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Silverwing/Ataegina

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Books on Mythology
« on: January 31, 2012, 03:59:16 pm »
Hi everyone,

I've been reading about myths and god/esses (mostly because of some references to specific gods/esses in here) and I find myself very interested in Ereshkigal, Hecate and the Morrigan and their associated cultures (although Ma'at and Mafdet also intrigue me)

As so, I would like to know if any of you can point me in the direction of good books about Assyro-Babylonian, Greek/Chaldean and Celtic history and/or myths.

Oh, also I'd rather have books over websites, since I seem to absorb more knowledge in book form than by reading about things online. I'm also a book lover ;)

Thanks!
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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 04:47:49 pm »
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Hi everyone,

I've been reading about myths and god/esses (mostly because of some references to specific gods/esses in here) and I find myself very interested in Ereshkigal, Hecate and the Morrigan and their associated cultures (although Ma'at and Mafdet also intrigue me)

As so, I would like to know if any of you can point me in the direction of good books about Assyro-Babylonian, Greek/Chaldean and Celtic history and/or myths.

Oh, also I'd rather have books over websites, since I seem to absorb more knowledge in book form than by reading about things online. I'm also a book lover ;)

Thanks!
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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 07:13:36 am »
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Celtic Mythology by Proinsias MacCana

 
Thanks! I'll be sure to check it out.
I've seen that there's at least another thread about Sorita D'Este books on Hekate, so I'll also try those...

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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 08:17:59 am »
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As so, I would like to know if any of you can point me in the direction of good books about Assyro-Babylonian, Greek/Chaldean and Celtic history and/or myths

You'll find a number of suggestions for Greek mythology on our Greek Recon page.
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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 05:58:01 pm »
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Hi everyone,

I've been reading about myths and god/esses (mostly because of some references to specific gods/esses in here) and I find myself very interested in Ereshkigal, Hecate and the Morrigan and their associated cultures (although Ma'at and Mafdet also intrigue me)

As so, I would like to know if any of you can point me in the direction of good books about Assyro-Babylonian, Greek/Chaldean and Celtic history and/or myths.

Oh, also I'd rather have books over websites, since I seem to absorb more knowledge in book form than by reading about things online. I'm also a book lover ;)

Thanks!

 
For Babylonian info, try Gateways to Babylon, which has an extensive recommended reading section.  I can personally vouch that Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie Dalley has a good collection of translated myths that include Ereshkigal.

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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 05:59:07 pm »
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Hi everyone,

 
Whoops, a link would be helpful, huh?  http://www.gatewaystobabylon.com/

Silverwing/Ataegina

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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 03:23:21 pm »
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You'll find a number of suggestions for Greek mythology on our Greek Recon page.

 
Thanks a lot!
I guess I should've paid attention to those lists first :o It's a very impressive list, I shall work my way through it ;)
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Re: Books on Mythology
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 03:32:02 pm »
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For Babylonian info, try Gateways to Babylon, which has an extensive recommended reading section.  I can personally vouch that Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie Dalley has a good collection of translated myths that include Ereshkigal.


Thanks for the info! I loved the website and the book section seems marvelous. I'll try and order the Dalley book as soons as my bank account allows ;)
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