So You Want to Discover Myths?

Book cover for The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian translated by Andrew GeorgeThis is a book list of actual myths, folklore and fairy tales — usually in translation.

Many of them I read in my mythology and religious studies classes in college.

I believe that the best way to learn about myth is by reading the once oral stories in as close to the original format as possible. There is power in these stories — like an electrical current — that you can feel when you read them like that.

So, while Edith Hamilton’s Mythology may be a great introduction to Greek, Roman and Norse myths, it remains a pale shadow compared to the real stories.

So You Want to Discover Myths?

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    • The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
















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