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Greek Mythology books pdf free online. Download or read online. Some book titles: Myths of Mount Olympus, Tales of Ancient Greece, Stories of Greek Myth, Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology, Greek Myths, Greek Mythology fiction books, favorite Greek myths, the Minotaur, Gods Men & Monsters, Greek Myths for Young Children, the Iliad and Odyssey pdf, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods pdf, Greek Heroes stories, Robert Graves Greek myths, Greek Gods and Heroes, Heroes and Monsters of Greek myths, the Iliad, Greek and Roman myths pdf, the Trojan horse story, King Midas story, Tales of Ancient Greece.
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Free Greek Mythology books online. Some book titles: Athena the Wise, Hestia the Invisible, Family Tree for Gods and Goddesses, Get Lost Odysseus, Fury Scorned, Mortal Gods, Stories from Greek Mythology, Call Me Athena, AntiGoddess, The New Olympians, Do Not Open: the story of Pandora’s box, Stories of Greek Myth, Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse, many more.
Greek Gods books free online. Some titles: Penelope’s Web, Hound of Hades, The Gods of Olympus: a history, Sunset of the Gods, Poseiden: God of the Sea and Earthquakes, Stories from Greek mythology, Athena, Greek mythology Medusa, Hermes: God of Travels and Trade, Zeus: King of the Gods, Stories of Greek Myth, Aphrodite the Beauty, Artemis the Loyal, many more.
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Books on Classical Mythology. Some titles: Classic Myth and Legend, Opening Pandora’s Box, Classical Myth, Ancient Greece and Rome : Myths and Beliefs, Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Encyclopedia of Mythology, A Companion to Ovid, Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z.
Classical mythology books pdf free online. Download or read online. Includes Michael Grant Myths of the Greeks and Romans, Idiot’s Guide to Classical Mythology, Bulfinch’s mythology, Greek and Roman Mythology, Classical mythology in Literature Art & Music, Who’s Who in Classical Mythology, Greek mythology pdf, classical myths, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods pdf, Edith Hamilton books, the Metamorphoses, Myths of Greece and Rome, Who’s Who in Classical Mythology, A Dictionary of Classical Mythology, The Age of Fable, Famous Myths of the Golden Age, Bulfinch’s Mythology pdf, Classical Myths that Live Today, Anthology of Classical Myth, women of classical mythology.
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Guerber, H. A.
Fall River 2016
A colorful and comprehensive retelling of classic myths that for centuries have influenced our literature and arts.
“The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws, they proved to be tough survivors, far outlasting classical Greece itself. In Egypt, the Olympian gods claimed to have given birth to pharaohs; in Rome, they led respectable citizens into orgiastic rituals of drink and sex. Under Christianity and Islam they survived as demons, allegories, and planets; and in the Renaissance, they triumphantly emerged as ambassadors of a new, secular belief in humanity. In a lively, original history, Barbara Graziosi offers the first account to trace the wanderings of these protean deities through the millennia.
Free Roman myth books online. Download or read online. Includes: Books on Roman mythology, Greek and Roman mythology, Heroes Gods and Emperors from Roman mythology, book on Hercules, Titans and Olympians, Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans stories from ancient Rome, fiction about Roman mythology, Michael Grant Roman Myths, Morgan Llywelyn Etruscans.
Simon & Schuster 2013
The author, a professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers.
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Kinsey, Brian, ed.
Presents an encyclopedic reference to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, discussing the origins of each god, featured myths, how they were worshipped, and how they were depicted in art.
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Norse gods books free online. Download or read online. Some subjects: Encyclopedia of mythology, Cliff Notes on Mythology, Norse mythology A to Z, Edith Hamilton book on mythology, Norse Myths and Legends, tales of Norse Gods, Norse Gods and Heroes in Norse Mythology, Viking mythology books, Bulfinch’s mythology, Norse Mythology Loki, Viking Gods and Heroes, book on Thor & Loki, Rick Riordan fiction, Susan Krinard books, Teutonic religion book, Thor’s Hammer, Sagas of the Norsemen.
