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Guide for Mr. Brassard
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Please also note that we have many books on mythology and the cultures that these stories come from. Please be sure to take some time to stop by the library to see how we can help you!

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The Myths

Egyptian Myth: Osiris and Isis   

This link to an abbreviated version of the myth of Osiris and Isis.

Osiris and Isis

 

Japanese Myth: Tales of Heroes and Warriors

Chapter two of the book, Myths and Legends of Japan, by F. Hadland Davis, focuses on Heroes and Warriors of Japanese myth and legend. The full-text of this book is available through Project Gutenberg. 

Chapter Two

 

Mesopotamian Myth: The Tale of Gilgamesh

This selection is a summary of the ancient text of Gilgamesh compiled by Robert Hooker of Washington State University. It is not a full translation of the original text, but it will provide a detailed overview of the story that you can use to complete your comparison. 

Summary of the Tales of Gilgamesh

 

Celtic Myth: Tales of Cuchulain

Cuchulain is one of the great heros of Celtic myth and W.B. Yeats, the great Irish poet and writer, has written his tales. This is an entire book, so you'll need to skim through it to find the tales of Cuchulain to use for your project. 

Cuchulain of Muirthemne: the story of the men of the Red Branch of Ulster

 

Mayan Myth: Popul Vuh

Read this version of the Mayan myth.

Popul Vuh

 

Norse Myth: Odin and Thor

The Children of Odin, by Padraic Colum retells many tales, including those of Thor. Peruse through this book to select the story you would like to use for this project. 

The Children of Odin

 

Indian Myth: The Ramayana

The Ramayana is a great Indian epic poem, longer than the Iliad or the Odyssey. You can find an extensive summary of that here to do your project.

Ramayana Summary

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