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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

04-03-2010, 07:13 PM
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

04-03-2010, 07:54 PM
ya god place to start...as for greek mythology..just pick up Dark Avengers..eloels.

04-03-2010, 09:09 PM
i meant good, but im not gonna edit it..thats awesome..eloels.

Poetic Wun
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
Check it.

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.

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