Sorry I had to brutaly shorten the thread title... it was to long. Here's how it should have read:
Sorry Sir/Madam/Insert Gender, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour Gilgamesh?
Sooo... I'm getting old; and so my reading habits change. While I still like to read fantasy and SiFi novels, I increasingly long for the classics. I mean realy the CLASSIC classics. The Epic of Gilgamesh (the oldest story known to us today); the works of Wather von der Vogelweide (most important German Medival Poet); the Nibelungenring (the German National Epic). If I whant something "modern" I read some Shakespeare. Or Goethe. (Or Dostojevski, 'cause he's just awesome)
You know what I mean. The kind of books your Parents and Teachers allways want you to read, but you never do.
Anyways, are there some you would recomend? I'm allways looking for the next engaging read
personaly i really like Norse mythology (prbably due to the fact that in one story Odin himslef was outsmarted by a squirel of all things) i recommend any story with Loki in it and if you want to read a real Norse epic try the story of Sigrund and Brunhilde (it's what the Nibelungenring s based off i i recall correctly) ! however i'd start with reading the creation myths as you're maybe not going to be able to follow everything if you don't
apart from that i also realli recommend you check out some Celtic myths specificly those from the Britsh Isles i think they're quite good
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There's always Beowulf and the cannaberry tales, especially if you know old English they are some of the only suriving works, also there's Homers old epics the Illiad and the Odyssesy. There's Virgils Aened, which is like the Roman sequl to the Illiad. Old Greek Myths you can find a million of them online. Old Aruturan Myths are semipopular. If your looking for something a bit more eastern then you can read about the budda or the Hindu mythos,, I forget their bible equivalent. And Chinese and Japanese myths can be a pretty interesting read. I don't know any actual book titles to share but a quick online search should bring up most of this. Sorry if it's not what your looking for
hm the Illiad and the odyssey are on the to of my readinglist anyways... generaly greek myths, because I love it how they are reflected in the sky (you know the constelations like Perseus, Andromeda, Kepheus, Cetus, the Pleiards => also known as subaru ;D) Never heard of the Virgils Aened but sounds great. I'm greatly interested in far eastern storries; but they are somewhat difficult to come by/ find in Germany if you don't know their names already.
Irish myths. Just that. I remember my grans tales of some great half fae king, with one working eye and the other blind with a weighed down upper eyelid. When in battle, his wives would pull upon a great chain tied to the front of the eyelids, and they'd reveal his other eye. Any it saw would die in battle, friend or foe. I can't remember all the names and that now, but I had a copy of the original translated texts, I'll dig it out and put it in the edit.
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As a little thank you I'll sugest you look up the Cassiopeia star constelation and the myths linked with it (if you live in the northern heimsphere) and if you don't... well then you have your own fascinating and beautifull stories set into the night sky. Plus it's allways handy to know a few stars in case you have to impress someone. It sounds like a cheap clichè but it actualy works
If you're to busy to look it up I'll be glad to tell you about it some other time