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ENGL 222: Mythology: Books

Basic myths of the Greeks and Romans, the cultures that produced them and/ or the Northern and Medieval myths of Europe, their backgrounds in classical culture and native folklore.

Next Step

Once you've chosen a myth or an area of interest, it is time to situate the myth or work of art in a larger context.  Look for books that not only deal with your myth, but also the artwork and ideas associated with that myth.

Amphora depicting Achilles ambushing Troilos, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg contains hundreds of books on mythology, both scholarly and popular works that introduce readers to the wealth of myths, legends, tales, and folk stories among ancient and modern cultures from around the world.  You should be able to access these books without any CMU credentials.

Finding Books



Use the box above to search for books and ebooks in the library collection. Some suggested phrasing for mythologies of different regions:

  • Mythology Norse
  • Indian Mythology
  • Greek Mythology
  • African Mythology
  • Aztec Mythology
  • Mayan Religion


Prospector is a shared catalog of the major libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, providing access to over 30 million items.  Request materials for delivery from other libraries to Tomlinson Library (usually within 3-5 business days) or the CMU Montrose campus office (4-6 business days).

Requesting books from Tomlinson Library for Delivery to Montrose

To request a print book from Tomlinson library:

1. Search the library catalog (search box above) and click on the title of interest

2. Click on the "Place Hold" button 

3. Enter your name and library 408 number from your MAVcard

4. You'll receive an email when the book has arrived in the CMU Montrose campus office

Online Books - Selected Examples