Any myth or legend suggestions?

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  1. Hon Rosie

    Hon Rosie Hare of the Long Patrol

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    Every Friday in English class my teacher has us read "Greek Myths-Retold". I just read the one about Heracles. Has anyone ever read any really good legends or myths? I need a new one to read... These myth things aren't half bad, you know? (Did anyone know that Tolkien based the the trilogy on the Finnish legend, the Kalevala? He also based the Elven language on the Finnish language.)
     
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    A good Greek myth is Homer's Oddysey and The Illiad (which is what the movie Troy is based on).
     
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    anyway, another one is the tales of persius or whatever his name was , cant remember the story but its about him slaying the gorgons
     
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    Yeah, thats a good one, also the one about Zeus purging the world, I cant remember the title.
     
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    Get thee to a library and find a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology, usually in 3 volumes and you want the Age of Fable volume, stories of gods and heros. All three volumes are worth reading though.

    Alternatively go to http://www.bulfinch.org/ for a wonderfully illustrated and hyperlinked online edition of all three volumes.
     
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    I suggest a book called We Goddesses It's a very easy read, you can find it in the children's section in the library, but I recall I enjoyed it when I was younger, it has alot of myths in it from three different goddesses' points of views. Elan Morin said you should read the Oddysey and The Illiad. I second that.
     
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    Hon Rosie Hare of the Long Patrol

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    Thanks... Now I have something to read!
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    It's our pleasure. (I'm glad I'm not the only one with a Redwall username!)
     
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    Are yoyu talking about just greek one, or Any myths?

    There are simply millions to choose from!

    Get the one you want in www.sacred-texts.com . You can read the texts, for free, online. It also has religion, age of reason and New Age texts, so just get the ones on ancient cultures.

    The myths are directly translated from source, so it may be a little difficult. But why don't you try?