None of the stories shared here are made up (or at least, not by us). We use mythology textbooks and original sources if we can for our own research. The following are books we’ve read and enjoyed, but be forewarned they’re not light reads. These aren’t fiction titles, they’re often used as mythological textbooks, but they are still fascinating reads. We encourage to you check them out to discover more.
- The Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology) is a great, detailed overview of Chinese Mythology. It talks not just about deities and creatures, but gives a good understanding of how myths were a part of life in China’s history and contains examples of old cultural practices.
- The Arthurian Tradition by John Matthews is a great introduction to the legends of King Arthur. With beautiful pictures and notes about the themes and histories of the stories, this is an advanced overview of all aspects of Arthurian lit.