Best Books About Mythology

Whether on mythology in general or particular branches, what are the best books you have read on the subject?
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4.50 avg rating — 727,616 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 898,701 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 817,172 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 800,943 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 749,794 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 370,170 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 46,824 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 799,290 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 673,391 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 340,529 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 448,753 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 473,546 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 343,960 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 9,717 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 17,028 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 6,987 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 5,177 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 445,815 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 2,688 ratings
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21

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4.25 avg rating — 47,169 ratings
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22

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3.97 avg rating — 1,310 ratings
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23

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4.14 avg rating — 11,491 ratings
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24

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4.44 avg rating — 293 ratings
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25

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4.07 avg rating — 60,220 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 715 ratings
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4.52 avg rating — 294,753 ratings
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28

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3.79 avg rating — 5,738 ratings
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29

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3.71 avg rating — 50,599 ratings
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30

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4.33 avg rating — 12,989 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 6,446 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 2,157 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 253,191 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 185 ratings
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4.55 avg rating — 56,649 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 150,137 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 138 ratings
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38

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3.85 avg rating — 110,600 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 46,356 ratings
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40

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4.15 avg rating — 36,466 ratings
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41

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4.58 avg rating — 20,605 ratings
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42

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3.89 avg rating — 58,591 ratings
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43

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4.47 avg rating — 130 ratings
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44

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3.69 avg rating — 12,718 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 178,502 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 4,837 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 106,234 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 35,509 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 69,878 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 178,787 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 7,227 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 57,612 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 133,061 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 11,556 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 84,098 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 6,409 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 112 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 83,917 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 5,797 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 4,182 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7,485 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 4,906 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,436 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 36,539 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 59,429 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 225,901 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 1,893 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 198,404 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 3,941 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 167,188 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 88,836 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 87,512 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 4,292 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 8,100 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 29,997 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 127,132 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,755 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 34 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 126 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 35,292 ratings
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81

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3.79 avg rating — 14,857 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 1,101 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 83,203 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 57,357 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 60,522 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 38,326 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 6,297 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 76,967 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 26,767 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 8,710 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 3,635 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,760 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 17,792 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 62,921 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 3,352 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 14,541 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 204,323 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 12,667 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 27,989 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 9,632 ratings
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1,108 books · 2,167 voters · list created July 29th, 2008 by Antoine (votes) .
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message 1: by Derya (new)

Derya "Metamorphoses" for the win! =)


message 2: by Abby (new)

Abby Not that I hate The Hunger Games but how is it mythology? It's a AU of the history of North America not mythology


message 3: by Antoine (new)

Antoine I am a little disappointed to see so many novels in the list generally (though I like many of them), but I didn't explicitly exclude them, so I guess they are fair game. The problem with novels is some of the most mythic are the least mythological, if that makes any sense.


message 4: by Joan (new)

Joan Holub Scholastic's Mytholopedia series is a good resource. Light humor and all the basics are there.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth should definitely win this one. My second choice would be The Odyssy. Nothing beats a classic! :)


message 6: by Lauray24 (new)

Lauray24 Hunger Games isn't based on mythology.


message 7: by Lucy Qhuay (new)

Lucy Qhuay Why is that that people have to put The Hunger Games in almost every single list?
That book has nothing to do with mythology! -.-


message 8: by Mel (new)


╟ ♫ Tima ♪ ╣ ♥ I removed The Hunger Games, since it obviously is not a mythology book.

If you see any others, just point them out and I'll remove them :)


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Why is Hunger Games on so many lists?

Hell, I've even seen it on the romance list. HG is NOT romance. >.< It has romance, but it is not a romance book.

HG was inspired by mythology, but it is not based on mythology, nor does it tell the story of a myth, or otherwise incorporate myths in some way.


message 11: by Danielle (new)

Danielle why is the goddess summoning series not on here? if a book called "my boyfriend merlin" can be on here then the goddess summoning books deserve to be on here!


╟ ♫ Tima ♪ ╣ ♥ Danielle wrote: "why is the goddess summoning series not on here? if a book called "my boyfriend merlin" can be on here then the goddess summoning books deserve to be on here!"

The lists are not pre-set up. You can add books at any time, that fit the subject of the list. Just go back to the top of the page, right hand side of the list, click the tab "add books to this list".


message 13: by Antoine (new)

Antoine Hi Tima, I see that you are mad about the Goddess Summoning series not being there. Tell me when you find it.Antoine


message 14: by Hannah (new)

Hannah How is Diary of a Wimpy Kid about mythology?


message 15: by Noella (new)

Noella Handley Suzanne Collins said that the Hunger Games was inspired by the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, if that counts for it being on the list.


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