Tagged: storytelling

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Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

Novels and films record and codify the cultural experiences of their people. This book explores the relationship between contemporary literature and film of the past fifty years and the ancient myths of Judeo-Christian, Greek,...

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Archives of Conjure

In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums’ bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating...

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Persephone

PERSEPHONE Double Album by WENDY RULE Persephone, the new double-album from Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule is a beautifully evocative retelling of the Ancient Greek myth of the Goddess Persephone’s descent into the Underworld...

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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...

Tolkien’s Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien had a great knowledge of and love for world mythology and the symbol of the Ring in his work contains a rich and fascinating heritage. Tolkien’s Ring is a literary detective work...