Mythologies and Retellings of Fairy Tales & Classics

Mythology/Mythopoeia - Folklore - Fairy Tale - Legends - Alternate Histories

Mythology and Retellings:Classics&FairytalesBooks
TheBestFairytales&Retellings
Greek Mythological Creatures

CLASSICS:
PRIDE&PREJUDICE/Jane Austen Retellings
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
JANE EYRE
TRISTAN&ISOLDE
SHAKESPEARE(HAMLET-ROMEO&JULIET-MACBETH)
SCARLET LETTER
Downton Abbey(2010)TVSeries
GoneWithTheWind
PhantomOfOpera
AlexandreDumas'
Dr.Jekyll&Mr.Hyde
Bonnie&Clyde
SherlockHolmes
Grimm
Aristophanes'Lysistrata(Greek Play)
MyFairLady

FAIRYTALES:
BEAUTY & THE BEAST - CUPID&PSYCHE
SNOW WHITE
ROBIN HOOD
RAPUNZEL
SLEEPING BEAUTY
CINDERELLA
PeterPan
SnowWhite&RoseRed
RedRH

MYTHOLOGY:
GREEK(OLYMPIANS/TROY/TROJAN WAR/HELEN OF TROY/PANDORA) AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY -- (DEITIES:GODS&GODDESSES AND CREATURES)
Norse mythology(german) - THOR
Egyption mythology and legends n literature
IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA (High King of Tara)
Scottish/Scandinavian myth
The Arthurian Legend/Myth(KingArthur'sKnights-KingArthur'sMerlin-Camelot)
Vampire Mythology and Folklore - Mythological/Mythical Creatures(Supernatural/Paranormal)
Celtic/Welsh Mythology
MINOR:English/British/French/Italian/Russian Mythology

LITERATURE&HISTORICAL FICTION:Playwrights&Philosophers&NonFictionalHistoricalFigures
Kings & Queens - Royal families
* TheQueenSisters-Marguerite, queen of France; Eleanor, queen of England; Sanchia, queen of Germany; and Beatrice, queen of Sicily
* TudorS
* EleanorOfAquitaine
*MarieAntoinette
*YoungVictoria'09
*Alexander'04
Judas
Spartacus(Gladiator)
Claudius
Cleopatra-Cleopatra'sDaughter-Caesar
Nicholas&Alexandra
JesseJames
Aristophanes(Greek Playwright)
Plato/Socrates(Greek Philosophers)
Apuleius - Latin prose writer
Dante Alighieri - Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist
... Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns".

MOVIES&SERIES: Myths, Legends and Inspired Fiction
Titanic
Avatar
Emperor'sNewGroove
QuestForCamelot
RoadToElDorado

Archaeology:
El Dorado
Atlantis

Fiction
* HistoricalFiction
--> HistoricalNovelSite
--> Princesses/Queens
* Literature
--> ClassicLit
--> English
--> European
-----> British
* Cultural:Refers to books that depict a place or time and its culture

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message 1: by Lily (new)

Lily I think that the Scorpio Races is more of the mythology part of this list. It deals with the myth of water horses which comes up in a lot of different cultures. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.


message 2: by Abi (new)

Abi Walton which is the one that is the retelling of Judas?


message 3: by Djeemetry (new)

Djeemetry Phebe Hello I am new here does anybody else here love science fiction, fantasy, biographies , thrillers or learning books. It would make me really happy to talk to someone here.


message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Why are the Harry Potters here? They're not really retellings of anything, except a bit of christianity in the last book.


message 5: by Kathy (new)

Kathy I've noticed two books that are listed twice (could be more) and should be merged:
American Gods (Gaiman)
Geekerella (Poston)


message 6: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 26, 2020 11:46PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Kathy wrote: "I've noticed two books that are listed twice (could be more) and should be merged:
American Gods (Gaiman)
Geekerella (Poston)"


Should be solved now, as I let the system perform a duplicate check (and 9 duplicates were found).

