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Resource Tag hero

The Western Hero in Film and Television

The Western Hero in Film and Television examines the archetypal hero in the Old West and on the American frontier in visual culture. The book is an in-depth look at mythology within mass media with numerous examples of films and…

Orion’s Guiding Stars

What the song is to the songbird, the myth of the hero is to the human being. Human hunter-foragers did not create the myth of the hero as a spontaneous act of artistry; they carried it with them at every…

Time Enough For Love

Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein’s longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop…

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Exhibit

The “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” exhibition closed at the National Air and Space Museum on January 31, 1999. This online exhibition will remain available for an indefinite period of time. For over 100 years, science fiction stories and…

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…

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