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Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Mythology books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Mythology: Classic stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology (2019)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListDo you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer?Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection is for you. Get 8 books with the price of 3 today!
Author(s): Scott Lewis

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (1992)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate List“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.
Author(s): Ingri d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Norse Mythology (2018)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate List“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”―Lisa L.
Author(s): Neil Gaiman

The Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology (1974)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListAn ideal resource for students, teachers, librarians, writers, and readers of great literature, the Meridian Handbook has set the standard for over three decades as the classic guide to the myths of Greece and Rome. From Athena to Zeus, Abantes to Zninthe, the epic heroes and gods who inhabit the pantheon of great literature are covered in fascinating detail. Complete stories and short identifications of characters, events, place names, and constellations are included.
Author(s): Edward Tripp

The Power of Myth (1991)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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.
Author(s): Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation (2013)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate List“No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis,” Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book―one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way readers and philosophers view the world around them.Our age is a triumph of codification. We own devices that bring the world to the command of our fingertips.
Author(s): Roland Barthes , Richard Howard, et al.

Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite (2014)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListBy Zeus, it’s Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Aphrodite! This sturdy boxed set includes paperback editions of the first six Olympians books by multiple New York Times–bestselling author/illustrator George O’Connor. Holy Hera, it’s got a free poster! Collectors will adore this package, with lots of new artwork and the complete Olympians family tree on the free poster. Plus, the boxed set is also a great way for classrooms to get all six books at once. Aphrodite Almighty, what a value!
Author(s): George O’Connor

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights (2007)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListClassical Mythology: Images and Insights grew out of the authors’ many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergraduates at California State University, Sacramento.
Author(s): Stephen Harris, Gloria Platzner

Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt (2004)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListFrom stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination.
Author(s): Geraldine Pinch

Norse Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Norse Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Legends, Sagas and Myths of the Norse Gods and Heroes (2018)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListThe stories from Norse mythology linger in our culture today. Four days of our week are named after members of the Norse pantheon (Tyr, Woden (Odin), Thor and Frigg). Wagner’s Ring Cycle has kept one version of one of the great Norse stories alive in the minds of music lovers. Readers of modern fantasy will find many echoes of the Norse tales as well.
Author(s): Matt Clayton

Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology (2017)

 Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate ListThe broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology.
Author(s): Matt Clayton

Best Mythology Books: The Ultimate List

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 Library Genesis and download some mythology 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.

Classical Mythology: The Basics

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

The Presence of Siva (Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology Book 141)

Author(s): Stella Kramrisch
ID: 2910432, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 19 Mb, Format: epub

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology

Author(s): Jess Zimmerman
ID: 2934327, Publisher: Beacon Press, Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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