Thursday, July 7, 2011

Myths and Folklore #spbkchat

Another lively discussion on Thursday discussing Mythology and Folklore. I have tried to divide the list up into different sections, but if I have anything in the wrong section I apologise!

Maori folklore

The Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey


Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn (Australian indigenous folklore)
Mulga Bill's Bicycle
Man From Snowy River (australian mythology)

Greek mythology

Ransom by David Malouf (Greek)
The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (Greek)
Percy Jackson series (Greek)
Troy by Adele Geras
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (Greek YA)
 Tina Folsom's A Touch of Greek 
Ursula Le Guin's Lavinia
Goddesses' series by Clea Hantman
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Philips.
Sherrilyn Kenyon (paranormal romance with Greek mythology basis)


Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn (Japanese)
Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda (Japanese)


Helen Hollick's Arthur trilogy (Arthurian mythology)
Sir Gawain,
Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart,
TH White's Sword in the Stone
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson

Fairytale retelling

In Sleeping Beauty's Bed by Mitzi Szereto (fairytale retelling)
Ruth Manning-Sanders (retold folklore & fairytales. 
Bettie Sharpe (romance, Fairytales retelling)
Beauty by Robin McKinley;
 Angela Carter (fairytale retelling)
Catherynne Valente (Orphan Tales)


Bram Stoker's Dracula
Anne Rice (vampires)

Native American

 Patricia Briggs(Native American mythology)

House of Night (Native American mythology)

 Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels  (Native American mythology)


The Owl Service by Alan Garner
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Wagner's The Ring
Ye Gods! by Tom Holt
Djinn Rummy also by Tom Holt
Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Dream Hunters

The Mabinogion

Sheri Tepper.
Traci Harding's Mystique Trilogy
Le Guin, enjoyed her Orsinian Tales
THE DARK WIFE by @sarahdiemer
Eleanor Farjeon's The Little Bookroom

Terry Pratchett
Tanith Lee did dark Tales by Sisters Grimmer
Jules Watson's retelling of The Swan Maiden(Celtic)

The Secret History of Moscow" by @esedia (Russian)

Rosa And The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins (book 3), Autumn Castle (explores fae mythos) & bk 2 is Giants of the Frost
Nicholas Stuart Gray -  The Seventh Swan

Useful links:
Canongate Myth series -

YA books drawing on mythology -

TV Tropes -

Kay's Librarything list -

Next week: General chat!

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