yangze

lucysnowe  asked:

are there any book about mythologies that aren't about greek/roman mythology that you'd recommend?

Unfortunately for other mythologies, the Greek and Roman myths are so well documented, and therefore more well known about, more well written about and more well read, perpetuating the cycle of just those two being quite popular. However, here’s a short list of some books that are based on other mythologies (I haven’t read all of these books and therefore can’t promise their quality but I hope this helps)

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh [Mesopotamian]
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman [West African] 
  • Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord [West African]
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman [Hints of Norse mythology] 
  • The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi [Hindu] 
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangze Choo [Chinese] 
  • Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran [Egyptian] 
  • Deathless by Catherine M. Valente [Russian] 
  • Hurricane Gold by Charlie Higson sparked my interest in Mayan mythology