas of IcelandersNorse Mythology
The Search for God in Ancient EgyptJan AssmannEgyptian Mythology
The Shadow ThievesAnne UrsuRead in a Single Sitting
The Shiva Trilogy – Book on life of Lord ShivaAmish TripathiWhats Trending Now
The Song of AchillesMadeline MillerFive Books
The Story of the GreeksJuliet Sutherland, Dave MacfarlaneGreek Mythology
The Student’s Mythology A Compendium of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian, Persian, Hindoo, Chinese, Thibetian, Scandinavian, Celtic, Aztec, and Peruvian MythologiesC. A. WHITEGreek Mythology
The TainThomas KinsellaNorse Mythology (Again)
The Twelve Labours of Hercules, Son of Jupiter and AlcmenaDIDIER AND TEBBETTGreek Mythology
The Uses of Greek MythologyKen DowdenQuestia
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and ReligionDaniel McCoyNorse Mythology
The World of Myth: An AnthologyDavid Adams LeemingBlavatsky
TheogonyHesiodAbout
Till We Have FacesC.S. LewisThe Best Books Ever
Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and MortalsDonna Jo NapoliEgyptian Mythology
TroyAdele GerasRead in a Single Sitting
Troy: Its Legend, History and Literature:S. G. W. BenjaminQuestia
Waiting for OdysseusClemence McLarenRead in a Single Sitting
World MythologyEdited by Roy WillisBlavatsky
World of Myths Volume OneMarina WarnerBlavatsky
World of Myths Volume TwoFelipe Fernández-ArmestoBlavatsky


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