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Crazy Celtic Cruises

A common theme in mythology and related fiction is that of the sea voyage that includes a visit to a bunch of weird islands with bizarre people and creatures. This sort of thing can also happen in stories of overland … Continue reading

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Men Are Pigs

Circe, by Madeline Miller – When I heard about this book, I knew I should probably read it, but it took me a while to get a digital copy from the library. It’s a reinterpretation of the story of the … Continue reading

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Two (or More) Become One

One of the main complaints that fans of the Oz books seem to have about the MGM movie, aside from making Oz a dream, is that they combined two Good Witches into one character. Now, it makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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A Crew of Dunces

Speaking of ships of fools, I can’t help but think of a sort of example from Greek literature that predated Plato by some time. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus’ crew seems to be made up of a bunch of idiots. When … Continue reading

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How Shunka Sapa Saved the World

Picture by Stacy Becker I believe it was in my sophomore year of high school that we had to do some research into Native American mythology, and one story that particularly stuck with me was from Lakota lore. The tale … Continue reading

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All These Things Really Happened

What is it that separates the literary tall tale from straight-up fantasy? I think a lot of it is in the intention and presentation of the author. Tall tales are stories that are supposed to be ridiculous, yet the teller … Continue reading

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Promoting Proteus

It’s Saturday, and that means mythology here at VoVatia. Today’s subject is Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, who famously showed up in the Odyssey. This son of Poseidon is a shepherd, a prophet, and a shape-shifter. He is … Continue reading

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