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From Olympus to Oz

As a fan of both the Oz books and classical mythology, I have an interest in works that combine the two. Such stories are often controversial, though, both for religious reasons and because crossovers always bring in a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Characters, Chris Dulabone, Greek Mythology, Hinduism, Hugh Pendexter, Jeff Rester, L. Frank Baum, Marcus Mebes, Marin Elizabeth Xiques, Mythology, Norse, Oz, Oz Authors, Religion, Roman, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Semitic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Just How Immortal Are You?

I’d like to revisit a point I made back in this post, about how it’s a big deal in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus for the immortals to give Santa the Mantle of Immortality, but Lurline grants everyone … Continue reading

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The Ozian King List

I’ve written before about Ozma’s father and grandfather, but what about earlier rulers of the land? Pretty much all we know about them is that they were all named either Oz or Ozma. There is a short story by Fred … Continue reading

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Extra Exploration of the Enchantment

Picture by Luciano Vecchio There have been several post-canonical Oz books and stories that deal with Lurline’s enchantment, most of them not really agreeing on significant points. As someone who likes to tie together as many sources as I can, … Continue reading

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Lurline When?

As a follow-up to last week’s post on Oz timeline issues, here’s another one, dealing with Lurline‘s enchantment. We know from The Tin Woodman of Oz that the Fairy Queen enchanted the country to make it a fairyland, and left … Continue reading

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Brotherhood on Anuther Planet

When Planetty describes her old home, Anuther Planet, in The Silver Princess in Oz, she makes it out to be a dull, gray world where none of the the inhabitants have families or friends. People will sometimes bond with animals, … Continue reading

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Valynn Time

If there’s a modern Oz author and illustrator who should be awarded semi-official status, I’d say it’s Eric Shanower. Since Dick Martin’s The Ozmapolitan of Oz often gets lumped in with the Quasi-Famous books, presumably because he illustrated books by … Continue reading

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