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!
You can search our catalog from here:
Egyptian Myth: Osiris and Isis
This link to an abbreviated version of the myth of 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.
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.
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.
Mayan Myth: Popul Vuh
Read this version of the Mayan myth.
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.
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.