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Books on Norse Mythology Loki. Some book titles: Arthur Quinn and Hell’s Keeper, Loki, Thor and Loki: in the land of giants, The Circle of Stone, Valkyrie Rising, Doom of the Gods, Mythology Stories for Kids, The Mythical Detective Loki Regnarok, The Theft of Thor’s Hammer, more. Norse god Loki.
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Free Ancient Egyptian myths books online. Download or read online. Includes: Middle Eastern mythology, Gods & Pharaohs, stories for kids, fiction books about Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Book of the Dead, Dictionary of Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, Tales from Ancient Egypt, Isis and Osiris. Egyptian Myth free download or read online.
Free Celtic myth books online. Download or read online. Books subjects: Celtic myths, Celtic beliefs, Celtic fiction books, Druids Gods and Heroes, book of Irish legends, books on Irish mythology, Celtic civilization, Morgan Llywelyn Red Branch, Celtic astrology, Grail Castle, Celtic Goddesses, Epics of Celtic Ireland, Myths and Civilization of the Celts, Irish legends, Irish myth, Symbols of the Celts, book about King Arthur.
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Chinese mythology books free online. Download or read online. About 25 free Chinese Mythology books, including: Chinese Myths & Fantasies, Myths & Legends of China, China and Japan Myths and Legends, Land of the Dragon, Ancient Tales and Folklore of China, more.
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African mythology books free online. Download or read online. About 15 books, including: African Mythology, African Mythology A-Z, Kings Gods & Spirits from African Mythology, Dictionary of African Mythology, Voices of the Ancestors, Legends of Africa, more. African mythology books free online.
Australian Aboriginal folklore books free online. Download or read online. About 12 books, including: Journeys through Dreamtime, Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, Stories from the Billabong, Aboriginal Myths, Art & Myth of the Australian Aborigines. Australian Aboriginal mythology books free online.
Aztec mythology books free online. Download or read online. About 12 books, including: Illustrated Guide to Latin American Mythology, Mesoamerican Mythology, Myths of Pre-Columbian America, Tales of the Plumed Serpent, Gods and Myths of the Aztecs, History and Mythology of the Aztecs, more. Aztec mythology books online free, Aztec myths.
Japanese mythology books free online. Download or read online. About 10 books, including: Japanese Mythology, Mythological Japan, Handbook of Japanese Mythology, The Mythology of All Races: Japanese, more.
Mythology Encyclopedias free online. Download or read online. About 10 books, including: UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology, Oxford Companion to World Mythology, Encyclopedia of Mythology.
Aldhouse-Green, Miranda J.
University of Texas 1993 Dewey Dec. 936
“Celtic Myths explores the mythology and beliefs of the pagan Celts between about 600 B.C. and A.D. 400. At their peak, the Celtic peoples inhabited a vast area of Europe, Great Britain, and Ireland. As non-literates, they have left no written record of their lives, their beliefs, and the stories which were such an important part of their culture; however, contemporary commentators from the Classical world, later Christian scribes recording oral traditions, and the archaeological evidence can give us fascinating, though fragmented, glimpses. Dr. Green draws on all these sources to discuss the myths and the religious beliefs and ritual which she believes inform them.” -Publisher.
Brown, Stephen J.
Maunsel 1919 Dewey Dec. 016.84
“The scope includes all works of fiction published in volume form, and dealing with Ireland or with the Irish abroad, and such works only. [It is not] a guide to the works of Irish novelists. Neither is it, properly speaking, a book of advice as to what is best to read.”
– from the author’s Preface.
About 1,700 titles are included, mostly annotated, arranged by author. There are also notes for each author.
Completed around 1470
A 15th-century Middle English prose reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, along with their respective folklore. In order to tell a “complete” story of Arthur from his conception to his death, Malory compiled, rearranged, interpreted and modified material from various French and English sources. Many authors since the 19th-century revival of the legend have used Malory as their principal source. – Wikipedia.
