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World Mythology and Legend
A Selected List for Adults
Booklists for Adults 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:

Black, Jeremy A. GODS, DEMONS AND SYMBOLS OF ANCIENT

MESOPOTAMIA: An Illustrated Dictionary. BL1615 .B57 1992ax

THE CHIRON DICTIORARY OF GREEK & ROMAN MYTHOLOGY: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes. Places, and Events of Antiquity. BL715 .H4713 1994

Conway, D.J. THE ANCIENT AND SHINING ONES: World Myth, Magick & Religion. BF1623.G63 C66 1993

Cotterell, Arthur. THE MACMILLAN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS & LEGENDS. BL303 .M24 1989

Dixon-Kennedy, Mike. CELTIC MYTH & LEGEND: An A-Z of People and Places. BL900 .D48 1996

GREEK AND EGYPT IAN MYTHOLOGIES. BL782 .D477 1992

MacKillop, James. DICTIONARY OF CELTIC MYTHOLOGY. BL900 .M445 1998

McLeish, Kenneth. MYTH: Myths and Legends of the World Explored. BL303 .M35 1996ax

Mercatante, Anthony S. THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND. BL303 .M45 1988x

Monaghan, Patricia. THE NEW BOOK OF GODDESSES & HEROINES. BL473.5 .M66 1997

Orchard, Andy. DICTIONARY OF NORSE MYTH AND LEGEND. BL860 .O73 1997x

ROMAN AND EUROPEAN MYTHOLOGIES. BL689 .D5313 1992

Stoneman, Richard. GREEK MYTHOLOGY: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend. BL782 .S76 1991x

Sykes, Egerton. WHO'S WHO IN NON-CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. BL303.S9 1993

Walker, Barbara G. THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS. BL458 .W34 1996x

WORLD MYTHOLOGY. BL311 .W66 1993

Zimmerman, J . E . DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. BL715 .ZS 1985x

 

Collections of Myths and Legends:

Addo, Peter Eric Adotey. HOW THE SPIDER BECAME BALD: Folktales and Legends from West Africa. GR350.3 .A33 1993

Agosin, Marjorie. CHILEAN FOLK TALES RETOLD. GR133.C5 A46 1990x

Birrell, Anne. CHINESE MYTHOLGY: An Introduction. BL1825 .B57 1993

Brunvand, Jan Harold. THE BABY TRAIN AND OTHER LUSTY URBAN LEGENDS. GR105 .B686 1993

Cameron, Anne. TALES OFP THE CAIRDS. GR137 .C34 1989x

CHRONICLES OF THE CELTS. D70 .C48 1997

Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh. PERSIAN MYTHS. BL2270 .C87 1993x

Dorsey, George Amos. THE PAWNEE MYTHOLOGY. E99.P3 D6 1997

FOLKTALES OF INDIA. GR305 .F65 1987

Frankel, Ellen. THE CLASSIC TALES: 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore. BM530 .F68 1989

Gardner, Jane F. ROMAN MYTHS. BL802 .G3 1993x

Ginzberg, Louis. THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS. BM530 .G513 1998

Green, Miranda J. CELTIC MYTHS. BL900 .G7 1993x

Gregory, Lady. IRISH MYTHS AND LEGENDS. PB1421 .G7 1998

Heaney, Marie. OVER NINE WAVES: A Book of Irish Legends. GR153.5 .H42 1994x

Larungu, Rute. MYTHS AND LEGENDS FROM GHANA FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES. GR351.6 .L3 1992x

Lewis, Theresa. CARIBBEAN FOLK LEGENDS. GR121.T7 L48 1990x

Link, Margaret Schevill. THE POLLIN PATH: A Collection of Navaho Myths. E99.N3 L66 1998

Martin, Rafe. THE HUNGRY TIGRESS: Buddhist Legends and Jakata Tales. BQ1462 .M38 1990

Matthews, John. TALES OF THE CELTIC OTHERWORLD. BL900 .M473 1998x

McCall, Henrietta. MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHS. BL1615 .M38 1990x

Nhat Hanh, Thich. A TASTE OF EARTH, AND OTHER LEGENDS OF VIETNAM. GR313 .N4813 1993

Parent, Michael. OF KINGS AND FOOLS: Stories of the French Tradition in North America. GR111.F73 P37 1996

Reynard, Elizabeth. THE NARROW LAND: Folk Chronicles of Old Cape Cod. GR110.M4 R4 1968

Schwartz, Howard. GABRIEL' S PALACE: Jewish Mystical Tales. BM530 .S465 1993

Shenkman, Richard. "I LOVE PAUL REVERE, WHETHER HE RODE OR NOT," WARREN HARDING. E178 .6 .S46 1991

Sherman, Josepha. TRICKSTER TALES: Forty Folk Stories from around the World.
GR524 .S54 1996

Smith, David Lee. FOLKLORE OF THE WINNEBAGO TRIBE. E99.W7 S56 1997

Smith, Nigel J.H. THE ENCHANTED AMAZON RAINFOREST: Stories from a Vanishing World. GR133.A43 S65 1996

Taube, Karl A. AZTEC AND MAYA MYTHS. F1219.76.R45 T3 1993x

A VIEW FROM THE WITCH'S CAVE: Folktales of the Pyrenees. GR237.P34 B7313 1991

Yuan, Ko. DRAGONS AND DYNASTIES: - -An Introduction to Chinese Mythology.
BL1802 .Y8 1993x

 

Mythological Studies:

Arden, Harvey. DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia. GN667.W5 A73 1994

Ashe, Geoffrey. MYTHOLOGY OF THE BRITISH ISLES. BL980.G7 A74 1994x

Bartlett, Sarah. THE WORLD OF MYTHS & MYTHOLOGY: A Source Book. BL313 .B37 1998x

Clark, Robert Thomas Rundle. MYTH AND SYMBOL IN ANCIENT EGYPT. BL2441.2 .C55 1978bx

Dames, Michael. MYTHIC IRELAND. BL980 .I7 1992x

Green, Miranda J. CELTIC GODDESSES: Warriors, Virgins, and Mothers. BL900 .G725 1996

Matthews, Caitlin. THE ELEMENTS OF THE CELTIC TRADITION. CB206 .M38 1989

Ollivier, John J. THE WISDOM OF AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY. GR350 .O46 1994x

Sullivan, Francis. THE SECRETS OF THE INCAS: Myth, Astronomy, and the War against Time. F3429.3.R3 S85 1996

Villoldo, Alberto. JOURNEY TO THE ISLAND OF THE SUN: The Return to the Lost City of Gold. BF1622.I4 V55 1992

 

Compiled by Kathy Kire, General Library, Adult Readers and Information Services, Boston Public Library, 1999.