Classical myths in books and movies

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  1. Sindhu

    Sindhu New Member

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    And why just a thread for mythological creatures? Couldn't we have one on Classical Mythology in books Movies etc? Anyway, I'm starting one off with the latest book of the sort I read:
    The Lightning Thief Anyone else read it? Do, It's great, Really!
     
  2. Foinikas

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    This is the medieval boards...right?
     
  3. Kakashi

    Kakashi Call me Deacon Blues

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    i've noticed that in animes and mangas, they use alot of old japanese myths.
     
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    not only japanese myths, but also Greek (Example in: Fate/Stay Night) and even Norse and maybe even Egyptian but not sure about Egyptian.
     
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    true, true.

    and yes egyptian, i can't remeber which manga it was , but it was set in egypt and disscussed alot of that stuff.
     
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    Lots of Norse and Greek mythology is used in modern day culture such as comics and movies. Egyptian myth is used in Stargate, as is Norse.
     
  7. Callista_Ohtarwen

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    A lot of celtic mythology is hidden in a lot of modern writing.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    thats not surprising considering that a lot of modern, western, fantasy is based directly or partially on the works of Tolkien - and he based all his ideas on the celtic, and norse mythologise
     
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    No what I mean is look at the upswing of modern literature for younger children.

    The Watcher
    The Seeker
    The Finder

    are prime examples of this, so are anything done by OR Melling's fairy tales and
    Tithe
    Valiant
    Ironside.

    In the first trillogy, it is all cleverly based off of the idea of the Otherworld. I didn't realize how much research she must have put into those books to completely get down the entire ideas of the kingdoms etc. I'm into the whole modern fairy tale idea. The whole concepts of the Tuatha Da Danaan and or the Seelie and Unseelie have suddenly submurged themselves into popularity among book authors.