I noticed you're a librarian too, so access to the duplicate check shouldn't be a problem and you could have performed it yourself... (?)


message 7: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Booklovinglady wrote: "Kathy wrote: "I've noticed two books that are listed twice (could be more) and should be merged:
American Gods (Gaiman)
Geekerella (Poston)"

Should be solved now, as I let the system perform a dup..."


I'm a librarian too and can't seem to spot how to do a duplicate check - seems like a useful tool, how'd you do it?


message 8: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 27, 2020 11:46AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Cassandra & Kathy

At the end of the description you see '(edit)'. Click on it. Then at the bottom of the next page you have two options: 'check for duplicates' and 'remove particular books'.

The duplicate check will remove all 'doubles' from the list while the votes cast are kept with the remaining book (the duplicate check can, of course, only remove books which are combined correctly). There are also, unfortunately, instances known where the duplicate check gives a 'page unavailable' notice.

Good luck! (Don't use the duplicate check where covers are concerned though)


message 9: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Good to know! I simply figured the creator of the list had the only administrative rights on the list.

Thanks for fixing and explaining.


message 10: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 28, 2020 12:06AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Kathy
You're welcome :-)
A creator can, to my knowledge, not remove books or check for duplicates (unless the creator is a librarian, of course)


message 11: by Ketutar (new)

Ketutar Jensen This list is a mess.

Throne of Glass might have started as a retelling, but in the final product there is nothing of Cinderella left, so it shouldn't be on this list. The references to myths and legends are so general, that every Fantasy book ever written should be on the list, then.

Secret Garden isn't a retelling nor is it based on mythology

Likewise Harry Potter shouldn't be on the list either.

And why mix up "mythology" "fairy tale retellings" "retellings of classics" "historical novels based on real people" and a couple of other themes? That makes basically every book eligible!


message 12: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 25, 2020 12:18PM) (new)

Cassandra Ketutar wrote: "This list is a mess.

Throne of Glass might have started as a retelling, but in the final product there is nothing of Cinderella left, so it shouldn't be on this list. The references to myths and l..."


Throne of Glass itself is allowed to stay I think -enough people agree that its origins as Cinderella are sufficient.

I've removed Secret Garden.

Harry Potter's a tricky one - Deathly Hallows certainly has Jesus elements to it, so it's allowed on the list. I've removed Chamber of Secrets though - it's not a retelling of anything as far as I know!

The introduction to the list clearly outlines what sort of retellings the list wants - yes it's a broad category, but it's still specific.


message 13: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany This list is supposed to be a mythology and retellings of fairy tales, right? The top part is confusing to me. Pride and Prejudice was never a fairy tale and retellings of books like Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers (and other works by Alexandre Dumas), Shakespeare, etc. are fanfictions at best.

There is a huge difference between fairy tale and mythology retellings and fanfiction based on classic literature. Also, books written about historical figures has its own separate category (and are not retellings whatsoever). They are either historical non-fiction or are historical fiction... not retellings.

If everything in your information panel and tags are what you want, then you should just list the entire list as 'Adaptions, Retellings of Classic Literature, Mythology and Fairytales'. Especially since people are going to come to this list expecting to see a more comprehensive list of just retellings of mythology and fairytales.

I haven't gone through the entire list, yet, but is Arthurian myth retellings allowed here? I see a lot of fairytale retellings and Greek myth retellings. Just curious if Arthurian mythology/legend retellings are allowed here as well? Then again, I haven't checked through the entire list. I kind of got lost on the first page looking through everything.... that I have not read, lol.


message 14: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 23, 2020 10:50PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Tiffany wrote: "This list is supposed to be a mythology and retellings of fairy tales, right? The top part is confusing to me. Pride and Prejudice was never a fairy tale and retellings of books like Pride and Prej..."

It is a bit confusing, I admit, but the title says 'Mythologies and Retellings of Fairy Tales & Classics' ... Personally, I don't see what classics have to do with mythologies and retellings of fairy tales, but each to their own ...


message 15: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Ok I've got rid of Peter Pan - it's the original not any retelling! Any reason Dahl's The Witches is on here? Is there some sort of Norwegian tale it's based on?


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