Suggested Readings





World Mythology and General Reference

Andrews, Tamra. Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Bierlein, J. F. Parallel Myths. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994.

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. New York: MJF Books, 1996.

——. The Masks of God. 4 vols. New York: Arkana, 1991.

Cooper, J. C, ed. Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. New York: Cassell, 1992.

*Cotterell, Arthur. The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1989.

*$#x2014; The Dictionary of Mythology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Coulter, Charles R., and Patricia Turner. Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2000.

Eliot, Alexander. The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others. New York: Truman Talley Books/Meridian, 1976.

Frazer, Sir James, and Theodor H. Gaster. The New Golden Bough. New York: The New American Library, 1959.

*Hallam, Elizabeth. Gods and Goddesses: A Treasury of Deities and Tales from World Mythology. New York: Macmillan, 1996.

Jordan, Michael. Myths of the World: A Thematic Encyclopedia. London: Kyle Cathie LTD, 1993.

Leeming, David Adams. The World of Myth. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Lindahl, Carl, John McNamara, and John Lindow, eds. Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2000.

McLeish, Kenneth. Myths and Legends of the World Explored. London: Bloomsbury 1996.

Puhvel, Jaan. Comparative Mythology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Rosenberg, Donna. Folklore, Myths, and Legends: A World Perspective. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Publishing Group, 1997.

——. World Mythology. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Publishing Group, 1994.

Sykes, Egerton. Who's Who in Non-Classical Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

*Wilkinson, Philip. Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology: Heroes, Heroines, Gods, and Goddesses from Around the World. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1998.

*Willis, Roy, ed. World Mythology. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993.


North America

Bierhorst, John. The Mythology of North America. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985.

Burland, Cottie. North American Indian Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1987.

Clark, Ella E. Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1953.

Dauenhauer, Nora Marks, and Richard Dauenhauer, ed. Haa shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives. Seattle: University of Washington Press; Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 1987.

Davis, Mary B. Native America in the Twentieth Century. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996.

Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz, eds . American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Gill, Sam D., and Irene E Sullivan. Dictionary of Native American Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Leeming, David, and Jake Page. Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America, An Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

——. The Mythology of Native North America. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Newcomb, Franc Johnson. Navaho Folk Tales. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1991.

Penn, W. S., ed. The Telling of the World, Native American Stories and Art. New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 1996.

Time-Life Books. The Spirit World. Alexandria, Va.: Time-life Books, 1992.

Tlingit Myths and Texts. Recorded by John R. Swanton. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1976.

Tyler, Hamilton A. Pueblo Gods and Myths. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.


*Asterisk denotes book for young readers.

Wiget, Andrew, ed. Handbook of Native American Literature. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996.

Williamson, Ray Α., and Claire R. Farrer, eds. Earth & Sky. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.

Zolbrod, Paul G. Diné Bahane': The Navajo Creation Story. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.


Europe

Ashe, Geoffrey. Mythology of the British Isles. North Pomfret, Vt: Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1990.

Barber, Richard. Myths and Legends of the British Isles. Rochester, N.Y: Boydell Press, 1999.

Coghlan, Ronan. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1995.

*Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Norse Myths. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980.

Davidson, Ellis H. R. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.

——. Scandinavian Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1986.

Delaney, John J. Pocket Dictionary of Saints. New York: Image Books Doubleday 1983.

Ellis, Peter. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. New York: Oxford Press, 1994.

Ferguson, George. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Gordon, Anne. A Book of Saints. New York: Bantam Books, 1994.

Green, Miranda J. Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992.

Hatto, A. T, trans. Nibelungenlied: A New Translation. New York: Penguin Books, 1969.

Heaney, Seamus, trans. Beowulf. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2000.

Lönnrot, Elias. The Kalevala. Translated by Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1963.

MacCana, Proinsias. Celtic Mythology. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1970.

Orchard, Andy. Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend. London: Cassell, 1997.


Ancient Greece and Rome

Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch's Mythology. New York: Modern Library, 1998.

*Colcum, Padraic. The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1946.

*Daly Kathleen. Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader's Companion. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

*D'Aulaire, Ingri, and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Book of Greek Myths. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1962.

Dixon-Kennedy Mike. Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

*Green, Roger Lancelyn. Tales of the Greek Heroes. London: Penguin Books, 1994.

Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1946.

Harvey, Paul. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Hazel, John, and Michael Grant. Who's Who in Classical Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Homer. Iliad. Translated by Robert Fagles. New York: Viking, 1990.

Homer. Odyssey. Translated by Robert Fagles. New York: Viking, 1996.

Hornblower, Simon, and Antony Spawforth, eds. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

*Lies, Betty Bonham. Earth's Daughters: Stories of Women in Classical Mythology. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Resources, 1999.

*McCaughrean, Geraldine. Greek Myths. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993.

*Osborne, Mary Pope. Favorite Greek Myths. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1989.

Ovid. Metamorphoses. Translated by Rolfe Humphries. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1955.

Radice, Betty. Who's Who in the Ancient World. New York: Penguin Books, 1973.

*Russell, William E Classic Myths to Read Aloud. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1989.

*Switzer, Ellen Eichenwald. Greek Myths: Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: Their Sources, Their Stories, and Their Meanings. New York: Atheneum, 1988.


Africa

Arnott, Kathleen. African Myths and Legends. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Courlander, Harold. A Treasury of African Folklore. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1975.

Ford, Clyde W. The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.

Knappert, Jan. Kings, Gods, and Spirits from African Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1995.

Parrinder, Geoffrey. African Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1982.

Radin, Paul Α., ed. African Folktales. New York: Schocken Books, 1983.

