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Old 03-23-10   #1
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So what are some of your favorite websites and books that deal with mythology ? Recently I lost a lot of my books on mythology but some websites I like are

http://www.theoi.com/

http://bestiary.ca/

http://search.about.com/fullsearch.htm?terms=Mythology
** The about.com website also links to other good sites
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I find these to be a good place to start, in regards to mythology:


http://www.pantheon.org/

http://www.godchecker.com/

Of course, you always need to double-check everything you read, as well as read various versions of the tales in order to get the full effect of them. Mythology has been an evolving thing ever since it began, since it was originally told verbally, as opposed to being written down and passed along that way. Due to this, the stories changed from telling to telling, so we now have multiple versions of the same tales as they have passed throughout the centuries.
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Mi'kMaq Legends: http://www.mns-firstnet.ca/links/legends/
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I find these to be a good place to start, in regards to mythology:


http://www.pantheon.org/

http://www.godchecker.com/

Of course, you always need to double-check everything you read, as well as read various versions of the tales in order to get the full effect of them. Mythology has been an evolving thing ever since it began, since it was originally told verbally, as opposed to being written down and passed along that way. Due to this, the stories changed from telling to telling, so we now have multiple versions of the same tales as they have passed throughout the centuries.
Thank you I have not been to the first link in a long time and totally forgot about it And yes I know what you mean about the multiple versions, I found that to be very true when I was doing my research several years ago.
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Thanks for sharing I have already started to read some of it
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Thank you I have not been to the first link in a long time and totally forgot about it And yes I know what you mean about the multiple versions, I found that to be very true when I was doing my research several years ago.
Indeed. It can be quite frustrating, though, if you have various, very different versions of the same myth and you want a bleedin' answer already.

I have a Classical Mythological dictionary, too, on Greco-Roman mythology, as well as a book on interpretations/background information on the same subject. I can't recall exactly which one it is, but when I go home this weekend, I'll try to remember to write down the information and pass it along to you all.
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My HP recommended Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire as being the best of its kind for Celtic Mythology. Having read it recently I have to agree with him. It was published around 1910, then re-issued in the 1970s. Generally I avoid the books written that long ago. The theories about mythology, anthropology and folklore tends to be at variance to modern interpretations. But gods dammit, his opinions and guesses seem to be fairly close to what we think now, and it is very readable. I expected it to be as dry as dust, but it was a very juicy succulent read.
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