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04-03-2010, 02:45 PM
Anyone know any good books about mythology...gods & mortals?
Dr. Simon Hurt
04-03-2010, 03:28 PM
which system of mythology specifically?
the library of greek mythology by apollodorus (translated of course) is a good primer for that, for egypitan mythology i have the oxford essential guide to egyptian mythology as well as 'the complete gods and godesses of ancient egypt'...i have a book of norse legends somewhere but i don't remember the name of it
norse? eloels funny timing.
Dr. Simon Hurt
04-03-2010, 07:49 PM
^^^lol well there's always 'tales of asgard' by stan lee and jack kirby, available in hardcover wherever books are sold lol
ya god place to start...as for greek mythology..just pick up Dark Avengers..eloels.
i meant good, but im not gonna edit it..thats awesome..eloels.
04-04-2010, 05:37 AM
lol thought u said god on purpose.
04-04-2010, 07:31 AM
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey is a must read when talking about greek mythology.
04-04-2010, 11:10 AM
i know about those two books...
but im looking for a book specifically talking about all the Gods
ima check out the egyptian ones too pandemic
04-04-2010, 01:33 PM
the 4 Cities of Troy
04-23-2010, 09:54 AM
05-13-2010, 09:53 PM
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony, and his Works and Days, The Bibliotheca, and the Argonautica. The Aeneid by Virgil is required to complete the Trojan Trilogy.
As far as Egyptian I don't think there are any translations of primary documents that compare to the Greek ones I mentioned. Most of the non fiction stuff on I've come across is either dry and boring or biased against the Egyptians (aka written a about a hundred years ago.)
Norse Gods, check the The Prose Edda, The Poetic Edda, Gesta Danorum, Ynglinga saga, and the Sagas. Then read the Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion by J R R Tolkien... You'll deja vu like a mother fucker.
BLACK BART SIMPSON
07-09-2010, 05:16 AM
i have a encyclopedia of mythology which is HUGE as fuck nd it has EVERYTHING in it maybe u shud look for tht i used to be ridiculously heavy into this shit when i was akid i lost sum of the knowledge but i used to SPAZZ on social studies tests frm 6th to like 8th grade nd sum english tests too bcuz all the mythology books we had to read i had alrdy read
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