Mythology in Modern Guise, by Madhuri Palaji
I grew up reading and watching about all the religions in my country and the folklore especially I used to watch on TV was mesmerizing. I hail from India and that being said, I’m sure you all understand what mythology means to me. India is a country of so many religions, so many stories, so […]
Spring Mythology, by C. W. Snyder
“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We’ve known what spring is, what causes winter, what brings back the green for a long time now. Surprisingly, it doesn’t involve worshipping […]
Obscure Mythological Creatures, by Sharron Riddle
We’ve all heard of unicorns and dragons, vampire and werewolves, but some of the most interesting stories told are centered around creatures we’ve rarely heard of. Katherine Arden’s “The Bear and the Nightingale” is rich with Russian folklore. House spirits, Domovoi, and other demons who have co-existed with humans are being driven out of existence […]
Neil Gaiman and American Gods, by Natalie Schermer
I don’t know why it took me so long to really truly get in to Neil Gaiman. It definitely wasn’t a love-at-first-read situation; I didn’t pick up one of his novels and subsequently read all the rest I could get my hands on. Rather, my relationship with Gaiman has turned out to be much slower, […]