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  1. The classic work “From Myth to Logos” by Feohary Haralimpievich Kessidi. In this work, an outstanding Soviet historian of ancient philosophy examines the phenomenon of myth in the context of the emergence of ancient philosophy, and, in particular, analyzes the structure of mythological thinking and culture.

    “The Greeks and the Irrational” by Eric Dodds. It wasn't entirely intentional: Dodds was walking through the galleries of the British Museum, enjoying an exhibition of ancient art and culture, and came across a student who complained about the excessive, even “tasteless” rationality of the ancient Greeks. Then Dodds decided to write this book, which shows another, “Dionysian” side of ancient culture, which owes much to mythological thinking.

  2. Classics: “The Golden Bough” by James George Fraser,” The White Goddess “by Robert Graves,” Morphology of Fairy Tales ” by Jacob Propp,” History of Faith and Religious Ideas “by Mircea Eliade,” Soul and Myth: Six Archetypes “by Carl Jung,” Poetics of Myth “by Eleazar Meletinsky,” Mythologiki ” by Claude Levi-Strauss. This is an incomplete list, there are many more researchers, and those who are listed in this list have other works.

  3. Ooo, open Google, write “Mircea Eliade” and read everything you find translated. Rummaging people recommend starting with his opus magnum – “The Myth of Eternal Return”. In fact, this is the basis without which you can only read about myths in an encyclopedia for schoolchildren.

    Just be careful, otherwise you can get lost in all sorts of funny things like traditionalism and get to the point of thoughtful reading of Dugin.

  4. Ya. E. Golosovker. Logic of Myth, Moscow, 1987 (part 1. Logic of Ancient Myth). Undeservedly passed over by recognition during his lifetime, not recovered from oblivion until now… Man is a myth.

  5. I would recommend V. M. Naidysh's textbooks on the philosophy of mythology. There are 2 of them, if I'm not mistaken – from antiquity to the era of romanticism and from the XIX to the beginning of the XXI century. I wrote a thesis on the latter, for example.

    I would also recommend Kurt Huebner-The Truth of Myth. But this is more a cultural study of what a myth is, what its relationship is to different spheres of life, and whether it is dead today

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