Aryan Sun Myths: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is one of the best academic treatments of religious history that I have encountered. It spans a dozen cultures and many centuries in its pages, going from Babylon, Egypt, and ancient India, up through Greece, Rome, and into the then-modern period of the late 19th century.
Most of the lore here is in the form of historical quotation from Tacitus, Pliny, Caesar, and others,...
Pagan Ideas of Immortality: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is one of the most dense academic materials I have edited. Written in the early 20th century, it is a historical look at some of the philosophical schools of antiquity and their conception of the afterlife, purgatory, reincarnation, and the nature of the human spirit.
Its details regarding Mithra do not extend to comparisons to Jesus, as was typical in this era. A century...