Books About Mythology

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
—Holly Hartman

Would you like to learn more about mythology? Try some of these books.

  • American Indian Myths and Legends, edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
    Suitable for all ages, this abundant work brings together more than a hundred tales from dozens of American Indian traditions.
  • D'Aulaire's Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
    This classic work-perhaps the all-time finest book of mythology for children-pairs tales of love, magic, greed, and trickery with unforgettable illustrations.
  • D'Aulaire's Norse Gods and Giants by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
    Here the D'Aulaires bring their gifts for storytelling and art to vivid, thrilling, and sometimes funny renderings of Scandinavian myth.
  • Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology by Geraldine Harris
    A collection of related Egyptian myths, this book features brilliant illustrations and a brief introduction to hieroglyphics.
  • The Names Upon the Harp: Irish Myth and Legend by Marie Heaney
    This book collects nine tales from early Celtic mythology and related legends. Be warned: the gripping exploits of these heroes and heroines may keep you up at night.
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