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Strange Women Lying in Ponds Distributing Swords

While the Lady of the Lake is an important figure in the Arthurian mythos, there doesn’t appear to be much agreement about various aspects of the character, including her name and how many of her there actually were. At various … Continue reading

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Suck It, Gilgamesh!

I’ve written many times about the references in video games to classical mythology, but I don’t think I’ve yet given Gilgamesh, as he appears in the Final Fantasy series, his own post. The source of his name is obviously the … Continue reading

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We’re Certainly Dwarfs

So, is the plural “dwarfs” or “dwarves”? I believe the former is considered preferable, but J.R.R. Tolkien and I like the latter. Regardless, modern media tends to portray them fairly consistently, as diminutive but sturdy people with thick beards, who … Continue reading

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A Smithering Smith

I’d heard good things about the Fables comic series, so I checked out the first volume from the library. The one I found was a deluxe edition including the first ten issues, and hence the Legends in Exile and Animal … Continue reading

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It’s a Round, Round Table

We all know about the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur’s fierce warriors, initiators of chivalry, hunters of the Holy Grail, and able to take out Sephiroth with no trouble at all. But did the Knights really exist? I … Continue reading

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Mythical Metals

Today, we’re going to look at three metals from the world of fantasy and legend. And since Wednesday is Video Game Day here in VoVatia, I’ll be sure to mention their relevance to the game world. Adamant – Although the … Continue reading

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