Scheub, Harold. Dictionary of African Mythology: The Mythmaker as Storyteller. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.


Egypt and the Near East

Andrews, Carol, ed. The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Translated by R. O. Faulkner. New York: Macmillan, 1985.

Black, Jeremy, and Anthony Green. Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

Bratton, Fred Gladstone. Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1993.

Burton, Sir Richard F. The Arabian Nights. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc., 1932.

Graves, Robert, and Raphael Patai. Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis. New York: Greenwich House, 1983.

*Gray John. Near Eastern Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1982.

Hart, George. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Hooke, S. H. Middle Eastern Mythology. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.

Jackson, Danny R The Epic of Gilgamesh. Wauconda, Ill.: Blochazy-Carducci Publishers, 1997.

King, L. W, ed. Enuma Elish: The Seven Tablets of Creation. New York: AMS Press, 1976.

Leick, Gwendolyn. A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology. New York: Routledge, 1998.

McCall, Henrietta. Mesopotamian Myths. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.

Quirke, Stephen. Ancient Egyptian Religion. New York: Dover Publications, 1997.


Oceania: Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia

Andersen, Johannes C. Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1995.

Berndt, Ronald, and Catherine Berndt. The World of the First Australians: Aboriginal Traditional Life Past and Present. Canberra, Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press, 1996.

Craig, Robert D. Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Leenhardt, Maurice. Do Kamo: Person and Myth in the Melanesian World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

*Poigant, Roslyn. Oceanic Mythology. New York: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1967.

Reed, A. W Aboriginal Myths, Legends, and Fables. Chatswood, Australia: William Heinemann Australia, 1993.

*Roberts, Melva Jean. Dreamtime Heritage: Australian Aboriginal Myths. Adelaide, Australia: Rigby Limited, 1979.

Spriggs, Matthew. The Island Melanesians. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1997.

Sutton, Peter. Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia. New York: George Braziller, 1988.


Asia

Buck, William, trans. Mahabharata. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1981.

——. Ramayana. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1981.

*Christie, Anthony. Chinese Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1983.

Coomaraswamy Amanda, and Sister Nivedita. Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967.

Davis, F. Hadland. Myths and Legends of Japan. New York: Dover Publications, 1992.

Dimmitt, Cornelia, and J. A. B. van Buitenen, ed., trans. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978.

*Ions, Veronica. Indian Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1983.

Jayakar, Pupul. The Earth Mother: Legends, Ritual Arts, and Goddesses of India. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1990.

McAlpine, Helen, and William McAlpine. Japanese Tales and Legends. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

O'Flaherty Wendy Doniger, trans. Rig Veda. New York: Penguin Books, 1981.

*Piggot, Juliet. Japanese Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1982.

Prabhavananda, Swami, and Christopher Isherwood, trans. The Song of God: Bhagavad Gita. New York: NAL, 1993.

*Sanders, Tao Tao Liu. Dragons, Gods & Spirits from Chinese Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1995.

Tyler, Royall, ed. Japanese Tales. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987.

Werner, E. T. C. Myths and Legends of China. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1994.


Latin America

Bierhorst, John. The Mythology of Mexico and Central America. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990.

Coe, Michael D. The Maya. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Davies, Nigel. The Aztecs. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982.

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

*Nicholson, Irene. Mexican and Central American Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1983.

*Osborne, Harold. South American Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1983.

Scheie, Linda. A Forest of Kings. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990.

Scheie, Linda, and Mary Ellen Miller. The Blood of Kings. New York: George Braziller, 1986.

Tedlock, Dennis, trans. Popol Vuh. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1985.

Wolf, Eric. Sons of the Shaking Earth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959.


Online Resources

University of Michigan. Provides information about figures and stones from world mythology.
http://www.windows.umich.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/mythology/mythology.html


World Mythology. Provides links to numerous sites containing information about myths and legends of the world.
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/myth2.html


University of Pittsburgh. Sites contains information about characters and stories from myths and legends.
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/mythlinks.html
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html


Encyclopedia Mythica. Provides information about the myths and legends of many places in the world.
http://www.pantheon.org/mythica


Bulfinch's Mythology. Online version of author's book on mythology with stories about classical gods and goddesses and Arthurian legends.
http://www.bulfinch.org


University of Evansville. Provides links to online resources for ancient and medieval history.
http://argos.evansville.edu


Mythical Quests and Journeys. Provides information about many of the trips and travels of mythological figures.
http://portico.bl.uk/exhibitions/mythical


Temple University Contains useful information from Classical Mythology, including glossaries of names and phrases, genealogical charts, and maps of voyages.
http://www.temple.edu/classics/mythdirectory.html


Tufts University Perseus Website. Contains information and stories from Greek and Roman Mythology.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu


Text of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Provides online translations of these two epic poems by Homer.
http://www.uoregon.edu/~joelja/iliad.html
http://www.uoregon.edu/~joelja/odyssey.html


Hinduism and Mythology. Provides information about Hindu deities, myths, and legends.
http://members.tripod.com/~srinivasp/mythology/index.html
http://www.hindumythology.com/index.html


Norse Mythology. Contains descriptions of Norse gods and goddesses and major stories from Norse mythology.
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cherryne/mythology.html


Egyptian Mythology Gives descriptions about gods, goddesses, and religion of the ancient Egyptians.
http://www.EgyptianMyths.com/index.html


Maya Civilization. Provides information on Mayan history, culture, and religion.
http://civilization.ca/membrs/civiliz/maya/mmcO1eng.html


Aztec History Contains information about Aztec religion, culture, and history.
http://northcoast.com/~spdtom/aztec.html



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