- A Yahoo UserLv 72 months ago
is still a great summary of the three major influential mythologies in English-speaking culture
as well as legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and Charlemagne
For someone with an academic bent, The Mabinogion is a must-read for Welsh mythology and the earliest Arthurian tales. The classic is the Guest translation, but modern, scholarly English translations are more accurate and precise (if less formal and, therefore, classic-sounding).