There are some books on Slavic mythology, especially Russian myths. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any stories that have come down toI would have to say greek because I don't really know much about Roman and Norse (hope that this will change soon). Anyway, do you guys know anything about Slav mythology?
This looks like an interesting book too:There are some books on Slavic mythology, especially Russian myths. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any stories that have come down to
us concerning the gods. We have some names and some beliefs as to how they were worshipped.
The stories are mainly skazki: folktales such as the Firebird and Baba Yaga.
Another type of story are the heroic legends called byliny. They deal with heroes during the time of Vlademir
in the 10th century.
A really good book to start with is Russian Folk belief by Ivanitts.
Indeed, in the Pantheon Fairytale and Folklore Library. Excellent series.There's a good book of Russian fairy tales aptly called Russian Fairy Tales collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and translated by Norbert Guterman. I can't say I've read a lot of them yet, but what I have read of them I've found to be quite entertaining.
Veles, could you explain more about this, or give some references? Fascinating concept!actually, it was not inherited, but they all come from the one single proto-indoeuropean mythology...from the Norse, the North Indian, the slav,the Iranian, the greek, the roman, the baltic...etc
they all descend from the proto-indoeuropean pagan religion.
Yes! I read that book on Russian epics. It was one of my favorites!This looks like an interesting book too:
Indeed, in the Pantheon Fairytale and Folklore Library. Excellent series.
Ah, a good one, is it? It's been on my to-get list for quite some time, but your recommendation will probably speed along the process.Yes! I read that book on Russian epics. It was one of my favorites!
I have a copy of the Pantheon book too, but have not read it yet. It's on the list.
So much to read, so little time.