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Read a Myth ChallengeWhile studying at University I took a Classics course, specifically Classical Mythology. We studied the myths and sagas of the Greeks and Romans through classical literature. It rates up there with the Philosophy course I took, as one of my favorite courses. A few of the textbooks still sit on my bookshelves. Sadly, that’s where my mythology education ended. When Shellie at Layers of Thought posted about the Read a Myth Challenge I couldn’t resist joining!

I’ve always wanted to study mythology more, but it was one of those things I kept putting off. Now I’m committed and I’m shooting for Level 4!

Level 4 Ogma: The God of all Myths!
Mix and match of any eight (8) books from the myth series or any mythology books, with the following conditions:

  • Must cover more than 3 countries.
  • Must contain at least 1 non-fiction book on mythology study.


The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 t0 December 31, 2011. Here are the books I’ve decided to read for the challenge, in no particular order.

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology  (The Poetic Edda)

From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and their Tellers by Marina Warner

American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin

Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl

The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Good luck to all those participating!