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Gods

A look at the gods from Norse, Greek, and Egyptian mythology.

Contributed by Jessica Kalmazu Stimely

A quick look at the Mahabharata, a of myths from the Hindu religion

Contributed by Jessica Kalmazu Stimely

This provides a good synopsis of the major deities

Contributed by Jessica Kalmazu Stimely

Percy Jackson

This book is the story of a half-blood- part mortal, part god. This book is really good if you want to learn the basics of the gods and goddesses, as well as some gossip based off of the Greek stories (did you know Aphrodite was cheating on her husband!?)

Contributed by Jessica Kalmazu Stimely

Mythology is such a delicate matter and can be very very confusing. For example, The goddess of the moon is suppose to be a virgin but in another story it talks of her having a husband because she lost a foot race.

Contributed by Maddie War Tune

Neil Gaiman, not a stranger to mythology, published his list of his top 10 mythical characters. I love the modern take on mythological stories. Loki tops my list, too.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Mythology is still influential in today's time almost as much as it was in the past. Myths can be used to help explain certain phenomena or reasoning to individuals. For example the Greek myths about the 12 gods. It is meant to explain the seasons, weather, the sun and night, even life and death, and in some cases war. Even some American folktales or myths such as the Boy Who Cried Wolf are used to get children to understand certain concepts like why lying is bad or why you sleep.

Contributed by Justin Bloomer