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Best Myth Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Myth books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (2011)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadEdith Hamilton’s mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry–from…
Author(s): Edith Hamilton

2. The Power of Myth (1991)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadThe Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people–including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book…
Author(s): Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

3. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (2004)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadE-Myth 'e-,'mith n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workVoted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise…
Author(s): Michael E. Gerber

4. Myths to Live By (1993)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadWhat is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, retuning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination.Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the Earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always…
Author(s): Joseph Campbell, Johnson E. Fairchild

5. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (1992)

Best Myth Books You Must Read“I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven.”—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. In print for over fifty years, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this…
Author(s): Ingri d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

6. Classical Myth By Barry B. Powell (6th, Sixth Edition) ()

Best Myth Books You Must ReadPaperback Publisher: PrenticeHall; 6th edition (2009) ASIN: B0056SI2CE Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,324,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 2009

7. Classical Myth (7th Edition) (2011)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadComprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner.  The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined.   It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.  It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence…
Author(s): Barry B. Powell

8. The E Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (1988)

Best Myth Books You Must Read1986 Copyright: by Michael E. Gerber- One person writes- my whole life has changed since enrolling in this program 3 months ago….
Author(s): Michael E. Gerber

9. The myth of mental illness: Foundations of a theory of personal conduct (Perennial library) by Thomas Szasz (29-May-1905) Paperback ()

Best Myth Books You Must ReadPaperback Publisher: Harper and Row (1976) (1600) ASIN: B012HTWXSI Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1600

10. Classical Myth (2009)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadComprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner.  The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined.   It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.  It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has…
Author(s): Barry B. Powell, Herbert M. Howe

11. Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture (1995)

Best Myth Books You Must ReadEver since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prepared for Canadian radio, Claude Lévi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding. The lectures begin with a discussion of the historical split between mythology and science and the evidence…
Author(s): Claude Levi-Strauss

Best Myth Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some myth books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Mythic Moons of Avalon: Lunar & Herbal Wisdom from the Isle of Healing

Author(s): Jhenah Telyndru
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 May 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2366724

The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality

Author(s): Rachel Hills
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 4 Aug 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2391174

Classical Mythology: The Basics

Author(s): Richard Martin
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 28 April 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2302310

The Rozabal Line

Author(s): Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland Limited, Year: 24 August 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2397384

Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy: Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century

Author(s): Kate C. Langdon, Vladimir Tismaneanu
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2394286

Hans Blumenberg: Myth and Significance in Modern Politics

Author(s): Xander Kirke
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309969

The Spirit of Capitalism According to the Michelin Company: Anthropology of an Industrial Myth

Author(s): Corine Védrine
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311598

The Genesis of Geopolitics and Friedrich Ratzel: Dismissing the Myth of the Ratzelian Geodeterminism

Author(s): Alexandros Stogiannos
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311931

Rabi‘a from Narrative to Myth: The Many Faces of Islam’s Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya

Author(s): Rkia Elaroui Cornell
Publisher: Oneworld Publications, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317131

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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