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The Sources

This is an incomplete list of the sources for The Myths and Legends Podcast, organized by episode number. These aren't all the sources per episode, but they are the main sources. There will be some repeats in here, for episodes that overlap or continue on previous ones (I'm looking at you, King Arthur). I'm working to get it up-to-date, and I will fill in extras like public domain versions of the stories where available.

As you can see, many of the stories are available online. As you can see if you click the links, they aren't in great shape. If you want to read the stories without all that wonderful 19th century diction, I would recommend investing in the versions I linked here.

All book images are clickable and all links to Amazon are affiliate links, meaning if you buy the book, the podcast will get a small percentage.

Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes

Episodes 2A and 2B

Aladdin

Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp translated by John Payne

Episodes 3A-3E

The Saga of the Volsungs

The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mulan: Five Versions of a Chinese Classic, edited by Shiamin Kwa and Wilt L. Idema

Episode 5A and 5B

Koschei the Deathless

Russian Fairy Tales, compiled by Aleksandr Afanasev

The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Episodes 6A-6C and episode 8

Early King Arthur and Merlin stories

The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth

Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory

Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth

The Mabinogion

Not pictured:

The Old Friend Arthurian Vulgate Cycle 2, the story of Merlinhttp://amzn.to/2gLmVyT

The Old French Arthurian Post Vulgate Cycle, the Merlin continuationhttp://amzn.to/2gJ28xa

Episodes 10A and 10B

The Twelve Labors of Hercules

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Other sources:

The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus

Heracles by Euripedes

Episodes 13A and 13B

Ragnar Loðbrok

The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok by Ben Waggoner

The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

Free sources:

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle by J.A. Giles and J. Ingram

The Danish History by Saxo Grammaticus

The Tale of Ragnar's Sons translated by Peter Tunstall

Episodes 15 and 16

Ivan and Vasilisa

Russian Fairy Tales, compiled by Aleksandr Afanasev

A free online version of the Vasilisa story

Episodes 17A-17C

Theseus, Daedalus, and the Labyrinth

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Other sources:

Theseus  by Plutarch

The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus

Description of Greece by Pausanias

Episode 19

Native American Folklore

American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes

Other sources:

Coyote Kills a Giant

Episodes 22A-22C

The Tain (Irish Legends)

The Tain translated by Thomas Kinsella

Episode 24

The Wedding of Thor and the Origin of Poetry

The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

Other sources:

The Wedding of Thor (a free online source)

The Mead of Poetry (a free source on this site)

Episode 25

The Lambton Worm

Episode 55

Donkey Cabbages