The Tain

The Mahabarata

The Ramayana

The Mabinogion

The Younger (Prose) Edda.

The Elder (Poetic) Edda.

The Nibelungenlied

Wagner's Ring of the Niblung

The Volsung Saga

Le Morte de Arthur


The Kalevala

The Book of the Dead

The Bible


The Therigatha

The Nibelungenlied

The Qur’an

Popol Vuh

Ovid, Metamorphoses

Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

The Decameron

The Iliad

The Odyssey


Works & Days

Enuma Elish: The Epic of Creation

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Son-Jara : a West African tradition

The Songs of Ullikummi (Hurrian myth)

The Ozidi Saga

Lianja of the Mongo

Jeki la Nzambe in Cameroon



The Trojan Women


Descent of Ishtar into the Lower World.

Inana’s Descent to the Nether World.” 

Hymn to Demeter and other Homeric Hymns

The Burden of Isis

The 1001 Arabian Nights

Kalidasa.  “Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection.” 

Apuleius, Lucius. "Cupid and Psyche." The Golden Asse.

The Tam Lin Version Three: Child 39C

The Hell-Ride of Brynhild

The Lay of Brynhild

The Ancient Lay of Gundrun

Devî Gita


Dudbridge, Glen. The Legend of Miao-shan. London: Ithaca P, 1978.

Emerson, N.B. Pele and Hi’iaka: A Myth from Hawaii (New York: AMS Press 1915).

Hirschfield, Jane. Women in Praise of the Sacred

Zolbrod, Paul G., Diné bahané: The Navaho Creation Story (USA: U of New Mexico P, 1984).

Cassuto, U. The Goddess Anat., Translated by Israel Abrahams. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1971.

Courlander, Harold. The Fourth World of the Hopis. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971.

Cameron, Anne. Daughters of Copper Woman. Canada: Press Gang Publishers, 1981.

Lord, Karen, Redemption in Indigo



Some of the best mythology databases likewise contain these epics:

The Celtic Literature Collective: Containing the Ulster Cycle, Fenian Cycle, and more

The CELT Project: Corpus of Electronic Texts

The ETCSL Project: The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature

The Internet Classic Archive

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook

The Internet Sacred Text Archive

The Perseus Digital Library Project

The Theoi Project

Anatolian database

Other ancient manuscripts

European texts (though not in translation)

Ancient Texts (Greek and Roman)

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online