“Stories from the Northern Myths” delves into some of the tales that directly influenced 20th century fantasy literature in general and its most famous exemplar, The Lord of the Rings, in particular. This historical reprint covers legends that include the cursed hoard of the Rhine Gold and the ring associated with it that corrupts and transforms its owners; the adventures of the Germanic... [click here for more]
Your average book on mythology will tell about, say, Hades, and in the course of it mention that he was a death divinity. If you want to learn about death divinities in general, then you've still got a lot of work ahead of you.
This book approaches things from the opposite direction, which should be useful for worldbuilders. Rather than tell you about individual gods, this book explains... [click here for more]