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Offline RobertS

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Original Sources for Fantasy
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:10:33 PM »
I enjoy knowing and using the early and original sources for writing fantasy. The book sources are often rather expensive. They are also not as easily searched through so I would of be delighted to learn of more sources online. If you try to find, price and then search through a copy of the Auraicept https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auraicept_na_n-%C3%89ces, https://archive.org/details/auraicept00calduoft, you will know exactly what I mean. I own a copy and treasure it, but I find myself using a copy that I downloaded from  archive.org, https://archive.org/details/texts.

One of the best sources for ancient writing that I have found, apart from archive.org, is sacred-texts.com http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
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Re: Original Sources for Fantasy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 06:19:01 PM »
That sacred texts site seems like a pretty great resource for inspiration on mythic fantasy and world-building, thanks for sharing it!

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Re: Original Sources for Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 10:04:30 PM »
I glad to have shared something of use. They have an offer where you can buy a copy of it all. If my ship ever comes in, I plan to get a copy of it.
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