Tag Archives: Hero

Rescue the Maiden

A while back in my little contest for blog topics, the following question was one of the entries: “Is there more to the mythic symbolism of the damsel in distress than just the same poor, scantly-clad beauty trapped in an … Continue reading

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Mythic Stories and Stories From Myth

A few years ago, I was in a burger joint with my screenwriting group. We’d had a good morning session giving notes and were unwinding over lunch. At the next table over, there were two guys talking. They were obviously … Continue reading

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The Aspiring Writer Continues

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating the Xtranormal animations. I decided to do short, humorous little bits about aspects of mythic motifs. Consider them teasers about material in The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth. Today’s offering … Continue reading

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Saviors in Action

[At last, we return from the summer hiatus!] The term “Savior” has a lot of baggage attached to it, primarily because it is an important term in Christianity.  But if we step outside the religious context, then we have “someone … Continue reading

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A Game for Tricksters and Shapeshifters

We don’t often think of mythic archetypes as something we would apply to our daily lives, especially figures like shapeshifters and tricksters.  And yet our own little personal mythologies can shape our social interactions. I’ve been thinking about this lately, … Continue reading

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