Pantheon 1980 Dewey Dec. 936
Here are thirty two classic Norse myths that bring the ancient Viking world to life. Beautifully retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland, these tales vividly depict the courage, cruelty, and passions that were the hallmarks of the old
“Crossley-Holland retells the Norse myths in clear, attractive prose. … An excellent introduction, notes and a glossary provide mythological and historical backgrounds and suggest parallels with myths in other parts of the world.” -Denver Post. Crossley-Holland Norse Myths free download or read online.
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Davidson, H.R. Ellis
Bell 1981 Dewey Dec. 936
Contents: Introduction. The myth-makers ; The sources of our knowledge ; New light on the myths — The world of the northern gods. The Prose Edda ; The gods and their world ; Thor and the giants ; The doom of the gods ; The giants and the dwarfs ; Myths outside the Prose Edda — The gods of battle. Odin, lord of hosts ; The Germanic war gods ; The Valkyries of Odin ; The Berserks of Odin ; The worship of the war god — The thunder god. Thor in the myths ; The temples of Thor ; The hammer of Thor ; The god of the sky ; Thor and his adversaries — The gods of peace and plenty. The deity in the wagon ; Freyr, god of plenty ; Companions of Freyr ; The mother goddess ; The goddess Freyja ; The power of the Vanir — The god of the sea. Aegir and Ran ; Njord, god of ships ; The depths of the sea — The gods of the dead. Odin and Mercury ; Odin as a shaman ; The realm of Odin ; The burial mound ; Thor and the dead ; The dragon and the dead — The enigmatic gods. Bragi and Idun ; Mimir and Hoenir ; The twin gods ; Forseti ; Heimdall ; Loki ; Balder — The beginning and the end. The world tree ; The creation of the world ; The end of the world — Conclusion : The passing of the old gods.
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Davidson, H.R. Ellis
Hamlyn 1969 Dewey Dec. 936
“The religion of Odin, god of death and magic, of Thor, ruler of the thunder, of Freyr, god of fertility, the tales of Valkyries and berserks, of dragons and giants—all are often thought of as being the creation of the Vikings. But the mythology of Scandinavia, Germany and Iceland can be traced back as far as the Bronze Age. The development of the myths over so many centuries and in various lands in itself makes a fascinating story, and indeed one for which evidence is continually being sought and found.” -Publisher.
Eastman, Mary Huse
Boston Books 1915 Dewey Dec. 016.8
This volume lists fairy tales, fables, and also stories from Greek and Norse mythology, with the numerous published versions of them listed under each, by author and title. Fairy Tales books free, fables books.
Green, Miranda J.
Braziller 1996 Dewey Dec. 936
“Celtic goddesses presided over war, nature, animals, healing and fertility. This book, written by one of the leading scholars of Celtic myth and religion, examines the significance of the female in Celtic belief and ritual as expressed in surviving archaeological remains and written sources.” -Publisher.
Leeming, David Adams
Oxford University 2005
The main body of Leeming’s work consists of A-Z entries covering all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the world’s major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs, mythological figures, as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as fairy tales and legends. The Companion also locates myth in our lives today, relating it to language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes.
Handbook of Hindu Mythology – Greek Mythology PDF Download
Williams, George M.
Offers an informative introduction to this dauntingly complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies-all with a 3,000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. Readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated reference work. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, and the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present.
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Mt. Hood Community College 2021
A deep exploration of the fundamental symbols, ceremonies, rituals, and transformative narratives of the world’s great wisdom traditions and mythological systems. With special attention paid to their relevance to the modern world.
Jessica Mellenthin, Susan O. Shapiro
Creative Commons 2018
This online textbook contains short articles on each major deity, hero, monster, etc., in Greek mythology.
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This is the first volume of a reader for a course covering mythology around the world. This part covers gods and creation myths.
This is the second volume of a reader for a course covering mythology around the world. This part covers heros of mythology. Mythology Books Online Free.