Episode 7: Mythology, Part 1

Good Librations episode 7 Mythology part 1

From giant wombats to the epic of Gilgamesh to Spongebob Squarepants, this episode we delve into the history and importance of mythology.

Listen along to a story that began 500,000 years ago!



Shelf-absorbed (books we reviewed)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman


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Shelf-important (things we mentioned)

General references:

Legend vs. Myth

 The historical significance of storytelling. From ancient Greek myth to the modern blockbuster

Britannica: Relation of myths to other narrative forms

Where do myths, legends and folktales come from?

Myths, Stories & Reality

The News: Of old stories and legends

Owlcation: Oral Storytelling, Ancient Myths, and a Narrative Poem

Cave Drawings of Lascaux France  

Smithsonian Magazine: Finally, the Beauty of France’s Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut

Yarn: The Importance of Storytelling within Indigenous Cultures

Debunking the myth that Aboriginal stories are just myths: the Yamuti and the megafauna Diprotodon

 21 English Words That Are Actually Greek (And The Stories Behind Them)


  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Timaeus and Critias by Plato
  • Ramayana by Valmiki
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Argonautica by Apollonius
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Body by Stephen King
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling



  • Star Wars
  • Stand By Me



  • William Shakespeare
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Hesiod
  • Titian
  • Jonica Newby 

I just can't help my-shelf (more please)

Books/written works:

  • Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Lore Olympus volumes by Rachel Smythe
  • Mythos volumes by Stephen Fry
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman



  • Thor
  • Cold Mountain
  • Oh, Brother where art thou?
  • The Warriors
  • Onward
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Spongebob Squarepants movie
  • Mighty Aphrodite
  • She’s All That
  • My Fair Lady
  • Pretty Woman
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Trading Places
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Aquaman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Immortals
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Hercules
  • Troy
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Pocahontas
  • Moana


Video Games:

  • Wrath of the Gods
  • God of War
  • Warriors Orochi 4
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Hades



Shelf-obsessed (further reading)

  • The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories by Philip Matyszak
  • Greek Myths: Meet the Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greece by Jean Menzies
  • Mythology 101: From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and Mortals, Your Guide to Ancient Mythology
  • A Journey Through the Greek Myths by Marchella Ward
  • Heroes: Volume II of Mythos – Stephen Fry
  • Aboriginal Mythology: An A-Z Spanning the History of Aboriginal Mythology from the Earliest Legends to the Present Day by Mudrooroo
  • Aboriginal Myths: Tales of the Dreamtime by A. W. Reed
  • Journey Into Dreamtime by Munya Andrews
  • Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  • Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood
  • Circe by Madeline Miller