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Old 04-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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Neil Smith just published a short book on Jason and the Argonauts in ebook format. It's interesting in that it has lots of pictures and maps, plus it goes into some of the variations of the different versions of the myth.
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Isaac Asimov's "Words From the Myths"

(Note that these are only the Greek and Roman myths.) I had read this in High School, then recently got a hankering to read it again. It's long out of print, but used copies are cheap on Amazon. A wonderful explanation of the origins of many English words and figures of speech .

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For Mayan (Central America) mythology check out the Popol Vuh. The Tedlock version is what I was told to read by the experts in the field back in the mid-90s. There is also an animated film using pre-Columbian Mayan artwork if you would like to watch mythology in action.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:50 AM   #19
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For more on Slavic mythology check this out. It's pretty cheep and not so long.
Don't know why they decided to include a chapter on Baltic mythology but oh well...
http://www.amazon.com/Slavic-Mytholo...avic+mythology
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by Sir James George Frazer.
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For more on Slavic mythology check this out. It's pretty cheep and not so long.
Don't know why they decided to include a chapter on Baltic mythology but oh well...
http://www.amazon.com/Slavic-Mytholo...avic+mythology
Just what I was looking for, but "This title is not available for your country". Bah!
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I think you can switch between different "amazons".
I switch between amazon.com and amazon.co.jp depending on what I need.
Hope you can get it to work for you.
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Non-fiction? Joseph Campbell is the man! The Hero With a Thousand Faces is a great place to start.
agreed!!

His interview with Bill Moyers is a must see.

http://billmoyers.com/spotlight/down...of-myth-audio/
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I've been looking for such books recently and apparently the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library (here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...lklore_Library) is a good source of tales. Several of them are available on ebook on Amazon, Kobo and elsewhere.
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