Many modern fantasies have routes in ancient mythology and legends from around the world, and these two books are pretty good at telling you where they come from.
The first one is about Celtic myths and legends, it’s very thick, and detailed, so not one for the faint hearted.
The second is a more general one of mythology from around the world, and is much easier to read than the first one
Title: The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends.
Author: Peter Berresford Ellis.
Year of Publication: 1999 (UK).
Publisher: Constable & Robinson (UK).
Format: Available in paperback only.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Title: Eyewitness Companions Mythology.
Author: Phillip Wilkinson and Neil Philip.
Year of Publication: 2007 (UK).
Publisher: DK (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £14.99 (UK).
“If you really want something in this life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they’re about to announce the lottery numbers.” Homer Simpson.