Mythology

"Myths are about the human struggle
to deal with the great passages of time and life--
birth, death, marriage, the transitions
from childhood to adulthood to old age.
They meet a need
in the psychological or spiritual nature of humans
that has absolutely nothing to do with science.
To try to turn a myth into a science,
or a science into a myth,
is an insult to myths,
an insult to religion,
and an insult to science.
In attempting to do this, creationists have missed
the significance, meaning,
and sublime nature of myths.
They took a beautiful story
of creation and re-creation
and ruined it."

excerpt from Why People Believe Weird Things (p. 130)
by Michael Shermer

Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages by Eugen Weber

The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith

Deceptions and Myths of the Bible by Lloyd Graham
Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiences by Susan Blackmore

Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year by Sam Wright

The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor
First Peoples, First Contacts: Native Peoples of North America by J.C.H. King
Fossil Legends of the First Americans by Adrienne Mayor
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs by Adrienne Mayor
Greek Myths for Young Children by Marcia Williams
The Greeks and Their Gods by W. K. C. Guthrie

Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures by Jamie Hall
Holy Bible

In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis by Karen Armstrong

Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart D. Ehrman

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity by Hyam MacCoby

Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas

The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible by Robin Fox

Venus Revealed by Nate & David Harry Grinspoon

Who Wrote the New Testament? The Making of the Christian Myth by Burton Mack