Abrahams, Roger D. African Folktales: Traditional Stories of the Black World. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. A diverse collection of
nearly 100 stories from across the African continent selected and retold by Abrahams.
Addiss, Steven, ed. Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural. New York: George Brazilier, Inc., 1985. A collection of
scholarly essays about the appearance of various legendary figures in Japanese art. Some of the stories about these figures are
incorporated into the essays.
Bruhac, Joseph. Native American Stories. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Publishing, 1991. A rich collection of stories drawn from native
cultures of North America retold by Bruhac.
Eberhard, Wolfram, ed. Folktales of China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965. A collection of 79 stories organized according
to themes including the origins of human, animal, and plant characteristics, tales of love, and persons with magic powers. Includes six
tales from Communist China.
Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. A very comprehensive collection
of myths and legends organized according to themes, such as creation stories, tales of love, and tales of animals. This book includes an
Guirand, Felix, ed. New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd. 1972. A popular comprehensive
encyclopedia of mythology with an introduction by Robert Graves and chapters by various authors dedicated to the mythology of many world
cultures. Provides excellent background to many belief systems, pantheons, and stories. Heavily illustrated with art works from around the
Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art. 1974. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. This is an excellent source for summaries
of stories from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and from the Christian world. Very useful for identifying and interpreting the attributes
of many mythological characters as they appear in art works.
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. 1942. New York: Meridian, 1989. Still one of the best sources for the
myths of ancient Greece and Rome. A brief look at Norsemythology is also included.
Leeming, David Adams. The World of Myth: An Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. An excellent source for looking at shared
themes in mythology from around the world. This anthology covers such cosmic themes as The Creation, The Flood, The Afterlife, The
Apocalypse, as well as myths of the gods, hero myths, and place and object myths. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography.
Spence, Lewis. Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends. 1915. New York: Dover, 1990. A thorough study of the many beliefs, gods, and stories
of Ancient Egypt.