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    Shiva/Saraswati (Hinduism)

    Shiva and Saraswati are two principal deities in Hinduism. Shiva is the primal king of gods and master of destruction. Saraswati is the lovely goddess of music, knowledge, and learning. In standard Hindu mythology, Shiva is paired as the formal husband-partner of the two principal goddesses...
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    Mordred: revisionism

    Romance & Rites It would be interesting to do a comparison of the personal life of Mordred with the personal life of Lancelot. Mordred has been paired with his 'scheming mother' Morgan (usually), while Lancelot is obviously known for his 'scandalous betraying adulterous affair' with King...
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    Mordred: revisionism

    Landscaping It would be interesting to do a landscape comparison of Mordred and Lancelot, to look at how cultural perceptions of how these knights 'wander' and 'conquer' can be sociologically linked to their folkloric characterizations regarding territorialism-shifts. For example, will...
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    Mordred: revisionism

    The Lady of the Lake is the name of the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend. She plays a pivotal role in many stories, including giving King Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father. Different writers and copyists give the Arthurian...
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    Little people

    Little people have been part of the folklore of many cultures in human history, including Ireland, Greece, the Philippines, the Hawaiian Islands, Flores Island, Indonesia, and Native Americans (source of information: Wikipedia). Some specific mythologies actually name 'types' of little people...
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    Fable: the satanic game

    The Chess Angelion Actually, I put the story together from ideas presented in various stories/books/films such as Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) and Ouija [2014]. Here's the story re-spun to talk about another adventure of our couple Slayer and Roxanne, and this time, I added an...
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    Fable: the satanic game

    An urban warrior named Slayer and his wife Roxanne whom he rescued from the clutches of an evil gang traveled to Ireland to settle down. There they met a poet named Alanon who told them about a secret board game involving wooden dolls. Whoever won their hand at this game would be granted two...
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    Modern urban legends

    Trickster Toyman You know, modern media hype surrounding vigilantism-fantasy comic books creates some surprising space for 'copycat crimes,' and this subtle fear has itself become a modern urban legend. Remember those news stories of people committing copycat crimes modeled after Oliver...
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    Mordred: revisionism

    Consumerism culture in our modern times creates a colloquialization of history that is connected to economics-driven lifestyle talk. Hence, we see the popularity of capitalism-celebratory American comic book avatars such as Richie Rich (a young boy who uses his incredible inherited wealth to go...
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    Recurring themes in mythology

    Martin, I would recommend you choose a theme that is easy to cross-reference, because when that labor is put aside, you may find you have more time investigating your personal responses to the theme as it relates to the digestibility of mythology. You may have guessed that mythology can be...
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    Poltergeists

    They say that the tones of a poltergeist are revealed in our way of deifying everyday emotional experiences of lifestyle habits or even personalized objects. The Stephen King adapted Hollywood (USA) horror film "Christine" (1983) for example is a delightful example of cultural presentations of...
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    Gate: kazoo

    The fictional comic book villain Video-Man serves as a nemesis of the webbed wonder Spider-Man (Marvel Comics). Video-Man is a super-mutant who can travel through electric wires and disrupt computer networks like an interference virus. Video-Man represents modern era infrastructure...
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    Paranoia cinema

    I attended the prestigious American Ivy League school Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire) where I studied cognitive science (the analysis of the connections between psychology and sociology). Today, I conduct a Judeo-Christian sabbatical during which I use my skills at page layouts...
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    Mordred (camelot): foil synthesis

    Mordred was the fearsome contentious estranged relation of fabled King Arthur of Camelot. Many stories credit Mordred with the stealthy social undoing of Camelot with strategic (and savage) moves. For these reasons, Mordred can be considered the folk tale antecedent of Lancelot. Lancelot...
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    Dragonology: consumption

    The various avatars and mythologies surrounding the stories and fables about 'darkness' or 'evil' often deal with the unpredictability of uncertainty. While the unknown and the uncertain often seem like regions of darkness and evil, they may not be. Nevertheless, we impose images of darkness...
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    Terrorist deification

    America's brand of self-made libertine consumerism has made it feasible for people to imagine the romance of individualistic courage. It is no wonder that comic books are so popular in the USA. However, this aura of self-image boldness also is conducive to the romanticization of risk. It...
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    Icarus: armageddon

    The Greek legend of Icarus tells the story of a curious male whose constructed wings of wax led to doom when he used the wings to reach higher and higher (and too high) into flight and reached the hot rays of the Sun which melted his waxen wings, leading to his fall. This story represents...
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    St. pauli girl: prophetess

    St. Pauli Girl beer is a German beer which presents a fancily dressed German maiden deity who charmingly offers the customer the tasty beer itself. The St. Pauli girl is an offbeat culture avatar who reflects today's appreciation of consumerism rapture Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Mystic...
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    The iliad or the odyssey?

    I think "The Iliad" provides a better exploration of the drama of human angst, while "The Odyssey" provides a better treatment of the emotional torments associated with the social aftermath of physical displacement. I like how in "The Iliad" we have to understand why Achilles' wrath represents...
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