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10 Fiction Books to Read if You Like Mythology

Fictional retellings of myths have given voices and depth to forgotten or supporting characters that have appeared in mythology. Marta Paraschiv has compiled a list of books that she feels open up myths in new ways while honoring the original source material. To read what fictional books she recommends to...

‘Harry Potter,’ Anime & Greek Mythology: Lindsey Stirling on What Inspired ‘Artemis’

Lindsey Stirling’s new layered concept album, ​Artemis,​ is built on themes and characters from Greek mythology, ​Harry Potter​, and other varied inspirations. The concept album began as a standalone song about what the goddess, Artemis, symbolized. But the album began to grow as Stirling continued exploring the deeper meaning of...


Amid the rattling of cultural institutions and radical changes in nature, it may be time to turn again to valuable traditional methods of cultural healing and individual mentoring. Shaping new forms from separate, estranged, or even broken pieces is a dynamic remedy for the personal isolation and spiritual dislocation that...

Comic book superheroes: the gods of modern mythology

From primary-coloured, straight guys to tarnished beings in a revisionist world, superheroes are our cultural barometer. From the blog post: “They’re our Greek myths,” says Laurence Maslon, the author of Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture. “But the difference, is, they’re no longer what the Greek...

Epic of Gilgamesh: Origin, Subject and Function

This essay explores The Epic of Gilgamesh by fielding what Robert A. Segal, in his Theorizing About Myth, calls the “three major questions [that] can be asked of myth: what is its subject matter, what is its origin, and what is its function?” In an effort to render a holistic...

Sober Heroes: A Look at Modern Mythology

An article from CRISIS Magazine: A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity. This thought-provoking article by Sean Fitzpatrick approaches the resurgence of comic book storylines as modern myth, comparing and contrasting the newly found gravitas of comic book heroes portrayed in recent films to the heroes of ancient myths.

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