Episode 8: Mythology, Part 2

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The history and importance of myths and legends continued ...

We'd like to claim Thoth, the Egyptian god of writing and wisdom for libraries (except for the part where they sometimes look like a baboon, thank you). 

Plus we're talking British folklore, including the Loch Ness monster and the Arthurian cycle. And even the legendary Trojan Horse.

Join us as we dive further into the mythological wonders of the world, and listen along to a story that began 500,000 years ago.




Shelf-absorbed (books we reviewed)

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze by Clayton Zane Comber

Beyond Climate Grief by Jonica Newby

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé

Only a monster   100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze.jpg   Bitter Greens   Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison  Beyond Climate Change        



Shelf-important (things we mentioned)

General references:

Legend vs. Myth

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

Relation of myths to other narrative forms

Where do myths, legends and folktales come from?

Myths, Stories & Reality

Of old stories and legends

Oral Storytelling, Ancient Myths, and a Narrative Poem

Egyptian creation myths

Egyptian myth

The Icelandic Sagas: Europe's most important book?

Icelandic sagas Information

Icelandic Sagas Index

Scottish myth


Royal bees

Bermuda Triangle


Boudicca Destruction Horizon

Boudicca as Propaganda


Books/written works:

  • Sagaland by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason
  • Seven Ancient Wonders series by Matthew Reilly
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Matter of Britain by various
  • Lais of Marie de France by Marie de France
  • Mort D’Arthur by Thomas Malory
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Mills and Boon series by various
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen



  • MCU
  • The Mummy film series
  • Moon Knight
  • American Gods
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • Twilight
  • Bridgerton
  • Pocahontas
  • A Night at the Museum film series
  • DCEU



  • Wilbur Smith
  • Michael Asher
  • Jilly Cooper
  • William Shakespeare
  • John Hughes
  • Plato

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

Books/written works: 

  • Astonishingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt
  • Nanny Piggins series by R.A. Spratt 

Shelf-obsessed (further reading)

  • Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams – Alexander McCall Smith
  • Goddesses and heroines: women of myth and legend – Xanthe Gresham-Knight
  • Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold – Stephen Fry
  • Heroes: Volume II of Mythos – Stephen Fry
  • The Iliad of Homer and the Odyssey – Homer
  • In Search of Myths & Heroes – Michael Wood
  • Myths, Legends & Sacred Stories: A Visual Encyclopedia – D.K. Publishing
  • Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  • The Sorrow Stone – Kari Gislason
  • Treasury of Egyptian mythology: classic stories of gods, goddesses, monsters & mortals – Donna Jo Napoli